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  • #16
    Near Miss

    Why do people call when somthing almost hits you a near miss? It's a NEAR HIT!!!!!

    They did nearly miss you they NEARLY HIT YOU!!!


    • #17
      New Product

      These signs are kind of pricy. If they work half as well as they say, it might be worth it.


      • #18
        Originally posted by PFVFRWFD1 View Post
        Why do people call when somthing almost hits you a near miss? It's a NEAR HIT!!!!!

        They did nearly miss you they NEARLY HIT YOU!!!

        Dumb ***es trying to act smarter than they are.

        If you'll notice, there's a LOT of the "desk types" laying in bed at night beside their wives with nothing better to do than dream up another "safety reg" to slap us with.

        I actually like, and have used, the "VEST" thing for a few years now.

        But those stupid yellow lights on the back of my truck that make me look like a highway worker instead of a fire truck....
        And those ugly "chevron" stripes that ALSO make our Emergency vehicle look like a highway department work truck....
        And now someone wants to prevent laws that would hold inattentive drivers accountable for their actions???

        There's a LOT of ignorance in this world.
        And it has infected our services as well.
        I'm sure of it now.


        • #19
          You might want to understand the regulations before you bad mouth them. There is NO requirement for you to use yellow lights on apparatus. There never has been. The only requirement is that the lights be red, blue, green, or yellow (not clear) and meet a certain candlepower. The only reason you see yellow is because you get more candlepower out of a yellow light than you do out of a red light. So you can meet the candlepower requirement with two yellow lights rather than paying for four red lights. Its cheaper.

          I have never seen a contruction or highway maintanence vehicle with red/white or red/orange chevrons. Maybe yellow and black on a crash attenuator but thats it.
          Even the burger-flippers at McDonald's probably have some McWackers.


          • #20
            We consider playing in traffic worse than conducting an interior attack...you don't know what will suddenly come at you.
            I have no qualms about closing the roadway...and the Highway Patrol will show up quicker when you tell their dispatch "we have closed the roadway". The safety of my crew is always number one, if their late for work, sorry about that but safety is paramount. And we will work to open the road as soon as we can.


            • #21
              I have seen our Fire Police wear bright slime green jumpsuits out on a corner @ 3:00 AM and a driver say's "I did not see you".

              I did not see you there.
              yes you did, you drove onto on coming traffic to get around me

              I thought you wanted me to go around you
              Let me see if I understand you. You drive around a vehicle parked in the middle of the street with lights on it cause you think it was there for no other purpose other than for people to go around?

              Did you not see my police car blocking the street?
              Why did you go around it?
              I don't know what that means, I did not go to the police academy?


              • #22
                Several years ago we had a brush fire, with smoke across the road. A (female) driver drove around a DPS unit on the dirt, even after the officer yelled at her to stop. She later was pulled over by another DPS unit and when the officer told her to stop, she said no and drove on.

                Her occupation?

                Heart Surgeon.

                Her excuse?

                She might be needed at the hospital (where she did not have privileges to work) to treat someone.

                Yeah, someone she hit perhaps!


                • #23
                  I know this post is been inactive for a few months, but if a scenario like the last poster's happened in my neck of the woods. There would be stop sticks and use of lethal force involved.

                  A couple years ago after a highway worker way stuck, the driver fled and avoided the first set of stop sticks. Highway patrol received authorization to use deadly force, if she made it past the next barricade. One of the officers got lucky with his sticks, and she's doing serious time for her crimes. If he hadn't gotten lucky, neither would she.

                  There are two things that highway patrol will not tolerate around here. Those are motorists endangering the lives of emergency/highway personnel and telling them no after they've told you to do something.


                  • #24
                    Originally posted by PFVFRWFD1 View Post
                    Why do people call when somthing almost hits you a near miss? It's a NEAR HIT!!!!!

                    They did nearly miss you they NEARLY HIT YOU!!!
                    If they nearly miss you...THEY DID HIT YOU!!!!!!!!


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