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    I recently completed FFI and got my certificate for a blue light. YAY ME!!!

    I am now shopping around for a blue light of my very own (yes, you heard me) I drive a 91 Subaru Legacy. What can I get in the way of a blue warning light that isn't overkill? (A blue light bar would be OVERKILL) I'm leaning towards the teardrop shaped one I found in a NAPA store here. Thanks.

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    Wink I do declare

    What a fantastically unusual subject-I don't think anyone has covered this before.

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    Well, I have not a clue of where to begin........

    How about a ..........

    Actually you could....nope not that...........

    Could get a....

    Killer lens with a.......

    Everyones got one of those......

    Really depends on how much money you want to spend.



    when you wash the kerosene off of your friend's kitty's arse and refer to it as a "Hazmat Incident" (telling on myself here) LMAO

    You did what with a cat? You've bigger problems than light selection.
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    Just received FFI Certification and already worried about blue lights ? ohhhh My I see more horse meat gettin' beat to a bloody pulp

    In all honesty it really doesn't matter what kind you buy....they're courtesy lights and really not many people pay any sort of attention to them simply because they don't have to. --- If you feel that you need a light {nothing wrong with that} I'd say stay basic....buy one that rotates round and round, plugs into your lighter and doesn't reqiure a 700 gigawatt power pack to operate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    What a fantastically unusual subject-I don't think anyone has covered this before.
    Did you do a Search??
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    Quote Originally Posted by FFConster
    I'm leaning towards the teardrop shaped one I found in a NAPA store here. Thanks.
    How about you lean towards no blue light. Save your money. Get there when you get there.

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    save your money because lights dont get you there quicker. Unless we really have to, we dont use lights or sirens because half the time people slow right down without the whole pulling over bit. It only really helps in intersections.
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    He didn't ,but I did! But what the hell--the answer is obviously the biggest multi-million trillion mega giga thingy bits of candle power--fed from the main power grid and backed up by a emergency generator five football fields big,that will sear steak on the surface of the moon.


    This was in answer to HWoods "Search question"
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    they will all work but remember one thing.

    If you drive fast to the station with a blue light on your an assh0le firefighter who is going to get turned in. If you drive fast to the station with no blue light your just a random assh0le.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    He didn't ,but I did! But what the hell--the answer is obviously the biggest multi-million trillion mega giga thingy bits of candle power--fed from the main power grid and backed up by a emergency generator five football fields big,that will sear steak on the surface of the moon. This was in answer to HWoods "Search question"
    Would you wish to speculate on the length of the electric cord needed to plug this thing in to your average wall outlet? For instance, if it's a three mile run to the station, then the minimum cord length would be 3.3 miles (10% additional for bumps in the road) If there are other factors, such as a 20 mile run in from Grandma's place in the Boonies, then the whole thing begins to look a little....... Odd? I mean, just think of the size of the Cord Reel on top of that poor Subaru.......
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    Extension Cord, HA! I have a reactor from an old Nuke Sub to power my lights. I am sometimes mistaken for the Northen Lights froma distance

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    What about an old lighthouse beacon? Do they make a blue lens for those?? I could not find anything on Galls.
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    Default Flux Capacitor

    In another thread, the question is what would you do with a flux capacitor. I think it may be of some use here. I have one. When I get a call, I simply go back in time and get to the scene before it happens. Our response time is actually a negative number. I can sell you one of these so you won't need a blue light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods
    Would you wish to speculate on the length of the electric cord needed to plug this thing in to your average wall outlet? For instance, if it's a three mile run to the station, then the minimum cord length would be 3.3 miles (10% additional for bumps in the road) If there are other factors, such as a 20 mile run in from Grandma's place in the Boonies, then the whole thing begins to look a little....... Odd? I mean, just think of the size of the Cord Reel on top of that poor Subaru.......
    This has not been released to the general public and I know I can rely on you all not to tell--you can now get the tramcar adaptor--you remember the old tramcars? With the hook from the roof to the power line? This goes onto the main power lines and not only powers the Whacker Light but also feeds the coffee pot/George Foreman Grill/washing machine(for dirty Turnout Gear)/the 68 pager rack /the 15 banks of radio's all tuned to different locations--plus a little extension lead to your pacemaker if you are an older firefighter. Hope this clears up your concern.

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    If you do all of the above, you have to rremember that you may see some very bright lights following you from above...as a 747 will think it's an ILS approach to a runway!
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    Hey guys I found this on www.whacker.com, Old Volkswagon Whacker, only 98,000 miles, with installed lighthouse beacon emergency Light , 2 grill lights, and includes two 10 mile cord reals.

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    well i didnt want to advertise my own car on the forums... but now that its out there, only 65000 dollars! its a bargain price when you consider how much it cost me to 'do it up'
    "There are only two things that i know are infinite, the universe and human stupidity. And im not so sure about the former."

    For all the life of me, i cant see a firefighter going to hell. At least not for very long. We would end up putting out all the fires and annoying the devil too much.

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    Wait I almost forgot the rear view. Your whacker car can not be complete without a 30,000 watt, 138DB air raid siren. Got to get those people out of the way.

    Also a amber traffic bar for the rear
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    Talking Optional extra

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    If you do all of the above, you have to remember that you may see some very bright lights following you from above...as a 747 will think it's an ILS approach to a runway!
    Cap'n-thank you for your timely memo----may I interest you all in the"Gonzo Platform" this is mounted on a 50ft tower on the roof of the vehicle and enables a ex-Navy person/Aircraft Carrier/ Tech1stClass.(The guy with the Ping Pong bats to you and me)to stand on the aforesaid platform and wave off any unwanted aircraft. Anything with a monsoon bucket is OK.

    And before you ask-yes it has a quick action retraction device should you approach bridges and tunnels.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2andfrom
    -plus a little extension lead to your pacemaker if you are an older firefighter. Hope this clears up your concern.
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    you don't need them. they are just a waste of money.plus you just got started what is to say that you will bw there in the next month or so. wait until you KNOW you will be there for a while.

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    I'm not only a wacker....I'm the WACKER PRESIDENT!

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    Take the money you'll spend on a blue light and donate it to your state's burn camp.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ChiefReason
    Take the money you'll spend on a blue light and donate it to your state's burn camp.
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    Awww come on Chief, you didn't even laugh at my joke.



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