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    Thumbs up What is a polecat?

    First of all,you're probably thinking,what the hell does a polecat have to do with the fire service? Absolutely nothing is right! I picked polecat for a user name after discovering that Sparky and Hoser were taken. I just learned recently what a polecat was,from doing a crossword puzzle. I'll give you a hint. they may be striped or spotted. Of course it's a skunk. All right,enough nonsense. I started this thread with far to much time on my hands,however if you wish to have a dialogue on any subject,except firefighting,call in now,the lines are open.

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    Default referred to what is a polecat

    I knew that one! Did have to look it up to explain it to my husband though....

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    Quote Originally Posted by koconnor View Post
    I knew that one! Did have to look it up to explain it to my husband though....
    Shouldn't you be cooking dinner or something?.........
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    Its kinda grab whatever nite, fed the little one, the one thats a little bigger trying to get moving around to eat and the last 2 are working. John-- husbands started his own. Now I know i moved out to the country somewhat, but i do know that polecat nor anyother roadkill is not on the menu.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    THAT would explain the strong odor when I log on........
    I like your style,short and sweet. Thanks for getting the ball rolling,I had my doubts that anyone would respond. I'm going to put you on my buddy list. I thought a skunk was a fitting name, it kind of sums up my moose hunting trip this year. BCNU bro.

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    i always thought a polecat was a stripper...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KBRfiredog View Post
    i always thought a polecat was a stripper...
    My man, You're back safe,thank god. I thought a polecat was just a regular cat that spent time on poles,because i once saw a cat up a tree and its kinda like a pole. Please check in when you can so we know you're safe o.k. bro. Have a good day or night,whatever the hell it is in baghdad. Speaking of which,when i have a probie ask me how long i've been a fireman,I tell him ,"I was fighting fires in bagdhad,when you were in dadsbag. you can use that line if you like.Keep the sand out of shorts bro.

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    Trust the Animal Control Expert to find a cat in a "tree" picture. LOL

    AND since you asked..... ya, skunk works... or weasle depending on your "bend in life", I guess..... Or if you speak English or some foreign language heeheheheehee
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    Pole cat?
    Great pic. bro, We had a call last year for a cat stuck in a culvert. Normally we wouldn't respond,but the dispatcher loves cats so he sent the loser cruiser to render assistance. A plan was formulated to stick an 1 1/2' line in the pipe to flush him out. It worked perfectly,but unfortunately the frisky feline eluded its owner when emerging and was instantly flattened by a passing motorist. true story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polecat View Post
    My man, You're back safe,thank god. I thought a polecat was just a regular cat that spent time on poles,because i once saw a cat up a tree and its kinda like a pole. Please check in when you can so we know you're safe o.k. bro. Have a good day or night,whatever the hell it is in baghdad. Speaking of which,when i have a probie ask me how long i've been a fireman,I tell him ,"I was fighting fires in bagdhad,when you were in dadsbag. you can use that line if you like.Keep the sand out of shorts bro.

    yeah i usually get on here every day i work, which is 48 on 24 off so im on here quite a bit. haha i like that line you give the probies. im gonna have to hold on to it for a few years though. im the youngest guy out here so i dont think that line would work on anyone just yet. who were you out here with?

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    Hey Polecat whats a Loser Cruiser?
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    Never been to Baghdad before. maybe i shouldn't use that line anymore? When you coming back bro and which depts. are you applying to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by polecat View Post
    Never been to Baghdad before. maybe i shouldn't use that line anymore? When you coming back bro and which depts. are you applying to?

    i got here 2 months ago. i wanna do 3 years out here then im gonna test for the Waltham FD. its a city about 8 miles NW of Boston, MA. my dad's been with them for 22 years so i kind of grew up around the department. haha go ahead and use the line, its a good one.

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    Thumbs up Heres a clue. Its manned by the 'stick bitches'.

    Quote Originally Posted by firedog21 View Post
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    Of course, That would be the ladder,arial,platform,you know, that real long firetruck that hardly moves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedog21 View Post
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    Thanks for the info Polecat. See what happens when a Ladder company trys to do an Engines job. A poor Cat gets squished. Pay attention Truckies leave the hoses to the real Firemen. I'm suprised that one of those knuckle draggers couldn't reach in the culvert with thier freekishly long arms, and pull the cat out.

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    Back here in the "sticks", most of the older generation refers to skunks as polecats. So I actually knew one for a change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by firedog21 View Post
    Thanks for the info Polecat. See what happens when a Ladder company trys to do an Engines job. A poor Cat gets squished. Pay attention Truckies leave the hoses to the real Firemen. I'm suprised that one of those knuckle draggers couldn't reach in the culvert with thier freekishly long arms, and pull the cat out.

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    You won't believe this dog. Found out today what actually happened to poor whiskers. Rather then persuading the cat out of the culvert with a little squirt on the backside, the ladder driver operating his pump for the first time in 5 years,inadvertantly delivered 300 p.s.i. The cat was not run over,but lost its life when he struck his head on the mirror of a passing kenworth.

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    Polecat Your freaking killing me here. I'm lmao, you got to be joking right? right?

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    " Fish-On "! No bro,this truly happened, My good buddy was the Lieutenant,and gave me the straight goods. Hey,how about that wind storm yesterday. I came back from a call .to find a 100 foot fir tree had crushed a portion of the station. with water ****ing in all over the dorm. Before I got off duty,I overheard an oncoming ladder crew member,whining that his pillow got wet.

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    We didn't get the winds too bad here polecat (Campbell River). Got some snow though, and had to cut a woman from her suv when she crashed into a B- train hauling oar. I guess 4 wheel drive doesn't help, if you can't keep your vehicle on your side of the road. To bad about the tree hitting your station. Poor ladder guy might not get a full nights sleep. We must follow the same shift then. I'm C shift, nights tonight and tommorow.

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    We were hogging all the wind down here

    And now there's a *****load of snow too! OK well maybe not quite a *****load according to the real world, but this IS Victoria after all.

    Going to be brutal in the morning, probably need skates to get to work.

    Plus they are calling for a wind-chill of -20 freakin' degrees!

    Could be worse though, I could be back in Calgary where it's probably closer to -35C or so with the wind!

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