Quiz: Do You Have the Soul of a Firefighter?: HowStuffWorks
Do You Have the Soul of a Firefighter?
By: Ian Fortey
5 Min Quiz
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About This Quiz
There are roughly 1.2 million firefighters in America serving in over 27,000 departments across the country. Every day, those men and women wake up knowing that they could be in a life or death situation before the next sunrise. Every day they still get out of bed and head to work, because they know if they don't then someone very well could die. If they don't do what they do, people get hurt and homes are destroyed. They go to work every day because it makes the world a safer place to be. It's a heroic sort of thing to do. And it's definitely not the right job for everyone.
The soul of a firefighter is the soul of someone who puts others first as a way of life. Someone who doesn't let fear stop them from doing what needs to be done. Someone who will put their own body through the wringer to make sure the world is a little bit safer than it was the day before. That's admirable and pretty amazing when you think about it. If you're not sure whether or not your soul is up to the task then all you need to do is answer a few questions and see!
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Have you ever had the misfortune of being caught in a fire before?
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If you see a fight break out between strangers, would you intervene?
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How often do you work out anyway?
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Have you ever been badly burned?
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Part of being a firefighter is saving lives. Have you ever saved someone's life before?
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Has anyone ever called you a hero before?
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A firefighter needs to overcome fear. Have you ever been crippled by fear before?
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