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Old 12-05-2012, 04:08 PM   #46
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I crossed over from Canada (son was attending a hockey camp) back to US a few years ago. When asked what was my occupation, I answered I was a Fireman.. The male US agent, then gave me crap about not using the proper title and told me the correct term was Firefighter. When I was hired 30 years ago my badge said Fireman. At the time I crossed the boarder I had been a Captain for close to 20 years. He really irrated me, yet I tried to hold my anger and just said well I was hired as Fireman and was currently a Captain.
He let my family and I through, but it shows you how much power they have and how much they can throw it around.

Thats wierd eh!, I sometimes make a point of wearing my fire/rescue jacket when i go over as it seems to calm the waters and make things go smoother.
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