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    Default Me facing the Dragon!

    Just a little training fire from several yeas ago at the Monroe Fire School in Monroe Wisconsin.

    Yes, that is me on the hose line.
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    Here one of me during a LP training burn several years back..
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    nice bristols.

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    Cool pic Bull. I like the fire being drawn into the fog cone.

    Nameless...we were a Bristol turnouts FD exclusively for at least a decade. New Chief went with Globe and took so much grief about it not being as light and flexibe and comfortable as the Bristols that the next order was for Bristol again. Poor me is stuck with the Globe until I can wreck it. Which I will, far before anyone else does because of all the training fires I attend.

    Old school pic of me, rubber boots, leather helmet, aluminum cylinder on a scott 2.2.
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    It seemed like a number of departments were using bristols in the 90s, early 2000s. You are right, they are the lightest, most flexible goods I've ever worn.

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    best action shot of the year. I Don't get to ride backward much.. But i got the opp and this is what we get.. lol

    throwin' the mask on in the second pic.. Me in front and my LT in back about to tame the dragon in the first.

    From the time dispatched to time fire out was 11 minutes.. GET SOME!

    Made entry thru the garage (only place to make entry that was quick and to were we knew there would be no fire behind us.) It was to the point to were we had to get in quick and get some... or go defensive. So, we GOT SOME. Its not nearly as bad as it looks.. a lot of that fire is just burnin smoke... But it twas a hot one.
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    The Dragon? Did you have a t-shirt on under your turnouts with sayings such as "I fight what you fear" and "Find 'em hot, leave 'em wet?"


    Just busting your b@lls......

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    "live to fight, fight to live"

    "What you call a hero, I call just doing my job"
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    Quote Originally Posted by SFDCityFire View Post
    The Dragon? Did you have a t-shirt on under your turnouts with sayings such as "I fight what you fear" and "Find 'em hot, leave 'em wet?"


    Just busting your b@lls......
    Dude, I used that very title figuring someone would shred me about it at some point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Dude, I used that very title figuring someone would shred me about it at some point.
    Just like sitting around the table at the firehouse... Gotta break each other's balls about something.

    I did get a good chuckle about the title when I saw that you were the OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by IronsMan53 View Post
    Just like sitting around the table at the firehouse... Gotta break each other's balls about something.

    I did get a good chuckle about the title when I saw that you were the OP.
    Oh heck ya! My crew is called the snake pit. We have sent the faint of heart running for their lives with our banter. We tell people if you aren't getting picked on your aren't liked.

    Glad I made you chuckle and you knew why I posted that title.
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    I faced the dragon the other night. So my wife and I decided to leave her mom's house. Thankfully there are no pictures.
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    Test.................. OK, with the new format, I'm trying to get the hang of uploading pictures.... Still think I like the old format better.....
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    A little short for a firefighter?

    Sorry, had to throw in a Star Wars joke.
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    Quote Originally Posted by YFDLt08 View Post
    I faced the dragon the other night. So my wife and I decided to leave her mom's house. Thankfully there are no pictures.
    In some cases that can be far scarier than fire!!
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    How do you upload pics?
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    LA, in the regular replies go to attachments.

    In the quick reply go to attach images.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    LA, in the regular replies go to attachments.

    In the quick reply go to attach images.

    What he said^^ I've been messing with this system, it's a pain, compared to the old one. I ended up with the photo shown above because the download thing (or upload, whatever) only showed a title, not the photo. I thought I was loading a shot of the Tower Ladder hosing a large Building Fire, instead I get one of me rappelling from the Bucket at a "Show and tell"......
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    Testing 1 2 3.........

    OK, looks like I got it.....
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    Well, I figure enough of you know who I am that posting a picture of me at this point is no big deal. Well, other than it may terrify you or any women or children that may see it.
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    This is me and my son Vinnie. You know him here as Chenzo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Well, I figure enough of you know who I am that posting a picture of me at this point is no big deal. Well, other than it may terrify you or any women or children that may see it.
    anyone ever tell you that you favor that kid on 2-1/2 men ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    anyone ever tell you that you favor that kid on 2-1/2 men ?
    Dude! Now that is just plain mean. If I had any feelings they would be hurt.
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    testies....testies....1....2


    3?
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    Ok, I think I got it...

    Me at the NYC wax museum.
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