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    Post Protecting animals in a disaster

    For those of you in the Denver area...this opportunity!
    Saturday, September 21st.

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    DENVER - The animal disaster relief vehicle, from the cable
    television show Animal Planet Rescue, will be available to provide
    information about how to protect animals during a disaster
    situation from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Washington Park. CONTACT: Anna
    Gonce, (303) 925-9462.
    Proudly serving as the IACOJ Minister of Information & Propoganda!
    Be Safe! Lookouts-Awareness-Communications-Escape Routes-Safety Zones

    *Gathering Crust Since 1968*
    On the web at www.section2wildfire.com

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    Not exactly the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile is it?

    Here's my Animal Rescue Disaster Plan for Wildfire Situation:

    1. Open gates.

    2. Move out of the way.
    Bryan Beall
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    1. See snake.

    2. Lop off snake's head with axe.

    3. Throw into fire.

    4. Watch out for more snakes.

    5. Repeat as needed.
    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

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    Default snakes....

    My uncle retired from the Flagstaff, Arizona FD about 10 years ago. He told me a story about snakes...

    He was on a truck company and had resopnded to a structure fire in a single family rsedience. They forced entry and were doing a search when one of the firefighters in his company felt something "slither" into his bunker coat...it was a snake!

    The homeowner arrived on the scene...he was a professor of Bilogy at the University of Arizona Flagstaff..his specialty was herpetology...the study of snakes. He informed the IC that there were poisonous snakes in the home...among them coral snakes, cobras, rattlers, etc. The IC ordered the structure evacuated and went defensive for the safety of his personnel!
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
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    Good snake = Dead snake
    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

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    Before I joined as a Volle, I was in the local horseman's association. I wrote a horse evacuation program, with those who would haul horses, and those who could hold (stable) them. For 3 years, nothing happened. This year we had a fire - the Rodeo-Chedisky that almost burned the city of Show Low. Guess what - my plan worked just fine. In fact, one of the problems after the fire was the number of volunteer groups that had taken pets, and the owners could not find them! All the horses evacuated were saved!
    If anyone would like to know more, email me.

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    Talking Snakes?!?!

    LOL.... this reminds me of one of the infamous "war stories" that
    is sure to be repeated in the bays or at the company picnic. (And
    I know it's true, as the FF in question was my brother...)

    They respond to a large two level SFD, well involved, with extensions
    pretty much from first floor through the roof. It's knocked down pretty
    quick with everybody that came to play, and soon devolved into mop
    up and overhaul. Power is out (of course) and my brother was tasked
    to go down into the basement to check for any hotspots that may have
    burned through. Down into the basement... light in one hand,
    watercan over the shoulder, with the lighting reminescent of a good
    horror movie.
    Abt two steps from the bottom, footing gets real slick, and he goes
    down to a knee, dropping the light. SPLOOSH! True to it's advertising,
    the light is waterproof, and still glows underwater. So he wades in,
    water up to abt waist-deep (and BTW, it's JAN in VA, so you know how
    *WARM* that wasn't! )
    Light retrieved, ticked at being soaked, he wades around, no smoke
    or nasty burning stuff found, nothing of note to see except, "Hmmm...
    bunch of glass aquariums around, some tipped over. Huh.. maybe
    they used to have lots of fish" and back upstairs to get warmed up.
    Nothing of note until as they're ready to leave, the OIC says something
    to the owner about getting a pump to drain the basement, as it's
    flooded with all the water, etc.
    "How do you know it's flooded?" the reply comes back. "Well, one
    of our guys checked for extensions, and it's about waist-deep."
    "Somebody was down there?"
    "Well, yeah..... why?"
    Turns out, he's a herpetologist for one of the big schools here in
    the DC Metro area, and he had a huge snake collection in the
    basement. (Wondered what all the locks on the basement door
    were for.... )
    Shivers & oogies were had by all! LOL... he still swears to this day
    that he never saw a single one.... I'm guessing that between all of
    the water and the temperature of said water, that the critters were
    too busy trying to stay alive to get upset at the human wandering
    through their midst....

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    Story from the '70s related to me by crusty old Jake I work with.

    "Afternoon EMS call for E-4. Driver (the Jake) and EMT go to 2nd floor apt. (the officer stays with the truck in this neighborhood)where they are met by several of the owner's caged Boas. The Jake turns to say "I hate snakes" to the other guy only to see him at the bottom of the stairs screaming "you're on your own white boy!" The Jake worked the routine call on his own, sweating bullets the whole time.
    "What makes a person run into a building others are running out of?...Character."- Dennis Smith

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    Any slithering, legless ba$tard within 500 feet of old Stayback had best prepare for the biggest b1tchslapping of its life.
    May we never forget our fallen, worldwide.

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    lmao..Stayback..I just about to Sprayed beer all over my keyboard. I agree a good snake = a dead one! (preferably headless)

    I only know of one house where the guy keeps some sort of viper in it and their is no anti-venom anywhere close.. Bet on this It Will Be A DEFENSIVE FIRE!

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    Snakes are fine. I do not mess with spiders. Had an EMS call where a guy had a terantula...he walked. Of course everyone got a kick out of the biggest guy there being scared of spiders, but hey everyone's got their phobias.

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    eeeeeeeeeeekkkkkkkkkkkkk *shivers in disgust*

    I can't even look at snakes on TV, big yucky spiders either, have to look away from TV til gone I hate iguanas/lizards too. Yup I'm a typical chick when it comes to creepy crawly things LOL

    STAYBACK I LIKE YOUR STYLE hehehe
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    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

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    I'm with ALS on this one!!! I'm 6'4" and 270#, but spiders send me at warp speed in the other direction. I can't even watch "Arachnophobia" on TV!! My 5'3" wife handles the 8-legged critters. I do mice and snakes.

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