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    Default For all those city truckies who talk about tight alleys and double parking...

    Finally found someone with photos:





    Yes indeed, the tree on the near side is between and within the spread of the right side outriggers. Two trees on the opposite side where within the spread of the outriggers, although in front of them.

    Ladder was mainly used because we could, and it made for safer operations -- we're not always this lucky on a SFD to have a spot it can be positioned.

    Went automatic mutual aid to Hampton at the Town Line between our districts early December. Mortlake L-190 arrived about the same time as Hampton ET-212 which is off the left hand side of the frame in another driveway.

    Fire appeared to originate on First Floor to me (arrived late into the incident) and First floor floors where predominantly weak to non-existent on arrival...shall we say as far as I know the cause remains under investigation...and yellow tape remains around the house.

    Made for a pretty ugly operation with 95% exterior operations. Multiple vent holes cut in roof by L-190, lots of tearing walls apart from the outside in, hose work off both ground & aerial ladders, and finally a drenching of the structure in the end with the ladder pipe. Shell & Roof still standing in the end though.

    Water supply by Tanker Shuttle from a pond about 3/4 mile away.

    Driver's quote of the day, "I'll put it there...but you better put that fire out!"
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    Gotta give your Driver a BIG THUMBS UP!!!! Gotta respect the guy who can thread the needle with the ladder. Ahhh how I did love scaring the @#$% out of the passenger in the Ladder....probably why they put me back on a Engine.
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    Driver: "It's ok guys, I know EXACTLY what I'm doing!"

    Crew: "Oh $hit!"
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    Now thats a tight fit!!! I have seen an even tighter fit. We had a fire in a house that had an alley behind it to acess the garage. The alley was only about maybe 10 feet across and there were power lines and street lights everywhere. The engineer got the truck in there and got the Snorkle up and operating a master stream. I wish I had pic. It was nuts

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    Ten things you don't want to hear from the driver/chauffeur/whatever during an event like Dal's:

    1. What trees?
    2. Tell me when we're touching the house.
    3. You know, I never really liked this rig anyway.
    4. I keep forgetting...is this truck tillered?
    5. Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
    6. Probie, get up on top and push those power lines out of the way with a pike pole.
    7. Look, everyone! I see Pooh Bear!
    8. Put ME on a truck company, will they??
    9. Crap, where are my bifocals?
    10. Somebody refresh my memory, which one's the brake?
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    Default Re: For all those city truckies who talk about tight alleys and double parking...

    Originally posted by Dalmatian90
    Driver's quote of the day, "I'll put it there...but you better put that fire out!"
    Man, somebody trusts you guys!

    That's a million dollars worth of rig to be risking on a house fire.

    Definitely a nice parking job however.
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