20 things that you know you're a firefighter when

 You get upset when your alerter doesn’t go off when your spouse is making you do something you don’t want to do.

 When your in-laws are over and you fake a call to get out of the house

 You know you’re a female ff when you don’t worry about your butt looking too big in your no2’s.

You leave your spouse with a full cart of groceries at the checkout line of the local grocery store.

 You complain about all the calls you are getting but secretly wish there were more.

 When you use "honey I’m on call" instead of "not tonight, I have a headache."

 You know you’re a female ff when you wear sports bras ALL THE TIME.

 The microwave goes off and you’re already out of the house thinking it was your alerter…when you realize the popcorn is done.

 You have ever stomped out a fire with your boots because you couldn’t wait for water.

 Your wife/girlfriend or husband/boyfriend has learned to duck or take cover when they hear the alerter go off for fear of being run down.

 You have more toy fire trucks than your kids.

 You lay out your clothes from that day so if there is a c all at night you can find them quickly.

 You take pride in the fact that you haven’t washed your gear for ages.

 A great stop has nothing to do with a moving vehicle.

 You always wear red suspenders.

 You are in the ‘middle of something’ with your wife/girlfriend or husband/boyfriend and the alerter goes of for a call. {whew!}

 You have smoked and there wasn’t a cigarette in sight.

 You have ever walked 2 miles into the wood in 100-degree heat in full turnout gear and a 5-gallon or more water can strapped on your back just to put out a fire.

 Your kids are afraid to get into water fights with you.

 You have ever juggled hot coals with your gloves.