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    Default Hurricane Sandy

    With Hurricane Sandy advancing up the East Coast, all the members and fire departments that are in her path, have some good luck. Stay safe and be careful out there.
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    Stay Safe and Well Out There....

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    Stock up on beer, booze and TP now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    Stock up on beer, booze and TP now.
    Dont forget pickled eggs also.
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    Our dept. took over 100 calls last year in Irene and this is expected to hit us harder. I am about 45 north of NYC.... Captain already has the fridge stocked, TP loaded, all the rigs fueled. Gonna be a busy one.

    Stay safe guys.

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    Getting ready over the weekend. Our area doesn't get affected too bad but the neighboring areas get hit hard with the Susquehanna River and all the creeks. Should be a busy few days.
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    We're gonna get hit hard in Philly

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    Quote Originally Posted by slackjawedyokel View Post
    Dont forget pickled eggs also.
    and rubber chickens.
    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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    Got a call from the local ambulance (who I run with occasionally) asking if I wanted to deploy to NYC. I opted out - looks like we'll have enough to do here.

    We just put our new brush truck into service - looks like it might get christened...
    Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

    Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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    Here in Florida, there's no rain but it's very windy out there.
    Normal is an illusion. What is normal for the spider is chaos for the fly.

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    Don't forget to check (oil level, etc.) over the generators. Test run them, too.

    Make sure fresh fuel is on hand, too.

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    Our generators are fueled and ready, dewatering pumps checked and operational, the diesel tank for the generator@ HQ has been filled, there have been meetings with the Department heads, the EOC @ HQ is ready....
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    Step 1 - find safe place for family to be at.
    Step 2 - button up house best you can.
    Step 3 - pack extra clothes for a few days stay.
    Step 4 - move in to firehouse for standby during storm.

    Yup, we ready here.
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    Im worked for Irene...46 runs in 30 hours...and Im working for Sandy, which they say will be worse....Im here now, made a ton of Pasta-for-fools for the brothers....it should be a wild time....
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    Stay safe fellas! She will have obviously weakened by the time she gets to Ohio but they are saying that there is potential for hurricane force winds on Lake Erie.... unvelieveable
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    Should be an interesting few days ahead at work. Heading in, in a few hours and don't expect to be home any time soon. Tidal flooding started already with this mornings tide and should be very signifgant by this time tomorrow. Hope everyone up and down the coast stays safe.

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    As of 1600 hours, the stae's contemplating closing Va Route 10 @ the Appomattox River bridge, going into Hopewell. This is from tidal flooding and surge...we're barely getting any rain yet here. Gonna get interesting I suspect.

    Everyone Stay Safe!

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    We're looking at wind tomorrow night and Tuesday, but they assure us we'll only see an inch or so of rain.

    It looks like we'll be facing the worst of it overnight. Nap time tomorrow afternoon...

    The generators and the trash pumps are fueled up and ready to go...
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    We got all EMA stuff stocked at our station, and ready!

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    We are located just outside Trenton, N.J. Ready to go. Ladies Aux. took care of the food. Duty crews in place. All of the pumps and hose checked out on Friday.

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    Same here decou. We had EMA open the trailer up for more hoses and pumps/generators. Good luck to you guys in NJ.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior22 View Post
    Same here decou. We had EMA open the trailer up for more hoses and pumps/generators. Good luck to you guys in NJ.
    and if your pumps cant keep up---------remember that purty helmet will work real good bailing water.
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    Up here in PA it looks as though our biggest issue is going to be the Wind. Surprisingly we really don't have anything setup here in Old Forge. Were going to wing it. If the flooding that happend last year happen's again, Its going to be a LONG week... But I'm on crew monday-Wednesday, The girlfriend is crewing her area for the same time. I'll keep you guys updated on how Lackawanna County, PA goes throughout the storm...
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    Quote Originally Posted by VinnieB View Post
    Im worked for Irene...46 runs in 30 hours...and Im working for Sandy, which they say will be worse....Im here now, made a ton of Pasta-for-fools for the brothers....it should be a wild time....
    Recipe please?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bones42 View Post
    Step 1 - find safe place for family to be at.
    Step 2 - button up house best you can.
    Step 3 - pack extra clothes for a few days stay.
    Step 4 - move in to firehouse for standby during storm.

    Yup, we ready here.
    First I want to say to all of you be safe. Were all thinking about you.
    Bones. If you get a chance after the let me know how Long Beach Island holds up. I grew up there and still have family there. But probobaly wont be about to contact them for a few days ifs theres alot of damage. my email is volfireman034@yahoo.com
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    Anytime now we should see the first message about "how can I go there to help, my chief says its ok. I am just going to head up there and volunteer"
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