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    Default Innovative New Firefighting Apparatus

    It is in my opinion, every department needs to invest in one of these big fellas.

    Make easy work of those pesky grasses when cutting line! (Or anywhere for that matter)













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    This is Sam, full name "Sam I Am", formerly registered as "Valour" He's a 17hand (5 1/5 feet at the shoulder), Belgian warmblood gelding who's good for just about everything. He's not mine, he belongs to a client, I just work him and train him.

    This was back on Halloween, when Sam's owner has entered me last minute into a costume contest. The day before I was fretting about what I would make him until I found a big bottle of red tempura paint. I gathered up everything I possibly could that was fire dept. related or could make him look more like a vehicle.

    For a youngster he really tolerated being dressed up and having his trainer walk up to him 3x bulkier than usual with flashy material. Not only is he painted red, he has "KEEP BACK 500 FEET" painted on both flanks. as well as;

    Flash tape, and a pewter captain's badge on the breast collar
    My Department's Logo on the blanket,
    A little dalmation figure on the saddle,
    Red checkered polo wraps
    Red & Blue reflecters. One on the saddle, three on the bridle.

    There was a small plastic light bar (non working) for his head, but he shook it off, and he was all ready being a good man about it all so I decided to leave it off. I didn't ask for ahead set or anything of that nature either. He was able to bask and enjoy the attention from the judges, spectators and especially the kids. Originally I was going to wear a costume (we're not technically allowed to wear our turnouts outsside of FD events in the explorer program) but the costume didn't fit, save for the helmet. So I made a quick phone call and got the ok to wear them for the night. Wasn't easy to ride in them.

    Enjoy! (+ a couple more in the next post)

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    ^ I'm not going to lie, this horse is fat, and it makes me look ridiculous because I'm so short. ^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Quintain View Post





    ^ I'm not going to lie, this horse is fat, and it makes me look ridiculous because I'm so short. ^
    Very cool. He would go over well in some areas where "We ain't gettin into that new fangled fire wagon crap. Just another gizmo!"
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    A new option for the "We Gotta Have A Four-Wheel Drive!"
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    Awesome too, in that it might be a way to help kids get more interested in fire safety!

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    He needs red and yellow chevrons painted on his rear to make him NFPA compliant!
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    Now that is that horse of a different color I have heard about.

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    Our area IS really rural, I sent these to a friend in the dept and he foreworded them to one of the chiefs. Haha, they all loved it.

    I would LOVE to see him used for education purposes.

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    Appears you need a step ladder or perhaps a quint to get on that steed.

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    I've worked forest fires where we were resupplied by mule train.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I've worked forest fires where we were resupplied by mule train.

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    What that a "good thing"??? Or around the time when "Centurian" was a rank and not a tank?






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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I've worked forest fires where we were resupplied by mule train.

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    Good morning Captain.Do you need a mule skinner?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    What that a "good thing"??? Or around the time when "Centurian" was a rank and not a tank?






    {ok DUCK AND COVER! DUCK AND COVER! HEHEHEHEEHEHEE}
    hahahaha

    Actually, it was in the late 90's I think.

    19...90's. Ya smart alec.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voyager9 View Post
    Just don't pull the wrong preconnect.
    EEEEEWWWWWWW
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