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    Although it is corny, and not very factual, it is still one of my favorite movies and it is on HBO right now.


    Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale: In a word, Brian, what is this job all about?

    Brian McCaffrey: Fire.

    Donald 'Shadow' Rimgale: It's a living thing, Brian. It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it. To know that this flame will spread this way across the door and up across the ceiling, not because of the physics of flammable liquids, but because it wants to. Some guys on this job, the fire owns them, makes 'em fight it on it's level, but the only way to truly kill it is to love it a little. Just like Ronald.
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    "You go, we go."
    "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

    "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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    That's my Brotherrrr....
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Did you check that door for heat?
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    I ended up watching Backdraft last night because of this... Damn the power of subtle persuasion.
    "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

    "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chenzo View Post
    I ended up watching Backdraft last night because of this... Damn the power of subtle persuasion.
    There was nothing subtle about it. I know your weakness.

    Believe it or not I am going to use a clip from Backdraft while teaching my officer class tonight!!
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    Another interesting Backdraft quote:

    The only problem is that in this job is there's just no place to hide. It's not like having a bad day selling log cabins. You have a bad day here and somebody dies... and that's just not f***ing good enough.
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    Did it look at you? Did the fire look at you?

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    I thought the movie sucked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    I thought the movie sucked.
    Well La de freaking dah. I liked the movie and so do many other firefighters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FyredUp View Post
    Well La de freaking dah. I liked the movie and so do many other firefighters.
    Sorry, but I have a low tolerance for BS. It was a step above Chicago Fire, but barely. I expect movies like that to at least be somewhat believeable, just my thing, I like realism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    Sorry, but I have a low tolerance for BS. It was a step above Chicago Fire, but barely. I expect movies like that to at least be somewhat believeable, just my thing, I like realism.
    Nah, you are just another one of the azz munches on here that accuses me all the time of being an argumentative jerk. Yet when I post a topic like this, meant to be fun, you have to come into it and be a king sized ****** hat.

    Golly, if I could only be as cool as you...

    Movies are movies, nothing more. If it doesn't say documentary in front of the title it is nothing more than a story with literary license to change some facts and bend reality.

    Oh, thanks for taking a topic that people were having fun with and turning it into another schitt hole. Nice work.
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    "Let's go probies' its lunch time!!".
    "This [lunch] better be good."

    Ahh, the memories that stirred up, along with the old timers smoking in the house and on the rigs. You haven't lived until you've had to empty ash trays that seemed to migrate magically all over the station, or been hit by cigarette ashes, spit, and wet sunflower shells that came from out of the front windows and blew in the jumpseat windows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snowball View Post
    "Let's go probies' its lunch time!!".
    "This [lunch] better be good."

    Ahh, the memories that stirred up, along with the old timers smoking in the house and on the rigs. You haven't lived until you've had to empty ash trays that seemed to migrate magically all over the station, or been hit by cigarette ashes, spit, and wet sunflower shells that came from out of the front windows and blew in the jumpseat windows.
    Ah, the good old days!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnsb View Post
    I thought the movie sucked.

    Amen John.

    Possibly one of the worst threads I've ever seen on here.....now I remember why I very rarely come to this site anymore

    I want to shower after reading this stuff.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJ View Post
    Amen John.

    Possibly one of the worst threads I've ever seen on here.....now I remember why I very rarely come to this site anymore

    I want to shower after reading this stuff.....
    Matty...sarcasm doesn't present itself well on a forum....
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    Hey, at least it was shot in Chicago, using apparatus that looked like Chicago apparatus. Better than some of the stuff you see in movies.

    That said, it wasn't a bad movie. They took a plot line that could have been set in any number of settings, and made is somewhat interesting to a firefighter. If nothing else, you can watch it and laugh at the stuff that's wrong.

    I think I've got the DVD somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MattyJ View Post
    Amen John.

    Possibly one of the worst threads I've ever seen on here.....now I remember why I very rarely come to this site anymore

    I want to shower after reading this stuff.....
    Then start one that lives up to your high standards.

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    "The funny thing about firemen, night and day they're always firemen."
    "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

    "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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    I was at a wild land safety refresher the other day and someone was mad a hell about the movie. He said it was dangerous how it portrayed firefighters as supermen with out an scba most of the time! I have not seen the movie in a long time but remember thinking it was the coolest darn thing I hade ever seen when I was a kid. The line I always remember was when the pyro was trying to get paroled and Shadow asked him what he would like to do to the whole world......" Burn it all." I always liked Donald Sutherland after that movie.

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