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    I am trying to find out if anyone knows where I can get a list of the truckies vs. engine guys and vice versa. (ex. Engine guys are not smart enough to put out a fire because the truck guys need to open the door and show them where the fire is)

  • #2
    I don't know where you can find a list but I'm pretty damned sure we can help you make one!

    (let's keep it clean fella's, no shots below the belt)

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    • #3
      I do both, well actualy all three, truck, engine and squad (resuce)

      My normal assignment is engineer on our main house engine co. I also drive our squad for a month twice a year (or OT), and I'm the primary backup engineer on our quint. Of course you have shifts like yesterday when I was the acting Lt. on the engine.

      I can open doors AND put the fire out, set up the light tower then re-fill my own SCBA. On top of that, Im an inspector. Man, am I under paid
      Last edited by Dave1983; 02-14-2005, 05:45 PM.
      Fire Marshal/Safety Officer

      IAAI-NFPA-IAFC/VCOS-Retired IAFF

      "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
      RUSH-Tom Sawyer

      Success is when skill meets opportunity
      Failure is when fantasy meets reality

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      • #4
        I'm an engine/squad guy.

        Truckies are scared of fire because when they find it, they go runnin' the other way.

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        • #5
          Why do truckies always open the roof up? So they can look in to see what real firefighters are doing.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by firefiftyfive
            Why do truckies always open the roof up? So they can look in to see what real firefighters are doing.

            ROFLMFAO
            Fire Marshal/Safety Officer

            IAAI-NFPA-IAFC/VCOS-Retired IAFF

            "No his mind is not for rent, to any god or government"
            RUSH-Tom Sawyer

            Success is when skill meets opportunity
            Failure is when fantasy meets reality

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            • #7
              Prior to my promotion to Captain, I was assigned to a truck company and loved every minute of the action filled work that came with this position. If you ask any truckie he will tell you this type of work made him/her a better firefighter because of the many job functions that come with this position. Yes, Engine company work is important and I have a lot of respect for this work, but I feel if you want to become well rounded in your skills spend time on a truck. In our Department the saying was, why are truckies bow legged, because it allowed a way for engine guys to crawl out why we were going in. I am currently assigned to a house with 1 Engine & 1 heavy Squad, we rotate positions every 3 months, not saying I agree with it but thats the way it is. This is great stuff. Stay Safe.

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              • #8
                Good Humor

                What do you have in the burning house if you have a Truck Company and No Engine Guys? Answer: More Victims

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                • #9
                  I have heard truckies refer to engine personnel as "those little wet speed bumps in the hallway."

                  And the definition of a rescue member: "a truckie who's scared of heights."

                  Of course the engine companies refer to the truckies as knuckle-draggers and ask how they intend to put out the fire with their irons.
                  ullrichk
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                  • #10
                    ..........
                    Last edited by StLRes2cue; 11-16-2005, 10:42 PM.

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                    • #11
                      StL

                      Masterful Knockdown....I needed that one a couple of weeks ago

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                      • #12
                        And my personal favorite...

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                        Last edited by StLRes2cue; 11-16-2005, 10:38 PM.

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                        • #13
                          Truckmen down here are sometimes referred to as "highly trained vandals"

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                          • #14
                            I'm on the rescue.
                            We do it all.
                            Engine duty? Been there.
                            Truck duty? Better believe it.
                            Service company? Yep.
                            RIT assignment? Sure.
                            Extrication? We're on the way.
                            High angle? Here with the gear.
                            Water rescue? Might as well.
                            SAR? Oh yeah.
                            EMS call? Despite my personal preferences, we go to those too.

                            All that said, am I necessarily the best guy for most of those? No -- the latter stuff is where I rely on our experienced RTs and medical folks. I do my part to help, and they run the show. But in our station, dealing with fire is my specialty, and they look to me to take the lead.

                            [I'm sure not as wise on fire as many of you out there, but I'm workin' on it.]

                            STLRes2cue: good line!

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                            • #15
                              Might help...

                              I have heard several jokes about truckers being
                              "knuckle draggers" if that helps.

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