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    Quote Originally Posted by nameless View Post
    but compressing it into the air cylinders isn't..... hehe



    That picture has a few outstanding firemen in it.
    Agreed. VERY outstanding,Hehe T.C.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ffbam24 View Post
    Even for the guys who are obviously upwind? Standing there doing nothing? Without even a tool in their hands? Not even handling the hose?
    I agree to wear it, but really only if you're actually in there doing something
    lmao...yeah they would be our "special" members. Used to be white hats & have forgotten how to hold tools or hose...lol
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    I prefer to keep all my gear sparkling clean and fresh, so no, don't use SCBA on a car fire, in fact I would ask you not to use your turnouts either. They can get so nasty with all that nasty smoke.

    It also helps to keep youngsters on the Fire Department, as most of the older ones will get all sorts of nasty lung related issues causing them to retire early, opening up spots for the new guys.

    If we never use the SCBA that stuff will last forever!

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    I think most members of the fire service believe in using SCBA on car fires.

    In fact, it I think it would be quite impossible to justify not using them.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    Recently heard about an apparatus chauffeur who ended up with cyanide poisoning at a fire even though he stayed with his rig - never entering the fire building.

    There's stuff in that smoke that can kill you, and it doesn't take much. Obviously there's the issue of long term exposure, but some of that stuff can do you in a few hours after you take up and go home.

    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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    add me to YES group.....with a POWER DUH !!!!!!!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I think most members of the fire service believe in using SCBA on car fires.

    In fact, it I think it would be quite impossible to justify not using them.
    It's actually pretty easy.....

    Don't stand in the smoke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    It's actually pretty easy.....

    Don't stand in the smoke.
    Thank you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MemphisE34a View Post
    It's actually pretty easy.....

    Don't stand in the smoke.
    So tell me how you effect final extinguishment and overhaul while staying out of the smoke?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    So tell me how you effect final extinguishment and overhaul while staying out of the smoke?
    Master stream form a 105 foot platform.

    But I'd probably still wear an air pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jwright367 View Post
    Master stream form a 105 foot platform.

    But I'd probably still wear an air pack.
    Don't laugh. I used to use a similar tactic for dumpster fires. Standoff a suitable distance. And master stream the dumpster with 500 gal. Punch two drain holes with a pickhead axe and voila. The only hassle was refilling the tank at the nearest hydrant. Used it dozens of times with never a rekindle.

    No hose to drain, roll, and reload. No smoke exposure. And we were on our way in 15m max.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Don't laugh. I used to use a similar tactic for dumpster fires. Standoff a suitable distance. And master stream the dumpster with 500 gal. Punch two drain holes with a pickhead axe and voila. The only hassle was refilling the tank at the nearest hydrant. Used it dozens of times with never a rekindle.

    No hose to drain, roll, and reload. No smoke exposure. And we were on our way in 15m max.
    Why so much effort? I have just "filled up dumpsters" before....No drain holes. Let the pooling water do your overhaul for you!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Why so much effort? I have just "filled up dumpsters" before....No drain holes. Let the pooling water do your overhaul for you!
    I'm a sucker for going easy on trash truck hydraulics.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I'm a sucker for going easy on trash truck hydraulics.
    Is that like the Greaseman and "cooking with hydraulics?"
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    Our driver wear's his SCBA even while driving. After all, the smoke may blow in the open window....
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    Quote Originally Posted by River Firefighter715 View Post
    How Does everyone feel air pack or no air pack on a car fire?
    That little book SOP/SOG thingy the brass gave you, its time to actually read it before you go to your first car fire and find out why you need an SCBA.

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    As of today I have a new mantra:

    When in doubt, wear SCBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by River Firefighter715 View Post
    How Does everyone feel air pack or no air pack on a car fire?
    why NOT wear it? Complacency kills...

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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Don't laugh. I used to use a similar tactic for dumpster fires. Standoff a suitable distance. And master stream the dumpster with 500 gal. Punch two drain holes with a pickhead axe and voila. The only hassle was refilling the tank at the nearest hydrant. Used it dozens of times with never a rekindle.

    No hose to drain, roll, and reload. No smoke exposure. And we were on our way in 15m max.
    Work smarter, not harder! I leave them full too, but I call the company to let them know its full of water. Not sure if that weight would damage the garbage truck or not. They sometimes have a drain hole that can be unscrewed, but a pickhead to the side works even better. They usually have to scrap it anyways.

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    Car fires, dumpster fires SCBA is better than breathing the unknowns.

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