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    Default What kind of firefighting is this? (picture)

    Interesting....A tag line, no SCBAs and lacking PPE. Looks like some type of testing in Europe.



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    looks like one of those foam dance clubs

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    looks like one of those foam dance clubs
    Then that would obviously make it somewhere in California, not Europe.
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    I saw that picture somewhere and the caption said they were Iranian oil well firefighters.

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    Looks like Ghostbusters..
    So you call this your free country
    Tell me why it costs so much to live
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    then they deffinatly got slimed!

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    NEVER cross the streams!
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    interesting file name for this picture:

    media1.break.com/dnet/media/2009/2/49Firefighting%20is%20a%20lot% 20like%20Porn.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Interesting....A tag line, no SCBAs and lacking PPE. Looks like some type of testing in Europe.

    Industrial firefighting. One guy is holding back the fire while the other is shutting down the valve. They typically do not wear SCBAs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    Then that would obviously make it somewhere in California, not Europe.


    the two are so progressive it's hard to keep them straight

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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    the two are so progressive it's hard to keep them straight
    True enough.
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    ALL of these people are legible to become a firefighter these days!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fireman4949 View Post
    NEVER cross the streams!
    Alright, important safety tip there. Thanks Egan.

    I am a little fuzzy on good and bad here....can you clear that up for me?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffpedro View Post
    Alright, important safety tip there. Thanks Egan.

    I am a little fuzzy on good and bad here....can you clear that up for me?

    Maybe this will explain it a little better:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8jJ2WnRjzWs
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    Looks like typical Midwest firefighters in January grilling a couple of stakes on the propane BBQ just outside the rear door.
    The trick is to turn the burners up a just a bit to compensate for wind and snow.
    But use caution to avoid blowback

    As for the head gear, must be some funky snowmobile helmets.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BKDRAFT View Post
    Industrial firefighting. One guy is holding back the fire while the other is shutting down the valve. They typically do not wear SCBAs.
    Yep, that's what I was thinking. I've been through this kind of drill numerous times in training. We typically do not wear SCBA but we would normally be wearing turnouts, unlike these guys. Ordinarily we would not be using a foam line to hold the fire back, either, just a handline on full fog. Depends on the scenario, I guess, but foam is useless on a pressurized fire.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    ...but foam is useless on a pressurized fire.
    On the FIRE, yea obviously it isn't doing much. But it is doing a GREAT job coating everything else including the two lunatics standing next to it. So I'd say it is a very effective use of foam for PROTECTION while shutting off the fuel. Looks like their tightening the bolts on that flange. I don't see a valve.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    On the FIRE, yea obviously it isn't doing much. But it is doing a GREAT job coating everything else including the two lunatics standing next to it. So I'd say it is a very effective use of foam for PROTECTION while shutting off the fuel. Looks like their tightening the bolts on that flange. I don't see a valve.
    I don't think the two "lunatics" dripping with foam is providing them with any protection whatsoever. It isn't providing any protection from radiant heat. The fact that they're soaking wet might be absorbing some of the heat, but is also creating the possibility of steam burns if that moisture heats up to boiling point. Coating all the surrounding piping isn't doing anything either.

    The only possible advantage I can guess at, is that there is a pool of flammable liquid present from the leaking flange, which they have previously extinguished with the foam and are now trying to maintain a blanket on while addressing the leaking flange. If that is the case, then I can see using foam in your protective fog, to avoid applying straight water in the area and breaking up your foam blanket. Pretty sketchy operation in any case, I think I would have applied cooling to the surrounding piping while waiting for the operators to block the line in upstream instead of trying this tactic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ffpedro View Post
    Alright, important safety tip there. Thanks Egan.

    I am a little fuzzy on good and bad here....can you clear that up for me?
    ok so thats bad....

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    maybe we're not seeing the entire picture here.

    Actually it's a holiday and here's the plan. When the helmeted hero bursts into flames someone trips the trebuchet he's harnessed to and it flings him across the lake. Jessup gives the best firework show every year.
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