Gents and ladies, As you may or may not be aware the fire brigades union are having yet another meeting to decide on accepting the "new" "last offer" by the govt. There is a high chance that they will call more strikes, I wont give the reasons for turning down the offer, unless someone wants to know or the ill informed Sun reader mentaility takes hold. The point of this thread is simple. I joined the Army at 16, a boy soldier, did various tours and ops, then for my sins when I left I decided to join the fire service. At the time it was either that or the police as I didnt want to work in an office and wanted to keep the adrenalin thrill. And as we all know what the police are like..... So when the strikes come again remember that one third of the UK fire service is made up of ex-services- be it Army, Navy or Air. We ARE NOT TRAITORS OR LEFT WING LOONIES!!!!! Please bear that in mind when and if (i hope that they dont) start again. Thank you.