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    I need not explain disease as we all know what it is, the effects, and symptoms. But what i do need to know is how to Remove it. The advice, suggestions, warnings, verbal lashings, and beatings have done nothing, and I am starting to worry if I can salvage this individual. Any advice?
    Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

  • #2
    Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    I need not explain disease as we all know what it is, the effects, and symptoms. But what i do need to know is how to Remove it. The advice, suggestions, warnings, verbal lashings, and beatings have done nothing, and I am starting to worry if I can salvage this individual. Any advice?
    If you can't harness it - amputate it.

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    • #3
      It's actually very easy to cure.

      First, tie the individual down to a chair securely.


      Next, remove all pagers, scanners, blue lights, etc. from the person and place in a pile. This includes decals, signs, hidden lights on their POV. Using a bulldozer, paver, whatever, run over the pile of items while the individual watches.

      Then, have their wife, girlfriend, significant other gather up all of their clothes, toys, die casts, posters, personal posessions, etc that has anything to do with firefighting. Place it in a pile, and while the wacker watches from his chair, pour lighter fluid over it all and toss a match.

      Next, program their television not to receive any wacker-related programming.

      And lastly, have the wife, children, parents, significant other re-introduce themselves to the wacker.

      If the above does not work, we have additional, alternative methods that involves voltage and body parts.
      "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
        It's actually very easy to cure.

        First, tie the individual down to a chair securely.


        Next, remove all pagers, scanners, blue lights, etc. from the person and place in a pile. This includes decals, signs, hidden lights on their POV. Using a bulldozer, paver, whatever, run over the pile of items while the individual watches.

        Then, have their wife, girlfriend, significant other gather up all of their clothes, toys, die casts, posters, personal posessions, etc that has anything to do with firefighting. Place it in a pile, and while the wacker watches from his chair, pour lighter fluid over it all and toss a match.

        Next, program their television not to receive any wacker-related programming.

        And lastly, have the wife, children, parents, significant other re-introduce themselves to the wacker.

        If the above does not work, we have additional, alternative methods that involves voltage and body parts.
        I have the Dozer so it Looks like i need to buy a sturdy Battery Charger. Is this Fails LVFD, your up.
        Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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        • #5
          I'm actually curious what examples (or signs & symptoms) of Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
          Last edited by ffbam24; 12-08-2010, 08:00 PM. Reason: lightning fast fingers misspelling "of" as "fo" and then a little more in parentheses)

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          • #6
            Originally posted by ffbam24 View Post
            I'm actually curious what examples fo Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
            True. Knowing how far gone this individual is will help a "cure" be developed specifically for him.
            "A fire department that writes off civilians faster than an express line of 6 reasons or less is not progressive, it's dangerous, because it's run by fear. Fear does not save lives, it endangers them." -- Lt. Ray McCormack FDNY

            "Because if you don't think you're good, nobody else will." -- DC Tom Laun (ret) Syracuse

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            • #7
              Originally posted by ffbam24 View Post
              I'm actually curious what examples (or signs & symptoms) of Wackeritis the individual exhibits? This may gauge the level of "cure".
              What if they have an antique pumper out in the garage behind the house??? Oh...shiznit, never mind I said that.
              "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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              • #8
                FWD ... I have come to many conclusions about you, however, I am now 100% convinced that you would make a terrible therapist.
                Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
                  What if they have an antique pumper out in the garage behind the house??? Oh...shiznit, never mind I said that.
                  Well there you go, You've done gone and told on yourself Brother!

                  But like they use to say on the Old GI JOE cartoons, "Now You Know and Knowing is Half the Battle!"

                  BTW If/when you have time, How about another picture of that Beautiful Truck.
                  Stay Safe
                  Bull


                  “Guys if you get hurt, we’ll help you. If you get sick we’ll treat you. If you want to bitch and moan, then all I can tell you is to flick the sand out of your slit, suck it up or get the hell out!”
                  - Capt. Marc Cox CFD

                  Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
                  -WINSTON CHURCHILL

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
                    FWD ... I have come to many conclusions about you, however, I am now 100% convinced that you would make a terrible therapist.
                    About as good a therapist as a former USMC Drill Instructor.

                    "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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                    • #11
                      Something tells me you probably wouldn't even give them a tissue ....
                      Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                      • #12
                        But Yellow is my favorite Color!
                        Stay Safe
                        Bull


                        “Guys if you get hurt, we’ll help you. If you get sick we’ll treat you. If you want to bitch and moan, then all I can tell you is to flick the sand out of your slit, suck it up or get the hell out!”
                        - Capt. Marc Cox CFD

                        Nothing in life is so exhilarating as to be shot at without result.
                        -WINSTON CHURCHILL

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                        • #13
                          The cure is in you and others. Set an example of professionalism, I bet this individual is following an example from a mentor that he respects.
                          ~Drew
                          Firefighter/EMT/Technical Rescue
                          USAR TF Rescue Specialist

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                          • #14
                            Usually a drill or any real work will cause temporary relief.
                            I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

                            "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

                            "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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                            • #15
                              DO NOT FIGHT IT!!

                              Go with the feeling. Being a wacker, farkle, buff, spark, or whatever regional name your area uses, is a positive thing. Well unless you are a wacked wacker. Then it is bad.
                              Crazy, but that's how it goes
                              Millions of people living as foes
                              Maybe it's not too late
                              To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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