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    Default You’ve Got Mail

    Mail box ............................$ 50.00
    4000 thousand feet of LDH…. $25,000
    Custom pumped ………….....…. $400,000

    An action photo of an Assistant Chief screwing up … Priceless!
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    Whoops!
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    That is classic
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    how fast are they laying that out ? Looks kinda quick ..........and oh ya ...........WHOOPS !
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    Instant classic for the all-time greats file. Thanks!
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    You wear the white helmet, yet can hit a hydrant as good as your newest probie.........here's your sign...
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    OOps is right!!!!
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    I've found a few,credit to www.firefighterclosecalls.com

    Here's another WHOOOPS
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    I also want to know how fast they are going, there is almost 50 foot of 5 inch in the air, if you look closely you can see the next coupling already off the truck.

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    Speed was not the main cause although it may have been too slow

    Allow me to explain
    We wish to increase to the hose bed capacity to 2000 feet on the engine in the picture. To do this we need to purchase additional hose and increase the height of the bed.
    To justify the cost of hose and modification several evolutions were conducted to demonstrate the advantages of carrying more hose on this truck. So additional hose was loaded on the truck which now stuck up above the hose dividers. As the hose played off (at an angle and over the hose divider) it hung up momentarily on something drawing tight, (quite tight) you see the results. Had the dividers been taller the hose would not have stuck. The engine that laid the previous line carries 2200 ft and has no problems in 10 years.
    The evolution in the picture was a forward lay with two, 2000 ft lines to a third engine.

    We were of course, lucky that the hydrant man was not injured. Just goes to show you even in the most routine tasks, one should wear all PPE.

    The picture is still funny, as the AC didn’t think we’d have a problem with the hose playing off, or I for that matter but the mail box ……. thats all Him

    PS. The demonstrations were successful, the additional hose and truck modifications were approved.
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    I've notied something over the years. When you go all nice and slow like your supposed to, the hose is flaked out all over the road taking the entire lane. When you lay the hose by accident while going 55+ mph down the highway, it is straight as an arrow along the shoulder and looks beautiful.

    We wanted to put a dump tank where a mailbox was at a structure fire a few years ago. Yanked it out of the ground and tossed it aside. We were nice enough to put it back when the fire was out. In the last 5 years, I think we ran over one persons mailbox, accidental reason I don't recall. The guys on the call repaired and replaced it for the homeowner.

    I can't say I've ever seen a mailbox decapitated by LDH, that is funny.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    We made a run one time when I was detailed out to L-3. We made an extrication with E19, an ambulance and a district major (chief). After we extricted the patient we were all standing around waiting for the wrecker and mopping up. Just then we noticed that there was not one inch of 5" left in E19's bed. Some backtracking located the hose, all 1000' of it, laid out along a highway they drove to get to the scene. There had been high winds and heavy rain and the wind must have picked up the first flake and that was the end of it.

    Damage tally:
    4 sections out of 10 had to be repaired or replaced.
    3 or so cars traveling the road had minor damage from hitting couplings.

    Oops!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    I've notied something over the years. When you go all nice and slow like your supposed to, the hose is flaked out all over the road taking the entire lane. When you lay the hose by accident while going 55+ mph down the highway, it is straight as an arrow along the shoulder and looks beautiful.

    I can't say I've ever seen a mailbox decapitated by LDH, that is funny.

    This is true, however, hose will expand sometimes up to 30% under pressure. That said, even if its flaked out straight after layin it, when you pressurize it it will look all zig-zaged anyway.

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