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    Just curious. Is the term "battle can" widely used?

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnjak View Post
    Just curious. Is the term "battle can" widely used?
    Only when wearing a "I Fight What You Fear T-Shirt".

    Seriously, I had not heard "Battle Can" until I saw it here when this thread started. Always been the "Can" or "PW". Though, I have funny story about calling it the "Can". We respond an ambulance automatic aid to all building fires with an adjacent VFD. At one call close to our border, our crew arrived first and the house was occupied so the crew went in, found a light smoke condition. One went outside and told the incoming VFD Chief that the fire was just a smoldering pile of clothes an need a can. His reply was "a can of what?" So clearly, some don't pick up on all the lingo or regional jargon, but I thought the can and irons were two of the most common, both we've had to explain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RFDACM02 View Post
    I thought the can and irons were two of the most common
    The training captain on my VFD is a retired battalion chief from a major urban department in RI. Until earlier this year when I mentioned it, he had never heard the term "irons"....

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    Quote Originally Posted by captnjak View Post
    Just curious. Is the term "battle can" widely used?
    PW down here

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    Just called the can. On my career job I was the hook and can man on the truck.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
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