Saturday, June 17, 2006

You Know You're a Firefighter's Wife If...

"The Real Firefighters of SC"

You Know You're a Firefighter's Wife If:

You know what IFSTA, IAFF, SCBA, WSFTA, and ARFF stand for.

Your Husband's wardrobe looks like this: non-descript bottoms paired with any navy blue shirt/sweatshirt with a fire department logo on it.

Your Husband's haircut is "nice and tight". So are his buns.

You've eaten more gas-producing foods in a 24 hour period than any sane woman should (unless she's a firefighter).

You know the difference between a police siren and a fire siren.

Your kids think the fire station is "Daddy's house".

You've received more dalmation-themed collectibles than you thought humanly possible.

You know that all of your smoke detectors work.

Your Husband will not let you near the BBQ.

You can make 4 dozen cookies without a recipe in 1.5 hours flat and have them delivered asap.

You know that you always have a team of highly-trained ems professionals at the ready (you know, in case a baby falls down the stairs or something).

You know that it is faster and waaaay better to take the ambulance to the hospital (NEVER go it solo, and actually WAIT in the waiting room!).

Your single friends are always aksing "are there any single firemen at Hubby's work?".

Your children can make good use of vaccuum hoses and rubber gloves.

Everybody knows a Firefighter, and will asume that you know them too.

You find it hard to sleep when your Hubby is at work.

You get severly angry when people don't pull over for firetrucks and ambulances.

You've held more birthdays at the fire station than should be allowed.

You get to listen to stories about fires, mva's and in my case, sprinkler systems.

You've seen Backdraft 40 million times and Ladder 49 10 million (but who can get sick of staring at Joaquin Phoenix and John Travolta?).

You've had some of the best holiday meals at the fire station.

You've lost all sense of what a "weekend" really is due to your husband's crazy schedule.

Your husband gets to go on field trips & preschool once in a while.

All of the teachers want your husband to "demonstrate" his skills for the class (yeah, right she just wants to see him in his bunker gear).

You feel like the luckiest girl alive when he comes home off shift and sends your heart a-flutter.

Happy Father's Day to my favorite Firefighter! XOXOXO


sunshine scribe said...

A firefighter for a husband. Whoa. I couldn't be more jealous :) Hope you enjoy Father's day with your man

Mamacita Tina said...

Your husband is awesome for taking on such a demanding job. You are awesome for being so supportive. I'm in awe and extremely grateful for all that firefighters do. Hope your family has a wonderful Father's Day.

Kristin said...

omg... could they be any sexier? damn!

btw, i blogrolled you as "carrie" because i was assuming "brett" is either your last name or your hot firefighter's name... but, let me know if i am wrong.

& i also get really upset when people don't pull over for emergency vehicles...but, i think karma will catch up.

Kevin Charnas said...

aahhh...right on, excellent post. Firefighters rock...and so do their families for supporting them.

and when there's a siren???

Mel said...

I hate seeing people block traffic when a fire truck/ambulance needs to get somewhere. It just isn't that hard to do! And what? You can't hear that siren? Bite me.
And awww... to your sweet post to the hubby. :)

Nut's mom said...

one of my good friends is a CDF fire fighter. I have to send her this. she will love it.

Mommy off the Record said...

Awesome tribute to your husband! Makes me want a firefighter too. he he

On the topic of people not pulling over for ambulances, I saw a special on TV about it once and I was appalled at home many people DON'T pull over! I just assumed everybody did. It was shocking to say the least.

LindaJ said...

Bunker gear is hot!! It's on the same level as Carharts and work boots......OKAY I go to bed now and dream....

Angry Dad said...

Sounds like a very lucky guy to have someone like you who appreciates him so much!

J's Mommy said...

so if I want a husband with nice and tight buns, he needs to be a firefighter?? where can i get an application?

Christina_the_wench said...

An ex-policeman's wife here. I feel you.

mollymcmommy said...

oh yummy what a picture!!!!!


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Manic Mom said...

You forgot: If your hubby's hot! Firefighters are sexy men no matter what they look like!

Left Coast Sister said...

Just found this post... i'm a ff's wife too and this made me laugh out loud! Hope he had a great father's day (3 months ago) and hope YOU feel appreciated too! Our jobs aren't as sexy, but they are demanding too!

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moongarden1971 said...

I got a giggle reading your post. I, too, am married to a fire fighter/paramedic. It is VERY stressful at times but I also love it that he does what he loves.

Sometimes I find myself wanting to take his pager (the few minutes a day it is not on his hip) and throw it against a wall, but usually I take it in stride.

The scanner runs 24/7 as well and I now know the "10" codes as well as he does. When I hear a "10:50 PI" I know exactly what it is. =)

Bri said...

Hi Carrie,
My name is Briana and I googled Firefighters Wife and your blog popped up. The reason I did that is because my boyfriend of 3+ years is considering a career in firefighting and I wanted to get a little info about what that might be like for me. Any advice/info would be much appreciated. Thanks so much.

bdf's princess:) said...

my boyfriend is a volunteer firefighter, and let me just say... i LOVE THIS!
i can't wait to be able to officially say i'm a firefighter's wife!! :)

Val said...

Laughing so hard I have tears. Just found your blog and it's oh so true. I actually hear the sirens from our local station before hubby does now. lol

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

I had to really laugh when yougot to the dalmation collectables! Also, can I add one?

You know you are a firefighter's wife when your husband walks by a lit candle in the house and blows it out immediately! I can't keep my candles lit so I gave up!

You might enjoy my blog, so stop by and check it out!

Anonymous said...

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Schwartz Family said...

I just found your blog! I looove this post! My husband is a Firefighter and everything you said here is very true!

wifeofalltrades said...

I can totally relate to this. My hubby too is a firefighter. Come check out my post about firefighters and crafts. I know, two random things :)

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

My husband is a firefighter now and it's wierd at night not having him home. I work 12 hour shifts and the Care Center and feel kinda of bad cause when he comes home I leave for work. Now we have a 6 month old daughter named Bridget and I just kinda leave her with him and we have another one on the way very soon. But me and my family love him so much that I would not live with myself if anything happened to him.

The Smoke Eater's Wife said...

BWHAHAHAAA!!! I love it! And it's sooo true!

Department shirts are like baseball cards, they trade and collect them!!

Love your blog!!

angbb said...

I love your blog!! My husband's a FFP for RVC fire we've been married 5yrs and I've heard so many HOC, MVA, DOA stories and structures, commercial, Field fire stories sometimes I think I'm safer at home LOL! or maybe not lol...I got one! "You know you're a firemans wife when you have more fire extinguisher in your house than TVs"

Anonymous said...

So true about the Department shirts! We can't go on vacation anywhere without stopping at the local fire station! :)