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  • Location Florida
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire/EMS
  • Your Primary Role Retired
  • Past Experience Career Firefighter (Retired),Fire Instructor, EMT, Rescue Diver, Haz Mat Tech., Tech. Rescue, Fire Chief (Volunteer - Retired), Fire Commissioner (Retired).

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  2. You should not have kinking issues using a low pressure nozzle if: you are using a good, high quality, kink resistant hose as well as incorporating a stream shaper between the nozzle and the hose. This is the best attack line available: http://www.keyhose.com/images/pdf/combatready.pdf
  3. Most importantly, the mayor and public safety commissioner have their names on the door ... LOL
  4. FDNY vented with the tip of the aerial as a matter of routine. It proved to be quick and effective and did not cause undue wear and tear on the ladder. Fire trucks are tools, unfortunately many departments treat them as parade pieces at the expense of sub-par performance on the fire-ground. BTW, FDNY did not spec their sticks with gizmo's and buff paraphernalia mounted on the working end, so there was no chance of creating additional airborne debris.
  5. Do they do this because they feel salty saying they, "beached their rig"?
  6. Civilian exposure to the audible warning devices of emergency vehicles is of very limited duration. These devices are only in use while the vehicle is en-route to an emergency, meaning the vehicle is moving. So, unless the complainers are keeping pace with and driving alongside the emergency vehicle with their window down rather than pulling to the right side of the road and stopping to allow the emergency vehicle to have the right of way, they are not being injured by the noise, just briefly inconvenienced by it.
  7. Great work by this civil service, union mechanic... Too bad smaller departments are forced to rely on private dealers who are not at all in the business of (or interested in) saving fire departments (and taxpayers) money ...
  8. Is it being replaced or eliminated?
  9. Mileage: 1,495 ... Misprint?
  10. After you watch "The Bronx Is Burning", check out some of this audio from July 4th, 1990 F.D.N.Y. style. Thank you to R1 SmokeEater for making these great memories available. I'll never stop missing this action, the job and the GREAT guys I worked with. Firefighting truly is "The greatest job on earth"...
  11. Here ya go Brother, this link seems to be working:
  12. http://hotshotdelivers.com/
  13. Does anyone have a rundown of the departments that responded to this incident?
  14. When the Sh** is hitting the fan on the fire floor or the floor above, language frequently gets salty. Anyone who has spent some time in zero visibility and high heat while searching for life, forcing doors, getting a line into position or trying to find their way out would likely agree.