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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    I pity you city guys. I sit in my kitchen and can see deer, hawks, cardinals, wood peckers, morning doves, the occasional bald eagle and every once in a while opposums and racoons. My pond out back has got fish, frogs, turtles, and a musk rat. I have had wood ducks nesting here. Sand hill cranes, Canadian geese and ducks fly over in warmer weather to the river across the street.

    My little part of paradise is just over 14 acres in a small rural community of around 700. I have a mixture of farm field, small woods, and the pond. I smile every time one of the guys I work with talk about moving up "Nort ay?" Sure I have a heck of a commute now, around 100 miles, but the money I spend on my house is for my retirement, not something to sell and move to a different house when I retire.

    Honestly, I don't know how you guys do it. The noise, the neighbors so close you can hear then fart in their living room, no grass, no nature...I would go out of my mind.
    It's just having a different personality. I don't have a huge yard or any of that but I've got 100 bars, restaurants and stores within a 15 minute walk, a world class subway system, and beautiful architecture. It's what I prefer. However there's so many times that I wish I had a nice and quiet house with a huge yard. Unfortunately it's one or the other. If only we got paid the money to have a house in both locations.

    Also I forgot to reply to your other post. I wasn't talking about ladders on the concrete. I was just saying that we do single man raises because we throw a lot of ladders. Pretty much every ladder comes off the truck if needed. However, they aren't all climbed. We throw them, vent the window, and leave it there as a means of egress. It's just an extra safety thing if needed. Here's a picture and a story from my volly department across the DC/MD line. http://www.vententersearch.com/?p=713

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
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    Fact is, given that the majority of our ventilation is PPV, there are little opportunities to throw ladders at incidents due to building construction. We still do truck work - It simply rarely involves ladders.


    Flattered that you decided to use a quote of mine.

    Really, I am.
    How is there no opportunity to throw ladders due to the building construction? I've NEVER heard that one before. How do you do vertical ventilation or horizontal ventilation anywhere higher than the first floor? I guess if you're going to stand outside the whole time it doesn't matter though right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeman1822 View Post
    It's just having a different personality. I don't have a huge yard or any of that but I've got 100 bars, restaurants and stores within a 15 minute walk, a world class subway system, and beautiful architecture. It's what I prefer. However there's so many times that I wish I had a nice and quiet house with a huge yard. Unfortunately it's one or the other. If only we got paid the money to have a house in both locations.

    It is a diferent personality indeed. I like that my closest neighbors on the west side of me are 500 and 600 feet away. I like that my closest neighbor on the east is about 500 yards away. No neighbor to the north and about a 1/2 mile or so to the closest neighbor on the south. Quirt, peaceful, and generally I can do what ever I want without bothering anyone, including thrashing in my shop doing auto repairs or woodworking to all hours of the night.

    I am less than 1/2 hour from Madison, and 15 minutes from Portage, a city of around 12K with K-Mart, Wal-Mart, TSC, lumber yards, etc, or 35 minutes from Beaver Dam, a city of 15K with Wal-Mart, Menards, Fleet Farm, and more. Also, we are roughly 1/2 hour from Wisconsin Dells a tourist mecca year round with amusement parks and water parks. I guess I like being close enough to go and get or go and do if need be, yet far enough away that 12 cars down my road makes me wonder what the hell is going on today!!


    Also I forgot to reply to your other post. I wasn't talking about ladders on the concrete. I was just saying that we do single man raises because we throw a lot of ladders. Pretty much every ladder comes off the truck if needed. However, they aren't all climbed. We throw them, vent the window, and leave it there as a means of egress. It's just an extra safety thing if needed. Here's a picture and a story from my volly department across the DC/MD line. http://www.vententersearch.com/?p=713

    I wish either of my departments was better at throwing ladders like this. Rarely will you see extra ladders thrown for extra egress. I whole heartedly agree that it is definitely an extra safety thing.


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    You had me going for a second. I went to post and you had that pic with the guy with the saw and then I came back and you changed pics...Thought I was losing what little sanity I still claimed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeman1822 View Post
    It's just having a different personality. I don't have a huge yard or any of that but I've got 100 bars, restaurants and stores within a 15 minute walk, a world class subway system, and beautiful architecture. It's what I prefer. However there's so many times that I wish I had a nice and quiet house with a huge yard. Unfortunately it's one or the other. If only we got paid the money to have a house in both locations.

    Also I forgot to reply to your other post. I wasn't talking about ladders on the concrete. I was just saying that we do single man raises because we throw a lot of ladders. Pretty much every ladder comes off the truck if needed. However, they aren't all climbed. We throw them, vent the window, and leave it there as a means of egress. It's just an extra safety thing if needed. Here's a picture and a story from my volly department across the DC/MD line. http://www.vententersearch.com/?p=713


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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Dude,

    You had me going for a second. I went to post and you had that pic with the guy with the saw and then I came back and you changed pics...Thought I was losing what little sanity I still claimed.
    Yea I realized I had the wrong picture up at first. haha

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    That small house in the front needs to be laddered too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluge059 View Post
    That small house in the front needs to be laddered too.
    It was...on the 3 side, with LA's soapbox.
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    So, with you being in DC, who guards the ladders so they are not stolen and scrapped? LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by pipeman1822 View Post
    It's just having a different personality. I don't have a huge yard or any of that but I've got 100 bars, restaurants and stores within a 15 minute walk, a world class subway system, and beautiful architecture. It's what I prefer. However there's so many times that I wish I had a nice and quiet house with a huge yard. Unfortunately it's one or the other. If only we got paid the money to have a house in both locations.
    I too wish for both but settle to live like Fyredup (only a 3 mile commute though) and visit DC every Memorial Day weekend. Love DC restaurants and the number of things to do. never found a day where we got bored in the last 14 years of the annual mecca.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    It was...on the 3 side, with LA's soapbox.
    I was thinking of what to post to that, but nothing I had was nearly this good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluge059 View Post
    That small house in the front needs to be laddered too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Deluge059 View Post
    That small house in the front needs to be laddered too.
    You laugh- my truck carries a ladder that could handle that red-shuttered window. LOL

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    In my department, there is a good possibility that the VES will be performed by one member vs. two. Is this ideal? No, but it is our reality.
    When one member performs VES at a window where there is only concrete below him/her, they butt(heal) their own ladder by placing the butt of the ladder in a crack in the sidewalk, up against a mailbox, up against a tree, the base of a nearby building, etc... With my Truck, the OVM perfoms the VES and he/she operates alone initially. As I said, is this ideal? No, but it is our reality.

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