The truth behind being married to a firefighter. I am a proud Fire Wife. ALWAYS will be his strongest support. "If you get in to this life just for the badge, you will never make it. There is a reason there are more ex-wives of firefighters than there are current wives. But for those of us who are here to stay, we would not trade this life for anything in the world. We will take the bad with good everyday, because we know being a firefighter isn't just our husband's job, it's his calling."