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    Do your engines have music radios on them?

    my engines don't. We look at it this way, if your responding to a call (especially if its a worker) you dont have the time to listen to the music. it would be a waste. You need to have a serious additude when responding, and listening to music while responding wont give you that feeling, unless of course you want to be like E17 from Backdraft.
    Firefighter, Volunteering since Oct 2001

    CCFA 05-04, best overall class for 2005
    "GOOD GAME!"

  • #2
    Yes, we have Stereo/Cassette players in both our engines.

    And you are right, listening to the radio while responding to a call would be stupid, at least. And it does not have to be a worker. You probably respond to a lot more emergencies than "workers"

    But, while sitting watching an electric wire for 3 hours, when repacking 1000' of hose after the fire, when sitting eating lunch at the training ground, when returning from training classes a distance away, when on a fireworks standby, during a parade, etc. the radio and it's external speaker comes in nice.

    Did you take the stereo out of your car?

    Congratulations on realizing you need a serious attitude, that will keep you going far.

    Good Luck and Stay Safe.
    "This thread is being closed as it is off-topic and not related to the fire industry." - Isn't that what the Off Duty forum was for?

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    • #3
      I'm with Bones on this one...

      Our old Mack only had an AM radio, not good times while waiting for PECO and the Fire Police couldn't make it.

      Our new KME has a AM/FM/CD Player, good times when rolling all the hose in, or when on traffic detail and the Eagles are on!

      Just remember when NOT to turn it on!!
      Once again....the above views are my own and not that of my department. (And probably should not be construed as having any real meaning, whatsoever!)

      IACOJ

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      • #4
        your right bones, i can't believed i overlooked the boring part where a radio comes in handy.

        Yes, there have been times where i wished we had a music radio. This past Friday for example, were cleaning up from a 2 Alarm job we had in a mutual aid town and i'm putting stuff back on the truck. The only thing you hear is the engine running, nothing else to listen to except that.

        And yes bones, we respond to more emergencies than workers. I was just saying that when we get our couple workers per year, the attitude needs to be a serious one (which it always is with my guys) the juniors in my dept (including me) when we get a worker, we get SERIOUS!
        Firefighter, Volunteering since Oct 2001

        CCFA 05-04, best overall class for 2005
        "GOOD GAME!"

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        • #5
          Ours do we usually don't have them on very loud
          Engine 101
          The Pride of Old Town


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          • #6
            Most of our apparatus have a tape deck w/ AMFM radio. If all we had to do was listen to each other talk, there would be a lot more fights in the firehouse (I'm half joking). Power to the stereo can be controlled by both the driver and the officer so you don't have to worry about it blaring when the time is not appropriate.
            Our new KME has a AM/FM/CD Player, good times when rolling all the hose in, or when on traffic detail and the Eagles are on!
            Well, atleast you know the stereo will work when the engine breaks down... then again, that might even draw too much power for the KME!

            Just kiddin', Devil .

            Stay Safe

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            • #7
              we have am/fm radios in our rescue truck, brush truck and officers truck. our new quint will have am/fm and cd player in it.

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              • #8
                The Lafrance ladder Merrimack got last year came with a stereo and CD player, "Just in case!"


                ~Kevin
                FF/Paramedic
                ~Kevin
                Firefighter/Paramedic
                --^v--^v--^v--^v--
                Of course, that's just my opinion. I could be wrong
                Dennis Miller

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                • #9
                  NO!

                  Fire Engines dont need Music radios. They are for transporting firemanto and from scenes and for fighting fires not for entertainment.
                  Cadet Fire & Rescue Deputy Chief 31
                  Monessen Volunteer Fire Department #1
                  Westmoreland County Station 81-1

                  "Going far beyond the call of duty, doing more than others expect, this is what excellence is all about. And it comes from striving, maintaining the highest standards, looking after the smallest detail, and going the extra mile. Excellence means doing your best every day, in everything."

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                  • #10
                    Re: NO!

                    Originally posted by MVFD81
                    Fire Engines dont need Music radios. They are for transporting firemanto and from scenes and for fighting fires not for entertainment.


                    Need I say more
                    Last edited by nmfire; 07-02-2003, 05:57 PM.
                    Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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                    • #11
                      We dont got them. I see the pro's and cons of them, the pro's are nice but the main con useing it at the wrong times, and haveing a taxpayer with a bug up there bum complain that since the fd can afford a music radio then they dont need new hose,gear etc.

                      For some reason I see this thread going the way of "Pagers in school" 9 pages of pointless argueing and fighting and still havent found a compromise.


                      SSTC
                      DFD

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by MVFD81
                        Fire Engines dont need Music radios. They are for transporting firemanto and from scenes and for fighting fires not for entertainment.



                        Originally posted by nmfire

                        Need I say more

                        shakes head









                        what dex not in the mood to do a lil bit of arguing??

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                        • #13
                          Fire Engines dont need Music radios. They are for transporting firemanto and from scenes and for fighting fires not for entertainment.
                          When you've been to a few more calls in the adult world Mike, you'll realize how boring some of our jobs can get when waiting for Coroners, Investigators, etc to arrive and complete their tasks, etc.

                          There is absolutlely no valid reason why an emergency vehicle can not have a radio, cd player, etc. in their vehicles...


                          You need to have a serious additude when responding, and listening to music while responding wont give you that feeling
                          Just like everything- there's a time and place for everything.

                          Isn't that right MVFD81?
                          Luke

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by lutan1
                            Just like everything- there's a time and place for everything.

                            Isn't that right MVFD81?
                            Oooh, sucker punch!!!

                            Back on subject... Yes, there is a time and a place for everything. Obviously Mr. Mike has never had to babysit powerlines for 4 hours or drive to a training function that is 2 hours away.
                            Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.

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                            • #15
                              I don't see a problem with having them fire apparatus. We have them in 2 out of 3 ambulances (the oldest one doesn't. I believe it's a 1982) our new mini-pumper (utilized by the part-time personnel during the day) and our 2 Jeep Cherokees and 2 Crown Victorias.

                              In fact, depending on the type of vehicle you purchase and the chasis, you would probably pay MORE to get the vehicle WITHOUT a stereo.

                              Like people said before, there is a time and a place for everything. If you can't figure out when it is a "bad time" to listen to music, you probably have a lot more issues that need to be taken care of first.......
                              The comments made by me are my opinions only. They DO NOT reflect the opinions of my employer(s). If you have an issue with something I may say, take it up with me, either by posting in the forums, emailing me through my profile, or PMing me through my profile.
                              We are all adults so there is no need to act like a child........
                              IACOJ

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