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Thread: Sex in the fire service
07-04-2012, 19:43 #1
Sex in the fire service
Now that I got your attention, I just wanted to say watch your backs and watch your buddies tonight.
You (yes even you) have proven yourselves as remarkable by just putting on the badge.
You more important to to your friends and family than any building or any landscape.
The plants have come back time and again since the
begining of creation and anything built by man can be rebuilt.
God bless you all brothers and sisters
Happy birthday America
Let the games begin...
07-05-2012, 06:13 #2
The morning after.....
In my many years of experience, I have never seen the sheer volume of illegal fireworks as we witnessed last night throughout our area. The population's disregard for safety warnings demonstrates that common sense has become a very uncommon virtue.
Our President must be right! The economy must be all better. The locals spent thousands of dollars of their disposable income on "fireworks". Not food. Not housing or clothing. "Fireworks". Or was it mine they were spending given through entitlements???
07-05-2012, 07:42 #3
Bottle rockets, mortars (some very large), fire crackers and firearms going off from dusk till close to midnight. Some big money spent importing the illegal stuff to southern Oregon.
07-05-2012, 07:47 #4
That is so crazy to me, the risk is just to high this year and the writing has been on the wall about the increased fire danger. I suppose you always have those who think they are capable to do fire risky things and not catch something on fire, hence the continued fires in our area and Utah from shooting ranges. Just yesterday another started from this.
We were lucky last night, in our area we had minimal illegal fireworks due to a downpour following the professional ones. My ff and I were very thankful as it has been bone dry for weeks.
07-05-2012, 08:13 #5
People in general know the dangers but no one ever thinks its gonna be me who causes a fire that will cost millions of dollars and burn lots of homes. If someone expects that then they are either an arsonist or terrorist. Most people don't think of that outcome or consequences but rather just the wow and fun factor.
07-05-2012, 09:58 #6
Despite the burn ban and the ban on fireworks due to the heat wave throughout the East (KY and TN area) I witnessed hundreds of fireworks over the city last night. I did see several small grass fires (one in my neighbors back yard) and one house take a direct hit from a mortar (a small section of the roof caught fire). Fortunately, the Fire Department was out in force and got everything under control very quickly.
I used to be a huge fan of fireworks. Then I became a firefighter and realized how dangerous they can be when precautions are not taken. I guess I just see things differently now.
07-05-2012, 11:52 #7
07-05-2012, 13:01 #8
NFPA just released a report on it.
In 2010, an estimated 15,500 reported fires were ignited by fireworks.
These fires resulted in an estimated eight reported civilian deaths, 60 civilian injuries and
$36 million in direct property damage. Most fires were outdoor fires, while most
associated deaths and property damage and over half of associated injuries were in
structures and specifically homes.
07-05-2012, 16:28 #9
"Touche' " FireGeek. Perfect.
Pyro - As for "LARGE" fires started by fireworks ~ If it is my house or my rangeland started by some S_B's disregard and carelessness, then I would describe this activity as more than just an infraction. It is serious!
07-05-2012, 21:02 #10
There was a neighborhood sign in an area near the Colorado fires that anyone who sets off fireworks in the community will experience the wrath of the residents. I actually kind of like that. Government resources in all kinds of areas are in very short supply and community members need to pick up the slack.