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Does being a firefighter make someone a good person?

if you are a firefighter are you automatically a good person?

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being a good person makes you a good person not the job you have...

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Well said
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so running into a burning building knowing very well that you might die today, but going anyways, that doesnt dome any good?
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more or less you do receive a paycheck in the end of the week right? then you're just doing your job
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no i am volunteer, i do not get paid
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Still, being a good person is what makes you a good person, for example, your buddy who is also a firefighter by day, May go out and steal from people by night, therefore, he is not a good person, even though he runs into burning buildings
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what if he works a 24 hour shift. volunteer still stay at the fire house
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Are you kidding me?
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no

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It make you a good person when you love your job. That is saving lives. :)

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it depends on the reason why u took the job.

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i took it to help people
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if thats the reason that ur on the right track
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No, just having a job that helps people does not make you a good person=)

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Absolutely not! I've known many men and women that have jobs like Dr, teacher, nurse, firefighter, police.... Etc that were bad people and I didn't like that they were in the position they were. People who didn't know them assumed they were good people and might find out the hard way.

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No. Many fires are started by firefighters. I don't mean to suggest that there is anything but a small percentage of firefighters that would do that. But it just seemed like the most ironic example of bad things that some firefighters do. Being a fire fighter is a dangerous job. Some folks just like danger so they gravitate to that kind of work. Fire fighters do some amazing things by saving lives and property. Their contribution to society should not be overlooked. But every fire fighter is a person and all people have failings and faults.

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actually we start fires on purpose sometimes, its called a controlled burn,and its to get rid of the fires fuel soarce, it stops the fire from spreading.
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That's true. But I'm talking about the baddies that burn buildings an such just to fulfill some sick pschological need. BTW, thanks for being one of the good guys.
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no problem, and the bad ones get caught, there are many ways to determine how a fire started, our job is to put them out, not to tell how they began. so most firefighters wouldnt know how to make a fire look like an asciednt
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No. Maybe a brave person, although bravery can be a form of goodness though.

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not nessicarily. they could just be doing it for some greedy human reason

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What about volunteer firefighters? What could they get out of it?
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thank you for your support kagota, i am volunteer and i do it to help people
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adrenaline rush ... attention of community ... there are non-monetary benefits a volunteer firefighter gets
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thank you walt
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Yeah you'll be cool

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No. And who decides who is and isn't a "Good Person" anyway?

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god does, but in peoples eyes you can be a good person.
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Yes. But one persons view of a Good person can be different from the other.
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Look at doctors they take oaths to save live but there's some that take lives of our baby's

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From your responses to the answers ... it almost sounds like you're more concerned about how you are viewed for being a firefighter, than you are about the job itself ... and in that case, NO - being a firefighter does not make you a "good person".

What "makes" a good person is not only their actions ... but their motives.

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No, being good for the sake of God and humanity makes you a good person. I would like to say thank you for your heroic and dangerous job you've chosen and God bless you!

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No, but thank GOD for our 9/11 Heros.

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Thank God for ALL the heroes.
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Just being yourself can be a good person

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A good person is someone who does good things and loves his fellowman.

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