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  1. #41
    Truckie from Missouri
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    Cool

    This happened just last nite...

    Our station is getting renovated, and there is one of those huge dumpsters in the back lot. I was showing another firefighter how to use the new thermal image camera (TIC). He was walking around, checking things out, and noticed a hot spot on the dumpster. He showed me, and it sure looked like one. We felt the metal, and it was very warm to the touch. Curious to see if we were about to have a dumpster fire, we got a pike pole and started digging... I turns out that during the 100+ degree day, the ceramic toilet in the bottom of the dumpster had retained the heat longer than the steel walls, and was now radiating heat off...

    This one happened several years ago, when I was a station resident at a small town vfd...

    The dispatcher calls me and tells me there is a parrot stuck in a tree at the city park. So, wait until it flies down! Then she informs me that this parrot cannot fly, that a gust of wind carried it up to the tree. Ok, I'll bite. I took the particulars, finished lunch and then got in the pumper.

    Given the nature of the call, I figured it might be best to just do it, not make any fanfare about it, and get back to the house fast! Our station was a few blocks from the sherrif's office, who did our dispatching. The dispatcher who called me was outside on a "fresh air" break. I saw her as I drove by; she saw me and quickly put out her cancer stick and scambled back inside, and I just sank in as low as I could get.

    3-11, are you en route to the rescue?

    Very weakly I replied Yes.

    10-4, stand by for tones.

    DIspatcher, I don't think that'll be necces~ Too late. Now scannerland knows, as well as every other fire department in the county. She broadcasted every detail of the call... Man, oh man, am I gonna get some ***** for this!

    So anyway, I arrived and met the indiviual where I was told he'd be. He explained that this bird's wings are clipped, so he doesn't fly. When I questioned him how this bird that doesn't fly got 18 feet up that tree over there, Oh, a huge gust of wind came along. Huge gust of wind my left big toe! I then explained to him that we were in a of a high pressure center, and that there was no wind to be had, except for that of passing vehicles, and perhaps when we break wind. So I then again asked how the bird got up there... he then admitted it's been a while since the wings were trimmed...

    Ok, now that we got that clear, I explained my plan. We would try one (1) time only with the extension ladder. "Plan B" is that water cannon on top of the truck.

    We set up the ladder, I held it while he climbed it, and just as he got to the bird, you guessed it! It flew to another tree. So, away goes the ladder, on came the pump, and then I started squirting water. I aimed it at the truck of the tree, at the base, and slowly worked my way up, then the bird got the point and flew back to it's cage. Only used a 1/2 tank, too!

    Ken



  2. #42
    Speedi120
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    Ok Well that does it. I love my pooch to much to have her shot out of a tree by water guess she won't be thrown up any trees any time soon.



    Thanks Truckie, me and my son got a good laugh out of your story.

  3. #43
    PGFD236
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    We had just completed training one night when we decided to head back to the station.
    I jumped into the drivers side of our depts
    suburban and FF Wade Brent jumped into the passengers side. We also had 2 Explorer members with us riding in rear seats. I started to drive off when i realized neither Wade nor myself had our seatbelts on. I stopped the truck and told him to buckle up. He got his belt on before I did and I told him that in this model of truck we had to click the belts on at the same time in order for mine to lock. I told him to lock it on 3,
    I counted out loud 1,2,3 click. I looked at him and said great job, he was so proud. I looked into the back seat to find our Jr.s with tears in their eyes from laughing but not out loud so Wade never caught on. Returning to the station I asked Wade if any of the probies knew about the seat belt system and if not show them. He grabbed 3 guys and started giving a class on the proper way to engage the belts. The new guys
    looked at him like he had lost his mind.
    After 5 minutes I went out to the truck looked at Wade and said gotcha. I thought he was going to have a heart attack chasing me.
    Wades a good guy but damn gullible. Stay Safe

  4. #44
    Truckie from Missouri
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    Cool

    At a wreck many moons ago, a deputy and I got the grim task of looking for a patients amputated arm. We found it a short time after we started. This arm is where the victom wore his watch. We looked at it, then eachother, and simultaneously said, Takes a lickin' & keeps on tickin'!

    ***********

    I once went to a reported house fire. A teen was smoking in the bathroom, and heard his parents come home earlier than expected. He ditched his cancer stick in the trash can after he thought it was out. The trash can was immediately adjacent to the toilet. The heat from the resulting fire melted the PVC on the supply pipe, and that pressurized water started putting out the fire. We took the report and left. The parents later came by the station to tell us the damage would be fixed, and that Junior would be doing extra chores for quite some time to pay it off...

  5. #45
    Speedi120
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    Unhappy

    Uh, Truckie,

    Your little guy that is sick, is uh, SICK.

    How did you do that?

  6. #46
    NCFiremedic
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    Talking

    Please don't keep us in waiting!!!! How'd you do that?

  7. #47
    Truckie from Missouri
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    Cool

    I am a Jedi Knight! The Force is strong with me!

    Don't believe that? Good, you shouldn't. I just like keeping the rookies jumping!

    Instead of quickly surfing, just take a around the internet and you'll find some resources!


  8. #48
    Speedi120
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    Truckie,
    That is not fair. As helpful as I have been in my post and you won't help me out here. Hmmm a fireman that won't help a lady. Man this is a sad state of affairs.

  9. #49
    medic3401
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    Lightbulb

    Speedi 120,

    We are from the dark side!!!

    We have put our two half brains together to make a full brain and have figured it out.

    Just go to his post and edit it and you can see what he typed to get those ultra cool smilies!!!!

    Hope this helps.

    NCFiremedic and medic3401


    The dark side will always conquer!

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    If a fire is an emergency to the fire dept., who do they call?

    [This message has been edited by medic3401 (edited August 27, 2000).]

    [This message has been edited by medic3401 (edited August 27, 2000).]

  10. #50
    medic3401
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    Question

    Just trying something out.

  11. #51
    medic3401
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    Question

    Just trying something out.


  12. #52
    Speedi120
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    Wink

    Thanks Gentlemen

    something is wrong and I can't get it to work





    WOOOOOOOHOOOOOO!!!! it worked. now where do I get more?
    [This message has been edited by Speedi120 (edited August 27, 2000).]

    [This message has been edited by Speedi120 (edited August 27, 2000).]

  13. #53
    Fyrball105
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    Red face

    ok, I guess it is finailly time for me to step up and embarass myself. I got two stories, I don't know if they are funny or some may take them as stupid, but i did them and now I look back and laugh****

    First we was dispatched to a Structure fire, fire located in wall around chimney, it was Christmas morning, kind of cold at that time, on arrivel found a log cabin which ment a lot of chopping to get to fire, as we was fighting fire in wall. I was hit by an emergency call from mother nature, I had to do a quick seach of the now fully smoked structure. Every thing turned out ok, I left the room as I found it. Still hear about that one " he's so tough/stupid he took a S**t in a burning house."

    2nd story nothing about bathrooms (for speedi) dispatched too a structure fire, could see header before we got there, knew it was a good one, as the pumper rolled up I gave size-up and opened door to exit truck, my driver decided he didn't like where he was parked, the truck never stoped, as I hit the ground my feet needed to be doing about 30 MPH but wasn't, yeah oh yeah I fell I went spinning down the road on my back. The fall didn't hurt but the noice I got from that yard full of people didn't help the pride department any. I was able to go ahead and fight the fire, we was able to hold the fire to back half of structure...

  14. #54
    Truckie from Missouri
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    Truckie,
    That is not fair. As helpful as I have been in my post and you won't help me out here. Hmmm a fireman that won't help a lady. Man this is a sad state of affairs.
    Not fair? You asking for a special favor? Why is is a sad state of affairs? Letting you learn for yourself rather than just giving you the answer is my philosophy. No sad state about that. Equal opportunity is what that is. I thought you wanted to join a fire department someplace? Asking for special favors will get you nowhere in the fire department. Here endeth the lesson.

    Ken

  15. #55
    Truckie from Missouri
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  16. #56
    Speedi120
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    No, none of my post have said I want to join the fire dept. As a matter of fact I have stated several times that I have no interest in becoming a firefighter. But thats ok Truckie. You aren't the first fireman on this forum that wanted to teach Speedi a few lessons. If learning a few lessons and proving that I have it in me to play with the big boys, then so be it.

  17. #57
    Truckie from Missouri
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    There was a bad wreck one day. The patient's car had left the road and overturned several times, amputating the left ear in the process. Agressive treatment was yeilding marginal results. The patient's condition was still declining. Rescuers were constantly sttempting to asssess responsiveness. Hey, wake up! Can you hear me? Squeeze my hands! Wiggle your toes! The patient remained unresponsive. A short time later the patient was air lifted to a trauma center. It wasn;t three minutes later when someone found the amputated ear. He picked it up and held it in front of his face, Can you hear me now?

  18. #58
    Speedi120
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    There Truckie, that one is for you





    [This message has been edited by Speedi120 (edited August 28, 2000).]

  19. #59
    Firehoney4
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    I recently attended a class during which the Instructor showed pictures of a rescue incident.

    Apparently when the homeowner left for work, he didn't realize his dog was outside. When he got home 8 hours later, he heard a strange noise coming from the woods behind his house. When he investigated, he discovered his 100 lb. German Shephard on a tree limb, 30 feet in the air, hanging on for dear life. He'd been there all day after chasing squirrels. The FD did a great job considering the distance and terrain they had to take their equipment.

  20. #60
    firefighterbeast
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    A painter, was painting the inner walls of a country out house, had the misfortune to fall through the opening and landed in the muck at the bottom. He shouted fire! fire ! fire! at the top of his lungs. The local FD responded with sirens roaring as they approched the PRIVY. Where's the fire called the Chief. No fire replied the painter as they pulled him out of the hole.
    but if I had yelled S*&^ S*&^% S&^% who would have rescued me????

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