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    Talking 1st Dwelling......actual dwelling

    Yay! Finally i got to fight the beast yesterday. Since I'm a junior I can do exterior operations. So we were 1st engine in they told me to grab 150' of 1 3/4 our attack line and fight it from outside since the house was a total loss. I was on the nozzle with 2 other firefighters they said I did great.

    I'm happy as anything that I finally got to fight the beast for my 1st time on a actual 2nd alarm house fire(dwelling)

    But all in all the man did lose his house so the company is helping him on weekends clean up and rebuild little by little


    **For those who i messed up with the blitz line i edited it correctly**
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    Yay! Finally i got to fight the beast yesterday
    Statements like that kill me.
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    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292
    Yay! Finally i got to fight the beast yesterday. Since I'm a junior I can do exterior operations. So we were 1st engine in they told me to grab 150' of 1 3/4 our Blitz line and fight it from outside since the house was a total loss. I was on the nozzle with 2 other firefighters they said I did great.

    I'm happy as anything that I finally got to fight the beast for my 1st time on a actual 2nd alarm house fire(dwelling)

    But all in all the man did lose his house so the company is helping him on weekends clean up and rebuild little by little
    Yep, takes alot of talent to fill a basement.



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    Originally posted by Bones42
    Statements like that kill me.
    That and 1 3/4" Blitz lines
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    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292
    Yay! Finally i got to fight the beast yesterday.
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    While the young engineer was battling his beast...he lost sight of the fact that one family in their communitry lost everything they had. Getting to fight a fire isn't a joyous occasion...
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    What does Blitz mean?
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    Originally posted by backdraft663
    What does Blitz mean?
    Usually refers to a preconnected line, that size line usually being a cross-lay.
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    Sorry, folks...I'm gonna have to go against the grain here. I think the guy was just happy to fight a fire, that's all. I don't think he really meant any callous disregard to someone else's loss. Hell, I still enjoy a "good worker" but that doesn't mean I WANT someone else to experience the loss/hardship of a fire. Sorry for rambling...I just think that it's still ok to enjoy this job.

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    You never 'want' anyone to have a fire.

    But I'm sure most of us would 'want' to be working in the unfortunate event there is one, so we can put our knowledge, skills, abilities, and experience to use.

    That's how I look at it, atleast.
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    Don't want anyone to have a fire, just want to be there when it happens.

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    Every one remembers their first. I had a auto for my first. Then I had several houses. No big thing. I thought that it was suppose to be like this, what I was getting paid to do, you know houses catching on fire and cars and dumpsters burning.



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    His excitement will be replaced by humility as he gets older.
    Though it comes off sounding selfish, I think what he was trying to convey is that he had his first big fire and did well.
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    I think he was excited..............but lacks the big picture....and look out for the 1 3/4 "blitz" line .........
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    Originally posted by backdraft663
    What does Blitz mean?
    for us, it's a 2 1/2" line with a portable deck gun. Never heard of 1 3/4" Blitz lines, but that doesn't make it wrong. Guessing it means something different to most departments.
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    Bones - I'm with you. Our 'blitz line' is 2.5 however it has one of those big two handled nozzles (you know sort of looks like dumbo!). We also have the option of replacing the nozzle with a portable monitor that can be left unattended if necessary.

    1 3/4 blitz line??? On my rigs 1 3/4 is all your ordinary attack lines.... but heck that's just us.

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    Ha, I didn't notice i put "Blitz Line" in my post sorry for that everyone. my crew pulled the 2.5 blitz i used the 1 3/4 crosslay. Sorry if I got on anyones nerve about that one.


    And the "dumbo" looking nozzle?

    I believe that's called a Black Widow or thats what we call it.

    Again sorry for the mistake.

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    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292
    Ha, I didn't notice i put "Blitz Line" in my post sorry for that everyone. my crew pulled the 2.5 blitz i used the 1 3/4 crosslay. Sorry if I got on anyones nerve about that one.


    And the "dumbo" looking nozzle?

    I believe that's called a Black Widow or thats what we call it.

    Again sorry for the mistake.

    That makes MUCH more sense
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    I am glad that someone finally turned this thread into something constructive. Don't rain on this kids parade. He's waited a long time I'm sure. So his exuberance came through in abundance. Now take him aside and help him learn the finner points of the job. After all isn't that what you're here for, to learn from each other. Noone really learns much from straight critisim(except negitive things) He also mentioned that it was sad the building was lost and the FF's were helping to clean up and rebuild.

    I agree with Chiefreason kid, don't take any interviews.

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    Please take note, he's still a young pup. Gotta get wet sometime.
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    Default Re: 1st Dwelling......actual dwelling

    Originally posted by AsstEngineer292
    Finally i got to fight the beast yesterday. Since I'm a junior I can do exterior operations. So we were 1st engine in they told me to grab 150' of 1 3/4 our attack line and fight it from outside since the house was a total loss. I was on the nozzle with 2 other firefighters they said I did great.
    Glad you got to see some action on the nozzle. I can tell you that with every fire you make -- especially once you begin making interior attacks -- you'll learn more and more. The only people I've met in the business that knew everything were the ones that really knew nothing. Keep your eyes & ears open... and keep learning.

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