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    Firefighters use snow to put out blaze at remote cabin

    Associated Press
    Mar. 21, 2005 08:45 AM

    HINSDALE, Mass. - Firefighters used their wits - and some snow - to battle a fire in a remote cabin.

    About a dozen Hinsdale firefighters trekked three-quarters of a mile to the burning, one-story seasonal camp on Bullard's Crossing Road on Saturday evening.

    Since the road was not plowed, fire trucks and other vehicles could not reach the scene, and the firefighters had to carry their equipment - including five-gallon water cans on their backs - to reach the cottage. advertisement




    They shoveled snow through a bedroom window and pumped water from the cans that usually are used for brush fires to knock down the cabin's flames. Firefighters were at the scene for more than three hours.

    Fire Chief Larry Turner said it was the first time his people ever had to use snow to put out a blaze.

    The fire, which Turner labeled suspicious, burned out a room in the cabin.

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    Sounds like these folks have the same motto as a Marine Recon unit:

    Adapt and Overcome

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    I did that once during the overhaul phase of a small machine shop fire last year. I got bored and kicked snow on all of the little hot spots in the piles on the ground....lol...

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    Better them than me

    But hats of to them
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    Someone posted it before, adapt and overcome, is a asset today with what we could be dispatched to.
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    Well before I was transfered, my partner and I would play Metallica inside the cab of our rescue when we would go to major car accidents or fires.

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    Hinsdale is a town about 1/2 hour away from me. From what I've read in the paper (the article posted here) and listening to the dispatch, it was a cluster due to lack of access. These guys did a hell of a job with what they had. We've been known to "adapt and overcome", but this takes the cake for inguinuety (sp?). My hats off to Cheif Larry Turner and the brothers from Hinsdale, they show that us rural Berkshirites can get the job done no matter what, along with the rest of the fire service!
    BTW, we got another 10 or so inches of that white stuff overnight.
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    Originally posted by fightn15
    Well before I was transfered, my partner and I would play Metallica inside the cab of our rescue when we would go to major car accidents or fires.
    ???????????????
    "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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    Last year, responded to a report of "explosion and fire" reported by neighbor with no further description. Arrived on scene and found a construction crew milling around a burned-out electric generator - a very large one permanently mounted to a trailer, about the size of a 12 passenger van. Apparently an oil line had split, sprayed oil all over the engine compartment, and when it ignited it blew open all of the panels and had flames up to 10' over the trailer. The construction guys emptied their fire extinguisher to no avail, and then threw snow on it with shovels and bare hands and put it out before we got there.

    Good job!
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    Huh. Good thinking. Now how about adding a snowblower to the engine co. inventory?

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    Originally posted by Bones42
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    I think he meant to be over here.

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