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    Default Foam the police

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    Yes, I would. Because it is exactly the same. ( at whocares typical moronic and childish response).
    So, let me get this straight... 10pm, -20, you are out and see 3 or 4 "arsonists" huddled around a barrel keeping warm. You get on your radio and call in an arson in progress, chase the bums as they scatter in in dazed confusion and terror. After they give you the slip (leaving only the whiff of cheap booze and feces in the air) you cordon off the area, call in an investigation team, photograph the evidence, conduct a search of the articles the arsonists left behind - accelerants disguised as "fine apple wine", a bomb conveyance device that looks suspiciously like a shopping cart, and several "molotov ****tail fuses" they tried to diguise as dirty undergarments that are so heavily stained as to be of an unknown color. You are begining to build a picture of this "arson cell". You get the word out on the street about a new criminal gang in the area, shake down your informants. Word on the street is this might be a new crime wave. It seems that arsons of this type have been on the rise since mid October, steadily rising until they leveled off and held steady around mid November. Every night you hear rumors from the seedier parts of town that the arsonists have struck again. Strange, why would groups of arsonists choose to commit their heinous crimes only on cold nights in the ghetto? And even more worrisome is that as the peices come together, you realize that some of these crimes are happening - at the same time! There is more than one cell! You bring in suspects every night, all fitting the description - male, scruffy, reeking of urine, feces, vomit, booze and shelter spaghetti. You work 'em over good, but nothing. Well almost nothing - you got three confessions to the Zodiac killings, four for the Manson murders, one for the Adolf Coors kidnapping, one confessed to being an alien, and you got 14 copies of the Watchtower. But not a thing on these arsons. You stare at your files, night after night trying to piece it all together. Maybe it's not the fire but the barrels that should be the focus! Where do they get all those barrels? And why do these arsonists use them? They have to know that the fire will be contained by the steel drum...what the hell kind of arsonists are these, anyway?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    So, let me get this straight... 10pm, -20, you are out and see 3 or 4 "arsonists" huddled around a barrel keeping warm. You get on your radio and call in an arson in progress, chase the bums as they scatter in in dazed confusion and terror. After they give you the slip (leaving only the whiff of cheap booze and feces in the air) you cordon off the area, call in an investigation team, photograph the evidence, conduct a search of the articles the arsonists left behind - accelerants disguised as "fine apple wine", a bomb conveyance device that looks suspiciously like a shopping cart, and several "molotov ****tail fuses" they tried to diguise as dirty undergarments that are so heavily stained as to be of an unknown color. You are begining to build a picture of this "arson cell". You get the word out on the street about a new criminal gang in the area, shake down your informants. Word on the street is this might be a new crime wave. It seems that arsons of this type have been on the rise since mid October, steadily rising until they leveled off and held steady around mid November. Every night you hear rumors from the seedier parts of town that the arsonists have struck again. Strange, why would groups of arsonists choose to commit their heinous crimes only on cold nights in the ghetto? And even more worrisome is that as the peices come together, you realize that some of these crimes are happening - at the same time! There is more than one cell! You bring in suspects every night, all fitting the description - male, scruffy, reeking of urine, feces, vomit, booze and shelter spaghetti. You work 'em over good, but nothing. Well almost nothing - you got three confessions to the Zodiac killings, four for the Manson murders, one for the Adolf Coors kidnapping, one confessed to being an alien, and you got 14 copies of the Watchtower. But not a thing on these arsons. You stare at your files, night after night trying to piece it all together. Maybe it's not the fire but the barrels that should be the focus! Where do they get all those barrels? And why do these arsonists use them? They have to know that the fire will be contained by the steel drum...what the hell kind of arsonists are these, anyway?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Whocares View Post
    So, let me get this straight... 10pm, -20, you are out and see 3 or 4 "arsonists" huddled around a barrel keeping warm. You get on your radio and call in an arson in progress, chase the bums as they scatter in in dazed confusion and terror. After they give you the slip (leaving only the whiff of cheap booze and feces in the air) you cordon off the area, call in an investigation team, photograph the evidence, conduct a search of the articles the arsonists left behind - accelerants disguised as "fine apple wine", a bomb conveyance device that looks suspiciously like a shopping cart, and several "molotov ****tail fuses" they tried to diguise as dirty undergarments that are so heavily stained as to be of an unknown color. You are begining to build a picture of this "arson cell". You get the word out on the street about a new criminal gang in the area, shake down your informants. Word on the street is this might be a new crime wave. It seems that arsons of this type have been on the rise since mid October, steadily rising until they leveled off and held steady around mid November. Every night you hear rumors from the seedier parts of town that the arsonists have struck again. Strange, why would groups of arsonists choose to commit their heinous crimes only on cold nights in the ghetto? And even more worrisome is that as the peices come together, you realize that some of these crimes are happening - at the same time! There is more than one cell! You bring in suspects every night, all fitting the description - male, scruffy, reeking of urine, feces, vomit, booze and shelter spaghetti. You work 'em over good, but nothing. Well almost nothing - you got three confessions to the Zodiac killings, four for the Manson murders, one for the Adolf Coors kidnapping, one confessed to being an alien, and you got 14 copies of the Watchtower. But not a thing on these arsons. You stare at your files, night after night trying to piece it all together. Maybe it's not the fire but the barrels that should be the focus! Where do they get all those barrels? And why do these arsonists use them? They have to know that the fire will be contained by the steel drum...what the hell kind of arsonists are these, anyway?!?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeorgeWendtCFI View Post
    You are an idiot. Too bad you can't put your creative energy to some good use.
    Not putting his creative energy to good use would be to not post that....it was creative, and good. You have to agree though, or did it strike a nerve because you're going over those "arson reports" right now?

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