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  • Station Wear (Uniform)

    1 2.27%
  • Turnout Bottoms Only

    0 0%
  • Full Turnout

    2 4.55%
  • Full Turnout w/ SCBA

    35 79.55%
  • Depends on fire intensity

    0 0%
  • Depends on my position (noozle man, pump operator, etc...)

    6 13.64%
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    We dont always go on air to a dumpster fire although we should. Car fires are on air. As a side note with dumpster fires, the dept got yelled at after a bad one. We back our tender up and open the dump valve. All 3000 gallons goes right in. No overhaul. Only problem is that the entire load froze in the bottom and the garbage company couldn't lift the dang thing. Kinda funny.


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    Dumpsters- Full PPE, including SCBA. Same nasty crap in a residential or car fire.

    Like others, flood the thing. Why screw with it. I've seen aerials and a hydrant line on the big roll-offs with the intent of just filling the thing until it overflows.

    The only exception is a place we go to on occassion that likes to toss combustible metals into their trash dumpster on accident. Usually a new guy with his head up his tail, but it does happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Why not wear full ppe on any thing with smoke and fire showing? Years back we didn't have scba's and we wore a coat and 3/4 boots along with a half arz helmet.

    Protect yourself as much as you can.
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    The last option in your poll kind of negates the others in my opinion. All 28 of you that picked something else can honestly say that your driver completely dresses up?

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    pipeman1822: I'm the one who picked PPE W/O the B-A, however there are two locations in my response area that, as a D/PO I will require a B-A at the pump panel. We have a Chlorine purification furnace and a hydro-silane coating furnace in the response area. I refuse to be at these locations without B-A being readily available at the pump panel..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    Like others, flood the thing. Why screw with it. I've seen aerials and a hydrant line on the big roll-offs with the intent of just filling the thing until it overflows.
    A lot of trash is moving by rail these days. I've seen some cars with a 2.5" fitting near the top, making it just that much easier to flood them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bcjack View Post
    Carbon monoxide
    Hydrogen cyanide (Think Gas Chamber = Executions)
    Phosgene
    CANCER!!
    Exactly my thoughts as well
    "You see things and you ask, 'Why'? I dream of things that never were and I say, 'Why not'?

    "I used to work in a fire hydrant factory. You couldn't park anywhere near the place."

    "When you are kind to someone in trouble, you hope they'll remember and be kind to someone else. And it'll become like a wildfire."

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    Both guys in the back have full PPE and SCBA on car fires and dumpster fires. No reason to breathe any of that garbage. Read "In the mouth of the Dragon" it is all about the plastics industry and what they knew long ago and the effects it is having on all of us from inhaling to absorption. Yes we used to do things different but now we all should know better and be working hard to avoid any smoke inhalation at all, and lead by example for the new guys. Absorption is harder to avoid but there are precautions that can be taken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Catch22 View Post
    Dumpsters- Full PPE, including SCBA. Same nasty crap in a residential or car fire.

    Like others, flood the thing. Why screw with it. I've seen aerials and a hydrant line on the big roll-offs with the intent of just filling the thing until it overflows.

    The only exception is a place we go to on occassion that likes to toss combustible metals into their trash dumpster on accident. Usually a new guy with his head up his tail, but it does happen.
    I've seen you guys with the stick over a 3 yard dumpster and a line across the parking lot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rm1524 View Post
    I've seen you guys with the stick over a 3 yard dumpster and a line across the parking lot.
    Work smarter, not harder.

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