Hey guys! I’m considering volunteering at my local FD, but I’ve never run my business and volunteered at the same time. I was a pro FF for 15 years and just did my business on the side until my situation changed and I tried to cut ties with the Fire Service permanently. Problem is, it’s been over 5 years and it’s still in my blood…I still have my custom axe, Pro bar, and NY hook in my closet, and I can’t bring myself to get rid of them. I’ve had ADHD my whole life, and the Fire Service was the only “medication” that ever worked for me, and I’m really feeling that “hole” in my life now that it’s gone.
This post is a bit of a ramble, but the point is that I’d like some input from you guys who are still full time or volunteer firefighters…How to you manage the schedule, how do you view your business, do you think it’s even practical to volunteer and run your business at the same time?
@Innocentbystander How do you handle those days when you hear a Federal Q wind up and you literally feel it in your heart, but you’re not on the truck?