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    Question Fir Na Tine????

    I have seen this as one of our forum members signatures, and I was wondering what it translates as. I haven't been able to locate whose signature it is. Can you guys help me out?

    Also...if anyone out there does know latin

    Can you translate the following into it for me?

    Rescuers Under Fire

    Brothers Under Fire

    Brothers In Fire

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    Fir Na Tine is Celtic for "Men of Fire"
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    I believe it means "Men of Fire". I am not 100% sure.
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    WTFD10 has that.................he is a local FF to me and believe the other posters have it correct, right Moe ?
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    RescuHoppy7,

    Its not Celtic its Gaelic.

    To all others,

    Its "MAN OF FIRE" not "men of fire"
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    Originally posted by MOTOWN88
    RescuHoppy7,

    Its not Celtic its Gaelic.

    To all others,

    Its "MAN OF FIRE" not "men of fire"
    I will defer to my esteemed Irish Brother from the Motor City although I was always told than "fir" was men and "far" was man.

    Regardless, it a way of identifying yourself as a firefighter that us fellow Micks will understand
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    Originally posted by LRFireE135
    I have seen this as one of our forum members signatures, and I was wondering what it translates as. I haven't been able to locate whose signature it is. Can you guys help me out?

    Also...if anyone out there does know latin

    Can you translate the following into it for me?

    Rescuers Under Fire

    Brothers Under Fire

    Brothers In Fire

    Thanks!
    I do not know any Latin. However, I used "Fír Na Tíne Braarys" in my tattoo to mean "Men Of Fire Brotherhood". This may not be a literal translation but everyone gets the jist.
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    or is it .............Washington Twp. FF's are REAL bad *****es ?
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    No, it's definitely not that. We can't hold a pike pole to you guys from the BIG CITY!
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    ROFLMAO !!!!!!!!!!
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    What's a Pike Pole?

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    What's a Pike Pole?

    Durn City Slickers, gotta teach 'em everything. It's the thing in this Jake's right hand, Lieutenant:

    http://tinyurl.com/2msvy

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    Just checked my Irish Gaelic text. men is fir, man is fear.

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    LMAO!

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    Thanks Motown I knew it was one of the two
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    Originally posted by Dalmatian90
    What's a Pike Pole?

    Durn City Slickers, gotta teach 'em everything. It's the thing in this Jake's right hand, Lieutenant:

    http://tinyurl.com/2msvy

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    that was real good.
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    Ok, now that we got that out of the way and we all know what it means, does anyone know where I can get some of those stickers?



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    Originally posted by E229Lt
    What's a Pike Pole?
    I believe you NYC guys call them hooks.

    For some reason when I read WTFD's post I had a feeling we would be hearing something from the Lt from NYC. Them and their special words for things.
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    Originally posted by Lewiston2Capt


    I believe you NYC guys call them hooks.

    For some reason when I read WTFD's post I had a feeling we would be hearing something from the Lt from NYC. Them and their special words for things.
    You got it Cap., although I like Dalmation90's definition too.

    We recently got a 6' All Purpose Hook from Firemark Tools and a few of us call it a "New York Hook". We then have to tell the old guys on the department it's the "new style pike pole" so they know what we're talking about
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    Default What is a pike pole?

    Special words...

    Have you ever heard of a Pike pole & Ladder? I haven't..that is why I think it is called a Hook & Ladder. That is what it carries...Hooks and Ladders.
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    Geesh, that station's gotta be tight if they park two modern vehicles side-by-side in there!
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    Default You think that is bad???

    Check out this Brookyln house...also look at the next posting.
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    Yes that is two companies listed above the door!

    Although I remember hearing this house was condemed by the city and the companies are temporarily relocated. Not sure though.

    Many houses have this design or other problems with fitting apparatus through doors built for apparatus in the 1860s Engine Co. 15 which is under renovation is one like that.

    There are other houses that while the front of the house is flush with the street the apparatus floor actually is diagonal in relation to the street. Engine Co. 6, Ladder Co. 117 in Queens, and E281/H&L147 are some that come to mind.
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    Note the door on Engine Co. 6 is not flush with the facade of quarters.
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