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  • DeputyChiefGonzo
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    Originally posted by ccarlin52 View Post
    I'm not trying to **** anybody off here but I'm just sitting around pondering the thought one of my professors was talking of today. He stated that with the fire retardant materials that are coming out now a days and who knows what else in the future that one day fire fighters will not fight fires much or at all. Now I understand that they are still a lot of old buildings out there and they will remain there but I am just thinking down the line. We came across this subject when he asked what we wanted to do and I said I wanted to be a firefighter. I guess he was maybe trying to make me second guess it(which im not) or if he was just discussing. But anyways does anyone have any thoughts on this?

    Your "professor" is a blooming idiot. to quite Marvel Comics' Stan Lee...
    E'nuff said!

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  • FlyLow
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    I suspect solar, wind, and tidal energy will be economically viable long before we start fireproofing everything.

    But yeah ask your professor if he'd rather fall asleep on a bed of hay (sure seems flammable enough) or one of these new foam mattresses knowing it will be set on fire in the middle of the night.

    It is true there are generally fewer fires nowadays, then again you wouldn't know it from this winter in our region. I've heard a lot of people say fires now are more dangerous however. Meanwhile the job at hand gets ever more complex and expansive.

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  • johnny46
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    I don't think it's appropriate to talking about fire "retardant."

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  • Rescue101
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    Originally posted by fire49 View Post
    They already make fire retardant buildings. "concrete"

    Some reason they still burn???
    Psst! Contents........or Commercial aircraft

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  • fire49
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    They already make fire retardant buildings. "concrete"

    Some reason they still burn???

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  • ccarlin52
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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Probably the same way you are so worried about fuel costs affecting the fire service.

    Go back to school and knock the dogshyit out of the prof! Tell he or she , until he has done atleast 15 to 20 years in this business, to stick to fooling the school and the students.
    Couldn't agree more with that last part!



    Thanks to all who replied for your input!

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  • Rescue101
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    Originally posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Probably the same way you are so worried about fuel costs affecting the fire service.

    Go back to school and knock the dogshyit out of the prof! Tell he or she , until he has done atleast 15 to 20 years in this business, to stick to fooling the school and the students.
    Been burning dwellings and businesses flat for over 200 years. I HIGHLY Doubt that is gonna change in the next twenty. T.C.

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  • Rescue101
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    Originally posted by LVFD301 View Post
    After all that - we can burn books!
    HEY,I saw a movie on that,hehe T.C.

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  • Rescue101
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    Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
    Tell me when they make fire resistant tree's.
    They do NOW if you pound enough Salt into them. Hehe T.C.

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  • BULL321
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    Originally posted by hwoods View Post
    Another Merle Haggard Fan, I presume............
    Who wants some Rainbow Stew?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ez24y...eature=related

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  • FireRescueLupo
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    To many idiots in this world to not have fire. They would have to do a lot more than some fire retardant materials, look at all the wildland fires that spread like crazy. To many things that are flamable to fireproof everything. Nice concept though, I will store that one right next to global warming as I stand by for our umpteenth night this year of adverse winter weather here in Tennessee.

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  • hwoods
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    Yep!!........

    Originally posted by bushwhacker View Post
    well i would like to nominate this for post of the month.

    Do i hear a second?

    Second!!............

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  • hwoods
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    Yeah.........

    Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I'm still waiting on a flying car. They were promised for the year 2000....

    Another Merle Haggard Fan, I presume............

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  • Catch22
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    Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
    I'm still waiting on a flying car. They were promised for the year 2000....
    http://www.terrafugia.com/

    The deposit's only $10K.

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  • CaptOldTimer
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    Originally posted by ccarlin52 View Post
    I didn't quite think of those types of materials. I was being narrow minded I guess by thinking of only materials such as the fire retardant sheetrock and other building materials. I couldn't agree with you both more about professors! Sometimes I wonder why they even get paid lol.

    Probably the same way you are so worried about fuel costs affecting the fire service.

    Go back to school and knock the dogshyit out of the prof! Tell he or she , until he has done atleast 15 to 20 years in this business, to stick to fooling the school and the students.

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