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kinkchaser

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  1. Straight streams will illustrate if all items were installed correctly and what has to be revisited by dealer
  2. Back a few years ago when Chief Corcoran was chosen as Police Chief of Rye,did he not have full qualifications, now in the same City how is the Fire Chief permitted to lead folks in one of Americas most dangerous professions and charged with the lives of it's firefighter and citizens plus their possessions. with no documented qualifications, when will professionalism ever hit the Fire service ?
  3. With a residential fire it is often better to control the door and give it a quick dash thru a side window or enter thru a bilco style door if available. The under side of these stairs are often totally exposed to fire and can collapse with or without the weight of a fire fighter or firefighters.. We were always taught to get down the cellar stairs as quickly as possible to get out of the flow path, but perhaps taming the tiger a little bit and going down in a safer mode, for final extinguishment might be a saner approach. Commercial cellars you often do not have simple options, who remembers Bresnan distributors, Hart and Baker cellar pipes ? God I love the classics Seriously, I hope the WPFD guys are OK and mend quickly.
  4. I wonder how good foam developed for smothering would do on a deep seated dumpster fire, when you have to soak way down deep.
  5. In this case it was a good move, ask the guys inside, not too much strain on the aerial ladder and a minimum of lateral pressure which as we know is an aerials weakness. Perhaps a little freshening up on the orange tip paint , a unmelted rubber rung cover and all will be well. But seriously that move sure got results.
  6. Yellow rigs are encouraged if not mandated at the airport for fire apparatus as fuel trucks are painted red. We certainly would not want to confuse the two.
  7. This the second fire on this site with a massive house fire seemingly starting in the garage( Fairview NJ). A car going on fire possibly extending to a second vehicle and most definitely the storage which usually includes combustibles and often flammable liquids, pesticides and God forbid winter propane storage, will generate a tremendous fire condition and volume of smoke unlike any place else in a dwelling. Additionally there will be a delayed discovery as smoke detectors are not normally in a garage,
  8. The Lime Yellow rigs which started in the 1970's and was championed by a eye Doctor by the name of Solomon seems not to have gained extensive popularity, .perhaps due to tradition or what difference does it make with all the warning lights. The good Doctor thru extensive testing found that the Lime color was more visible to the eye and there was no such color in nature except in a baby's diaper.
  9. Looks like a rig, one could actually operate with and fight a fire, One doesn't have to be a member of the New York Knicks to get hose from the rear or mattydales
  10. The SFFD has what seems miles of LDH hose stored at the waterfront where the Fireboat is quartered, the play is to have that hose stretched into the city and have the fireboat pump it. Now in 1989 (I think) when the earthquake struck during the World Series, television showed gangs of civilians stretching the LDH hose into the burning areas. The cisterns are a great idea as underground water mains and pump stations become problematic. A company just had to pull the man hole cover and drop in their hard suction and they have access to thousands and thousands of gallons of water. With hills and thousands of closely built frame dwellings it would be some battle to save the city in the event of a major earthquake. I am sure they have extensive plans to react, legend has it back in 1906 the first fatality of the earthquake was the Chief of Department, when his chimney fell thru his ceiling and killed him in his bed, along with him went his elaborate earthquake plans.
  11. .The response of the FDNY small boat to Rye illustrates what some think is one of the great weaknesses in Westchester fire protection is along the Sound Shore where fire fighting capabilities are shaky to .non existent. From the Bronx line to Connecticut there are billions of dollars of boats, marine facilities and shore front properties yet there is little meaningful fire protection.
  12. Regional approach, the only real answer
  13. Under the circumstances this is really BUSH LEAGUE
  14. What happens to peoples snow shovels over the summer that they have to go out and buy new ones at the first hint of snow. ??????