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    Cool Pics from Fire Academy

    Just thought a few of you guys might appreciate these shots taken at Midway Fire Academy from our live burns last weekend and extrication from the week before.
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    Hey Bro,

    Good looking pics. Looked like a nice barbecue. How'd you enjoy it? How long was the academy? Are you hired on somewhere or still trying to get the job?

    Thanks for sharing. It reminds me of how fortunate I am to finally have the job and keeps me wanting to always do better and being a FF.

    Best of wishes to your hunt. Keep it up, don't give up.

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    Nice pics you've got there. I'm headed to my own fire academy in 3 weeks, I'll see if I can get some good ones too!

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    Nice Pictures. Looks like you all had a good LP Class. Reminds me of our last LP Burn. That's me on the front right. It does not get much hotter than a LP Burn Class.

    Stay Safe

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    Thanks for the comments fellas!

    It most certainly was an excellent barbeque - we did the LPG on Friday night, and the interior burns the following Saturday.

    I think it really solidified my desire to do this job - very very cool experience. I honestly think I am going to miss fire academy when we finish. I have four more weeks left, then state tests so if all goes well I'll have my FF1/FF2, as well as Hazmat Operations and First Responder.
    Combined with my S130/S190 cert's I hope to get on a wildland crew out west just because I feel that it's something I must do, if only for a season. That will allow me to get around a bit so that hopefully I can figure out where I would like to live long enough for a career fire department job.

    Good luck Triper, if you enjoy your academy half as much as I did then you'll have a great time!

    Bull, what was that LPG prop? looked like maybe a waterheater?

    Pete, I currently volunteer and will continue to do so until I find a career department.

    Yall stay safe out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BULL321 View Post
    It does not get much hotter than a LP Burn Class
    I'll agree with ya there! But, we have a US Maritime Administration Fire Training Center right down the road from us where they train a bunch of merchant marine, Coasties, and Sailors from all over the country in shipboard firefighting techniques.The floor is steel grating and the fuel is diesel and oil sitting on top of about 6 inches of water underneath the grate. There is an exterior area set up like this and they start you out fighting fires on that and people think that is hot! When you get inside the concrete burn building set up as the ship its hotter than the gates of hell. Especially when they have you come down the ladder (stairs for all you other people ) into the fully involved engine room..... about 25 by 25 and around 16 feet tall. It is some AWESOME training.


    The ship simulator



    Part of the engine room


    About 30 seconds after lighting.....note the bilge hasnt lit yet


    Fully involved engine room



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    Nice set of pictures!

    Congrats!

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