Dont be a mean head.
Dont be a mean head.
We were the third department (and finally the right one after the first two investigated and found it wasn't theirs - in one case by almost 10 miles) dispatched for a "glow in the sky" at 0230 or so on a -40F night. On arrival, even the wooden walls of the basement were burning, leaving us with little more than a smoking hole in the ground....
That's right - for those of us used to basements built of poured concrete or cinder block - it had wooden walls. Apparently quite popular in some parts of the country, but not here...
With soil the way it is here, it just isn't common at all. Luckily, 2/3 of the home owners let us check them out and preplan them, unfortunately the 1/3 is a famous author and doesn't want us in there so we'll just have to use what we learned from the other two and hope it'll carry over. I've never had a basement fire and I'd be hard-pressed to find some one at the department who has. We have a cellar nozzle and hopefully leveled headedness will prevail.
Well I did put out a dumpster fire a week or so ago . . . does that count? My last structure was over a month ago . .. I'm far overdue.
3/7....al-Qiam...route silver from Qiam to Akashat then on to KV....or you could have taken Michigan back to Chow Asad...or just continue on past Ar-Rutbah and press on to POE Waleed......
What this kid is trying to say is he is a veteran of the Call of Duty Wars. Too many nights eating hot pockets and drinking redbulls so he can prestige has worn his patience thin. You'll never feel the pain he felt as his avatars were shredded by rounds. You'll never know what it's like when you just want some pizza rolls but mom is at work and you'd have to get up yourself. Life is hard after you return from war, people are cruel. They labeled him "avatar killer" and spit on his controller. He once saved his xbox live buddy whose avatar seemed middle eastern (or russian, who knows, school is for mean heads) only to be denied service at his 7-11 for smelling too bad.
All he wants is a little respect for all the time he spent sitting on his couch, eating cheetos, and defending your digital freedom.
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lol, in Nicholson? no, sorry. It's a major avenue here though, and unfortunately I do not live in nor on it. Same city though, you're very close. Only worked 3 departments, still at one and volunteer at another and good terms with the first one as its a neighbor of my volunteer. I have nothing to hide for I do not lie, feel free to do what you must but please get your information straight, Nicholson is way too busy of a road to build houses on.
Kind of makes me regret redacting your information. I enjoyed watching your self destruction though. Can't wait for your apologies/departure/banning.
Let's keep this on topic, and tone down the language.
Threats against other members, and posting of personal information is strictly against the forum rules.
It will not be tolerated by any party.
I've only been to two fires this year. One was my own house back in February and then one last Monday morning just 15 hours after I rejoined my old volunteer fire department.
Sorry to hear that. Generally ones outlook is changed once jobs hit close to home...or in your own home. Chances are if the OP or anyone who Has been truly humbled by fire like you have been, then dumb topics like this would not exist.
.....basically, be careful what you wish for. Personally, I could careless if I ever go to another fire ever again. People get hurt, they loose all their worldly possessions some of which can not be replaced, we get hurt and all too often killed....think about that the next time you are In The street high fiving and saying "this is cool", " great fire"....f that nonsense. I'll be ready for when another fire happens, but I sure ain't gunna hope for one. Besides this job is about the members and doing the right thing....go to work, have fun, but stay safe and work safe. Have a good meal, unless it's the engines month, have a few laughs....a few belly laughs and go home in the same condition you arrived at work in.
I would love to say that I will never have to put on turnout gear,
I would love to say that I will never have to put on medical gloves,
I would love to say that I will never open another nozzle,
I would love to say that I will never have to do chest compressions,
I would love to say that I will never have to run lights and sirens again,
but this isn't the perfect world we would love to live in.