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    Default Response Videos

    Just in case anyone is interested...

    Someone from a small town (New Richland, MN) has recorded tons of response videos from his small department and posted them on youtube.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/farmtruck551

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    Who would possibly want to watch fire apparatus pulling out of the bays?!?

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    Did you see the "Just in case anyone is interested..." ?

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    At least they weren't shooting bottle rockets out their rears...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlyingRon View Post
    At least they weren't shooting bottle rockets out their rears...
    Ha ha ha!!! Kentland is Gods of Fire!

    My 11 month old daughter loves response video's, the lights and sirens must be pretty cool to a one year old.

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    The videos still read like "what NOT to do in my station".


    RUNNING? Drivers in turnouts? RUNNING? If you are running
    in my stations you best be in a fitness test - and even then I
    am not impressed.

    Walk with purpose.

    No, Mr John Q Public, our guys could not respond to your
    house fire, because one of them tripped while RUNNING to
    save 2.6 seconds on the response, and tripped up the other guys.

    We now have everyone out with sprains and ankle breaks....

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    (We now have everyone out with sprains and ankle breaks....)


    A little dramatic don't you think..

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    Range walk as we call it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFRENG1 View Post
    (We now have everyone out with sprains and ankle breaks....)


    A little dramatic don't you think..
    no. not really.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFRENG1 View Post
    (We now have everyone out with sprains and ankle breaks....)


    A little dramatic don't you think..
    Maybe a little extreme, but there is NO need for running in the fire station. None.

    It is one of those things that SERVES NO PURPOSE yet can easily have negative results.

    Well, it does allow someone to flywheel.

    Look at those guys in the hog barn video - the are not walking with purpose, they are not jogging, they are at full tilt RUN.

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    I here what your saying, moving with a purpose, running, light jog. I just thought it was funny. I just have never seen it happen in 17 years and we even still have poles.

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    Whats even more rediculous than running around like a chinese fire drill, is that they do it on video, publish it on you tube, and they're proud of it.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I'd hate to add fuel to the fire so to speak, but here is another video from the same person.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3yym7E6TM

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    Quote Originally Posted by LVFD301 View Post
    Maybe a little extreme, but there is NO need for running in the fire station. None.

    It is one of those things that SERVES NO PURPOSE yet can easily have negative results.

    Well, it does allow someone to flywheel.

    Look at those guys in the hog barn video - the are not walking with purpose, they are not jogging, they are at full tilt RUN.
    Gotta save dem hogs...

    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    I'd hate to add fuel to the fire so to speak, but here is another video from the same person.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vh3yym7E6TM
    Gotta save dat corn!

    I am always surprised (and frightened) when tanker trucks run code 3. They are the number one fire apparatus rollover rate. Usually young, under trained volunteers, running to fast for an apparatus that is not really designed for rapid response.

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    Same bank of videos... 4 apparatus response for a tree fire

    http://www.youtube.com/user/farmtruc...48/CRLh_3Q3ArM

    And a tanker blowing an intersection... unfreakingbeleivable

    http://www.youtube.com/user/farmtruc...49/GoeACZk4GZg

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    They run their brush truck about as fast as they run to the station!

    http://www.youtube.com/user/farmtruc...35/lHayWmiVwcU

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    Ok, This clears up a lot of things here. This is his profile information on youtube. He's a kid who still suffers from siren activated hormones. That said, he at least seems to be pointed the right direction in life despite the siren fetish.

    I am the Captain of the Waseca Fire Rescue Explorers and have been a member there for three years. I am also a trained Severe Weather Spotter for the National Weather Service. My dad has been a member of the New Richland Fire Department since 1994.

    I film area Fire Depts. along with EMS and other Code-3 units to show the dedication and hard work put forth by the men and women of the departments. My videos or comments are by no means posted to intentionally offend anyone or any dept in any way and do not represent the views of any dept. They are purely personal opinion.
    My goal for the near future (next few months) is to gain full membership onto the New Richland Fire Department. My long term goal is to attend college and get my degree as a Fire Protection Technician (Firefighter) / Paramedic License.

    Also, a Thank You to the Waseca Fire Department for allowing me to join their group and now lead it! I enjoy every opportunity to train inside and outside the WFD. And I will continue to take as much training as possible through my entire career. I enjoy the work and also each and every experience I encounter on my career path!
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    It's funny because he gets mostly good comments on his page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FireRescue61 View Post
    It's funny because he gets mostly good comments on his page.
    How can anyone comment anything good from these. At first I blew it off as some Jip (Wacker) filming his department. But watching the speed they drive and level of response (4 units for a tree on fire), or full sprint for a cornfield fire... I guess it is just good that they have such turn out for a volunteer company, but holy bat poop bat man. They are going to t-bone someone with a brush truck doing 90+ or roll the Tanker avoiding a collision while running the intersection a block from their station

    They are going to get someone killed.

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    I'm not defending ALL of what you see on video tape. But I will say that speed on a little video like that is VERY deceiving. I don't know how fast they're actually going but I'm rather confident they aren't going as fast as it looks.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    I dont want to sound rude here, but i think your being a little harsh for having so little information. I see some problems with the videos, yes they run a few calls a little fast, tankers really shouldent be going all that fast, although the poster provides relatively little information on actual incidents, you have no knowledge of why they are responding in such a manner. Why did they send 4 units to a "tree fire" who knows, maybe tree fire means forest fire? sitting here judging an entire dept talking bad about them is easy when we dont know even half of the story. And im sure that no else makes mistakes, or get heated up when bad calls come in. i just think people should do a little more investigating before we judge people and write them off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zackman1801 View Post
    ... Why did they send 4 units to a "tree fire" who knows, maybe tree fire means forest fire? sitting here judging an entire dept talking bad about them is easy when we dont know even half of the story...
    You are right here, hell the tree might have been inside a living room at a Albino Crippled Children's Refugee from War Torn Darfur Hospital. But the info posted failed to describe that. Man I feel like an ahole now, all those pale little wheelchair bound refugees getting burned up.

    Quote Originally Posted by zackman1801 View Post
    ... And im sure that no else makes mistakes, or get heated up when bad calls come in. i just think people should do a little more investigating before we judge people and write them off.
    I have not written anybody off. I could care less about people running to the station, I remember my volly days, if you didn't get first onto the rig, you got left behind.

    But watching several videos, I have concluded that they blow two stop signs within a couple hundred yards of their house, the first is a RR crossing, cool with that, you should be able to tell if a train is coming, and second one is a intersection where crossing traffic does not have a stop sign, the apparatus do, and I count 7 videos where 8 apparatus blow this stop sign, in one their tanker comes within feet of hitting a black pick up truck in the snow. And there is one where their brush truck blows by a person on a motorized wheelchair coming down the road... them poor Albino Crippled Refugees, God I fell like an ahole.

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    Just remember that the person filming and posting the videos is NOT a member of the department, and is not driving the trucks.

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    jeeze you know what was i thinking, i was totally wrong for posting that, because you DO know the whole story like always.

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    The really exciting one is the video of the minitor...now THERE'S ACTION!

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