Give us all a break...The Southport firefighters competition is hardly a standard to use to gage readiness of firefighters.
Not to mention, why would you want the Sunny Point Fire Department busy anyways, considering what they are protecting?
From what I know about firefighters in your region, there have only been a handful at best that have actually seen combat, so being a firefighter at an airbase overseas does not qualify for battle tested.
Working at headquarters in Wilmington, Station 4 or 9 in Fayetteville, anywhere in Durham or Charlotte are good starters though. Firefighters riding an ambulance does not count either. Different mission entirely.
Quit thinking like a chick or convoluting the situation. There should be standards and those that are working the jobs in question should be professional to know that and accept those terms. If not, maybe person who is hiring those people should be replaced.
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