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    Default Firefighters Tear Apart Wrong House

    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news...l.html?taf=bos

    It is bad enough that the fire department executed their ventilation training on the wrong structure, but could they AT LEAST have been properly attired when filmed? Their ladder practices are atrocious and what kind of homemade roof ladder is that?

    It would be funny if it did not reflect so poorly on every other firefighter out here trying to uphold the dignity and nobility of our profession and if it could not have so easily resulted in firefighter (or at least wannabe) injury or death.

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    I bet if we hand national standards that never would have happened...LOL

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    I read the name of the department. That's pretty funny!
    "BRAINTREE FD"




    We had a guy on my department (before I was hired) who ventilated a porch on a structure fire. Never met him, he was hired somewhere else prior to my being hired. I could just imagine the crap the guy got from all the other guy's.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AZFF25 View Post
    We had a guy on my department (before I was hired) who ventilated a porch on a structure fire. Never met him, he was hired somewhere else prior to my being hired. I could just imagine the crap the guy got from all the other guy's.
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    I think i know that guy..his name was chris Connelly became the chief of a really big department....LOL
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    They went to the wrong house, yeah, but that is not the FD on the roof that you see. That is a board up company covering up the holes. Except for the wrong house, all of the cities that border Boston pretty much have their stuff together. When you first see the headline and then the picture of the house I thought they were doing live burns but apparently they had a fire there not long ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pyroknight View Post
    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news...l.html?taf=bos

    It is bad enough that the fire department executed their ventilation training on the wrong structure, but could they AT LEAST have been properly attired when filmed? Their ladder practices are atrocious and what kind of homemade roof ladder is that?

    It would be funny if it did not reflect so poorly on every other firefighter out here trying to uphold the dignity and nobility of our profession and if it could not have so easily resulted in firefighter (or at least wannabe) injury or death.

    Those were not Braintree jakes... they were the contractors from the boardup company hired to patch the windows and holes in the roof.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pyroknight View Post
    http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news...l.html?taf=bos

    It is bad enough that the fire department executed their ventilation training on the wrong structure, but could they AT LEAST have been properly attired when filmed? Their ladder practices are atrocious and what kind of homemade roof ladder is that?

    It would be funny if it did not reflect so poorly on every other firefighter out here trying to uphold the dignity and nobility of our profession and if it could not have so easily resulted in firefighter (or at least wannabe) injury or death.
    Uh, yeah, that would be the board-up company, not the fire dept.

    Your mistake would be funny if it did not reflect the way many "brothers" on this board fall all over each other to be the first to wag a finger and say, "Tsk! tsk!-SAFETY!" in response to some other firefighters' video.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    Those were not Braintree jakes... they were the contractors from the boardup company hired to patch the windows and holes in the roof.
    Capt. Gonzo is right. That guy owns the board up business and is also a spark. He is based out of the Dorchester neighborhood in Boston, has more radios than the Secret Service and usually is at every fire we respond to. He drives some sort of truck that looks like fire department apparatus but is not. I think his name might be O'Neal. Anyway, that's who he is.

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    ok, I need a history lesson. Where'd the term 'spark' come from
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    "Spark" is a New England term for a fire buff.

    There is a club for fire buffs.. the Boston Sparks Association. Many of them are part of the Metro radio system and have been known to travel all over the MetroBoston, MetroWest and other areas to "spark" at fires.
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    Quote Originally Posted by clancyxdogg View Post
    Uh, yeah, that would be the board-up company, not the fire dept.

    Your mistake would be funny if it did not reflect the way many "brothers" on this board fall all over each other to be the first to wag a finger and say, "Tsk! tsk!-SAFETY!" in response to some other firefighters' video.

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    Other than the navy term for "Spark" or "Sparks" meaning the dorks in the radio room, "Sparky" is commonly used as a somewhat derogatory statement, as in Not Very Bright, as was the case of an officer I worked with in the Army. He was a "bright" new 2Lt with Recce Sqn doing E&E stuff. Took shelter in an old barn, full of hay, and decided to light up a candle.... you can guess the rest of the story.
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    That is damn funny, the homeowners will probably make out well in the end at the expense of the fire department's insurance company. All new roof and other upgrades in addition to the other planned repairs. Kind of reminds me of the time a drunk ran into a broken car that I had parked on the street waiting for GoodWill to take it away as a donation. I ended up getting a chunk of cash from his insurance company that was about 10X's what the tax deduction would have made me. Three losers in that case, the guy went to jail for DUI, the insurance company had to make a pay out, and GoodWill lost a decent donation.....
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    Had an Lt in the Engine in my house who made the mistake of having a hurst tool drill while working in the truck on a car that was NOT abandoned! I would have paid to see the look on his face when the owner came up and asked what happened to her car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    Had an Lt in the Engine in my house who made the mistake of having a hurst tool drill while working in the truck on a car that was NOT abandoned! I would have paid to see the look on his face when the owner came up and asked what happened to her car.
    I could see that happening at our house, some of the guys drive hooptey-mobiles in far worse cosmetic shape that any of the donated practice vehicles.
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    I worked with a guy who went home for lunch one day to find a team of roofers in the process of finishing up putting a spanking new roof on his house.

    They were supposed to be next door.

    After he got over the initial shock,he told them thank you and come back any time!

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    Well, sheesh...whaddya expect from a bunch of Truckies?!?!?!

    Just kidding, guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
    "Spark" is a New England term for a fire buff.

    There is a club for fire buffs.. the Boston Sparks Association. Many of them are part of the Metro radio system and have been known to travel all over the MetroBoston, MetroWest and other areas to "spark" at fires.
    Chief, thanks for the info
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonnyirons2 View Post
    Had an Lt in the Engine in my house who made the mistake of having a hurst tool drill while working in the truck on a car that was NOT abandoned! I would have paid to see the look on his face when the owner came up and asked what happened to her car.
    I've got pictures of a car after that happening. Still waiting for final decision from the insurance company.
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    Not the first or last time for this . My city has 1,000's of vacants, some of which we use to cut roofs . I've heard of one cut by mistake, but remember we might have 10 vacants on the same street, was it 46 or 42 ? Both vacant.

    This one my guess would be, "which house we going to"? " you know the one we had that electrical fire in a while back" ok !

    hey a sheet of plywood and a bundle of shingles does it.

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    my question is will anyone lose there job over this... everyone makes mistakes and yes this was a huge screw up but we all know how the politics of the fire service are. whats going to happen to the CO in charge of this drill
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