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    That would rate a 10 on the pucker factor scale!
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    I just saw that a few minutes ago on my local news. Thank God he's okay!

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    I've seen that kind of thing happen some years ago .... the firefighter then wasn't so lucky and suffered some bad burns. Let me tell you - the protective gear you are wearing these days is just for moments like these! Tremendous advances have been made in turnouts over the years and you can be assured it will buy you some needed seconds

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    WOW! Best wishes to all involved. I hope all is well.
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    Glad to see he wasn't hurt bad. Looked like the operator of the ladder was on the ball and making moves when it happened to help the guy. I don't know if that is good or bad i myself have never been on or worked around a ladder.
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    I just watched the local news and they interviewed a chief who said the firefighter is fine.
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    Nah, that was way up on the north side and off my shift. They said he was treated on the scene and went back to work (after changing his boxers!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    That would rate a 10 on the pucker factor scale!
    Yep... no poopin' for him for a month...still too tight.

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    Everyone needs to remember there are some people(maybe even on this forum) right now who are thinking the following...

    "You know...I think he should have been more productive...I think he should have been stuck on a BS EMS run somewhere...or inspecting a building, picking up garbage....something...we aren't getting our tax dollars worth! He was probably sleeping before this fire alarm came in."

    The next time anyone tells you we need to be more productive...think of this brother right here. He almost bit it just doing his non-productive job!

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    SARCASM ALERT:
    I don't understand how he avoided injury because 3/4's and long coats don't protect you.

    BACK TO REALITY:
    Thank goodness this brother is OK!

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    OUCH!!!!!!

    Thank god he is not hurt.......best wishes to him.
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    The way he slid down the ladder, I wonder if he is ex-Navy!
    Job well done to the FEO and glad the jake wasn't hurt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SPFDRum
    The way he slid down the ladder, I wonder if he is ex-Navy!
    Job well done to the FEO and glad the jake wasn't hurt.
    I'm happy to see that it worked for him. When I first came on the fire department we were taught this procedure. As an instructor I also taught it. It's actually easy to do and makes for a quick retreat down the stick. It's actually eaiser to do with 3/4 er's than with bunkers. The bunkers tend to get caught up. ChicagoFF, do they teach this method in the academy?

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    Good to see he is okay. Really cool slide down the ladder, and did not drop his tool...

    But, one question. Where was his pack? The guys in the bucket had 'em...
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    Quote Originally Posted by WaterbryVTfire
    Good to see he is okay. Really cool slide down the ladder, and did not drop his tool...

    But, one question. Where was his pack? The guys in the bucket had 'em...
    What difference would it make...he wouldn't have been using it would he?

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    Just remember fellas...as with any fire photo and/or video clip.....it is just a very minute image of what was going on....

    Unless you were there or talked to the guy...you really can't critisize the incident.

    Just thank God he made it down safe and sound!

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo
    That would rate a 10 on the pucker factor scale!
    Mine goes all the way to 11! I think I would have invented a new scale after that one, and probably would have had to get some new boxers because the old ones would have been dirty and torn from the puckering!
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    I don't know the guy, but thank the Lord that that man is alright.

    My blessings go out to his family. As the misses and I were watching the 7 o'clock news this morning we were both saying that we couldn't even imagen what would be running through our heads had that been me.

    If the man has a wife, I'm sure she knew he was on shift and the exact district his house covers.

    I think we all need to send a thanks to the MAN upstairs for sparring one of our brothers.

    I guess this just hits a little closer to home, since I'm a fellow Chicagoland'er.

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    Fred,

    I think you are getting jaded......

    Nah.....


    But you know there are some out there thinking something else........

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    It's just one more reminder of how incredible you guys (and gals) are! Hats off to all of you! Your courage never ceases to amaze me!

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    "In a News 12 exclusive, we have obtained the radio transmission from the firefighter on the ladder....."

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    Even though it was a severe situation...thats pretty funny to read.

    Glad to hear no one was severely injured!

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    Lucky lucky FF .............what an intense pic ..........3/4 or not ! Chicago.....glad that wasnt you !.....also BIG fire here.........1 FF hurt ......will try and get to FH.com
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    Very lucky man! Must of had a 4 leaf clover on his helmet.

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