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Old 06-27-2010, 16:13   #1
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One of two houses burning at the same time 100 yards apart, results of lighting.

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Old 06-27-2010, 18:16   #2
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One of two houses burning at the same time 100 yards apart, results of lighting.

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How did this call turn out?
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Old 06-27-2010, 19:28   #3
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How did this call turn out?
Both houses had similar damage. Both were vacant. Strange feeling to witness a house get struck and burn nearly across the street from one already "working". Resources were quickly stretched thin!

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Old 06-29-2010, 00:46   #4
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We got a new truck last week:

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Opps.... Wrong new truck. That's the one we got in 1921.

Try this one:

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Here it is. A 1989 Mitsubishi. 1350 litre tank and a three stage Darley pump.

We are a composite station with professional and volunteer firefighters.

The Devonport station is the quietest paid station in the whole country (New Zealand), so us poor vollies get one call every three weeks if we're lucky.

It's the 125th anniversary of the Devonport Volunteer Fire Brigade this year.

www.dvfb.org.nz

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Old 06-29-2010, 22:07   #5
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We got a new truck last week:

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Opps.... Wrong new truck. That's the one we got in 1921.

Try this one:

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Here it is. A 1989 Mitsubishi. 1350 litre tank and a three stage Darley pump.

We are a composite station with professional and volunteer firefighters.

The Devonport station is the quietest paid station in the whole country (New Zealand), so us poor vollies get one call every three weeks if we're lucky.

It's the 125th anniversary of the Devonport Volunteer Fire Brigade this year.

www.dvfb.org.nz

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Sniff, thanks for posting the pic. I always enjoy seeing equipment from other parts of the world. Hope it stays slow for you. We were shaping up for a dry summer but it's been raining on and off for the last 24 hrs now.

Stay safe.
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Old 06-30-2010, 15:15   #6
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Yesterday on rainy Interstate 295.....

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Just another car fire, except no one mentioned to the dispatcher that the car was inside the garage. A three person crew can quickly get spread thin!

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Does anyone else ever get pics? Our morning during shift change....



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Does anyone else ever get pics? Our morning during shift change....
Love the pics, and would love to add many here, but my employer forbids it.
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Mobile Home surrounded by cages and pins full of farm animals. Response distance approx 10 miles, column of black smoke looked impressive on the horizon. Total loss to home but protected the chickens, cows, rabbits, etc..

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Rush hour in the rain on I-295.

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Does anyone else ever get pics?
I'll try to dig some up, but most guys are too busy to get pictures at the beginning of an incident -- there is too much going on. Taking pictures is usually an afterthought.
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This is from 11 years ago. Private contractors were trying to rush a sign replacement job on the weekend, and to save money didn't contact the Utility company to make the power lines safe. The operator of the crane truck knew enough to jump off the truck instead of stepping off (which could have killed him). There is a second truck in back, that got burned from exposure. In this picture we are all just standing there waiting for the Utility trucks to come and secure the power lines, which were still live and you can just see them at the top of the crane.

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I'll try to dig some up, but most guys are too busy to get pictures at the beginning of an incident -- there is too much going on. Taking pictures is usually an afterthought.
Ain't that the truth! We had house fire yesterday and I would have loved some early pics. Deck, wood fence and siding all just getting it. The deck looked like a lake of fire. We did get a pic of the family pet after the fire. Our new guy saw it in the upstairs room where the fire entered the house over from the outside. Not sure how he even noticed it. Dog was unconcious, filthy from soot, and breathing about 60 times a minute. I thought it was dead when it came out. NRB with O2 and it woke up and gradually improved. When it came time to get out it was small enough to carry but wasn't sure how the dog would react. Lots of noise with all the people and fire equipment. Figured it would get scared, bite me, I'd drop it, it would run off in the green belt out back and get eaten by a bobcat while the neighbors watched in horror. So... I pulled the tubing from the mask and used it as a leash. Family came home and was extremely happy.
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Old 08-29-2010, 10:26   #14
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Ain't that the truth! We had house fire yesterday and I would have loved some early pics. Deck, wood fence and siding all just getting it. The deck looked like a lake of fire. We did get a pic of the family pet after the fire. Our new guy saw it in the upstairs room where the fire entered the house over from the outside. Not sure how he even noticed it. Dog was unconcious, filthy from soot, and breathing about 60 times a minute. I thought it was dead when it came out. NRB with O2 and it woke up and gradually improved. When it came time to get out it was small enough to carry but wasn't sure how the dog would react. Lots of noise with all the people and fire equipment. Figured it would get scared, bite me, I'd drop it, it would run off in the green belt out back and get eaten by a bobcat while the neighbors watched in horror. So... I pulled the tubing from the mask and used it as a leash. Family came home and was extremely happy.
Good save! We have used the apparatus as an animal kennel at calls. Works even better when it's not YOUR apparatus.

Tvov, photo ops come easier when you're standing at the pump I try and get a one handed shot with my phone somewhere during the chaos. In the "livestock fire" I stretched a line, helped connect to the tanker, and did a 360 survey before I photo'd what was left. I'd love to get the "arriving shot" more often.
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I'd love to get the "arriving shot" more often.
And those "arriving shots" are always the best!
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A little late but I had this mvc about two hours after a serious one in the same stretch of road. In the picture I'm on my knees just out of the camera view. The kids head is stuck between the top of the drivers door frame and the street. I spent the whole time suctioning the airway.

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Ain't that the truth! We had house fire yesterday and I would have loved some early pics. Deck, wood fence and siding all just getting it. The deck looked like a lake of fire. We did get a pic of the family pet after the fire. Our new guy saw it in the upstairs room where the fire entered the house over from the outside. Not sure how he even noticed it. Dog was unconcious, filthy from soot, and breathing about 60 times a minute. I thought it was dead when it came out. NRB with O2 and it woke up and gradually improved. When it came time to get out it was small enough to carry but wasn't sure how the dog would react. Lots of noise with all the people and fire equipment. Figured it would get scared, bite me, I'd drop it, it would run off in the green belt out back and get eaten by a bobcat while the neighbors watched in horror. So... I pulled the tubing from the mask and used it as a leash. Family came home and was extremely happy.

Did you guys video this? I watched a video on youtube the other day that sounds just like it. Dog looked similiar too. Great job
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Did you guys video this? I watched a video on youtube the other day that sounds just like it. Dog looked similiar too. Great job
I'm not aware of any video, but it's possible. PM the youtube link and I could probably tell you.
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I'm not aware of any video, but it's possible. PM the youtube link and I could probably tell you.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=47bZ21gaH1Q
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Good video.

A local animal group actually raised money to buy my department and a neighboring department "animal masks" which are oxygen masks designed to fit over various size animal mouths. We haven't had to use them yet (been about 5 years now).
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Good video.

A local animal group actually raised money to buy my department and a neighboring department "animal masks" which are oxygen masks designed to fit over various size animal mouths. We haven't had to use them yet (been about 5 years now).
We had a local "do gooder" bring us masks a few years ago as well. I went with a regular NRB till I remembered the doggie mask. By then the dog was concious and wanted no part of the dog mask. It fits too tight like a muzzle, even the largest size. It does form a better seal but the dog hated it and I went back to the NRB. It tolerated that just fine, even with the strap in place.
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Watched the video and it wasn't us. Very similar deal though. Dog looked like it would die and then after some O2, popped right up. A human pt would have been tubed and on the way to Parkland. Go figure.
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This wreck was dispatched as an extrication in a remote location. Luckily, the single occupant had only minor injuries after leaving the road , crossing the ditch, and flipping end over end into the woods.
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We got a new truck last week:

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Opps.... Wrong new truck. That's the one we got in 1921.

Try this one:

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Here it is. A 1989 Mitsubishi. 1350 litre tank and a three stage Darley pump.

We are a composite station with professional and volunteer firefighters.

The Devonport station is the quietest paid station in the whole country (New Zealand), so us poor vollies get one call every three weeks if we're lucky.

It's the 125th anniversary of the Devonport Volunteer Fire Brigade this year.

www.dvfb.org.nz

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Here in the states we call that an Engine, a truck has an aerial ladder on it and no pump....a real truck has a steering wheel in the back as well as the front...
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We had two fund raising 'car washes by fire engine' recently.

It was held on a Saturday morning each time. We made about $1500 in total for our 125th anniversary celebrations to be held in two weeks.

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