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I had to leave the river to go to a fire this evening. This house was three storys plus an attic. The owner put his four wheeler in the garage with it smoking. He said that after he filled it with gas that it just blew up. When I got there the house was already on the ground. There was still alot of flames though. If your four wheeler is smoking don't get it near your house. :yes:
 

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Ill be sure to use your advice! :salude:

No, but seriously, that really sucks. My prayers are with the family as they struggle. :thumbsup:

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I fight fires for a living as well and I have a little saying,"We never get called out to respond when someone did something 'SMART'."

You know what cops and firefighters have in common?

They both want to be firefighters. :umm:

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browndogjake said:
You know what cops and firefighters have in common?

They both want to be firefighters.
:umm:

OH BOY! HERE WE GO. AS MANY POLICE AND FIREMEN THAT WE HAVE ON HERE, I DON'T SEE AN END TO THIS FOR A WHILE.
 

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You know what cops, firefighters & ultrasound techs have in common... the all 3 wanrt to be firefighters... with what I do I also get to meet these ****'s that oughta be 1st in line for the Darwin Awards. :yes:

I hope everyone was safe & noone was hurt. :thumbsup:
 

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things like this never cease to amaze me. you didn't really specify so i assume all involved are physically alright. i don't have to say how under-appreciated firefighters & police officers truly are (& ultra-sound techs... :smile: ). thanks for all you guys/gals do... :salude:
 

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Yes everybody was ok. They lost there mobile home to. It was parked right next to the garage. Melted everything. They were able to get there pontoon boat out . This house was way out in the country. It was what we call a tri county fire. I agree about the everybody wants to be a firefighter until they put that air pack on & have to go in a house that is so full of smoke that you can not see your hand in front of your face. That
 

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OK, here is my little "fire" story. This was years ago when I did the volunteer EMT/Firefighter thing. I was trout fishing when my monitor went off. The call was for a tavern that had a kitchen fire. I kept fishing. One fire department was called after another from just about every county around. Well, that got my attention. I drove to my firehouse and grabbed my turn out gear, then went to the location. Tommy's Whiskey River was fully involved.

Before the fire, the place looked like it was build around an old barn. They redid the inside and all that jazz. It was big, gaudy and screamed "********! hang out here!" They had bands that would play on the weekends. Well, that up coming weekend Molly Hatchet (you younger guys might want to google) was playing. Well, as irony follows me around (I swear this is true) "Flirtin' with disaster" comes on the radio as I am driving to the fire. I'm thinking to myself, I hope this is not an omen. Well, I just made it out of the building right before part of the roof collapsed.

I did not care that I "water hammered" the nozzle. I dropped the hose and pulled it out after I got out side. 8 hours later Tommy's was burnt to the ground. (Hang on ... the Tabasco chick is on TV...OK, its over ... man she is hot.) All the water we had was no match for all that old wood. Just because they took the "n" out of barn...did not make it a good place for a bar.
 

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No. I gave it up. I got tired of department politics, backstabbing and in-fighting. I was there to help people, not stoke egos of other members that thought they should be the LT. or the Chief. After 6 years of doing the EMT thing and firefighting from the navy untill the time I quit the department, I had enough. I figured I did my time...I was just burnt out. Filling out trip sheets suck also. Man I hated those things.
 

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I've got one for ya:
There used to be a big pink mansion in our town. One night the old man decided to smoke one before going to bed. He flicked his BIC and poof, :eek: no ugly pink house. I know it wasn't, but it knid of seemed funny because everyone hated that house. The fire investigators determined there was a natural gas leak. Fire so big that it melted the neighbors gutters and vinyl siding. :eek:
I know it isn't really funny but it seemed funny at the time. Nobody was hurt in the firey explosion.
...true story.
 

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browndogjake said:
I fight fires for a living as well and I have a little saying,"We never get called out to respond when someone did something 'SMART'."

You know what cops and firefighters have in common?

They both want to be firefighters. :umm:

Alex Langbell
You dont know nothing until your both :thumbsup:
 

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You know what I do when I get called to a fire? ..."Yep, that's a fire. Dispatch tell fire they better step it up". That's the extent of my firefighting. NO, I don't want to be a firefighter. I'd rather deal with a doped up lunatic than go INTO a burning building. There's a reason people run out!
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I hear ya hunt, I guess im just all around stupid. I run into the burning building and run into them when there is someone in there held up or has a hostage. Dont do to much running into the fires as much as I used to being Capt. I just let the your rookies handle it and I run the scene which at times I wish I was in the fire instead of outside with all you have to put up with. :thumbsup:
 

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I wish some of the sorry ass cops around here would ever help with crowd control on a fire scene. It is funny we will have a powerline down in the middle of nowhere at 4 in the morning and will have 6 deputies out there. Then we will have a fully engulfed house fire in the middle of the hood with not a cop around. there have been times where our chief had to keep an axe with him while pumping the truck, because he was scared of all of the crackheads running around doing whatever they please, because the damn cops are off doing God knows what. :pissed:
 

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I wish some of the sorry ass cops around here would ever help with crowd control on a fire scene. It is funny we will have a powerline down in the middle of nowhere at 4 in the morning and will have 6 deputies out there. Then we will have a fully engulfed house fire in the middle of the hood with not a cop around. there have been times where our chief had to keep an axe with him while pumping the truck, because he was scared of all of the crackheads running around doing whatever they please, because the damn cops are off doing God knows what. :pissed:
hey ga,

tell us how you really feel about it!!!!! :thumbsup:
 

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ga, I understand how you feel I see both sides of it so I know. Our deputies are pretty good about it trying to help out. But your chief needs to make the complaint the the police chief or sheriff about having someone there during times like that. Our sheriff makes it mandatory that a deputy respond to all structure fire until canceled and all wrecks until highway gets there. Someone in your area has to have the power to change this if not in these two fields county council or someone. Best of luck to ya, be safe.
 
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