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    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

  • #2
    Is that a new type of lightweight turnout gear?

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    • #3
      wardrobe malfunction
      ?

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      • #4
        Likely a small department - I suspect that was their first due engine, maybe 25 years old?

        Doesn't excuse the lack of gear, and it appears Mr. Wardrobe Malfunction was a member - based on how he called for water. The other fellow looked like he might have had a fire department t-shirt on.

        This is what happens when your annual active fire incidents probably number in the single digits - complacency.

        At least one of them had on a vest...
        Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

        Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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        • #5
          There are many, many places where this is still the norm. It may be because they don't have turnout gear, don't budget for turnout gear or are simply too lazy to put on turnout gear. No matter the reason, it's not acceptable.

          Some of the busiest departments in the country still don't don SCBA for vehicle fires.
          Train to fight the fires you fight.

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          • #6
            Reminded me of a pic I have saved on my comp...
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            • #7
              Originally posted by tree68 View Post
              Likely a small department - I suspect that was their first due engine, maybe 25 years old?

              Doesn't excuse the lack of gear, and it appears Mr. Wardrobe Malfunction was a member - based on how he called for water. The other fellow looked like he might have had a fire department t-shirt on.

              This is what happens when your annual active fire incidents probably number in the single digits - complacency.

              At least one of them had on a vest...
              I don't even think we can blame it on single digit calls when it comes to vehicles. That looks like interstate to me, but it may just be a divided state hwy. Our neighboring depts with small sections of interstate running through their jurisdiction get several vehicle fires and dozens of MVA's every year. I imagine it's a rural area, though, so they probably have 4 or 5 times as many brush/grass fires than they do structures.

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              • #8
                Okay, here is my take, and I have tried to be generous when looking at videos and pictures but this is just completely wrong. I don't know whether it is laziness, complacency, ignorance, or what, but this can not be accepted at all anymore.Why would you purposely do something so wrong and so dangerous?
                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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                • #9
                  Originally posted by tbzep View Post
                  That looks like interstate to me, but it may just be a divided state hwy.
                  It was reported as being on the Interstate.

                  The second lesson here (The first being wear your GD turnouts!) is that there are cameras everywhere. You may think you can get away with it this time, but before your know it, you'll be going viral on social media.

                  Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

                  Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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                  • #10
                    I dunno, reckon I coulda put that ole truck fire out with my 2 1/2 gallon water can. It has Coid Fire, did I mention?

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by neilgunton View Post
                      I dunno, reckon I coulda put that ole truck fire out with my 2 1/2 gallon water can. It has Coid Fire, did I mention?
                      They probably would have tried that first, but likely nobody refilled it after the last time...
                      Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

                      Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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                      • #12
                        Got to get the little things right if you want to get the big things right.

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                        • #13
                          No excuses for no gear. period.
                          Jason Knecht
                          Firefighter/EMT
                          Township Fire Dept., Inc.
                          Eau Claire, WI

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