Thread: Why...?

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    Default Why...?

    Why is a 30 minute SCBA, which only last about 20 minuts, called a 30 minute SCBA?

    Why are UK fire trucks appliances, arent appliances fittings?

    Why are fire sprinklers, which sprinkle water, called fire sprinklers?

    Why does fire service equipment cost so much compared to industrical equipment with the same specs?


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    Originally posted by SamsonFCDES

    Why is a 30 minute SCBA, which only last about 20 minuts, called a 30 minute SCBA?
    Under ideal conditions, the cylinder hold 30 minutes of air. I have seen jakes drain them in less than ten, others can breathe so slowly that they can get 40+ minutes out of one, It's an average!

    Why are UK fire trucks appliances, arent appliances fittings?
    Different terminology, that's all!

    Why are fire sprinklers, which sprinkle water, called fire sprinklers?
    Probably becuase of the pattern of the water when it hits the pendant!

    Why does fire service equipment cost so much compared to industrical equipment with the same specs?
    Liability issues!

    Emergency vehicle chasing lawyers who smell blood in the water whenever there is a fireor any kind of incident, for that matter!
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    Why does a house burn up as it burns down?

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    Fire burns houses up, until the building loses strength and collapses, which intensifies the fire at the bottom, which will then again burn the house up.

    Firefighter's that require more training burn houses down.
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    Why do we park in driveways and drive on parkways?


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    You know that little indestructible black box that is used on planes?
    Why can't they make the whole plane out of the same substance?

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    If "con" is the opposite of "pro", then wouldn't "Congress" be the opposite of "progress"?!?!??!?!?!?

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    Originally posted by SAFD46Truck
    If "con" is the opposite of "pro", then wouldn't "Congress" be the opposite of "progress"?!?!??!?!?!?

    Well Congress doesnt get anything done, so there for we now know why are tax dollars are being wasted to pay their sorry *****es, lol

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    why do you use 2 1/2 inch lines when everyone knows that 2 3/4 inch lines (70 mm) are better.

    Oh I just HAD to get that one in.
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    Since we're asking all of these important questions......

    Why is it that people paint these really big vehicles yellow and insist on calling them fire trucks/engines???

    Sorry... flyingkiwi instigated with that hose size thing so I had to keep it going!!

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