Originally Posted by Skip Towne
Next to cops, firemen are the laziest people on earth. They work 48 on and 24 off. When they are "on" they play cards all day. Until the captain tells them to wash the firetrucks for the fourth time in three days.
Let's not forget Skip that when they actually have to respond to a call Firefighters entering to fight a burning building or to rescue someone inside a burning building jumps right to the top of the list as one of the most hazardous jobs to ones life there is. In fact they have a much higher casuality rate for injuries and death than Law enforcement personel. Can't speak for Cops since I wasn't one. But I was in Law enforcement on the federal level. I suppose if you consider riding around in a cruiser all day being lazy you could look at it from that angle. But when you approach a vehicle you stopped or respond to a call you best have your wits about you. Or it could cost you your life. So I'll cut these guys some slack.