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Firefighter Nicknames- NEVER try to give one to yourself…

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What this poor guy didn’t realize was one of the “Commandments of Firehouse Nicknames”. Thou shalt never nickname thyself. Truly great nicknames can only be anointed upon you by your peers. Only they can supply a label with a perfect fit and convey a true sense of who you are (in their eyes- which is all that matters).

FireYesterDaily Best of 2009- “Nicknames”

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So we find ourselves sitting around the kitchen table patiently waiting for someone to make the first move to clean up the dishes when one of the guys burps then blurts out from nowhere, “I need a nickname.”

Oops.

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John Mitchell

Firefighter/Paramedic and a Lieutenant in suburban Chicago

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