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    Angry Firefighter sets fire to engine



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    Fire him. I am sure someone around there would love to have his job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nvestigations View Post


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    the writer of the story knows nothing about fire apparatus as well as the op too.

    It was a ladder truck not a engine!!!!!

    Must have been some special type of apparatus as she said the egine compartment was locked!
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    Id love to have his job!! Where do I sign up?


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    Wow. Just wow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    KITTY CAPARELLA
    the writer of the story knows nothing about fire apparatus as well as the op too.

    It was a ladder truck not a engine!!!!!

    Must have been some special type of apparatus as she said the egine compartment was locked!

    She said it was a ladder truck. He threw the paper into the "engine compartment". Even a ladder truck has an engine compartment.
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    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    What a loser. NOT a FF by any definition of the word.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    She said it was a ladder truck. He threw the paper into the "engine compartment". Even a ladder truck has an engine compartment.
    ...although now that I think about it, some engines also have a ladder compartment.
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    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Normally- "Firefighters are Pyromanics under control"....except for this guy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nvestigations View Post
    Yep definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I take it from the article that this guy got in because his family had been involved for a long time? Somebody peed in that gene pool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    KITTY CAPARELLA
    the writer of the story knows nothing about fire apparatus as well as the op too.

    It was a ladder truck not a engine!!!!!

    Must have been some special type of apparatus as she said the egine compartment was locked!
    What kind of apparatus has a locked engine compartment? Must have been a slow day and he wanted to fight a fire...sounds like that fire dept has had some problems with this guy...another black eye for the fire service..

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    Quote Originally Posted by TNFF319 View Post
    Fire him. I am sure someone around there would love to have his job.
    No Doubt. There is absolutely no shortage of high school educated folks lining up for FF jobs. The typical ratio is about 200 to 1. There should be zero tolerance for this tom foolery, especially when the Chief was smart enough to tell them to stop acting like children. Sounds like the chief needs to get these guys some busy work. Idle minds have a way of getting in trouble.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    KITTY CAPARELLA
    the writer of the story knows nothing about fire apparatus as well as the op too.

    It was a ladder truck not a engine!!!!!

    Must have been some special type of apparatus as she said the egine compartment was locked!
    Not for nothing, but don't adder trucks have engines?

    Locked or latched, they mean the same thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanLoader View Post
    Yep definitely not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I take it from the article that this guy got in because his family had been involved for a long time? Somebody peed in that gene pool.
    Obviously the guy is a probie. A seasoned veteran would know better

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    Not for nothing, but don't adder trucks have engines?

    Locked or latched, they mean the same thing.

    What the heck is an adder truck?

    Is it for ISO? We don't really use it, but we use it to adder to our score?

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    What the heck is an adder truck?

    Is it for ISO? We don't really use it, but we use it to adder to our score?
    No, it's a truck the circus uses to haul snakes around in....
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    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    .... There should be zero tolerance for this tom foolery, especially when the Chief was smart enough to tell them to stop acting like children.
    I thought it said...His supervisor, Lt. Alfonso Mesete, ordered Prendergas, who is in his 20s, to stop playing with fire.

    Maybe another FF should have stuck a foot up his a## and told him to knock it off then this wouldn't have made the papers and could have been handled in house.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    What the heck is an adder truck?

    Is it for ISO? We don't really use it, but we use it to adder to our score?
    That would be a Ladder without the "L" It is a cheaper smaller version

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    This clown needs to go. I read the article in the daily ruse. It's exactly verbatim. Engine compartment in the ladder truck.
    Some people on this board nit pick waaaayyy to much.
    This kind of nonsense is exactly what we don't need. He was in for three years. Gimmie a break.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ScareCrow57 View Post
    That would be a Ladder without the "L" It is a cheaper smaller version
    To save money, it's set up to accept a ladder, but you have to install it yourself. That's why it's called an "adder" truck
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    "I have a dream. It's not a big dream, it's just a little dream. My dream — and I hope you don't find this too crazy — is that I would like the people of this community to feel that if, God forbid, there were a fire, calling the fire department would actually be a wise thing to do. You can't have people, if their houses are burning down, saying, 'Whatever you do, don't call the fire department!' That would be bad."
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