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Everything posted by BFD389RET

  1. Interesting story of a candidate for the Last Bridgeport CT's Firefighter test , which was the 1st CPAT test given...... ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ http://www.firehouse.com/news/12305174/bridgeport-ct-firefighter-candidate-files-suit-over-high-blood-pressure-issue
  2. on 2/11/17 an FDNY employee was crushed in a forklift accident at the FDNY "Parts Depot" in Long Island City seems he'd dismounted the lift to get something or straighten out something with his Department Van when the forklift Moved forward causing him to be pinned between the two vehicles.. RIP sir http://nypost.com/2017/02/11/worker-killed-in-forklift-mishap-at-fdny-parts-depot/
  3. wait it also states i cannot wear My beard , which is a Direct attack to my religious beliefs Allah ahkgrum phezies!!!
  4. Alan Like Willy said Training was a pain, Everytime they went to Ladder the cow It got scared and Moved away.... same issue as Pomfret had..... When I Got involved in My 2nd VFD (1976) we ran M/a Tanker shuttles using our 2 International R190's 750/750 front mounts from the 60's and a brand new 1974 "fancy looking" Farrar 5 man cab 1000/500/Aux. HP booster system it was so Fancy that to open up the 2 discharges on the Officers side You Had to walk around OPEN the gate and deal with the pressure loss when you got back to the panel.... part of the district became a tourist place with all sort s of crap hotels and motels over the years shopping etc etc in '83 one of the 750's was replaced by a Hahn 1250/500 in '84 the other was replaced by a single axle quint 65 ' 1500/ 300 3/4 of the district was still rural and Unhydranted using ponds streams and NO dry hydrants No Swimming pools (porta ponds, unless we were calling M/a on a 2300 g tanker 20 minutes point to point if they were running on the ramp.. this means The chief choose to reduce water capability from 2000 gallons down to 1300 arriving in a non Hydranted UN dry Hydranted area.... "NEEDING" (a Ladder truck Because Your Mom wouldnt buy you one 40 years ago is Not always justified...) The Hotel which "justified" the quint had a 5 story section, By the time it was allowed and physically erected the Yard, elevation and Vehicular Parking had changed enough times that it was useless to consider using it to the 3rd floor..... Both those cornbinders Had 3 section 35's that we could have used ...... Thinking is often an option!! lol I admit I havent been back to either village in a while But I can tell you They havent built any Hotels in those places either.... Sometimes Looks deceive you eyes...it sure Wasnt the prettiest But I can tell you the rig ran up on the Interstate, Out in the sticks we did M/A Tanker shuttles using the pair of them early on
  5. Boston area News story workers fell (?) into a water storage tank forcing a very cold rescue and Loss of one worker, who has Yet to be recovered........if your traveling for the holidays BYOW!! http://whdh.com/news/worker-rescued-after-being-trapped-in-water-tank-in-braintree/ Updates http://patch.com/massachusetts/braintree/two-trapped-braintree-water-tower
  6. a Dicussion on the Doctors Show featuring Fire Ems PTSD treatment....... http://www.thedoctorstv.com/videos/man-suffering-ptsd-receives-life-changing-treatment#/.WEzaNsZcLew.facebook
  7. Below is an Interesting Historical Tidbit about the M/A By Honolulu FD to the US government during the Japanese Attack on Pearl
  8. here on this coast its not something we would even think of although it was Not strickly an attack on The Base only, It struck me as something we dont tend to consider, and since the members are named and honored, it's something I suspect HFD honors these members annually
  9. Trenton NJ Captain robbed at Gunpoint .... http://www.nj.com/mercer/index.ssf/2016/12/trenton_firefighter_robbed_at_gunpoint_while_on_ca.html Given this and the wackjob in Ohio shooting at the guys..... keep your eyes opened !!
  10. Drone flyover of the effected neighborhood http://www.wcvb.com/article/drone-5-buildings-damaged-or-destroyed-by-cambridge-fire/8467215
  11. Israel has 200 fires that have been torched and it seems they are seeking help to fight the Jihad,.... seems a shitload of residents have been forced to evacuate certain areas .... see below http://israelnewsagency.com/israel-us-fires-firefighters-emergency-deployment-haifa-evp-jihad-terrorism/
  12. From the beginning The audio Monday drone flyover below........>>>>>>> http://www.wcvb.com/article/drone-5-buildings-damaged-or-destroyed-by-cambridge-fire/8467215
  13. 1600hrs, apparently the Junior Was shot accidentally as a 21 year old Captain was Removing his handgun, the Boy was shot in the left cheek the Captain is in custody facing charges.... from the Pittsburgh News http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...pany-shooting/ The Local News http://www.wpxi.com/news/16-year-old-junior-firefighter-dies-of-gunshot-wound-at-fire-station/470832196 here's the firehouse on line story http://www.firehouse.com/news/12282436/republic-fire-company-junior-firefighter-shot-and-killed-firefighter-news Daily News story : http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crime/16-year-old-junior-firefighter-fatally-shot-fire-station-article-1.2889171 Pittsburgh News http://pittsburgh.cbslocal.com/2016/...pany-shooting/
  14. maybe They should trade it for that ladder truck in Connecticut
  15. " a 21 year old Captain" was the actually statement made in the Media... "a 21 year old Captain "
  16. good it makes as Much sense as the entire thread made . Below Is the 1 department that actually needs This ladder truck Just as Much as The department in question .....
  17. I seriously can't believe you all are wasting your time even bothering to discuss the whole thing the district is Farm houses a few Farms chicken farms, to the sw is Brooklyn CT Home to its Fair , Woodstock to the North is also Known for its "fair" to the North west is Storrs home to the University Of Connecticut agri is the big program and they have they're own Career department, To the east is Putnam which it the "big City" of about 9,459 and 2 sq miles International Paper (used to have a Cardboard box plant there (thats about it ) there is NO water system so water supply is all Tanker shuttle crap for someone to hand this down I could see it to purchase it? 3 section 35's work just fine
  18. The man who started the fire that killed 87 people at a New York City nightclub 26 years ago has died at an upstate prison serving 25 to life... the "man" was convicted for starting a Fire In the only point of egress from the Happyland Social Club in the Bronx.. as Payback to a woman who scorned him... http://bronx.news12.com/news/arsonist-who-killed-87-in-1990-nyc-club-fire-dies-in-prison-1.12315643
  19. Today 9-10/16 The covered wooden bridge East of Route 7 & swamp rd Cornwall & Salisbury line was involved in an Arson fire See the attached URL http://ottercreekcurrent.com/2016/09/covered-bridge-cornwall-salisbury-town-line-engulfed-flames/
  20. I though The paint was Kinda faded hahaha
  21. "One of the two firefighters who were shot Friday night in Maryland has died of his injuries, officials confirmed late Friday. John Ulmshneider, 37, was a 13-year veteran of the Prince George's County Fire Department, a husband and a father of a 2-year-old daughter, fire officials said...." http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local/2-Firefighters-Shot-in-Temple-Hills-Police-375912251.html
  22. oh well now you'll have to BUY drinks There ....
  23. or WHY build a mancave when You can buy one at auction? http://gothamist.com/2016/02/20/buy_this_fireboat.php
  24. You guys see this story about the resident who hides a hydrant behind a fence cause from the looks of it , he likes to park one car in that spot .................Then he has a fire....... http://www.chicagofirewire.com/fire-videos/video-you-will-want-to-see-what-this-family-did-to-their-fire-hydrant-in-their-yard-indianapolis-firefighters-could-not-find-it/
  25. "As of today, (1/29/16) the first step in the process to become a Bridgeport Firefighter is to register for the CPAT (Candidate Physical Agility Test) with the State of CT by the deadline of February 25, 2016. If you are not registered by this date, you will not be allowed to participate in the testing process. The cost to register is $150. There are up to 200 scholarships available to cover this cost for Bridgeport Residents. Applications for these scholarships are available at the City of Bridgeport Civil Service Office. Please contact the Firebird Society at (203) 331-1297 if you have any questions regarding the process. Good luck with your pursuit of becoming a Bridgeport Firefighter. Darrien L. Penix President, Firebird Society"