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    S. Cook
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    Post Everyone Knows That...

    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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    iwood51
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    Talking

    Okay, I've said it before, but it's worth repeating. What's the definition of CHAOS ?

    Chief Has Arrived On Scene

    LMAO

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    Fire Line
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    Cool

    You guys drive WAY TOO FAST / yout took WAY TOO LONG getting here.

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    JAMESBENNETT
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    My personal favorite is:

    All fires go out eventually!

    S. Cook I heard that as 500 gallons, but who's counting!

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    SERVING FOR PRIDE
    PROUD TO SERVE!

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    J Almon
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    Wink

    "No need to set the drop tank...we'll just nurse the pumper."

    ----Heard just before the house started venting through the roof....

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    JOEL KIMBALL
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    "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

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    SFD161
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    We can't do it THAT way!!!!!


    WHY NOT?


    Because we have always done it THIS way!!!!

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    VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER....THE UNPAID PROFESSIONAL

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    Firelover
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    Vehicle 30 (chiefs car) is 10-17 (en-route)

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    Joel

    If you sent us to HELL, WE'D PUT IT OUT!!

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    ttjjss
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    the first one that comes to my mind is
    But it will never happen to me !!

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    benford1
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    Post

    My favorite one is.......

    When the ladder goes up, the building comes down.




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    *****The opinions expressed are mine and do not necessarily reflect those of my department********

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    RFD220
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    Question

    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!

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    Jeffrey D. Grey-Captain
    Roosevelt Fire District-Hyde Park,N.Y.

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    RescueDude
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    Try befor you pry!

    Hard to believe how many good doors have been broken down that werent locked.
    Stay Low
    RescueDude

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    canman
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    Post

    we made a good stop and saved the cellar.

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    Co11FireGal
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    Wink

    Some of the guys at our station are always joking around with the "a LOT was saved" line after a structure.
    ~Courtney

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    troll911
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    Post

    P.D.'s enroute!!

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    Thomas
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    Post

    "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).]

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    stevedm_uk
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    Wink

    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!

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    snowball
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    Post

    This thing is built so well, it's almost
    "firefighter proof".!!

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    ??? Did I say that ???

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    Lieut706
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    Wink

    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 -

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    allhands
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    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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    Chief802
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    Angry

    "There's no such thing as a re-kindle, It wasn't put out the first time!"

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    SFD161
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    Question

    Everyone knows that..............

    THE CHIEF IS ALWAYS RIGHT!?!
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    WFDRescue2
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    "A new elctronic system? Give us ten minutes...we'll break it."

    This was heard after our department went to the new GPS satellite systems. Which can track a trucks location by three feet of its actual location using a radio antenna.

    "Hey...don't worry guys..nothing a little tin foil can't **** up..

    See yall at the BIG One...


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    Rescue Squad #2
    "First In ~ Last Out"

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    WFDRescue2
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    Wink

    Our Captain to our batt. chief on a scene about 3 months ago

    "Once those engine boys have finshed playing with their water guns...and those truckies realize they can't set up an arial here...you let us know when your ready for the Squad Men to put the fire out!"



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    Rescue Squad #2
    "First In ~ Last Out"

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    mongofire_99
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    It would have burned down faster if the fire department didn't try to put it out.

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