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    I read the story about firefighters battling the blaze in Texas with all the Marijuana in it and said they inhaled so much they wouldn't be able to pass drug test. How would your Department handle this situation for the not passing drug screen?

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    Quote Originally Posted by backdraft663 View Post
    I read the story about firefighters battling the blaze in Texas with all the Marijuana in it and said they inhaled so much they wouldn't be able to pass drug test. How would your Department handle this situation for the not passing drug screen?

    http://cms.firehouse.com/content/art...3&sectionId=46
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    Imagine the explanation for having to call an entire shift in on overtime because the entire duty crew is stoned.
    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nmfire View Post
    Imagine the explanation for having to call an entire shift in on overtime because the entire duty crew is stoned.
    It'd probably sound like this " Dude, I need you to come,, like work for me,, see we had this fire (insert stoned laugh here) and like lots of like weed burned, and we like ( insert stoned laugh here) breathed some of it, and we're like, kinda like wasted, so could you like come work for me,,, and on the way in, could you like run thru the drive thru and like pick me up a dozen jelly donuts, I'm feeling like kinda hungry ( insert stoned laugh here )"

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    I'm still wondering, with positive pressure air-paks properly donned and fit tested for how did they end up inhaling smoke? I am to believe that there was so much residue on the turn outs that there was a residual effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by REVANANT View Post
    It'd probably sound like this " Dude, I need you to come,, like work for me,, see we had this fire (insert stoned laugh here) and like lots of like weed burned, and we like ( insert stoned laugh here) breathed some of it, and we're like, kinda like wasted, so could you like come work for me,,, and on the way in, could you like run thru the drive thru and like pick me up a dozen jelly donuts, I'm feeling like kinda hungry ( insert stoned laugh here )"

    Man that was funny!!! sounds like your experienced ? nahh im just kidding

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEck51 View Post
    I'm still wondering, with positive pressure air-paks properly donned and fit tested for how did they end up inhaling smoke? I am to believe that there was so much residue on the turn outs that there was a residual effect.
    I could see it happen. There is always smoke outside a structure, if they are not far enough away when they change out bottles they could inhale some.

    Of course, some might just have had a hard time maintaining a seal, not on purpose of course .

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    It would be our policy to fill out an hazards exposure report.

    On top of that, the crew would probably get a few days off (with pay) to allow them to rest and allow any residual effects to wear off.

    As for how it happened, I agree with Meck51:
    I am to believe that there was so much residue on the turn outs that there was a residual effect.
    All turnout gear would be required to be sent in for immediate decontamination, and all hose, tools, packs, etc. would also have to go through extensive decon.
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    I hope there was plenty of munchies at the rehab area.

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    I actualy typed that backwards, I meant. Am I to believe that there was so much residue that they suffered residual effects?
    Still sounds hokey to me. But, I wasn't there. Who knows what happened.

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    I hope the cops were securing the scene a safe distance away from the stoned firefighters.

    I would hate to see the FD & PD fight it out for the donuts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eaglesrule1024 View Post
    Man that was funny!!! sounds like your experienced ? nahh im just kidding
    Nah, Just worked the door at bar for 10 years, it's the same thing as the drunks calling home for a ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    We fill out an exposure report as soon as we return from the fire.
    Don't forget stopping for Doritos and Jolt on the way back to the station.
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    There's nothing humorous about not being able to pass a drug test, but you have to admit... this whole subject has a funny aspect to it. LOL

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    Didn't this happen last year on "Rescue Me"?

    "'Bong'...that's a funny word..."

    Seriously though, my department would document the exposure as any other such as a bloodborne pathogen, etc.

    I would think that this would be ok with any MRO when provided the documentation.
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    Its happend twice at my house with my Company. Unlucky for me I was off both occasions. But lets just say that the members exposed werent UNHAPPY about it :-)

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    Either way...It is a pretty humorous story given the week this has been. I did like the rehab comment also, that was good.

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    How did they get the rigs back to the station in their condition? Is it legal?

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    call would go like this

    Thank you for calling Dominoes how can I help you?

    Dude...um we would [snicker] um like no want 10 no make it 12 pizzas delivered to ....[yells to the others]hey bob what station are we at? oh yeah dude station 12

    And what would you like on them?

    Everything [chortle]

    would you like some twisty bread with that?

    wha??? dude that would be so cool YEAH.....

    How many?

    Lots we got the muchies from our last call...


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