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  1. #1
    URSULAFORHAN
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    Red face I scratched up the Chief's truck

    thankfully not his personal vehicle, but the department's squad. I backed it up into the apparatus room for the first time and scraped up one fender (didn't break the tailight, thank God). In addition to purchasing copious amounts of icecream, I plan to wash and wax the truck. Any other ideas?

    Firefighter Urs


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    Capt. Skippy
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    How about just going and telling him the truth about what happened? Accidents happen. If you were not paying attention, then own up to your mistake, take your punishment like a man and move on. Learn from and try not to repeat it. Beyond that, call a body shop and have it fixed.

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    Remember - Safety is a way of Life!

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    FireRebel
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    I agree with Capt. Skippy.....set it straight from the start....nothing good will come out of covering it up....

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    URSULAFORHAN
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    I guess I didn't make myself clear--- I told my station capt. right away, then told the Chief. I guess I'm asking for additional ways to clear my conscience.

    FF URS

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    bob1350
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    Well, it was accident and it's over. You're just going to get kidded about it for a long long time until the next person on your dept. does something. We've hit apparatus doors, ran over radios and helmets. You name it, we've done it. Its been 4 years since I dropped my radio into a training grass fire. I still hear about. Its been 5 years since I drove the Hazmat truck 1 block to a gas station and scraped the top corner of it on a light pole. I still hear about. I'm sure everyone else has the same type of stories.

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    FireRebel
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    sorry for the misunderstanding.....let it go! expect some razzing though!

  7. #7
    holton_explorer
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    You scratched up the Cheifs truck...don't worry about it, i've heard of worse. Like a guy who responded to a structure fire, except he frogot to open the garage door before he barreled out of the barn...the door with him.

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    Capt. Skippy
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    URSULAFORHAN

    As others have said, grin and bear it. You did the right thing and as bob1350 said, we all have stories to bear. I haven't damaged any equipment, but was an IC for a false alarm drop. Problem was I got 2/3 of the way through the incident before I realized (thanks to a firefighter) that it was the building next door! I still hear about it at Christmas parties!

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    Remember - Safety is a way of Life!

    [This message has been edited by Capt. Skippy (edited July 08, 2000).]

  9. #9
    Brian Johnson
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    Hey big guy your just going to have to grin and bear it. I put a fire engine into a telephone pole in 1992. The bumber looked like a giant "U". I guess they figured out I better not drive any more, they made me a captain. It's been all uphill since then.

    Signed

    Chief "Bumper"

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    Brian Johnson
    Assistant Chief
    Okinawa, Japan


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    chf jstano
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    Twenty plus years ago I became the reason our fire station has wider apparatus doors.( I still occasionally get ribbed about it.)I'm chief now,so there's hope.Enjoy the forums,it's a great place with some great people! STAY SAFE.

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