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Discussion in 'Firefighter/EMS Talk' started by nsb22, Oct 12, 2005.

  1. nsb22

    nsb22 TEAM OAF

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    Going the wrong way on the road, in a ladder truck, in the middle of the day. My Officer didn't really want to, but there was no choice!

    Sitting in the jump seat at 0000 staring at the stars and watching the rear light spinning, wondering why you are running hot to a call when you know you will get released from before you even get there.;)
     
  2. Turk40SW

    Turk40SW

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    Houston, Tx
    Drivin a pumper

    Hopping the median, driving the wrong way down an 8 lane street, at 5pm in Houston

    Q wound all the way up, horns blowing constant, and the look of terror from the faces in the cars going by.
     


  3. nsb22

    nsb22 TEAM OAF

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    cornville!
    I get those faces all the time. Usually from the crew though.;f
     
  4. Tvov

    Tvov

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    Departments have different SOPs for such calls. With us, most times a fire officer will arrive quickly in his pov and slow everyone down. Or, dispatch will relate that a police officer on scene is reporting a false alarm, and a fire officer will radio one truck to respond with traffic, everyone else stay in quarters.
     
  5. nsb22

    nsb22 TEAM OAF

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    cornville!
    That is what usually happens here as well. Page was a dryer that smelled hot, no fire and no smoke. We were second due on that one. After the first company got there, we never heard back from them, which tells me nothing is going on.
     
  6. oldstyle

    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

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    Jacksonville, Fl
    Nothing quite like...

    racing the other ladder crew with their smaller faster truck, and watching them miss the turn, putting YOU first truck "on scene" and leaving THEM as "RIT". ;)
     
  7. RSQMedic

    RSQMedic

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    Greater New Orleans
    being third due and first in because everyone else went to the wrong location ( with the same name )then leaving the late commers to overhaul the leftovers and sit on it the rest of the night.

    No Chief, we would never rag em for that;f ;f ;f

    Steve
     
  8. oldstyle

    oldstyle Jeep Pirate

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    Jan 31, 2002
    Jacksonville, Fl
    Nothing quite like...

    ...forcing through burgler bars and dead bolted doors, black smoke banked down to your knees, and locating the fire...only to realize the ENGINE GUYS didn't keep up, still lost in the dark.;)
     
  9. Surfr

    Surfr

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    Oct 31, 2005
    Nebraska
    Nothing quite like.....

    being second engine in to a working fire, charging up the stairs and finding a confused rook on the hose line....then stealing the nub from him...hehe~2
     
  10. hotpig

    hotpig IAFF Local 4766 CLM

    Nothing quite like...


    Working at Station 2 while Station 1 gets all of the calls.
     
  11. GeoEMTP

    GeoEMTP TX Sheepdawg

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    Apr 4, 2001
    Austin, TX
    Nothing like...

    Nasally intubating a seated pin-in through the driver's side window and the poor, just-helmeted-the-windshield bastard literally sucks the tube out of your fingers...
     
  12. DepChief

    DepChief Get Tous's Rope

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    Outer Banks, NC