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    Here's wishing you all a (safe and enjoyable) 'Working fire' on your next shift!!!!
    SteveDude, you can't wish that, all the wackers will crawl out of the sewer and think that we are all evil because we like doing our job, and then we will be called arsonist, and not caring, and then, oh my, I shudder to think what will happen....
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIGNAL99COM
    What is the true definition of a "working fire"?
    it's what the deciding factor is between a signal 98 and a signal 99
    If my basic HazMat training has taught me nothing else, it's that if you see a glowing green monkey running away from something, follow that monkey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrParasite
    it's what the deciding factor is between a signal 98 and a signal 99
    I hate them signal codes..here it would be the deciding factor between a signal 98 and a signal 25S.

    Pretty much any fire that we roll up on that has flames showing and 1 or more compartments involved is considered a working fire. That doesn't make it the true definition but thats how my department looks at it.

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    someone blinked and missed the sarcasm..............
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    Didn't miss it ... Just ignoring it.

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    We dont use the term. First arriving company gives report containing actual address, size, dimentions, occupancy, construction, exposures, any visible fire conditions from light, medium or heavy smoke to visible fire and orders for incomming companies.

    Thus, a typical report would sound as such:

    Engine XX on location (actual address) we have a 3 story middle of the row brick dwelling 18 x 65 bravo and delta same size and dimentions both also appear to be occupied we have medium smoke from the third floor, first engine and ladder in service.
    Just another one of the 99%ers looking up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dickey
    For us a "working fire" is any fire that is in the free burning stage, usually given only durning size up. Basically if you see flames, it's "working" .....
    That's how it's done here.
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    How about this one we went to the other night....

    Does it count?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fieldseng2
    How about this one we went to the other night....

    Does it count?
    Nah.
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    fieldseng2,
    No, that don't count. We call that an "overtime" fire....
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    4 story condo complex under construction. 1 block x 1 block. As you can see fully involved upon arrival. Went to 4 Alarms. 8 aerials in operation and just as many lines on the ground. We finished just in time to take up and go home before our tour was over...No OT SPFD!!!

    Lots of exposure problems. 2 houses on Side C started to catch, and a Jack In The Box on Side D.

    Pic shows what we saw as we were coming in on the 1st Alarm...we were 3rd due.
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    would the picture in the 1000 words post qualify

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