Thread: Thrid Watch Fourm
10-01-2000, 05:05 AM #1TMFirehouse.com Guest
Thrid Watch Fourm
With Third Watch beginning it's second season on NBC this Monday I would like to start a fourm where you post your opinion about that night's thrid watch epsiode. So we sahll begin on Monday.
10-04-2000, 12:38 AM #2URSULAFORHANFirehouse.com Guest
Yeah! Though it's the romance line that's driving us crazy. What's that idiot female paramedic doing, going back to the compulsive gambler ex-husband when she could have Bobby for the asking?
It does seem like the cops have more moral dilemnas in the line of work to face than the firefighters--- wonder if that's true to life?
I did wonder how often EMTs run into protective animals as fierce as that cockatoo. I know my dog (malamute/airdale mix) won't let ANYONE near me he doesn't trust when I'm sick or injured. Luckily, he likes all the folks in our dept. My ex-husband, now, that's another story.
10-07-2000, 10:22 AM #3TruroFAOFirehouse.com Guest
Great show, Third Watch. I'm not sure, though, how I feel about them focusing more on the characters this season. We'll see. And just for kicks- am I the only one who sees Engine 57 is an E-One? FDNY uses Seagraves and Macks only.
10-08-2000, 07:24 PM #4daysleeper47Firehouse.com Guest
That is where you are wrong...engine 47(I think) was an E-One for several years. FDNY ordered it to be a spec. model for future orders. It never came through and the E-One stayed for about 2 years before the Seagrave replaced it. It was made to FDNY specs though and some were quite happy with it...but only a few, from what I understand, the E47 crew didnt like it that much, so it bit the dust.
"When the bell goes ding-ding, its time to get on the woo-woo."
10-08-2000, 11:52 PM #5Neptune 33Firehouse.com Guest
Did anyone catch the number on that Squad that was at the accident? Squad 55, they can never seem to get out of the 55 District! BTW, daysleeper is right, the FDNY had an E-One in 1996 that was shifted into every borough, but I guess the companies didn't care for it.
10-09-2000, 07:57 PM #6TMFirehouse.com Guest
First of all stop the E-One bashing all three of my city's engien compnay's are E-ones there nice and spacious, Seagrave if you have a crew of over four there to small E-ones hold up to ten firefighters. One thing is where is the Engine company half the time they sgolud roll with the bus on an EMS call. "BOY 55"
10-17-2000, 06:15 PM #7TMFirehouse.com Guest
Hello any one out there, So people tell me what you though tbaout last nights thrid wathc epsiode 10-17-00, Tell me what you thought
10-17-2000, 06:26 PM #8FF McDonaldFirehouse.com Guest
The E-one engine that you are talking about was built with a raised roof -- the E-One that NBC is currently using is on loan to them from E-One -- it has a flat roof, in order to look more like the Seagrave's that NYC uses.
TM- NYC fire apparatus don't need to hold 10 firefighters - they hold a crew of 5, and henceforth don't need huge crew cabs found on other apparatus. E-One did bid with all the other apparatus manufacturers-- they just didn't win the bid.
I just hope that the producers of the show remember that the Fire Department is also included in the show-- and start showing some Fire!!
"In Omnia Paratus"
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10-17-2000, 11:50 PM #9Neptune 33Firehouse.com Guest
Patience is Key! Next week, (10/23) Jimmy comes back, the show focus' on him, so it'll be with the Firefighters!
10-23-2000, 07:55 PM #10Neen5029Firehouse.com Guest
Finally somewhere where I can hear more about Third Watch then... "Bosco is just the cutest!!!" Although I do have to agree that Bobby and Kimmie should be a couple rather then Kimmie and Jimmy.
As far as last week, what did you all think about Doc's trying to cope with racism etc. I live and work in an area that has a high concentration of hispanics, and the only thing that I find frustrating is that I can't always understand them when I'm trying to treat them...
Anyway, let's keep our fingers crossed that tonight will be as good as the preview looked!
Stay safe ~~Neen
10-24-2000, 02:07 AM #11TruroFAOFirehouse.com Guest
Sorry about the E-One thing. I didn't mean to make it appear like I was bashing them. Several departments around us have E-One rigs. The federal fire dept in Columbus uses a teriffic Hurricane model platform tower. One of the best ladders in the city.
I remember that the one E-One was used a few years ago, but that it just didn't fit in....
All of a sudden, they went from Engine 57 to Squad 55? I could see if they went from 57 Engine to 57 Squad, but why the number change too? Just food for thought...
I'm not sure I like the big focus on characters this season...I think I liked it more last season...And get a load of the truck they use for Ladder 100. I single axle...wow...
Better watch my P's and Q's now, John is just up the way at John Caroll...
10-24-2000, 11:05 AM #12Thoe1Firehouse.com Guest
10-24-2000, 05:57 PM #13Thoe1Firehouse.com Guest
10-24-2000, 06:26 PM #14TMFirehouse.com Guest
First of all Engine 57 did appear in last night's episode on the first fire scene you could see it parked in front of Ladder 100. Besides in the cbas where are the headsets that they where in the rigs. I hate Bosco he is annoying. I think that Doc let his emotions get the best of him. All three Engine's that Monrovia FD uses Engine's 101, 102 and 201 are all E-ones they last a long time we just got rid of our old type 3 1974 E-one Brush rig
10-24-2000, 08:26 PM #15CollegeBuffFirehouse.com Guest
That whole fire sequence made very little sense. Jimmy comes from inside the building to work the hydrant? Where was the operator? Then with the woman ff at the rear with the victim. I'll assume for the time being that she was correct in not venting until they had water. But if the victim broke the window, why didn't the backdraft happen then (if that's what it was) instead of when she opened the interior door? Anybody?
10-24-2000, 10:38 PM #16Neptune 33Firehouse.com Guest
What was with Squad 55? When did they change? I'm glad they are with the FD now, but I hope they work out the bugs!
10-25-2000, 12:04 AM #17ADSN/WFLDFirehouse.com Guest
In reference to the change from Engine to Squad, I would have to guess the tech advisors suggested it. A FDNY "Squad" is an Engine with the majority of equipment that a Truck carries. I't my understanding that they can do both tasks on the fireground. The choice was probably made to give the actors more to do.
Third Watch is the best portrayal of the life of the fireservice and its members since Emergency. It's entertainment, not a training video, sit back and enjoy.
10-25-2000, 05:48 AM #18SMVFDEFirehouse.com Guest
TM... I think we are talking about the same Monrovia FD but I know engine 41 is a 1999 E-One. I run out of staion 41 and I am pretty happy with the engine. Does anyone know how many women are on FDNY??
Exploder (I don't know how I got that name)
10-30-2000, 12:01 AM #19Neptune 33Firehouse.com Guest
I thought about that after I posted, they probably did switch to Squad 55 because of the fact they then would carry the Jaws and do pretty much anything on the fire grounds.
10-30-2000, 07:29 PM #20TMFirehouse.com Guest
E-101 to E-41 meet me ate dept profiles so we can have our own little fourm, You'll see me E-41 acknowledge
10-31-2000, 01:17 AM #21TruroFAOFirehouse.com Guest
Refrence to ADSN/WLFD:
Squads act as an Engine OR a Rescue on the fireground, depending on how they are assigned by the command. I still don't follow how they went from Engine 57 to Squad 55. If Engine 57 was on the firescene a couple weeks ago, then did the entire crew move to a new rig? Or did the old 57 Engine just move to a new station and they got a new Squad? Maybe they'll address that in a future episode...
Good point CollegeBuff...Anyone got any ideas?
10-31-2000, 06:05 PM #22TMFirehouse.com Guest
Well after heearing what you guys had to say I decided to do some research and go to NBC's web site went to third watch and e-mailed the producers asking them why they switched from Engine 57 to Squad 55, They have not yet replied but I should here from them soon. E-101 to E-41 you out there
11-01-2000, 06:18 PM #23TMFirehouse.com Guest
Sorry but no one at NBC was able to answer my questions about why E-57 went from being E-57 to SQ-55, Anybody have any other ideas out there???
11-03-2000, 08:07 PM #24Chris Deyerle - FFFirehouse.com Guest
I think that the show is doing better on the fire part this season then the first season. Last year there was not to much to do with the NYFD, but this season is doing A LITTLE better but could use more NYFD action.
You're welcome Engine 101
Chris Deyerle - HSFD
ALL VOLENTEERS FF
11-04-2000, 04:05 AM #25spongeFirehouse.com Guest
Apparently the producers have a thing about the number 55. I wouldn't be surprised if they swapped out 100 Truck for Ladder 55 (except that there really is a Ladder 55 in the Bronx).
If they just wanted to change to a squad, they could have had Engine 57 convert to Squad 57, which is how FDNY has been creating squads over the last 4 years. I don't think companies in NYC swap firehouses like that. Sometimes they'll move a company from one house to another, but swapping an engine and a squad like that probably wouldn't happen.
Of course, they will probably never explain it in the show, because it is just a TV show, and like all TV shows, will be filled with errors that people who do this for real will easily pick out.
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