close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Nothing quite like...

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


  1. nsb22

    nsb22
    Expand Collapse
    TEAM OAF

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    748
    0
    Location:
    cornville!
    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.;)
     

    Wanna kill these ads? We can help!
  2. Turk40SW

    Turk40SW
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    59
    0
    Location:
    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
    Expand Collapse
    TEAM OAF

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    748
    0
    Location:
    cornville!
    I get those faces all the time. Usually from the crew though.;f
     
  4. Tvov

    Tvov
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 30, 2000
    4,463
    312
    Location:
    CT,USA
    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
    Expand Collapse
    TEAM OAF

    Joined:
    Sep 17, 2003
    748
    0
    Location:
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Jeep Pirate

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2002
    623
    0
    Location:
    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
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2004
    9
    0
    Location:
    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
    Expand Collapse
    Jeep Pirate

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2002
    623
    0
    Location:
    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
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2005
    5
    0
    Location:
    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. Turk40SW

    Turk40SW
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2004
    59
    0
    Location:
    Houston, Tx
    lol.. stealin the nub from a rook...
     
  11. hotpig

    hotpig
    Expand Collapse
    IAFF Local 4766
    CLM

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2000
    2,626
    4
    Location:
    SW / West Central Illinois
    Nothing quite like...


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

    GeoEMTP
    Expand Collapse
    TX Sheepdawg

    Joined:
    Apr 4, 2001
    23
    0
    Location:
    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...
     
  13. MBrooks

    MBrooks
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2005
    49
    0
  14. DepChief

    DepChief
    Expand Collapse
    Get Tous's Rope

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2004
    4,908
    0
    Location:
    Outer Banks, NC
    going home in the morning.
     
  15. gloxter

    gloxter
    Expand Collapse

    Joined:
    Jan 2, 2005
    126
    0
    Location:
    NorCal
    Pink chicken at Code 7 ;P