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    Come on.....IT'S A SHOW. The worse critics in the world would be Firefighter's about a show about them. Relax and let the women enjoy it.....as it was said before it's like ER and you all know what happened to George Clooney right?????
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    Quote Originally Posted by JayDudley View Post
    Come on.....IT'S A SHOW. The worse critics in the world would be Firefighter's about a show about them. Relax and let the women enjoy it.....as it was said before it's like ER and you all know what happened to George Clooney right?????
    Obviously, your in the clueless group. I'm not a FF, but I know enough. The wife knows less than I do, and she said " this is a one, maybe two week show".

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    Watching it at this very moment. So far I have seen a least a dozen things wrong with this show. While it may be a TV show I think it shows the worst of the fire service not the best. We bust our back sides to save lives and this show just shows the worst in us. So far, I'm not about to give it another chance.

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    I get modifying the mask to show the actors. I understand "Hollywood Fire" where you can see everything that is going on. Never mind the drama.
    Two things caught my attention. Haven't rode in a lot of ambulances but how many can bark the tires taking off? Stopping maybe but taking off from a dead stop?
    How about being inside a fairly serious fire without a mask, coming out, coughing once and going back in? Don't belong to a "big city" department but the fires I've been to have smoke that makes it hard to breath.

    Didn't grow up on Emergency but kind of like it. I'm for reruns. Of course, how many guys at the time complained about that show not being real?

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    Didn't grow up on Emergency but kind of like it. I'm for reruns. Of course, how many guys at the time complained about that show not being real?
    About the only thing "unreal" about Emergency was the size of Engine and Squad 51's response district!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIREMECH1 View Post
    Obviously, your in the clueless group. I'm not a FF, but I know enough. The wife knows less than I do, and she said " this is a one, maybe two week show".

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    I am not overly concerned about the technical aspects, though from a public education standpoint, the perception that the show gives regarding the visibility in a fire to a public that may not know any better makes the educational aspect regarding the need for rapid evacuation at the first sign of a fire much more difficult. But that's just not this show, but all firefighting shows and movies, including my beloved Emergency and Ladder 49.

    What concerns me is the obvious disrespect and fighting between company officers. The use of drugs by members supplied by other members while on duty. The seeming lack of overall station discipline. These are the perceptions of the show that the members of the public can take away as reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    I am not overly concerned about the technical aspects, though from a public education standpoint, the perception that the show gives regarding the visibility in a fire to a public that may not know any better makes the educational aspect regarding the need for rapid evacuation at the first sign of a fire much more difficult. But that's just not this show, but all firefighting shows and movies, including my beloved Emergency and Ladder 49.

    What concerns me is the obvious disrespect and fighting between company officers. The use of drugs by members supplied by other members while on duty. The seeming lack of overall station discipline. These are the perceptions of the show that the members of the public can take away as reality.
    It's quite obvious that you have never worked in a career station before.
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    What concerns me is the obvious disrespect and fighting between company officers. The use of drugs by members supplied by other members while on duty. The seeming lack of overall station discipline. These are the perceptions of the show that the members of the public can take away as reality.
    Firefighters are human.. we have our strengths and weaknesses, joys and sorrows.

    There are times we get along great, there are times we have disagreements.

    We can't all be "perfect" like the Bossier Parish FD ( insert sarcastic smiley icon here)....
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    This is to FIREMECH1...Clueless???? Hey pal I did 30 plus years in the Fire Service and I do have a clue. I never said it was a good show all I said was that Firefighters are really criticial when Hollywood puts us in the screen. I too agree it won't last long but that was not the point as i think YOU HAVE NO CLUE!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    About the only thing "unreal" about Emergency was the size of Engine and Squad 51's response district!
    The best thing about Emergency was Julie London. yumm
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    Firefighters are human.. we have our strengths and weaknesses, joys and sorrows.

    There are times we get along great, there are times we have disagreements.

    We can't all be "perfect" like the Bossier Parish FD ( insert sarcastic smiley icon here)....
    I agree with that, however, I beleive this show goes way over the top in terms of the "flaws". I fully understand that it is a TV ahow, and without thet "drama", it wouldn't be watched, but certainly waht is displayed in that show is more likely the exception as compared to the rule at most houses.

    And yes, the insertion of the firefighter getting drugs from the medic does truly bother me. That is certainly an exception.

    Like it or not there will be folks that watch this that will take what they see and label it as typical firehouse behavior because this show has made thier perception reality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Like it or not there will be folks that watch this that will take what they see and label it as typical firehouse behavior because this show has made thier perception reality.
    Sometime you just make it so easy, in fact this is just too damn easy I am going to pass up the chance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB View Post
    and the most unbelievable was the two smokin hot EMS chics in form fitted uniforms!
    all most all of our lady ambulance drivers wear form fitted uniforms, their form fills every part of that uniform like water taking the shape of its container.

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    The lesbian medic is kinda hot...well both of them are kinda hot!!

    I'd hire them!

    Only good thing in my opinion.

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    My wife hates it when I watch these shows and throw out MST3K style comments (Be sure to move her spine around a lot!) over the top of it.

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    Already posted on the entertainment forum, but more folks here:

    Just watched it, what a steaming pile of dung. The only part that felt real was the guy talking about his foreclosure and non-existent sex life. THAT was a funny scene.

    The commercial fire scene with the guy hanging over the hole, I was waiting for the "You go, we go" just like Backdraft.

    And they had to make one of the female paramedics gay, so they can fit in with every other hollywood show. I know it's fricking TV, but the same medic does a pleural decompression and a pericardiocentesis, plus gets held at gunpoint, in the first episode? What's left for season three?

    The BC comes to a fire from a boxing bout? And do you think the rescue co. Lt could shave? He shows up at the hospital with 12 o'clock stubble and a leather jacket looking like Mad Max. Just make it stop...

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv View Post
    The commercial fire scene with the guy hanging over the hole, I was waiting for the "You go, we go" just like Backdraft.

    Cheesytown USA!

    And they had to make one of the female paramedics gay, so they can fit in with every other hollywood show. I know it's fricking TV, but the same medic does a pleural decompression and a pericardiocentesis, plus gets held at gunpoint, in the first episode? What's left for season three?

    What's left for EPISODE three??

    The BC comes to a fire from a boxing bout? And do you think the rescue co. Lt could shave? He shows up at the hospital with 12 o'clock stubble and a leather jacket looking like Mad Max. Just make it stop...
    No immobilization on a pedi patient with obvious head trauma, medic shoves cot to doctor and walks away at ER... The list of dumbness goes on and on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    No immobilization on a pedi patient with obvious head trauma, medic shoves cot to doctor and walks away at ER... The list of dumbness goes on and on.
    Yeah, and I really liked when they went to the girl with the head injury in the car and said "turn your head and look at me". I would be ashamed to be their technical advisor. He's definitely no Jim Page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gunnyv View Post
    Yeah, and I really liked when they went to the girl with the head injury in the car and said "turn your head and look at me". I would be ashamed to be their technical advisor. He's definitely no Jim Page.
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