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    Default Scenarios you wouldn't believe in training...but true...

    "Ok folks, on arrival you find a 10 wheeler has clobbered a jeep with injuries to both drivers, a structure fire with exposures in a densely populated neighborhood of wood frame multi-family dwellings, a structural collapse, and oh by the way, it's all happening at rush hour on one of the main arteries in the city."

    From this afternoon's Worcester T&G news flash:

    WORCESTER— A ten-wheel dump truck lost control on a gravel-covered Forbes Street this afternoon, striking a Jeep and then going over a ledge into the back of a Paine Street home where it ignited into flames that destroyed a shed, damaged a three-decker, according to preliminary reports from fire officials.

    District Fire Chief Michael O. McNamee said the unidentified truck driver suffered burns and some cuts. He could not say how serious the injuries were. The driver of the Jeep Wrangler was also injured when her vehicle was struck on the right side by the oncoming dump truck. She was also taken to a city hospital. The extent of her injuries also were undetermined.

    She was traveling north on Lincoln Street when the crash occurred about 4:05 p.m.

    A shed at 34 Paine St. was completely destroyed by the fire, which required a second alarm. Interior stairs in the three decker adjacent to the shed collapsed from the impact of the truck into the back of the building.

    The American Red Cross was called to the scene to assist the residents of the building.

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    To further complicate things the incident is reported as two separate incidents. A reported building fire at 34 Paine St. where the truck finally ended up, and a reported truck accident at Lincoln and Forbes St. with entrapment. Paine St is a parallel street to Lincoln St. and lies down a hill some 50 feet below the level of Lincoln St

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    Only in "Wistah"...

    A great job by the Brothers on a fracking hot day!
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    Wistah?

    Woosta!!!

    See, it's even official:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Woosta

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dalmatian190
    Wistah?

    Woosta!!!

    See, it's even official:

    http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Woosta
    That may fly in the projects of Great Brook Valley or the Southside... but the proper way is...

    "Hey.. wheredja go?"

    "I went to Wistah to buy a toastah for my sistah, ya nosy bahstid!"
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    Hey, just remember most gang bang killings in Worcester were committed within eyesight of my old office downtown while I worked there...

    So Great Brook Schmait Brook.

    (Although most of the arrests for said murders did seem to come from there...)

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    Had one very similar to this a couple of years ago, actually....pickup truck vs. fully loaded 18-wheeler (hauling sugar cane to the mill). Head-on collision, two critical entrapments in the pickup, the semi rolled over in someone's front yard, striking the house (naturally). Knocked off and ignited the gas meter (naturally). Spilled and ignited diesel from the tanks (naturally). Knocked off about 10 feet of the corner of the house, which let the fire go straight into the attic (naturally). Meanwhile we're doing extrication on 2 criticals 50 feet away while trying to fight this house fire. Got sued for losing the house (was eventually dropped).....
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    — C.D. Bales, "Roxanne"

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc
    Got sued for losing the house (was eventually dropped).....
    Naturally.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Oh, and reading today's paper...

    Add to the scenario, "And by the way, the truck also took out a utility pole, so there are also downed electrical lines"

    Naturally

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    Naturally
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    Why does this thread all of a sudden feel like a commecial ?
    I.A.C.O.J. "The Cork"

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    Why does this thread all of a sudden feel like a commecial ?

    It leaves you feeling cleansed and refreshed...

    Naturally?

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    Brilliant!
    The comments made by me are my opinions only, not of the Fire and EMS services I am affiliated with.

    I have lost my mind..has anyone seen it? it's not worth much..but it's mine

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    My cat's breath smells like cat food.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    My dog's breath smells like cow poop.

    She thinks it's the best thing that grows in the garden

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire
    My cat's breath smells like cat food.

    ( say it with me).......



    Naturally!!
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    Default The urban dictionary pronunciation is wrong!

    According to the semi-official Wicked Good Guide to Boston English by Adam Gaffin (A Bostonian who looks down on all those who live beyond Route 128) the correct pronunciation is "Wistah" or "Wuhstah."


    I'll never forget the day someone with New Jersey plates stopped me at a rest area on the Mass Pike and asked how to get to "WAR kester." Took me 2 minutes to figure out what the heck he was talking about.
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    Oh well...

    I've talked with people from other parts of the country who had to deal with the Worcester suburb of

    Leicester

    *That* makes Worcester seem easy.

    (For the record, it's pronounced Lester...most silly people from outside the region actually try to pronounce the eic or the ice as the case may be...)

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    On a more serious note, regretfully a week after this incident the driver of the dump truck succumbed to his injuries (2nd & 3rd degree burns).

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