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How 9/11 has changed your job

How has the fire service and the role of fire fighters and EMS personnel changed in the 10 years since 9/11?

We asked this question on Facebook and below are some of the comments.

We will explore this topic more in the next issue of the International Fire Fighter magazine out next month. You can share your thoughts below about how the fire service has changed since 9/11.

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“More scene safety!”

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“Obviously the way we handle significant high rise fires has changed...”

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“We've gone from being appreciated as people whose purpose is to serve and help others....to being demonized as greedy, self-serving men & women whose only goal is to bleed the taxpayers dry. Never forget? The public has already forgotten. Very sad....”

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“Half of us are laid off, make less, pay more for health insurance, expected to do more with less. A big ass target for government to attack our pensions. All while we pay dues.”

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“Gone from "hero" to "zero"... And politicians only seem to laud our job one day out of the year. The other 364 days of the year we're nothing more than greedy, self-serving, manipulative, lazy union hacks looking to screw the public. But the fires are still as hot and the job is still as dangerous...”

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