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    Anybody out there ever seen anything unexplainable while going to, coming from, or at a call? Something that was so far out of the scope that no one would believe you. Has your department ever been called to something that just did fit the norm in anybody’s book this side of the SiFi channels scripts? Reason for the post is based on something I saw on SiFi the other week. I was flipping channels and stopped on this scene in a firehouse in Somewheresville, PA. These old guys were sitting around talking about being dispatched to a crash and all of a sudden the military shows up and tell them to leave. (probably an experimental aircraft that went down) Anyway that’s about all of it I watched then the other day I got one of my normal magazines and they had a section about UFO and how it was up to fire department and local police to mitigate the scene until someone else got there. I laughed at that. Anyway if you have ever seen anything strange, not just UFO related, send it in. Never had the…….pleasure myself of seeing anything like that but share if you have.
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    How about a house sliding down the street? Man was that a mess!

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    Originally posted by ffexpCP
    How about a house sliding down the street? Man was that a mess!
    Well don't tease like that ... how about some details?
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    also checkout the EMS forum ...........I think we discussed "twilightzonesque" type of things there as well not to long ago............
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    There's another thread floating around with some pretty weird stories, maybe in Off Duty? Jenn might remember what it is called.
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    Originally posted by RspctFrmCalgary


    Well don't tease like that ... how about some details?

    Well then, it’s story time. A few years ago, a lady in my town sold her property but decided to take her house with her. She hired a house moving contractor for the job. She obviously went with the discount company. The company had only one possible route since any other direction would require moving a foot bridge or overhead pole traffic lights. About a quarter mile into the move they get to a 90* turn and the biggest hill in the city. This is when it went bad real quick. The semi wasn’t powerful enough to pull it up such a steep grade so they tried doing it in steps. They would move a foot or two and then throw chalks under the wheels. Finally, something gave and the house slid off the trailer and onto the road. When it slid, one of the support beams hit a 12 y/o kid who was under the truck moving the caulks. The kid was the owner’s son but I’m sure OSHA had a field day. The house finally stopped when the phone company’s truck became one with the garage. At the same time the garbage truck was turning the corner and took out a cop car responding for the rescue. All attempts to move the house failed. We had to wait several hours for the owner to remove the contents of the house before we could demolish it. The boy escaped with minor injuries but the house is history. The city seized the contractor’s equipment until they could pay for the expenses incurred. Some of the equipment is still sitting in the city impound yard today.

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    Strangest thing to ever happen? We got paged out one day and all 12 firefighters who responded were sober. Scared the heck out of me for a week.

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    With all that has gone on in the last twelve months, I fail to see the humor in your comment. . .
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    Originally posted by ullrichk
    With all that has gone on in the last twelve months, I fail to see the humor in your comment. . .
    Ditto.
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    Yeah I don's see the humor in that either......
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    I certainly hope that’s just an ill-timed joke.

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    Originally posted by Cellblock776
    Strangest thing to ever happen? We got paged out one day and all 12 firefighters who responded were sober. Scared the heck out of me for a week.

    I will echo the sentiment that this is in very poor taste. Even if it were said in jest, which I'm trying really hard to believe that it was, it's not funny. There have been debates too numerous and heated to mention regarding alcohol and the Fire Service. The fact that you allude to members of your Department responding while under the influence at any time IS SICKENING. Dark humor is fine, but like everything else there is a time and a place and believe it or not there is even a line not to be crossed.
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    Originally posted by Cellblock776
    Strangest thing to ever happen? We got paged out one day and all 12 firefighters who responded were sober. Scared the heck out of me for a week.
    Please tell me you are joking.... if not... shame!
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    Any Strange, unexplainable things
    Lot's of posts from "new" members since the Chat was closed. Lot's of 1 time posters spouting off about how bad a certain FD is because they are soooo much better.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    With all that has gone on in the last twelve months, I fail to see the humor in your comment. . .
    What's happened in the past 12 months?
    Look, drinking in part of the culture. For Instance, a FF is home with the BBQ grill fired up and is working through a 6 pack when the pager goes off for a bad wreck or a working fire. He jumps in his vehicle and responds. They may pick up a truck or respond directly but they will get there and go to work. The FF may perform CPR on a patient. The good news is that the patient may survive but the bad news is that the patient will blow a .08 in the breathalizer after it's over.<-Now that's a joke.
    It happens. Others have tried to change it and run into a brick wall.
    The topic of the post was strange things we have seen. I posted my reply. If you don't have anything to post on that topic then please move on to the next thread.

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    Ohhhhhhhh I know something strange that I have seen ....... People who actually see the logic in certain things they post........ now THAT'S a joke
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    Originally posted by Cellblock776
    Strangest thing to ever happen? We got paged out one day and all 12 firefighters who responded were sober. Scared the heck out of me for a week.
    Ok, I admit it...I have a sick sense of humor...it gave me a little, tiny chuckle
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    Originally posted by Cellblock776

    What's happened in the past 12 months?
    Look, drinking in part of the culture. For Instance, a FF is home with the BBQ grill fired up and is working through a 6 pack when the pager goes off for a bad wreck or a working fire. He jumps in his vehicle and responds. They may pick up a truck or respond directly but they will get there and go to work. The FF may perform CPR on a patient. The good news is that the patient may survive but the bad news is that the patient will blow a .08 in the breathalizer after it's over.<-Now that's a joke.
    It happens. Others have tried to change it and run into a brick wall.
    The topic of the post was strange things we have seen. I posted my reply. If you don't have anything to post on that topic then please move on to the next thread.
    Cellblock... it's no joke!

    Drinking is not part of the culture! You want to fire up the BBQ and have a few cold ones...fine and dandy. Shut the pager off and wait at least 8 hours after your last brewski before even thinking about responding.

    Anyone who reponds after drinking places everyone on the call and the public in harms way. If theres a line of duty death and the deceased has illegal drugs or alcohol in their system...they do not get the LODD benefits from the PSOB.

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    Funny how you get angry because he mentions beer at firehouse as a joke yet no one bashes the other threads (including a current one) about beer. Instead the posters just sing songs of praise to beer. If beer and firehouses don't mix, then should beer and fire department-oriented web sites?
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    No Adze, I get angry about beer and responding. I don't care where you drink your beer, just don't respond.
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    Originally posted by Bones42
    No Adze, I get angry about beer and responding. I don't care where you drink your beer, just don't respond.
    AMEN!
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    Originally posted by Cellblock776

    What's happened in the past 12 months?

    The topic of the post was strange things we have seen. I posted my reply. If you don't have anything to post on that topic then please move on to the next thread.
    What happened in the last twelve months? Let's start with Andee Huber. Unfortunately, she was not the only one lost because someone "got into the grapes." You can read the LODD notices yourself for more information.

    I know this dead horse has been flogged mercilessly, but there are those in the fire service who just don't get it and it sticks in my craw.

    I'm sorry if I hijacked what might otherwise have been an enjoyable thread.
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