Why register? ...To Enhance Your Experience
+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12
  1. #1
    Senior Member NYI4LIFE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    127

    Angry What florida (and surrouding states) need

    I live in Ocala, fl going for my Paid Paramedic/FF and what i dont understand is that, here in florida, they love the sunshine and racing, so.........

    why doesn't florida have firefighting racing drills?




    http://fdracing.com/intro/index.htm

    i think it would make a great show of skills b/c here in florida its sunshine 99% of the time with 70 degrees all year long! ! !


    btw: i'm from Hicksville, Ny (it's in the bld i guess)
    Last edited by NYI4LIFE; 08-27-2004 at 10:16 PM.


  2. #2
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2002
    Posts
    283

    Default

    Are those the Ironmen in the top photo?

  3. #3
    Forum Member Weruj1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    7,857

    Default

    I think it is called a Muster here ...........
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

  4. #4
    Senior Member NYI4LIFE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    127

    Default

    ironmen- not sure


    took pics from "intro to fd racing" page to support my question/statement

  5. #5
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    51

    Default

    Christ those motorized guys are crazy on the ladders! I would be on my *** for sure if I tried that!

  6. #6
    Senior Member Dalmatian90's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2000
    Posts
    3,120

    Default

    Read the link Weruj...these guys are *******wayyyyyyyyyy******* behind the "muster" stage!
    IACOJ Canine Officer
    20/50

  7. #7
    Forum Member Weruj1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 1999
    Location
    NW Ohio
    Posts
    7,857

    Default

    Dal,
    I cannot tell a lie...........I only glanced at the link.
    IACOJ both divisions and PROUD OF IT !
    Pardon me sir.. .....but I believe we are all over here !
    ATTENTION ALL SHOPPERS: Will the dead horse please report to the forums.(thanks Motown)
    RAY WAS HERE 08/28/05
    LETHA' FOREVA' ! 010607
    I'm sorry, I haven't been paying much attention for the last 3 hours.....what were we discussing?
    "but I guarentee you I will FF your arse off" from>
    http://www.firehouse.com/forums/show...60#post1137060post 115

  8. #8
    Senior Member NYI4LIFE's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    127

    Default

    Here's a video from the Point Pleasent "Pea Pickers" site,(using the c "c hose":
    http://www.peapickers.com/Media/02CHoseNorthGreece.mpg

    b-ladder:http://www.peapickers.com/Media/02BL...pencerport.mpg

    here's the site w/ other video images if you want to watch:
    http://www.peapickers.com/

    its very cool in person to watch all the teams, and its a fun day meeting other companies

    [go to www.fdracing.com and look for "links" at the bottom; it'll show you all the teams except Hicksville VFD b/c they are rebuilding their site]
    Last edited by NYI4LIFE; 08-28-2004 at 12:13 AM.

  9. #9
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Feb 2003
    Location
    ohio
    Posts
    464

    Default

    It was a lot of fun when they ran these competitions on
    Feb. 22nd. Don't remember any sunshine and 70 degrees then.

  10. #10
    55 Years & Still Rolling hwoods's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2002
    Location
    Glenn Dale Md, Heart of the P.G. County Fire Belt....
    Posts
    10,739

    Thumbs up Different Strokes.............

    Yeah, We got that. (Thanks, Staples) Or should I say we have something somewhat similar. Our Annual County Convention has two days worth of things to do. Catch is, we do not have any "Racing Rigs" we use our apparatus right out of the station. Couple of examples: Auto Extracation Contest. You Stabilize the Auto, remove all 4 doors, remove the top, and do a dash roll. Winning Times are in the 5 - 6 Minute area. my favorite, "Running Hookup". Engine is parked, shut down, 250 feet from the Hydrant. 8 man team runs 50 feet and boards the apparatus, except the guy who turns on the hydrant (usually me) who runs all the way. Engine drives to the hydrant, hooks up a hard suction sleeve, gets water, runs a 150 2.5 line w/nozzle, charges line, stream from nozzle knocks target over. We've won this one with a time of 28 SECONDS! And there are about a dozen others. It's fun. No special vehicles, no special tools, just everyday people and Apparatus.
    Never use Force! Get a Bigger Hammer.
    In memory of
    Chief Earle W. Woods, 1912 - 1997
    Asst. Chief John R. Woods Sr. 1937 - 2006

    IACOJ Budget Analyst

    I Refuse to be a Spectator. If I come to the Game, I'm Playing.

    www.gdvfd18.com

  11. #11
    MembersZone Subscriber bolivas203's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Brighton, CO USA
    Posts
    96

    Default

    Do I hear dueling banjos?
    Stay alert and be safe.

  12. #12
    Forum Member
    Join Date
    Mar 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    406

    Default

    In my captain's words "We don't care how you do it up North".
    While racing is fun and a good team building sport, I think time could be better spent on the drill field trying to keep firefighters safe by training. There are old fashion tournemnets in florida and several departments in the bigger cities have combat challenge teams.
    The combat challenge is billed as the toughest 2 minutes in sports and its fun to watch, no rainouuts either.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts