What’s Your Firefighter Nickname?

By: Zoe Samuel

What’s Your Firefighter Nickname?
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About This Quiz

One of the great tragedies of human history is that a great number of the loveliest things humanity has ever constructed ultimately burned down. The Great Library of Alexandria was destroyed thousands of years ago and took with it a repository of knowledge that was believed to contain instructions for machines that could have started the Industrial Revolution millennia earlier than it actually happened. In 1667, the Great Fire of London destroyed thousands of homes and killed a great many people. In the last few years globally, wildfires have been made far worse by climate change and have taken out whole neighborhoods and towns.

However, the good news is that while fires are getting worse, our resources to fight them are getting better, and that is in large part because these days we have firefighting departments. All civilized countries eventually realized that it would be cost-effective to pay for people to be trained and ready to mobilize whenever flames are set to engulf our precious cities or forests. Thus, localities invariably ensure that they have dotted around a few firehouses staffed by teams of the bravest folks out there, ready to put out fires wherever they arise.

If you think you've got what it takes to be a firefighter, then all that is missing is your firefighter name. Let's help you find it!

Why would you become a firefighter?
To follow in family footsteps
To help people
To serve my community
It looked like a cool job

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Do you drive the truck?
They won't let me yet!
I can.
Yes, when I am assigned to.
Not usually.

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Have you ever carried a person to safety?
Not yet!
Many times
Only when appropriate
A couple times

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How do you stay mentally healthy given what you do?
I don't know yet
I work out
I meditate
Sense of humor

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Some firefighters have a side hustle due to the nature of their schedule. What's yours?
I couldn't possibly have one!
I'm a personal trainer.
I blog.
I have an Etsy store.

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Many firefighters were previously in the military. Were you?
No, this is my first job.
Yes, for 10 years.
Yes, for 2 years.
No, I could never have cut it in the military.

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How quickly can you put on your firefighting outfit, compared to most?
Slightly quicker.
Much quicker.
It's not about speed, it's about doing it right.
Slightly slower, honestly.

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Anyone can slide down the pole. Can you climb up it?
I haven't tried but now I will!
Sure!
That's not allowed.
No, I tried. I failed.

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When it's your turn to cook for the firehouse, what do you make?
Noodles
Beef bourguignon
Pasta
Chicken

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Have you ever frozen up in response to a scary situation?
Not yet!
Not in years
No, I just remember what the rules say
Yes, but only briefly

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What's the worst injury you've got on the job?
Paper cut
Broken bone
Cut lip
Burn

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How long have you been a firefighter?
Under 6 months
10 years
20 years
5 years

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Do you play by the rules?
I try to!
Usually
Always
When it is the right decision

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Do you have a good "bedside manner" with civilians?
I think so
Generally yes
Nope
Oh, yes

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Beyond what's necessary to pass the annual physical, do you work hard to stay in shape?
I'm trying!
Of course
I do what they tell us to do
Not really

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How much do you contribute to taking care of the firehouse cat?
I'm the main person in charge of that.
I give a lot of snuggles.
I do it when it's my turn.
I give treats.

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Do you do any community outreach for the firehouse?
I haven't had the chance yet.
Yes, I'm head of the committee.
Yes, I run all the events.
Not really.

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What position do you play on the firehouse softball team?
I'm not on it yet.
Captain
Shortstop
I don't!

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Do you come from a firefighting family?
Yes, third generation.
Second generation.
Yes, my family helped start it.
Nope!

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How many times did you have to take your final tests?
Twice
Once
Mostly once, except the physical
Several times

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Do you seek promotion, or would you rather stay at your current rank?
For now I want to stay where I am.
Promotion would be nice eventually.
I've already been promoted.
I don't think promotion is in the cards.

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Are you planning to get into the firefighter charity calendar?
That would be awesome.
Of course, I'm always January.
If I am asked.
No thanks!

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Do you keep your area in the firehouse nice and tidy?
I try to!
Generally.
Of course!
Not really

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How sexy do you feel in your firefighter uniform?
Pretty sexy
Very sexy
I don't see it that way
Not very

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Do you sometimes play the siren even when the road is clear?
I did once, yes!
No but I am tempted.
Of course not!
Once in a while.

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Do you ever put on your gear at home, just to please your partner?
I have done it.
Not in ages.
No, that's naughty.
I might do once in a while.

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Do you secretly fantasize about saving everyone all on your own?
Totally
No, that's weird.
No, teamwork is necessary.
Yes, all the time.

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What do you like best about being a firefighter?
The cool people I work with.
Saving people.
The sense of purpose.
The steady work.

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Do you always study up whenever the rules get updated?
That hasn't happened yet.
Yes, a bit.
Of course.
I know I should, but...

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When a new firefighter joins up, do you help mentor them?
I'm too new to say.
Of course! I show them around.
Yes, I quiz them on the rules.
Not really.

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