dating a firefighter?
thinking about someone you met that’s a firefighter and you think life would be magical with them?
Whatever your reasons for stopping by, welcome to the party.
Here you’ll find out that everybody has mommy and daddy issues- but firefighters have all of that PLUS some. 😂😂😂 I kid I kid.
But really, there are some things you need to know about a Firefighter if you plan on sticking around. Find out below!
1.It’s all about that Holiday Pay
Between swaps and shift changes and vacation you’d think that firefighters would get *some* holidays off.
But really, they end up working a lot of holidays.
Between the parades, concerts, events and people being 400% more likely to set their home on fire on thanksgiving day, firefighters are really busy 😂
Poeple still need help and these still happen on valentines day, christmas day and birthdays.
2.”good” and “bad” fires
There’s something so funny talking about fires after the fact- but firefighters LOVE to talk about fires.
And for the record, a “good” fire is actually a “bad” fire!
What’s that mean?
Well, if the fire is bad and destroyed things, and the firefighter got to work it and do some hero shit, they call it a ‘good’ fire 😂😂😂 I know this is totally ridiculous but it’s true.
3.Distance is for coping
Stress is insane for firefighters.
The stress could drive them insane.
So sometimes they might be distant or cold and not want to talk about it. That’s just a way that they can cope with some of the stuff they see and deal with on the job.
4.Two can be as bad as one
There’s a saying in the fire service.
‘lonely wives but we’re saving lives’ 😂
and if that ain’t the truth I don’t know what is!
Being in a relationship with a Firefighter can be lonely at times because of the schedule. There are times you’ll have to go to parties and events solo because your firefighter is working. There’s nothing wrong with that (and you should embrace it like the goddess you are) just know that it gets old after awhile and you’ll wish you didn’t have such a strange schedule!
5. Stereotypes are hella wrong
Listen yall. some of the steroetypes they have for firefighters are laughable!
Can they all cook? NO
Do they all have six packs? also NO 😂😂😂
Do they all drive trucks and have dogs and take the boat out on the weekends? NO (but this one does have some truth to it!)
Firefighters are unique and wonderful and anyone that tries to be some ‘perfect’ firefighter you need to call them on their shit and maybe consider running away from their ridiculousness.
Welcome to the Fire life. It’s messy and wonderful and tons of fun (with a bunch of BS thrown in) we’re happy to have you and hope your relationship works out for the best!