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    hmm... thats a lot of foam.

    I know a driver who opened a deck gun on a police car one time. She was pretty upset from what I understand.

    I'm sure most of you on here will say how negative it looks for the fire service to act like this and blah blah blah. You gotta give it to them though..... they've got balls.

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worl...s-protest.html
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    Now that's a protest with style.

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    Now that is awesome! I'm sure the kids are having a blast in that stuff!
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Speechless.
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    Ya just gots to dig thier cool helmets.

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    Wow, who knew a city the size of Brussels has a volunteer fire department. Because, you know, paid firefighters don't do this sort of thing....
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    What sort of thing? Protest for fair work rules? For safety issues that improve the job for all firefighters? For fair pay? I guess they should leave that all up to you, right? Nice job trying to derail a lighthearted story with career vs volunteer vitriol. Brush the chip off your shoulder...

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    bad, bad, bad, but funny funny funny

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    I would protest having to wear those silly helmets.

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    Before I post, I would like to say that I am a life member of a union.

    Now...I would fire every single one of them. Every one. Unless these FF own private fire apparatus and purchased a stockk of foam, they are misusing city emergency equipment and supplies, causing a hazardous conditions and maliciously damaging property of another.

    Seems to me that a professional organization who really wanted to be taken seriously could find a better way to get their point across.
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    Somehow I'm guessing they're a little more lax about this kind of thing out there. It clearly wouldn't fly here, for exactly the reasons you stated. But since its not, its still funny to look at.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Just a question about the foam itself though

    What kind of application do you think it was that generated that deep dry foam in the streets?

    AFFF, some sort of class A, or something else like the old High Expansion Foams?

    I've used AFFF and Class A, but I don't think I have seen it that thick

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    That would be called disorderly conduct in this country. Creating a disturbance, using city property for personal use, setting fires (arson), and destroying public property.

    Maybe it makes a statement there but illegal here. Hope it works for them to get what they want at least.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    That would be called disorderly conduct in this country. Creating a disturbance, using city property for personal use, setting fires (arson), and destroying public property.

    Maybe it makes a statement there but illegal here. Hope it works for them to get what they want at least.
    Public employees misusing public property and damaging public property, as well as rioting, are all felonies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Before I post, I would like to say that I am a life member of a union.

    Now...I would fire every single one of them. Every one. Unless these FF own private fire apparatus and purchased a stockk of foam, they are misusing city emergency equipment and supplies, causing a hazardous conditions and maliciously damaging property of another.

    Seems to me that a professional organization who really wanted to be taken seriously could find a better way to get their point across.
    I would hammer them all for arson as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    I would hammer them all for arson as well.
    How about the bums in winter with their barrel to keep warm? Would you "hammer" them with arson too? I love when the overly dramatic "fire 'em all" crowd get all riled up.
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    Wow. They should be ashamed.

    In addition, they lit small fires????

    WTF
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    How about the bums in winter with their barrel to keep warm? Would you "hammer" them with arson too? I love when the overly dramatic "fire 'em all" crowd get all riled up.
    Yes, I would. Because it is exactly the same. ( at whocares typical moronic and childish response).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    How about the bums in winter with their barrel to keep warm? Would you "hammer" them with arson too? I love when the overly dramatic "fire 'em all" crowd get all riled up.
    Yea, burn barrels are illegal here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    How about the bums in winter with their barrel to keep warm? Would you "hammer" them with arson too? I love when the overly dramatic "fire 'em all" crowd get all riled up.
    There is a drastic difference between lighting a fire in a steel drum to keep warm to survive, and lighting fires during an out-of-control protest in order to make a statement.
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