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  • Boston FF's rescued from a roof

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    "The most mediocre man or woman can suddenly seem dynamic, forceful, and decisive if he or she is mean enough." from "Crazy Bosses"
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    Genius has its limits, but stupidity is boundless.

  • #2
    WOW talk about CLOSE...

    Rob

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    • #3
      wow,it could have been worse.they were lucky despite the fire.
      "sauver ou périr"

      "courage et dévouement"

      2 french mottoes in french fire service.

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      • #4
        damn that was crazy

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        • #5
          Did anyone else notice the K12 bounce off the roof at about 3/4's of the way through? Those brothers were lucky.
          'Adversus incendia excubias nocturnas vigilesque commentus est"

          www.vententersearch.com

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          • #6
            I dont mean to nit-pick and be an armchair quarterback but what good are 3 means of egress when they are all on the same side of the structure?
            www.firehall.com - check it out

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            • #7
              Awww geez. Now the calls will come saying we can't go on flat roofs either!
              I am a complacent liability to the fire service

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              • #8
                Originally posted by ChicagoFF View Post
                Awww geez. Now the calls will come saying we can't go on flat roofs either!
                If our job was easy a cop would be doing it.
                ALL GAVE SOME BUT SOME GAVE ALL
                NEVER FORGET 9-11-01
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                FF. Bruce Gary Engine 40
                FF. Jimmy Giberson Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Otten Ladder 35 *
                FF. Steve Mercado Engine 40 *
                FF. Kevin Bracken Engine 40 *
                FF. Vincent Morello Ladder 35
                FF. Michael Roberts Ladder 35 *
                FF. Michael Lynch Engine 40
                FF. Michael Dauria Engine 40

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                • #9
                  Kinda close!
                  Did it look like a wind shift happened?
                  What was the hot thing being kicked around by the helmetless FF? Helmet?
                  Did the guys below the roof evacuate?
                  At the begining, when the ladder was towards the front, one FF gets on then gets off the ladder.
                  Later, when ladder gets mid-point, one gets on and takes a ride to the other roof. Then ladder shuffles the rest two at a time.
                  Maybe when ladder was at mid-point they could've leaped frogged roof-lader-roof.
                  Easy for me to what-if from the Chair/Computer Combi apparatus. But I'll try to remember from their experience.
                  Embrace the suck.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by dadman View Post
                    Kinda close!
                    Did it look like a wind shift happened?
                    What was the hot thing being kicked around by the helmetless FF? Helmet?
                    Did the guys below the roof evacuate?
                    At the begining, when the ladder was towards the front, one FF gets on then gets off the ladder.
                    Later, when ladder gets mid-point, one gets on and takes a ride to the other roof. Then ladder shuffles the rest two at a time.
                    Maybe when ladder was at mid-point they could've leaped frogged roof-lader-roof.
                    Easy for me to what-if from the Chair/Computer Combi apparatus. But I'll try to remember from their experience.
                    To answer your questions i dont believe the wind shifted but the chopper was moving so ill leave that part to someone who was there.

                    The hot thing that was on fire that the FF was kicking around was his helmet.

                    Leapfrogging ? what if one missed its not a 5ft drop. anybody else on this leap frogging ?

                    Did you happen to see the ladder bounce up and the one FF at the edge go up in the air and nearly lose his balance that part gets me the most like wow that was so close to a disaster.

                    Rob

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by firefighterkid View Post
                      I dont mean to nit-pick and be an armchair quarterback but what good are 3 means of egress when they are all on the same side of the structure?

                      Shut up.... you are being a nitpicking CFL arm chair quarterback.
                      ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
                      Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by firefighterkid View Post
                        I dont mean to nit-pick and be an armchair quarterback but what good are 3 means of egress when they are all on the same side of the structure?
                        You're right. Effective immediately, all buildings will have aerial access from at least three sides. All it will take is the demolition of every other building on the street and paving of the empty lots to support the ladder truck.

                        If I was truckie on the roof, I'd rather have 3 ladders to the front than one. At least in an FD like Boston, I'd know there are two other truck companies besides mine on scene.
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                        "The most mediocre man or woman can suddenly seem dynamic, forceful, and decisive if he or she is mean enough." from "Crazy Bosses"
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                        Genius has its limits, but stupidity is boundless.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by CaptainGonzo View Post
                          Shut up.... you are being a nitpicking CFL arm chair quarterback.
                          I don't know Chief, I was quite suprised to see the open court next door in the rear on the last few seconds of video. Seems kind of unlike BFD to not ladder the rear when it was an option unless there are other circumstances (which often there are). But this is classically why we try for two remote means of egress. I don't think I'd want to be the aerial operator either, as some of the actions seemed to be slow and required some serious flagging from the jakes on the roof.
                          Hard telling the whole story from this side of the screen as the Boston Jakes are famous for their ladder work.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by eaglesrule1024 View Post

                            Leapfrogging ? what if one missed its not a 5ft drop. anybody else on this leap frogging ?

                            Did you happen to see the ladder bounce up and the one FF at the edge go up in the air and nearly lose his balance that part gets me the most like wow that was so close to a disaster.

                            Rob
                            It looked like the ladder had a good bit of bounce with just one FF on it and the bounce from ladder positioning.
                            With the ladder stationary between the two buildings, was it possible to step unto the ladder from one roof, then jump/leap unto the other roof? I would've gave it a go.
                            Embrace the suck.

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                            • #15
                              Bunch of damn whiners. If you don't like the job quit.

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