Emergency services - Which would you rather be?

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Emergency Services - Which would you rather be?

  1. Police

    15 vote(s)
    31.3%
  2. Firefighter

    7 vote(s)
    14.6%
  3. Ambulance

    8 vote(s)
    16.7%
  4. Mountain Rescue

    4 vote(s)
    8.3%
  5. Coast Guard/Lifeboat

    14 vote(s)
    29.2%
  1. Queso macrumors G4

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    #1
    Just a bit of nonsense because I'm sat here with not much to do :)

    Say your country had some form of National Service, and everyone had to spend two years in the Emergency Services. Which one would you prefer to be enrolled in and why?
     
  2. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    #2
    Tree surgeon... I'd like to branch out a bit. ;)
     
  3. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    #3
    I suppose I should have stuck "Other" on the bottom of the poll. :p

    I voted Firefighter by the way. Unfulfilled dreams of heroism :D
     
  4. iSaint macrumors 603

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    I came close to joining the Coast Guard when I was about 20.
     
  5. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Not the slippery pole? Or the uniforms? :p
    I'd probably go for the police... fascist baby that I am. :D
     
  6. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    Those are just perks of the job aren't they?. :p

    Rescuing people is pretty cool. My second choice would be lifeboat for the same reasons.
     
  7. eRondeau macrumors 6502a

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    I am a 911 Dispatcher, so I actually (sort of) do all of these jobs at the same time. :D
     
  8. r1ch4rd macrumors 6502a

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    #8
    I used to be a tree surgeon, but they gave me the axe.
     
  9. Mord macrumors G4

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    Police.

    In london you'd get to take revenge on chavs :D.
     
  10. devilot Moderator emeritus

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    Ambulance. Mainly 'cause I deem the other jobs to be much more dangerous. :eek: (Okay, and I guess I feel like the skills would be very helpful at other times).
     
  11. Jaffa Cake macrumors Core

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    I'd put myself down for the Hull Mountain Rescue Service – it's as flat as as a pancake around here, so my two years national service shouldn't be too taxing.
     
  12. Markleshark macrumors 603

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    I'm joining the Police (Hopefully) so I chose that one. :)
     
  13. Counterfit macrumors G3

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    Coast Guard, because I'd be close to home anyway (we aren't called the Ocean State for nothing :p), and I think it's cool.
     
  14. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    Yeh Chav death squad sounds good. Sign me up!

    Burberry check seeking missile launcher would be my weapon of choice. Along with Reebok Classics stop sticks. :D
     
  15. emw macrumors G4

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    I chose ambulance, primarily because (like devilot) I think the skills would come in handy later in life. I'm so selfish.
     
  16. Queso thread starter macrumors G4

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    I can see I'm going to be very busy rescuing cats :D
     
  17. n-abounds macrumors 6502a

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    I chose coast guard.

    I just love movies where you see a guy jump out of a helicopter into a stormy sea in pitch dark. Then he uses his refined stroke to try to get over mountains of waves, just to save some dumb* that took a dinghy out into the middle of the ocean with a hurricane coming.

    But other than that (oh, and I can't swim too well), I'd be a paramedic. I'd really like to be the one to stabilize someone...it really means the diff. between life and death. But I'm not sure I could deal with the ones that would die no matter what.
     
  18. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    I'm not much interested in the provided list of occupations, but do think it would be pretty cool to be a fire engine. That's a good life: you get to run through the streets as fast as you like while screaming, run stop lights with abandon, wear bright yellow or red, and everywhere you stop a crowd of admirers gathers.
     
  19. Buschmaster macrumors 65816

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    #19
    You want to be the Policeman because it would be the coolest at times, but at other times... Yikes. And I would get depressed always fighting crime and stuff.

    I would want to be involved in an ambulance because I'd feel like I'm giving people a chance... And these are just good people, as opposed to criminals.
     
  20. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603

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    I had a friend who was a fire engine.
     
  21. xsedrinam macrumors 601

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    #21
    Though my younger training was as a lifeguard, I picked ambulance in honor of my daughter who is an EMT.
     
  22. SC68Cal macrumors 68000

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  23. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

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    #23
    I'd like to work on a lifeboat because I love sailing etc. so it would be fun racing around in a lifeboat.
     
  24. heehee macrumors 68020

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    I wanted to be a police when I was a kid. But as I grew up, they don't like me very much (or like me too much). :D :p
     
  25. Tymmz macrumors 65816

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    Ambulance.

    I could always deal with people in pain or suffer. Ambulance must be exciting.

    A.C.A.B.! (not really)
     

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