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Lefty
09-09-2011, 12:04 PM
I've been talked into letting you guys know that I recently found out I'm one of the lucky ones to get hired by a big city Fire Department! I'll keep the city quiet, just for confidentiality type of reasons, but it is a fantastic department, with tons of trucks, high volume of calls, the whole kit!
After 6 years of toiling away (3 of which were spent in an Industrial Fire setting), I got the call from a city department, which is THE DREAM!
Including my interviews, practical testing, physical, medical and licenses for the truck, the whole process took a little over 2 months, if you start counting from the day I found out I had an interview. I won't even mention how long ago I applied for the position...
My wife wants to spoil me with a new knife (looking at a Carter IP, and a Rodrigue EDC) as a congratulations present, which is also amazing!
Anyways, I thought you guys might be interested, since we have a pretty awesome group here and we all want to hear good news! :)

Andrew H
09-09-2011, 12:07 PM
Congratulations on the job and the knife!

Pensacola Tiger
09-09-2011, 12:08 PM
Congratulations! Good news is always welcome.

Now you need one of these:

http://www.arizonacustomknives.com/images/products/19604.jpg

(It's a "Fireman Special" by Randall Made Knives)

Salty dog
09-09-2011, 12:11 PM
wOOt!

As my daughter likes to say "winning!"

True, you will need a good sturdy carry knife.

Dave Martell
09-09-2011, 12:16 PM
Congratulations! :thumbsup:

Vertigo
09-09-2011, 12:39 PM
Nice work, Lefty!

kalaeb
09-09-2011, 01:07 PM
Well done. Hope you enjoy it.

Lefty
09-09-2011, 01:15 PM
Thanks guys!
I'm not sure how the angry face got into my thread title, but oh well! Haha
As for the knife thing, I'll keep carrying my SAK Trekker until I find out whether or not I'll need more knife. I think it should do the trick, but I'll have to wait and see.

Dave Martell
09-09-2011, 01:17 PM
I got rid of the angry smiley and added a cool smiley instead. :)

Lefty
09-09-2011, 01:21 PM
Way better! Now I don't look bi-polar, so thanks!

SpikeC
09-09-2011, 01:22 PM
Congratulations! Fantastic news, I'm really happy for you. Now stay safe!

tgraypots
09-09-2011, 01:51 PM
Congratulations! Live your dream well.

JMJones
09-09-2011, 01:54 PM
Cangrats!

JohnnyChance
09-09-2011, 01:57 PM
Welcome to The Show.


Now let's pick out that new knife of yours.

oivind_dahle
09-09-2011, 02:16 PM
Woot! Congrats, you're on fire dude!! :)

oivind_dahle
09-09-2011, 02:17 PM
for gift: http://modernistcuisine.com/

Eamon Burke
09-09-2011, 03:39 PM
Congrats! That is really great!

jm2hill
09-09-2011, 03:43 PM
Congrats Lefty!

Hoping you didn't have to move to far to reach your dreams!
The city you were in before can be a beautiful place (snow storms excluded of course!)

Good luck!

Jim
09-09-2011, 04:55 PM
Wonderful news! Congratulations.

JeffS
09-09-2011, 05:02 PM
Wow, congrats Lefty! It's always good to be doing something that excites you. Even better to get paid for it ;)

HHH Knives
09-09-2011, 05:45 PM
Congrats Lefty. That is great news.

apicius9
09-09-2011, 05:48 PM
Excellent news, congrats!

Stefan

Ratton
09-09-2011, 10:21 PM
Fantastic News!!!!! :thumbsup: :coolsign: :ggodjob: We are all very happy for you!!...

Lefty
09-09-2011, 11:25 PM
Thanks for all the congratulatory posts!
Jm2hill- I don't even have to leave the beautiful city I live in! The chief told me it's not worth the extra cost of living, especially when I will only be working 7 days a month :D ! Yes, that was a little bit of boasting :happy1:
I'm really excited to start this new phase in my life, and it's an incredible feeling being successful in my pursuit of what I keep hearing is "the best job in the world". It's not for everyone, but I think/hope it's for me!

PierreRodrigue
09-09-2011, 11:40 PM
Congrats buddy! Can't wait to here how sore those legs are gonna feel after a few circuits in the "stairwell" Hope you have a blast. Well done.

ecchef
09-10-2011, 12:15 AM
Congratulations from the Guys :wink:...

http://spectrumculture.com/assets/oeuvrefahrenheit.jpg


Stay safe, Buddy!!

sachem allison
09-10-2011, 02:01 AM
awesome ! congratulations!!!