Why Aren`t Firemen Making A Million A Year? [Pic]

Submitted by: someone? 5 years ago in Misc

Really, let"s at least triple whatever their salaries are--it"s stuff like this that lets you know they"re worth it.
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Male 1,048
Damn girl! You Okay?
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Male 8
The full story is even more interesting:

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/family-r... rel="nofollow" style="font-weight: bold; color: " target="_blank" href="http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/video/family-rescued-car-dangling-off-bridge-15370113">Video
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Male 1,089
oh i was just trying to start a flame war
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Female 25
Gerry, I love you, you`re one of the reasons I keep coming here, you are hilarious and awesome. But I must respectfully disagree with you on teachers failing us. Government policies and spending on education have failed us.

1: Standardized testing is evil. It tests almost nothing other than a student`s ability to take a standardized test, and you have no idea how many hours are wasted trying to get kids to perform well (and admittedly failing on that point) instead of, you know, teaching.

Point 2: How do you expect to attract skilled workers with crap pay? Sad truth: I make 50% more money teaching abroad with a bachelors degree than I would make with a master`s degree in the states.

There`s a joke about no one going into teaching for the money. But a girl`s gotta eat.

And don`t even get me started on the state by state certifications. If I`ve been a good teacher for years and years in one state, I probably don`t need to take a course and test in teac
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Male 5,811
[quote]They get a raise when the earn it.[/quote]
That`s why I like the payment model of golf. Gotta earn that cheese.
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Male 38,482
[quote]"Our babbling politicians are obviously worth way more money than our firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, etc. " [/quote]
I`ll agree with the FireFighter part, but law enforcement & teachers have failed us. I am more afraid of cops than crooks & school test scores fall lower and lower every year.

They get a raise when the earn it.
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Male 5,811
Well, I don`t know about a million a year. Don`t get me wrong, I think most athletes etc. are overpaid, but I know some firemen, and most of the time it`s not nearly as dangerous as you`d think. Lots of sleeping, weight-lifting, and barbequing.
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Male 554
That chick is ruined.
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Male 1
john your comment baffles me. are they lazy roosterholes for not letting her die?
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Male 1,089
how bout this? drat firefighters. they are overpaid as it is and lazy roosterholes. dumb bitch crashes her car let her die.
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Male 2,419
I`m not going to argue about monatery rewards for Fire Fighters, i think the fact that the people who are suposed to educate us, help us through our ilness, save our live and property and defend us are paid far less then people who sell us phones and poo say`s enough about our society.

These Guy`s are F*ck*ng Awsome, and deserve some respect, regardless of wether or not we should help people these guy`s are doing it. and i don`t know if i could in that situation.
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Male 4,395
OldOllie, does every damn thing have to be about politics? Good lord man. Turn off the cable news.
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Male 1,068
Sure, lets lay off every teacher in the country so these guys can sit on their asses most of the day. Incidents like this happen once in every 100 firemen`s lives nowadays.
My three best friends and brother are firemen. All they do is laugh about how uneducated they are, how little do and how much they get paid.
[email protected] firemen
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Female 23
how is she alive?
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Male 15,832
[quote]Why Aren`t Firemen Making A Million A Year?[/quote]
The way the public sector unions are taking over, if Obama gets reelected, they soon WILL be.

Of course, with 4 more years of Obama and what he has planned for the Pentagon budget, there won`t be any more SeeBees, but that`s another story.
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Male 934
Because 99.99% of firemen are never in a situation like this?
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Male 4,014
"if they do it while being paid their actual salary, would make sense to lower their salaries until there are only 1-2 firemen at scene, then buy them some "jaws of life". that photo could be titled "Inefficiency"

When it`s you, you`ll be singing a different tune.
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Male 4,014
"Who`s the man responsible for letting MacGuffin read books?


Johannes Gutenberg"

ZING! That was really witty, well done, if I was a fireman, I`d let you bang me without expecting a call in the morning any day.
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Male 4,014
Hopefully the inadequate pay is made up in part by top-quality poon. Ladies, do your duty - BANG A FIREMAN WITHOUT EXPECTING A CALL IN THE MORNING.
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Male 510
I need to start voting. I think firefighters and other first responders should make more, but I haven`t been voting to pass bills that would accomplish such goals.
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Female 142
And yet again no link to the story surrounding it......
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Male 768
At least triple? Try at least 20x.
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Female 241
Viva Firemen!
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Male 599
Our babbling politicians are obviously worth way more money than our firefighters, law enforcement, teachers, etc.
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Male 2,163
You can`t do better than a fireman/woman. World`s best people.
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Male 2,855
if they do it while being paid their actual salary, would make sense to lower their salaries until there are only 1-2 firemen at scene, then buy them some "jaws of life". that photo could be titled "Inefficiency"
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Male 17,512
Wow, that`s some bravery right there.
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Female 149
"Is that a kid`s arm and an adult foot I see in the "back seat"? Seriously, I don`t come here to see this pooe."

The woman had two daughters in the back seat, a 10-year-old and a 10-month-old. They both survived, and the baby barely had any scratches thanks to her car seat.
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Male 1,586
@kitfox If you look closely it is the woman`s feet and the firefighter has his hand wrapped around one of them.
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Male 55
@RobSwindol ...No doubt. When people decide to do this for a living they all know what they`re getting themselves into and what their pay is when they become firemen. I work on a drilling rig and can get killed at any given time any day I`m at work, but you don`t hear me crying to get triple my salary.
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Male 2,521
Why should any person get paid millions of dollars for helping someone out of a car wreck? That should just be a natural reaction for anyone. Anyone who wouldn`t do what these guys in this picture are doing is a dickhead.
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Male 358
Most firefighters in the U.S. are volunteer and do this kind of thing constantly for free.
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Female 595
Is that a kid`s arm and an adult foot I see in the "back seat"? Seriously, I don`t come here to see this pooe.
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Male 2,419
Why aren`t firefighters paid a million a year? Because this apparently took over a dozen of them.
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Male 3,894
Why aren`t firefighters paid a million a year? Because we can`t afford it.

Why do athletes make millions a year? Because of the ticket sales, merchandising, etc.
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Female 2,602
The pay for firefighters is pretty lousy in the UK. I used to work in the Police, and I got to know some of them. They go on strike every ten years or so to get better pay and conditions, and every time they do the government just gets the army (who can`t strike) to do their jobs until they give in, and get the police (who also can`t strike, but are better paid than firemen) to minimise any protest action. They`re one of the few occupations that I`d happily pay more tax to support.
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Male 1,558
Screw the sports salaries! Give them to those that deserve it!!
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Male 61
We don`t do it for the money, we do it cause we want to help, that being said the pay isn`t terrible bad.
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Male 2,390
@CaptainPabst - Some people are doing it for the money. I don`t do what I do because it`s a noble profession, it`s just a job that pays the bills.
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Male 10,440
I`m not gonna comment on the American system, because it`s all f*cked up, but....

Round` here firefighters are paid plenty.

Keep in mind that this kind of thing happens rarely. Most of the time they`re just sitting around doing nothing or practicing drills.

If you want someone to get paid lots for saving lives, how about ER doctors? Oh wait! That already happens!

Not only that but there are plenty of other people who contribute far more and don`t see a proportional mass increase in pay.

If you go by this emotional-reaction-type compensation, Normon Borlaug should have been made king of the earth.
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Male 38,482

"They should get as more or more than "

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I`ve had too many beers.
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Female 2,602
[quote]Who`s the man responsible for letting MacGuffin read books?[/quote]

Johannes Gutenberg
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Male 267
Who`s the man responsible for letting MacGuffin read books?
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Female 2,602
[quote]you`re quite the fan of the irrelevant, eh?[/quote]

Isn`t interest in irrelevant topics pretty much the value economy on which I-A-B is based? Or are the rest of you guys all here studying for sociology degrees / PhDs in Jenna Marbles` breasts, or something?
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Male 1,249
Cause they arnt doing it for the money, unlike all the overpaid non-nice individuals in other jobs like sports and tv
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Male 1,268
Ding posted a video MacGuffin.

Nevertheless, you`re quite the fan of the irrelevant, eh?
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Male 7
where did her shoes go?
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Female 2,602
I don`t know what it says about my brain, but my first thoughts on seeing this were:

1) Did that car crash from left to right, or from right to left? OK, probably the former, since the fireman on the right is standing on something and it looks to be quite a drop there.

2) OK, so there`s a hell of a drop on the right, on second look. So what the feck is holding the thing that`s holding the fireman (flashbacks to Lois Lane asking Superman "if you`ve got me, who`s got you?" at this juncture).

3) OK, the drop probably isn`t as insanely high as I thought, but still dangerous. Probably this is a motorway bridge, and the platform thingy that the rightmost fireman is standing on is parked on the motorway below. Fine. That`s all sorted now. Wait now - then what the feck is the *photographer* standing on?



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Male 559
"Cops may be bullies, but firefighters should get more pay. They don`t have the control issues, they just help people. They should get as more or more than Congressmen get. The accomplish more!"

Couldn`t agree more...firefighters are cops without the control issues.
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Male 1,268
Right on. I worked with a couple of guys in NMCB 3 in Iraq during one mob.

Seabee`s were always cool guys to have as your friend.
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Male 390
If you dedicate your working life to helping other humans directly, you will be severely underpaid and most likely wear yourself down in the process. Physicians being the only exception of course.
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Male 439
Because for every hour they spend doing this, they spend 18 eating chili and playing ping pong.
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Male 38,482

[quote]"We don`t do it for the money."[/quote] Stop telling people that or you`ll never get a raise!

Cops may be bullies, but firefighters should get more pay. They don`t have the control issues, they just help people. They should get as more or more than Congressmen get. The accomplish more!
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Female 2,509
nod to the Seabee`s
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Male 658
The fireman would not have done poo without the seabees and their telehandler.
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Male 2,737
They`re all drunks.
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Male 2
we could only hope our pay world increase, our pension is actually at risk right now, but i think i speak for firefighters everywhere, we definitely dont do it for the money!
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Male 6,737
Why? Because we live in a Capitalist society, that`s why.
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Male 1,511
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Male 1,511
Look closely, the fireman on the bottom right is holding her feet.
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Male 1,511
Yikes, I hope she`s okay.
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Male 3,612
wow
just wow
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Male 87
wtf happened here?!
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Male 25,416
Yeah... that was that accident that happened to months ago, the forklift crane was the armies that were driving past at the time and offered to help.
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Male 3,285
While politicians get $150k of taxpayers money for 8-10 months part time work each year, do you really think they`ll spend taxpayers money on people who are worth it?
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Male 1,371
Link: Why Aren`t Firemen Making A Million A Year? [Pic] [Rate Link] - Really, let`s at least triple whatever their salaries are--it`s stuff like this that lets you know they`re worth it.
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