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    I "float" to different stations depending on where manpower is needed. Anyhoo, some houses have a pumper and a rescue truck. I'm always on the pumper, and our dispatch can tone out companies individually. While I'm sleeping, if the rescue co. gets a call, I am woke up from hearing the paramedics radio sound. Is there some advice y'all can give me to be able to sleep through tones that aren't for the engine co. ?


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    Go sleep in the TV room? (The trolling might be better in there)
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    It will come with experience. I don't here any ambulance only runs.
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    It's not our job to help you sleep through tones.

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    Oh.... I'm sorry. What is your job here? I was asking advice, not for you to do a job.
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    Maybe this guy needs to bunk next to the guy that doesn't wake up for tones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Maybe this guy needs to bunk next to the guy that doesn't wake up for tones.
    The only reasonable thing you've ever said.


    Everyone else is gullible.
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    clearly you aren't fit to be a firefighter. Someone who should be a firefighter can tell if it is their tones or not. You are a bad firefighter and a bad person.

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    Thanks "nameless", I was afraid of that after I read the other "tones" post. I'm signing my papers tomorrow. Gotta find a new job. Do cops get to nap in their cruisers?

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    I did a three-night ride-along with FDNY a number of years ago, while I was taking a class there, and as I recall, the Brothers then referred to "Truck Sit-Ups".

    The tones and bells hit, everyone sit's-up in bed, the watchman shouts "Engine goes!", and the truck crew lays back down....
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    Maybe this guy needs to bunk next to the guy that doesn't wake up for tones.

    Quote Originally Posted by MassFireGuy View Post
    The only reasonable thing you've ever said.


    Everyone else is gullible.
    This is just the funniest stuff around...I kinda agree with La, you can sleep next to me any night...

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    Quote Originally Posted by myronrocks View Post
    I "float" to different stations depending on where manpower is needed. Anyhoo, some houses have a pumper and a rescue truck. I'm always on the pumper, and our dispatch can tone out companies individually. While I'm sleeping, if the rescue co. gets a call, I am woke up from hearing the paramedics radio sound. Is there some advice y'all can give me to be able to sleep through tones that aren't for the engine co. ?

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    Deal with it.... If it's not for you just do the "one arm blanket roll".

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    Walk into the Chief's office. Pound your fist on his desk and tell him you are fed up with being woken up for sillyness. Poke your index finger into his chest and demand that something be done or you are going to petition the union to file a ULP.
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    I guess you would be labeled a moocher and dead weight, but you could ask one of the rescue guys to put a pillow over your face to shield you from the sounds and to help you go back to sleep before he goes out to the truck.

    But that would mean asking someone else in your firehouse for help, which is wrong.

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    Some sincere advice for you since you are very quick to criticize some answers.

    The chief off your department should have many years experience at being a firefighter, you should ask him.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DFDCar1 View Post
    I did a three-night ride-along with FDNY a number of years ago, while I was taking a class there, and as I recall, the Brothers then referred to "Truck Sit-Ups".

    The tones and bells hit, everyone sit's-up in bed, the watchman shouts "Engine goes!", and the truck crew lays back down....
    Kinda sounds familiar. It was much the same at Vienna too. Engine call, medics go back to sleep; medic call, engine guys roll over.

    It sucked on those nights when the tones seem like they just dont stop. Especially when we had the ambulance (vollie) up on shift, and all the calls were to the Medic or Engine. THAT makes for a miserable night's sleep, unless the Medic Officer and the Ambo Officer got together earlier. A lot of time we'd ask if we could run with the Medics that way, unless it was really needed, the engine guys could stay home.

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    Lol, seriously man? You want people to offer you advice on how to sleep through tones? I Know I put that "how-to-get-in-someones-head-and-enable-thier-brain-to-only-acknowledge-certain-tones-while-sleeping" book somewhere around here.

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