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  • Ever been on a "Strike Team"?

    I came across this picture and had to share. If you ever get a chance to be on a "strike team" (5 like units with common communication and 1 Leader), I would highly recommend it.

    This picture shows a Type III ST. Getting on a Type I is even better. Five big structure engines busting through multiple intersections code 3 is a career highlight.

    Anyways...

    Last edited by CALFFBOU; 11-24-2006, 07:18 PM.

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    of course...Once with a brush rig the other type IIIs.
    One time we were behind a cdf big rig going code III with a dozer.
    It was pretty funny!

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    • #3
      Bou,

      One problem with that pic.. the engines are red, not FS Green
      IACOJ
      Stopping controlled burning DOES NOT stop the burning, only the control!
      http://www.wy.blm.gov/fireuse/fums.htm

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      • #4
        Originally posted by furlofmalta
        of course...Once with a brush rig the other type IIIs.
        One time we were behind a cdf big rig going code III with a dozer.
        It was pretty funny!
        Well ofcourse. Sorry furlofmalta, I should have known. Sounds like your Dozer team was actually a "task force".
        Last edited by CALFFBOU; 11-24-2006, 09:46 PM.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by CALFFBOU
          Well ofcourse. Sorry furlofmalta, I should have know. Sounds like your Dozer team was actually a "task force".
          Not my dozer team...Just a CDF wide load that we happened upon about 10 miles from base camp going code 3 thru the twisties. Funny stuff.
          Where are you at in Norcal?

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          • #6
            Ummm. Yes, but not in the sense of "strike team" that you are referring. Mine was "dismounted" and we were looking for PERSONs of interest in very large, very noisy, unruly crowds.
            If you don't do it RIGHT today, when will you have time to do it over? (Hall of Fame basketball player/coach John Wooden)

            "I may be slow, but my work is poor." Chief Dave Balding, MVFD

            "Its not Rocket Science. Just use a LITTLE imagination." (Me)

            Get it up. Get it on. Get it done!

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            • #7
              Would 3 VFDs 6 trucks and a few tankers (tenders to you out West) no truck newer than 30 years and all shades of red and pea green count? If so yes
              Stay Safe ~ The Dragon Still Bites!

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              • #8
                close to home

                I've been on several strike teems and have ben a STL for engines, crews and dozers, btw I have even operated that paticular CDF engine in the lead position. Cool!

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                • #9
                  Yup, I was on Stroke Team 1914....Melbourne, Melbourne Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Satellite Beach, and Indiatlantic for te Brevard County Wildfires. It was some pretty cool stuff
                  AJ, MICP, FireMedic
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                  • #10
                    Many times. I prefer to stay behind and backfill at the stations. I let the young guys go sleep on the ground.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by DoubleG13
                      I've been on several strike teems and have ben a STL for engines, crews and dozers, btw I have even operated that paticular CDF engine in the lead position. Cool!
                      Bro- Where you located? Just PM me if you want....Bou

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by RFD1067
                        Many times. I prefer to stay behind and backfill at the stations. I let the young guys go sleep on the ground.

                        Ok, I admit...I have done this too. Ofcourse the RFD gets their massive share of action.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RFD1067
                          Many times. I prefer to stay behind and backfill at the stations. I let the young guys go sleep on the ground.
                          I would go on a type 1 strike team again if they would give us hotel rooms to stay in like the CDF type 1 guys get! Naw I would go anyway so I could suck up some of that cool OT!
                          IAFF

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by snowball
                            I would go on a type 1 strike team again if they would give us hotel rooms to stay in like the CDF type 1 guys get! Naw I would go anyway so I could suck up some of that cool OT!
                            When the strike teams are out, there is plenty of OT. just backfilling for the guys sleeping in the dirt.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by snowball
                              I would go on a type 1 strike team again if they would give us hotel rooms to stay in like the CDF type 1 guys get! Naw I would go anyway so I could suck up some of that cool OT!
                              All CDF strike teams get to stay at hotels on our R&R it's part of our union agreement, typically you wont get too many CDF type I strike teams mainly because very few CDF engines actually qualify as type I, as you need 4-0 staffing to technically make a type I engine and as far as I know only Battalion 15 in the RRU is staffed 4-0, and going out on strike when you work in so cal happens a whole lot even nor cal i've been a part of S/T XTR 3275 B with my volunteer company and S/T 9310 C and S/T 9311 C with CDF it's alot of fun and a whole lotta money we seasonals live for out of county S/T assignments.

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