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  • Detroit is BURNING!!!

    Detroit is working a tremendous amount of fires right now. City out of units. Trucks are running out of fuel and having to respond to fuel pumps before they can catch the next box!!! CRAZY!!! http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=805

  • #2
    http://www.freep.com/article/2010090...-Detroit-fires

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    • #3
      Here was part of the problem!

      Wildland Interface fires without the wildlands!
      Hazardous Weather Outlook valid until September 8 4:30am EDT
      HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK
      NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DETROIT/PONTIAC MI
      400 PM EDT TUE SEP 7 2010

      MIZ047>049-053>055-060>063-068>070-075-076-082-083-080830-
      MIDLAND-BAY-HURON-SAGINAW-TUSCOLA-SANILAC-SHIAWASSEE-GENESEE-LAPEER-
      ST. CLAIR-LIVINGSTON-OAKLAND-MACOMB-WASHTENAW-WAYNE-LENAWEE-MONROE-
      400 PM EDT TUE SEP 7 2010

      THIS HAZARDOUS WEATHER OUTLOOK IS FOR SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN.

      .DAY ONE...TONIGHT

      A RED FLAG WARNING FOR DANGEROUS FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IS IN
      EFFECT FOR ALL OF SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN UNTIL 8 PM. PLEASE SEE THE
      LATEST RED FLAG WARNING MESSAGE FOR DETAILS.

      SOUTHWEST WINDS WILL GUST TO AROUND 40 MPH THROUGH THE EARLY
      EVENING...BOTH AHEAD OF AND BEHIND A STRONG COLD FRONT.

      .DAYS TWO THROUGH SEVEN...WEDNESDAY THROUGH MONDAY

      THERE IS A CHANCE OF THUNDERSTORMS SATURDAY AS THE NEXT LOW PRESSURE
      SYSTEM MOVES INTO THE GREAT LAKES.

      .SPOTTER INFORMATION STATEMENT...

      SPOTTER ACTIVATION WILL NOT BE NEEDED TONIGHT.

      $$



      Local
      Always a day late and a dollar short!

      Hillbilly Irish!

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      • #4
        I was listening to it online for a while.I feel sorry for those guys! If I could help, I would!
        Last edited by Tony4310; 09-07-2010, 10:21 PM.

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        • #5
          Our local news reported over 80 structure fires and over 200 FF's fighting the blazes. I believe the FF count, but not too sure on the structure fire count.

          Either way, they have a long night and tomorrow a head of them. Hopefully no one gets hurt.

          FM1
          I'm the one Fire and Rescue calls, when they need to be Rescued.

          Originally posted by EastKyFF
          "Firemens gets antsies. Theys wants to goes to fires. Sometimeses they haves to waits."

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          • #6
            HOLY BALLS!!

            I just hope they all stay safe doing it!
            Jason Knecht
            Firefighter/EMT
            Township Fire Dept., Inc.
            Eau Claire, WI

            IACOJ - Director of Cheese and Whine
            http://www.cheddarvision.tv/
            EAT CHEESE OR DIE!!

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dickey View Post
              HOLY BALLS!!

              I just hope they all stay safe doing it!
              Couldn't a said that better, just saw it on the news. Unbelieveable. Be safe guys and galls in D-town
              Matt G.
              Battalion Chief
              IACOJ-Member
              FTM-PTB

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              • #8
                http://statter911.com/2010/09/07/det...om-high-winds/

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                • #9
                  I think it is amazing how much press the wildfires in Colorado are getting compared to this. I guess if it doesn't affect $10,000,000 homes and some spotted owls, it doesn't count.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by downstate_firefighter View Post
                    I think it is amazing how much press the wildfires in Colorado are getting compared to this. I guess if it doesn't affect $10,000,000 homes and some spotted owls, it doesn't count.
                    Sadly, your right.

                    To hell with em.. you guys just stay safe. My thoughts are with you.
                    Get the first line into operation.

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                    • #11
                      Can you ride out with Detroit and maybe fight a little fire ? Anyone know ?

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by HFDCasiano View Post
                        Can you ride out with Detroit and maybe fight a little fire ? Anyone know ?

                        Were you dispatched to Detroit?

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by HFDCasiano View Post
                          Can you ride out with Detroit and maybe fight a little fire ? Anyone know ?
                          Not any more. You used to be able to go sign up down at headquarters and ride the rig all day, they would even count you as manpower if they knew you could handle it. For some reason a few years ago they put an end to the program.

                          I have done it myself a few times. It was a blast and you really got some good experience. Not too many places you could go and almost guarantee a fire or two... or three.

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                          • #14
                            The members in Detroit fight a lot of fire every day. A lot of the city is blighted and depressed. Factories and other buildings closed. Houses vacant. Fire load is heavy. The members are doing the best they can with what they have. City Hall isn't a big supporter, as they have bundles of problems and the DFD is down on the food chain list.

                            This happen to be a bad storm that blew through and just made the problems much worst, than they were already.

                            Buffs go up there all the time to catch jobs. You just have to be very careful when you do as the element is that great.

                            A tip of the old helmet to the members.

                            Hang in there.
                            Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                            Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                            • #15
                              Yup and the Detroit brothers are working with a lot of equipment that leaves something to be desired. INCLUDING dispatch equipment. Tip O the leather,those guys do a hell of a job in arguably some of the worst economic conditions in the USA. T.C.

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