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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post

    On the left.

    The trucks in the background say Bossier City, but that was a call on the interstate in our district where they were paged and arrived first.
    Putting up a pic proving that you got smoked into your first due...priceless!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Putting up a pic proving that you got smoked into your first due...priceless!
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    Being told by the Chief to go sit down over there out of the way!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    Putting up a pic proving that you got smoked into your first due...priceless!
    The first reports to 911 indicated that it was in the city. After the city arrived they determined that it was in the parish and we were dispatched.

    It's very common in that area for us to be dispatched into territory covered by the city and vise versa.

    It was a 18-wheeler that had crossed the median on the interstate, hitting 2 cars and killing one of the occupants with a 2nd being flown out. The truck then continued off the road and caught fire (cab and load). Driver was trapped and killed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    It was a 18-wheeler that had crossed the median on the interstate, hitting 2 cars and killing one of the occupants with a 2nd being flown out. The truck then continued off the road and caught fire (cab and load). Driver was trapped and killed.

    Dang........ Sounds like the jobs we get up here on I-95....
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    Both my combo and volunteer departments get several nasty 18-wheeler accidents on the interstate every year. It's one of the reasons why my combo department spends so much money and time on large vehicle extrication classes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey View Post
    Being told by the Chief to go sit down over there out of the way!
    I thought he was being told to go get about two dozen donuts for when the real firefighters were done doing the job he works so hard at avoiding.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    I thought he was being told to go get about two dozen donuts for when the real firefighters were done doing the job he works so hard at avoiding.
    You are so predictable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    You are so predictable.
    Thanks. I'd like to say that with you it is difficult. But I'd be lying.
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    Talking Hey!!............

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    Here is the closest i've been to the dragon. I posted this in the Voly section too. I'm manning the nozzle on a 2.5" during a training burn.

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    Whitehall is a nice facility..once you go to a class A burn you never want to go to that fake smoke/fire propane crap again.

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    Here is a better one of me facing the dragon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Daped01 View Post
    Here is a better one of me facing the dragon.

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    Impressive job of BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE !!!

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    Yes I know it was a training fire and this is likely the disposal stage of the prop, so before everyone P.M.s for being an ignorant idiot I already know that also. Thanks for the thought though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miller337 View Post
    Impressive job of BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE !!!

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    Yes I know it was a training fire and this is likely the disposal stage of the prop, so before everyone P.M.s for being an ignorant idiot I already know that also. Thanks for the thought though.

    lol yes, it was at the disposal stage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BigGriffC12 View Post
    Whitehall is a nice facility..once you go to a class A burn you never want to go to that fake smoke/fire propane crap again.
    Yeah I've been inside LCCC's burn tower, and was highly unimpressed by the smoke and heat generated by the simulation. The Whitehall burn was certainly a great place to train. I had wished that I was paired up with abit better group of people, but none the less I had a blast. We had the perfect instructor set there Aswell. Which made things 100% more fun and challenging inside.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Picc.93Truck View Post
    Yeah I've been inside LCCC's burn tower, and was highly unimpressed by the smoke and heat generated by the simulation. The Whitehall burn was certainly a great place to train. I had wished that I was paired up with abit better group of people, but none the less I had a blast. We had the perfect instructor set there Aswell. Which made things 100% more fun and challenging inside.
    It is a must to get a gung-ho instructor..I don't know if you've come across a instructor Weimer..big mustache, you couldn't miss him, instructors Tratthen, Berry, and kohl..there's a bunch of good guys in the valley..

    Out at the state fire academy, we actually got to sit there while the adjuncts threw more hay and pallets to build the fire up..saw it roll across the ceiling, and out the door a little..probably the best live fire training experience I've ever had..Honestly, It has helped me overcome the "OMG Fire soo awesome" and be alot more calm and able to focus on the tasks and conserve my air..while studying real fire behavior in a controlled environment.

    When you've been in 1 fake fire building you've been in them all..that awful propane smell, the smoke that neither burns the eyes, or lungs..no heat, no steam...good for hose management I guess but It's not the same when you've been in a nice class A burn building.

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