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    I see a trumpet, a nozzle, a ladder, a hook, and a... thing. The pole with the circle on top- what is it? A magic wand? Something to hit people with? This has bothered me for a few years now. Any ideas?

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    Based on what I've seen in all other scrambles, it's "supposed" to be an axe.

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    I believe it is suppose to be what they called a parade torch.

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    Shepherd's Hook??



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    Parade torch.

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    Its a....dikfer


    Sorry couldn't resist

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingHippo View Post


    I see a trumpet, a nozzle, a ladder, a hook, and a... thing. The pole with the circle on top- what is it? A magic wand? Something to hit people with? This has bothered me for a few years now. Any ideas?



    This is referred to as a Firefighter Scramble. It has on it a Speaking Trumpet, cross over by a Nozzle, which is over a Ladder. Also on the scramble is a Pike Pole and Torch. Touches were used back in the horse drawn days to among other things, to carry a flame for the steamer should the fire went out, to light any gas operated street lights and to provide light around the steamer as needed. And as a Parade Torch!!!

    By the way someone said it was an axe! No way that this tool could be confused with an axe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allineedisu View Post
    This is referred to as a Firefighter Scramble. It has on it a Speaking Trumpet, cross over by a Nozzle, which is over a Ladder. Also on the scramble is a Pike Pole and Torch. Touches were used back in the horse drawn days to among other things, to carry a flame for the steamer should the fire went out, to light any gas operated street lights and to provide light around the steamer as needed. And as a Parade Torch!!!

    By the way someone said it was an axe! No way that this tool could be confused with an axe.

    Donít let any Firefighter Symbols bother you. Post or ask questions. That is the only way that you are going to learn about the tradition of Firefighting!!

    I've never heard of that one before (although I've seen it before and wondered what it was). Thanks for the history lesson!
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    Quote Originally Posted by allineedisu View Post
    This is referred to as a Firefighter Scramble. It has on it a Speaking Trumpet, cross over by a Nozzle, which is over a Ladder. Also on the scramble is a Pike Pole and Torch. Touches were used back in the horse drawn days to among other things, to carry a flame for the steamer should the fire went out, to light any gas operated street lights and to provide light around the steamer as needed. And as a Parade Torch!!!

    By the way someone said it was an axe! No way that this tool could be confused with an axe.

    Donít let any Firefighter Symbols bother you. Post or ask questions. That is the only way that you are going to learn about the tradition of Firefighting!!
    Cool, thanks. I am coming to you for questions. : )

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    I dont know that I have ever seen that before ................I know if I did I didnt give 2 s&*ts to ask. Learn something new everyday.
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    You idiots. It is a magic wand that you can also hit people with.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    You idiots. It is a magic wand that you can also hit people with.
    That is the best laugh I have had all night.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnny46 View Post
    You idiots. It is a magic wand that you can also hit people with.
    No wait I am coming to you with all my questions instead.

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    Lightbulb Huh??............

    Awww, for pete's sake people..... It's not a Torch......


    It's a First Generation Illuminating Device........
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Awww, for pete's sake people..... It's not a Torch......


    It's a First Generation Illuminating Device........
    But where did you clip it on your gear, Harve?
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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    But where did you clip it on your gear, Harve?

    Gear?........


    Now, A Bonus Question, For an added 10 Points:

    "What is the Job Title of the Kid who puts Gas in Your Car at the Full Service Pump, and also provides Torch Fuel at the K1 Pump??"
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    Red face

    You know i've also wondered for a long time what that blasted thing was supposed to be. Now I know thanks for the lesson

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    From what I got from Fire Chief Ron Coleman- Each fire company had a younger person designated to carry the RED flamed torch to walk/run ahead of the responding fire apparatus. This lit RED torch would indicated that fire vehicle would be coming through the intersection behind the torch bearer.

    The torch burned RED and thats where we get the RED lights for today's fire units.

    Also- The position title for the person carrying the torch was called a "Vat". (sounds like bat)

    I might be wrong on some of this, but thats the information relayed to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Now, A Bonus Question, For an added 10 Points:

    "What is the Job Title of the Kid who puts Gas in Your Car at the Full Service Pump, and also provides Torch Fuel at the K1 Pump??"
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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Awww, for pete's sake people..... It's not a Torch......


    It's a First Generation Illuminating Device........
    Com'n harve, you should know better than that...it's a Third Generation Darksucker
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    "I did not know that.Party on,Garth."
    Seriously,I've asked what the hook looking thingy was of several people and no one knew.Not all of the technology that we use on a fire scramble is still in use.The tradition remains though.
    Quote Originally Posted by allineedisu View Post
    This is referred to as a Firefighter Scramble. It has on it a Speaking Trumpet, cross over by a Nozzle, which is over a Ladder. Also on the scramble is a Pike Pole and Torch. Touches were used back in the horse drawn days to among other things, to carry a flame for the steamer should the fire went out, to light any gas operated street lights and to provide light around the steamer as needed. And as a Parade Torch!!!

    By the way someone said it was an axe! No way that this tool could be confused with an axe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FrFtr28 View Post
    Petroleum Transport Technician...
    Actually, it's "Retail Motor Fuel Allocation Technician"
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