This quiz is to see if you'd rather be a firefighter or a cop. Can Firefighters/Fire Marshals Give Tickets? You must be fit and have alot of training. Most of my cop buddies are currently trying to get into the fire dept. We go through the same background and psych and what else that they do. But at the end of the day, i'll say FF. So I would say, overall, it would be harder to be married to a cop and about equal for firefighters and military. Hotair quote: BIDEN: I grew up in a neighborhood where the guys I grew up with in my working-class neighborhood either became cops, firefighters, or priests. Being a firefighter or a cop (police officer) can both be great career choices, however, neither job is better than the other. Many people dream of becoming a firefighter, but most don't get through the fire department application process. So did all the guys in my best friends husbands station 07/21/2017 22:50 Subject: I want to date a firefighter or cop. You can be casual friends, people that have found each other on dating apps (I’ll go ahead and say hookup apps too) or maybe just an admirer from afar. A lot of the cops don't know this but the standard for fire departments these days is pretty identical to that for the police. By done drugs, you mean have been convicted? The average firefighter works 24 hours in a row followed by 48 hours off. We joke, but here’s reality: I am a cop and was a volunteer firefighter for about six years back in the late ‘80s and early ‘90s. If you're drug free, probably a fire fighter, since it seems like in my area you need either experience or some sort of certifications to get a full-time non-volunteer job. All rights reserved. Bodybuilding.com℠ and BodySpace® are trademarks of Bodybuilding.com. By Ryan Wagoner • 08/17/16 1:06pm. Oy. Both of these jobs have a lot in common, and to do either you need to be brave, heroic and ready to put yourself in danger at a moment's notice. From everything ive heard its a lot harder to become a fire fighter. Took me two years to land a full time job as a police officer after the academy. Subject: I want to date a firefighter or cop. As a firefighter, I’ll be honest, when we see someone driving recklessly, not respecting others on the road, or totally ignoring the emergency vehicles around them, I wish we could pull them over and give them a ticket. You are a laid back person, until the heat gets turned up, then you get to work! But, i assume its alot easier to get that job cause i hear being a firefighter is not an easy job. Both are highly honorable professions, neither of which society can live without. Im a firefighter and have many friends who are cops. I am not a fire fighter, however I grew up as the daughter of a volunteer firefighter/asst chief/chief of 30+yrs, and spent alot of time at the firehouse. It took me a couple years to get a full-time firefighter job. It’s a presumptuous standard, but one that unlocks myriad benefits for surviving family members. What you have to realize is that the physiological responses they claim to be from lying aren't solely from lying. I've heard that the psych is by far the worst. Become Police Officer pass polygraph Test. Wanted to be a cop since the 6th grade, maybe it's a gun thing, I don't know. Becoming a firefighter or a police officer? (serious). Depends on where you live. Firefighters work in a highly demanding, sometimes dangerous, and widely respected profession. The job itself isn't really hard, but you will be scrutinized for EVERYTHING you do. © 2021 Bodybuilding.com. Why It’s Harder to Be a Cop Now Than Ever Before. The typical shift begins early, usually around 7 or 8 in the morning. Bodybuilding.com℠ and BodySpace® are trademarks of Bodybuilding.com. If you want a life away from work, the FD is the way to go. Ok, I live in a small town about 1 1/2 hours from chicago and I would like to be either a chicago cop or firefighter. If you've done drugs in the past I think fire departments don't look at that as much as much as police departments do, since certain drugs are auto DQs for police departments as well as the number of times you may have smoked weed. Lie detector test, though some say you can use tricks to pass, but I've heard many of those tactics don't work. Maybe you'd like to be. They're always heroes, always saving something, and everybody's really happy to see them when they show up. If you're less afraid of being shot at, become a cop. There are many ways to skin a cat in the fire service, especially trying to get a job. A military member does not face danger and hate from the general population at home like cops do. Both fire and police academies can be very difficult programs to get through and you need to show up fit and prepared to excel. Paid firefighter jobs are usually in larger cities and most towns are just volunteer. So the odds of being hired are greater for a police officer. SPD 404 is right about FF's being better liked by the general population. Sleepy J admits he wasn’t qualified to be a cop, firefighter or priest... Posted by Robin Masters on 10/6/20 at 12:19 pm. The life of a firefighter doesn’t involve sitting around the firehouse until a call comes in. Keep reading for more information. Firefighter is definitely far, far worse. Firefighter . considered becoming a police officer, until i saw a video of a guy being pulled over for a routine traffic stop hoping out the car with an ak 47 and shooting at officers. I wouldn't want to be a cop, firefighter or emt, but those jobs pay decent salaries and obviously are more respected than blue collar jobs. I hear being a cop is a depressing job and hell, I dont need that if I want to get married and have kids. 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