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    Default Someone likes their air horn.

    Check out this vid from the crew at Manassas. http://www.manassasfire.com/video/vi...chaple_way.wmv

    Someone likes the Q and airhorn me thinks. I'm not complaining....excuse me, I'm just having a whacker moment.
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    At least I saw buildings, apparatus, and FIRE in this clip. Some of you know what that is a reference to
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    You mean instead of an engine just running down the street for 8 minutes with its sirens blaring?

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    did not even get to see a darn tree on fire in that one.... !!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd4life
    Check out this vid from the crew at Manassas. http://www.manassasfire.com/video/vi...chaple_way.wmv

    Someone likes the Q and airhorn me thinks. I'm not complaining....excuse me, I'm just having a whacker moment.

    This version is better, IMHO.

    http://mikelesnick.mlesnick.com/vide...ure%20fire.wmv

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    Man.. change up the siren tones..... that is mind numbing to listen to the same tone for a long time.

    Also, the driver DID NOT drive over the lines on the ground.

    And Yep, dats a fahhrr. heheehehehe
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    Again, I have never seen a Ladder truck in operation, and have no theory training regarding either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by OSD122

    THAT IS AN AWESOME VID!

    IMHO also better than the first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7

    I have a couple serious questions relating to the "bucket" tactics: (and I ask because I have know skills or experience with one)

    1) why would you use a straight stream only? Wouldn't a narrow fog work better?
    I thought the same, but if you listen right at the end one of the guys says it only burned the roof off. i think they were looking for penetration. AND it's a smoothbore nozzle.

    2) wouldn't it be better to play the stream from closest to farthest, rather than chase the fire around?
    Meh, I don't think it really depends, I'd work fire volume. it seemed heavier in the back.
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    Thanks. I was actually writing my questions and watching at the same time, so I didnt notice the smoothbore until I had already posted. As for any voice over, well.. I was watching the vid at work, so the volume was way down, so I missed any verbal communications.
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    Great video and a nice little job... I can't believe the side of the house next door.... makes me kind of happy I live in a Brick Built House....

    I have to say, there were more Fire trucks that I have ever seen on a House Fire (apart from Buckingham Palace in 2002) And as great as it was to see that highly effective smooth bore monitor (similar to what we have on our standard ladder trucks) I'd have gone for the flexibility offered by a combination monitor on our Platform aerials... open that up on a wider cone to knock those burning roof joists out effectively without blasting them halfway across town...I half expected to see what few remaining things those poor people had to come floating over the top of the roof at any moment.
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    Nice fire, Id like to of seen a fog nozzle used up there. But thats just me. Bet that first floor has about a foot of water standing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteveDude
    Great video and a nice little job... I can't believe the side of the house next door.... makes me kind of happy I live in a Brick Built House....
    Agreed, vinyl siding may be cost effective, but you can clearly see the results in a fire situation. The videos from Manassas VFD are getting better and better, I pay attention to their site closely. I have friends in the area, so I like to keep track of what is going on.
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    Good video with music blend. I love the major use of the airhorn.

    But that "Power Call" siren is by far the weakest electronic siren to date. For the sake of public safety. get a Unitrol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    I love the major use of the airhorn. But that "Power Call" siren is by far the weakest electronic siren to date. For the sake of public safety. get a Unitrol.
    And the tone is freakin annoying, perhaps this is what they were counting on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pfd4life
    And the tone is freakin annoying, perhaps this is what they were counting on.

    Naaaaa....Check out a Unitrol Touchmaster. You guys have seen them also used on COPS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKDQshkDoI4

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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    For the sake of public safety. get a Unitrol.

    Unitrol- Its whats for dinner.


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    Do they still make those P.O.S. sirens I thought that they went out with hard rubber tires on the apparatus A hand crank siren is much better than Unitrol
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    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU
    Naaaaa....Check out a Unitrol Touchmaster. You guys have seen them also used on COPS.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qKDQshkDoI4
    We have them in our new ambo's at work. I love it.
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    Default Power Call Sirens

    The Power Call Sirens are big in DC and the area. The PC are designed to be put on and left on and the Q cycled and or a second electronic also could be used. They usually go hand in hand with Roto-Rays and twin Mars 888 lights. I like them but, where I work we only have lame electronics at least we recently started going all whelen. Give me a Sterling Sirenlight or Q any day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Fyrtrks
    The Power Call Sirens are big in DC and the area. The PC are designed to be put on and left on and the Q cycled and or a second electronic also could be used. They usually go hand in hand with Roto-Rays and twin Mars 888 lights. I like them but, where I work we only have lame electronics at least we recently started going all whelen. Give me a Sterling Sirenlight or Q any day.


    http://www.powercallsirens.com/dx5.htm
    I have also heard that the powercall was popularized in the early 70's by the Philadelphia Police Department- specifically the PPD "Highway Patrol". For those of you unfamiliar, this is considered to be an "Elite" unit of the PPD having citywide jurisdiction, in all areas, not just on highways as the name would suggest. They were once dubbed "Rizzo's Raiders" by a reporter (for former mayor Frank Rizzo) and were known for their brutality (even more so than the average PPD street cop). The powercall was compared to have had the same effect in the black ghettos of North Philadelphia as the two-tone sirens the Nazi's used in the jewish ghettos of Poland in the late 30's and early 40's. "GET YOUR *** OFF THE STREET AND INVISIBLE!"
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    Smooth bore gets you penetration and distance which is what you want during aerial operations.

    I loved the audio in the first video where they say they have to shut down since someone hooked up to the hydrant without the humat.

    I also liked the fact that people in Virginia are no different than our neighbors here is PA and won't get out of the way (white Escalade) or try to out run a truck coming out of the house (red Scion).
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