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    OW!

    Talking electric fences....

    A number of years ago we were called to a semi-rural area to an MVA with persons trapped.

    I rolled in the back up rescue and on arrival, had the ambo's, fireys, and primary rescue crew beginning the extrication (4 in the car)- car ran off the road and got tangled up in a paddock fence and trees, etc.

    When I approached the car, I could hear a distinct "tick", "tick", "tick". I turned to the OIC and asked if the battery had been diconnected, he confirmed it had, but the double checked it anyway.

    This went on for a couple of minutes and you could actually see members twitching whilst they worked!

    It then occurred to me, looking at the fence that the car had gotten tangled up in the electric fence!

    A not so smart firey then went and got bolt cutters (of all tools) and tried to cut the fence wire, but got a boot out of it. Another firey (you don't need to be too smart to be a firey do you? ) then cut them with an uninsulated pair of pliers!!!!
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    Just remember: Always look for any signs hanging from the fence. Funny looking triangles with the tip pointing down and a red or yellow border with a lightning bolt running through it is BBBAAADDDD..... Oh.. and dont pee on the fence posts either


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    Kinda gives new meaning to "having the **** shocked out of you", doesn't it?
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    On the bright side.. his "swimmers" were probably neutralized for a while, so he couldn't procreate!
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    But Adam and Jamie on "Mythbusters"said that didn't work like that.

    In my old district,I was riding my bike one day and I'd noticed a house that had some extra wires around the fence.In addition,I noticed that there was also some conductors and a drop cord running from the fence to the house.
    The dogs didn't look too mean enough to require that so I mentioned it to a couple members who also belonged to the Sheriff's Department.
    A few days later,I was advised to stay away from there,the detectives were working up a case on the residents but didn't know about the electric fencing since it had just been added since their last drive by surveill of the place.
    So it's not just the log truck axle with a chain welded to it and an empty collar that we need to check for before opening a gate.Make sure you're not the first to learn about a meth house's security system.

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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    But Adam and Jamie on "Mythbusters"said that didn't work like that.

    In my old district,I was riding my bike one day and I'd noticed a house that had some extra wires around the fence.In addition,I noticed that there was also some conductors and a drop cord running from the fence to the house.
    The dogs didn't look too mean enough to require that so I mentioned it to a couple members who also belonged to the Sheriff's Department.
    A few days later,I was advised to stay away from there,the detectives were working up a case on the residents but didn't know about the electric fencing since it had just been added since their last drive by surveill of the place.
    So it's not just the log truck axle with a chain welded to it and an empty collar that we need to check for before opening a gate.Make sure you're not the first to learn about a meth house's security system.
    Very good point! Boobie traps are the meth cooker's friend!
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    When nature's callin'
    Don't be stallin'
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    Before you let it flow
    Find a place to go
    Just don't whiz on the electric fence

    If you're gonna explode
    You can use the commode
    Of igloos, cave dwellings or tents
    No need to explain when you gotta drain
    Just don't whiz on the electric fence

    You can swizzle on the sofa
    Piddle in the air
    Tinkle in the toilet
    That's why it is there
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    You can let it rain
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    While waving at ladies and gents
    Just don't whiz on...
    Don't whiz on
    Don't whiz on the electric fence.


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    Having been zapped by touching an electric fence...calling bull****.

    Good video, but they ain't that powerful.

    Another firey (you don't need to be too smart to be a firey do you? ) then cut them with an uninsulated pair of pliers!!!!

    Nah, just good at timing -- watch other guys ticking...cut in between
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    Dal, having been bit by an electric fence also, I'll agree with you that your average fence zap isn't too bad, but I'm guessing that an airport security fence may be different that what we used to keep the stock in.

    That being said, there are parts of this that make it look fake, and parts that make it look real. I'm on the fence* about which it is.



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    Shocking,absolutely shocking.

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    A whole new meaning to the term "blackballed".
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    "Man,I'm really getting a charge out of this."

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    Shocking,absolutely shocking.

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    Sorry cannot Resist the puns--could this be the start of a Pun-fight?

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    I thought MYTH busters proved this one wrong. Maybe we should have them revisit this MYTH. I climbed through a fence while turkey hunting and got knocked on my A**. But This had to hurt, not as bad as lighting your nads on fire but still OUCH.
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    Many years ago I worked in an auto repair shop. The owner had a horse paddock behind the garage. I knew the fence was electric, but just had to touch it (what do you expect, I'm a fire fighter). It hurt enough that I know I'd never intentionally touch one now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KenNFD1219 View Post
    Your capacity to induce puns shows you have a well grounded sense of humor.


    This is getting quite re-Volting (sorry its the best I can un Earth at the moment)

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    Ken::: sounds like something trotter would do, Or shall I say, should do on a regular basis.. How about sticking your tounge to a car battery that sounds like fun also.... I was touching a HEI distriburor while standing in water, as my girlfriend turned over my boat motor, (olds 455 big block) Wrong thing to do. I guess we all make mistakes. It was a shocking experence to say the least.
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    I guess it could be said that a positive result was not achieved? Or is this called negative reinforcement?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MalahatTwo7 View Post
    I guess it could be said that a positive result was not achieved? Or is this called negative reinforcement?
    I'm neutral on it.

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    At least he learned how to "conduct" himself, when urinating in public.
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    I always thought that show picked who was going to test a myth by daring them to:"Hey Adam,you ain't got the stones to take those little white cylinders and that bottle of Midol out of Kari's purse at the end of the month."

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    I thought MYTH busters proved this one wrong. Maybe we should have them revisit this MYTH.

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