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    Quote Originally Posted by BPFire1618
    Much as I hate responding to blue light topics, I'll add me two cents. Lightbars ruin the look of most vehicles (look decent on pickups though.) But they are POINTLESS unless you are a line officer/chief officer and can/do respond to scene and actually USE the "warning power" of a full-size bar. Lightbars do nothing but attract the attention of cops, who just LOVE to pull over the blue-light brigade (least in my part of Connecticut anyway.) A small LED-dash light is more tasteful and less conspicuous as far as being a cop-magnet.

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    Your better off driving like an A--hole with out blue lights, because with the lights now your an A--hole fireman, and they can cause you more trouble then there worth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    i think it would be kinda awkward having a lightbar on my dashboard?

    I have seen this... ..A Mini-Bar on the passenger side of a Ford Escort with the back covered in tin-foil to reduce the flash-back. {No it wasn't mine. }

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFDPerez
    Your better off driving like an A--hole with out blue lights, because with the lights now your an A--hole fireman, and they can cause you more trouble then there worth.
    Or perhaps you could consider not driving like an @$$hole at all?
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    I agree. I think you should only be given a blue light permit under the conditions of:
    1. Being a SAFE and LEVELHEADED driver. Alot of guys I know drive like maniacs and get p***ed off when somebody doesn't get out of their way for their pickup.
    2. Being a non-probationary/junior/cadet, etc... firefighter. Honestly, I do run a blue light. I have an undercover LED dashlight (low pro lightbar-$500 thru Galls) and I hardly ever use it. I am currently Capt. of my rescue squad's jr prog. and the chief of my FD's prog. I only used my bar 3x in the last 6 weeks. All 3 were for MVA entrap. during rush hour.

    I know I dug myself into a hole, kinda, but I am a SAFE, I repeat SAFE driver.

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    OH WOW we have big bad firemen that pick on young motivated jr ffs cause they like lightbars. You whacker bashers need to get a life. I know the only really good fire fighters out there are the ones that dont respond using lights. Ya right on what planet? yours! get a life

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDoc8404 View Post
    OH WOW we have big bad firemen that pick on young motivated jr ffs cause they like lightbars. You whacker bashers need to get a life. I know the only really good fire fighters out there are the ones that dont respond using lights. Ya right on what planet? yours! get a life
    Did you really have to bring this back? Heres a hint, look at the frickin date before you revive a thread.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDoc8404 View Post
    OH WOW we have big bad firemen that pick on young motivated jr ffs cause they like lightbars. You whacker bashers need to get a life. I know the only really good fire fighters out there are the ones that dont respond using lights. Ya right on what planet? yours! get a life


    WTF? First of all read the date and second of all, I'm not sure if you are a "big bad fireman" or a "big bad explorer", but regardless, is there a reason for the attitude?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDoc8404 View Post
    OH WOW we have big bad firemen that pick on young motivated jr ffs cause they like lightbars. You whacker bashers need to get a life. I know the only really good fire fighters out there are the ones that dont respond using lights. Ya right on what planet? yours! get a life
    You brought back a two year old thread just to give people a little slap on the wrist. Well done.
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    I just started reading these threads and started to see this trend of people attacking any one who said lights. my bad for not reading all the way through the thread. Im about to buy a smart vector for my cherokee. I have seen a few pics of the bar on a cherokee and really liked it. The whole smart pod thing is kinda neat. Oh and so you all know where Im coming from Im a volly ff and a SAR K9 handler with the county. Im a navy corpsman in the reserves aswell.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDoc8404 View Post
    OH WOW we have big bad firemen that pick on young motivated jr ffs cause they like lightbars. You whacker bashers need to get a life. I know the only really good fire fighters out there are the ones that dont respond using lights. Ya right on what planet? yours! get a life
    Good job. Out of your 3 posts, they have been about wackers and lights.

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    Well,if we're going to bring back a two year old thread,here's a few questions I'd like answered by the Explorers:
    1.What are Explorers doing with light bars in the first place?When I joined my old department in 2003,the policy was that you waited 6 months before you could apply to have lights authorized by the Chief.This was for full members and was to get you through the in-house probie training and allowed time to see how you drive POV without lights before trusting you with something that could give the department a bad name if misused.
    I don't even like Explorers getting full turnout gear or the idea of letting them make entry.Let the kids handle rehab passing out drinks and Scooby snacks or gofer tools to hand off at the cold/warm zone border.They can make entry after they turn 18 and become burnable.

    2.Where are they getting $500 for light bars?If I'd asked my Dad for $500 when I was 16,I'd still be trying to get his foot out of my butt.

    3.How much does your insurance increase by adding lightbars?I know,you could just not tell them ;; ,but if you get in an accident(and lots of teenagers do)the insurance company WILL find out if you have them and if you were running them at the time.That will make your insurance rate go up no matter what Dennis Haysbert says while Casey Khane is outrunning his stalkers.

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    My favorite lightbar: Any one that a junior or explorer is not allowed to have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    Well,if we're going to bring back a two year old thread,here's a few questions I'd like answered by the Explorers:
    1.What are Explorers doing with light bars in the first place?When I joined my old department in 2003,the policy was that you waited 6 months before you could apply to have lights authorized by the Chief.This was for full members and was to get you through the in-house probie training and allowed time to see how you drive POV without lights before trusting you with something that could give the department a bad name if misused.
    I don't even like Explorers getting full turnout gear or the idea of letting them make entry.Let the kids handle rehab passing out drinks and Scooby snacks or gofer tools to hand off at the cold/warm zone border.They can make entry after they turn 18 and become burnable.

    2.Where are they getting $500 for light bars?If I'd asked my Dad for $500 when I was 16,I'd still be trying to get his foot out of my butt.

    3.How much does your insurance increase by adding lightbars?I know,you could just not tell them ;; ,but if you get in an accident(and lots of teenagers do)the insurance company WILL find out if you have them and if you were running them at the time.That will make your insurance rate go up no matter what Dennis Haysbert says while Casey Khane is outrunning his stalkers.
    I'll answer you questions.
    1. Explorers don't need light bars for no reason and many don't.
    (I disagree with you about the explorers getting full turnouts, I think its a good thing but its a novelity not a necessity.)
    2. You'd be suprised what kind ofexpensive things kids buy these day with thier parents money.
    3. I have no clue as to how much the insurance would increase but my insurance a year is $2,200 extra if I don't get 80's in school and if I do then its $1,000, so if a explorer had a lightbar it would probally be alot of money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNYexp6012 View Post
    I'll answer you questions.
    3. I have no clue as to how much the insurance would increase but my insurance a year is $2,200 extra if I don't get 80's in school and if I do then its $1,000, so if a explorer had a lightbar it would probally be alot of money.
    What the heck. You get cheaper insurance if you do good in school?? Or do you mean your parents pay more or less depending on how well you do??
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    I got a good student discount through high school and college. There is a correlation between grades and driving, believe it or not. Generally, students who work to get good grades or care enough to pay attention in school are more responsible/mature. This usually parlays behind the wheel too... responsible/mature in one case, generally responsible/mature in most cases.
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