OK. This topic is stolen from another thread, but how about those myths falsehoods and lies we all know so much. What are some of your favorites?
Here's one of mine, one of the guys at a local FD is spreading this one...
"If you don't put it out with the first 250 gallons, it's going to the ground."
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01-16-2001, 08:19 AM #1S. CookFirehouse.com Guest
Everyone Knows That...
01-16-2001, 11:02 AM #2iwood51Firehouse.com Guest
Okay, I've said it before, but it's worth repeating. What's the definition of CHAOS ?
Chief Has Arrived On Scene
01-16-2001, 11:19 AM #3Fire LineFirehouse.com Guest
You guys drive WAY TOO FAST / yout took WAY TOO LONG getting here.
01-16-2001, 01:08 PM #4JAMESBENNETTFirehouse.com Guest
My personal favorite is:
All fires go out eventually!
S. Cook I heard that as 500 gallons, but who's counting!
SERVING FOR PRIDE
PROUD TO SERVE!
01-17-2001, 09:29 AM #5J AlmonFirehouse.com Guest
"No need to set the drop tank...we'll just nurse the pumper."
----Heard just before the house started venting through the roof....
01-17-2001, 12:36 PM #6JOEL KIMBALLFirehouse.com Guest
"Oh my gosh, the structure is one fourth involved. We had better use the 1 1/2" pre-connect so we can save water" I just can't get some people to accept that you will use less water by blitzing with higher GPM. (sigh)
Tell your family you love them
01-17-2001, 03:28 PM #7SFD161Firehouse.com Guest
We can't do it THAT way!!!!!
Because we have always done it THIS way!!!!
VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER....THE UNPAID PROFESSIONAL
01-17-2001, 04:35 PM #8FireloverFirehouse.com Guest
Vehicle 30 (chiefs car) is 10-17 (en-route)
If you sent us to HELL, WE'D PUT IT OUT!!
01-17-2001, 05:08 PM #9ttjjssFirehouse.com Guest
the first one that comes to my mind is
But it will never happen to me !!
01-17-2001, 10:34 PM #10benford1Firehouse.com Guest
My favorite one is.......
When the ladder goes up, the building comes down.
*****The opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of my department********
01-21-2001, 07:45 AM #11RFD220Firehouse.com Guest
After pulling up on the scene of a call and having to maneuver around an erronously parked Chief's car the driver got out of the engine and asked what the hell the Chief was thinking parking in front of the building??
Chief: I needed a good vantage point to run the call.
Driver:WHY DID YOU PARK IN FRONT OF EVERYTHING?? DO YOU CARRY 1000 GALLONS OF WATER AND LADDERS IN THAT f***ING EXPLORER??
Now move that thing before the truck pushes you down the block!
Jeffrey D. Grey-Captain
Roosevelt Fire District-Hyde Park,N.Y.
01-27-2001, 05:39 PM #12RescueDudeFirehouse.com Guest
Try befor you pry!
Hard to believe how many good doors have been broken down that werent locked.
01-27-2001, 06:24 PM #13canmanFirehouse.com Guest
we made a good stop and saved the cellar.
01-28-2001, 01:55 AM #14Co11FireGalFirehouse.com Guest
Some of the guys at our station are always joking around with the "a LOT was saved" line after a structure.
01-28-2001, 01:59 AM #15troll911Firehouse.com Guest
01-28-2001, 04:59 PM #16ThomasFirehouse.com Guest
"I have never seen a cat skeleton in a tree, ma'am"
But, my favorite: "The more money you spend on a firetruck, the better the truck"
[This message has been edited by Thomas (edited 01-28-2001).]
01-28-2001, 05:16 PM #17stevedm_ukFirehouse.com Guest
This one applies to the UK
Give a FF 2 ball bearings -
Lock him in an empty room -
Come back in 30 mins and he'd have lost one and broken the other!
01-29-2001, 02:12 PM #18snowballFirehouse.com Guest
This thing is built so well, it's almost
??? Did I say that ???
01-30-2001, 09:22 PM #19Lieut706Firehouse.com Guest
Given time all fires will burn to a size that you can handle.
All bleeding stops.
The electric company, (wrecker, police, state fire marshal, DEP, etc.) has a 20 min ETA.
Well, yea, it's over the line, but youre there so you'll handle it, OK?
Would have made a great stop, but (pick one) the preconnect was too short- ran out of water - ran out of air - it got into the walls - had to wait for backup - couldnt get prime - had a leak in my mask -
01-30-2001, 09:33 PM #20allhandsFirehouse.com Guest
POSITIVE PRESSURE VENTILATION IS OUR SOP. Try it on a balloon frame three decker.... you'll end up with a foundation.
[This message has been edited by allhands (edited 01-30-2001).]
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