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  • What's the dumbest thing you've seen a fellow FFR do?

    Several years ago,I had a fellow partner/Paramedic lube the interior ambulance cabinet slide doors with WD-40,(he thought they were too hard to open).To this day,(this ambulance is now used as a spare)the doors still open and spill stuff out when you turn a corner!We had to tape them shut or supplies would fly around and hit the patients in the head.Smooth move.
    Any others?

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    A couple of years ago, we had two new firefighters, gungho ready to go. Call came, they respond POV, and start blowing the horn. At a stop sign a citizen was waiting on traffic, so they stick their heads out the window and start cussing him and tell him to get his a&& off the road, calling him all sorts of names. The man pulls over and gets out of his vehicle. Here stands a 6'3" man weighing about 250 pounds, telling them to stop, which they ignore and proceed to the call. When they get back to the station, the man is standing their waiting on them talking to the Chief.

    The first question out of the Chief's mouth is "Are you two crazy? First of all look at the size of this man, and secondly, he's the Commissioner's brother". Smart.

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    • #3
      Tell a lady invloved in a head on to crawl out of her car and get on the cot.

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      • #4
        Filling up the Chiefs (Gasoline powered) car with Diesel would have to be right up there! Damn this brings back memories. The absolute stupidist thing I have ever known a fellow firefighter to do was the legendary "Bones" who is famous throughout NZ for throwing an army thunderflash (like a big firework) into the TV room at City station about 25 years ago. It blew all the double glazed windows into the street and ruptured the eardrums of everyone in the room. Several ended up with permanant hearing damage as a result. Amazingly he kept his job but was reduced in rank for a couple of years. Anyone top that?
        Jim Maclean
        Auckland NZ

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        • #5
          Any rookie or booter anywhere saying...
          "In my experiance...." or
          "I know, I know"

          Doc, DC3

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          • #6
            ONE FELLOW FIREFIGHTER TOOK A CURVED STREET VERY SHARP INTO THE OTHER LANE (SPEEDING). HE WAS RESPONDING TO A DUMPSTER FIRE AFTER PICKING UP DINNER. TOOK OUT A GENTELMAN RIDING HIS MOTORCYCLE HEAD ON, THE MAN WAS TRANSPORTED TO THE E.R.(CRITICAL, BUT LIVED, LATER SUED OF COURSE)
            NOW THIS WAS DONE IN THE RESERVE COMMAND UNIT (SUBURBAN).
            I THINK THIS TOPS YOU JIMTHEFIREMAN

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            • #7
              johnusn971 you brought back a memory...

              We had a 2 year 'veteran' tell a new guy that got shaken up at a nasty trauma/drowning:

              "when you've been around as long as I have you've pretty much seen it all, don't let it get to you."

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              • #8
                Let's see...............
                Would it be the guy that turned the lights on as he entered a local bar filled with natural gas?????

                Or maybe the guy that grabbed hold of a live power line to pull it away from a house fire!!!!!!

                Or maybe the same guy who, 2 years earlier, did the same thing at a "tree on a house" after a big storm!!!!!!

                Or the guy that was drinking out of a brown paper bag while collecting money during a boot drive at a busy intersection!!!!!!

                Or maybe the guy (you know the type that never shows up for training but finds time to make the fires)...anyway.....he managed to put an airpak on upside down!!!!!!

                Or the guy that passed the fire truck in his POV while responding to a structure fire!!!!!!

                BUT.......PROBABLY THE DUMBEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN A FF DO WOULD HAVE TO BE THE FF THAT PRETENDS TO KNOW IT ALL AND ENDS UP IN A SITUATION THEY CAN'T HANDLE.



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                VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER....THE UNPAID PROFESSIONAL

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                • #9
                  A fellow firefighter at a feed silo fire looked down the top hatch and couldn't see anything. So he took off his SCBA mask and looked down the hole again! Needless to say he ended up supine on a stretcher, sucking oxygen. I guess if you survive your mistakes you ineveitably get smarter.

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                  • #10
                    Put unleaded gas into an ambulance with a diesal engine.

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                    • #11
                      New guy washing the apparatus floor and filling the Chief's boots with water. If you have a Chief as big as ours you don't mess with him. Had a fire that night.

                      Stay safe,

                      Mark

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                      If in doubt - Call us out

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                      • #12
                        Heres a good one for you.....

                        We have a guy on our ambulance co. that wanted to move the mirrors in a little. They moved real hard so he sprayed them with JB 80 (twice the power of WD 40 or so they claim). Now when we drive down the road the mirrors swing in.......and this guy is a Basic (not even a driver) and a Med student to top that off. DONT THINK I WILL BE SEEING HIM AS MY DOC..........but just a thought.

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                        D. Hager
                        FF/NREMT-I
                        West Trail Amb. Svc
                        Mayville FD

                        REAL HEROES WEAR SCBA'S NOT CAPES

                        We will eat smoke and pull out bodies as long as they continue to build them. Just once I would like them to ask one of us how to build it!!

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                        • #13
                          Years ago, we had a chimney fire in a condo complex. When we got there, we discovered that the fire had gone into the walls between two of the condos. We had a crew on the roof doing vent. One guy looked down into the hole. Upon doing so, his leather fell into the whole. So what did he do? He took off his pack and went into the hole to retrieve his leather!!!

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                          • #14
                            Work in a small town but we have one of the biggest Malls in the state, had a driver with about 12 years on ask how to get their. The call was in the middle of the day so it's not like he just woke up.
                            Same guy about 2 years later was told by Capt. to get the DRY CHEM's from the truck, shows up with the water cans.
                            Thank God he retired early

                            Stupid is as Stupid does!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Had a captain who wanted to look for a gas leak with a lighter. I really don't know why or how he got promoted. Nice guy, but a horses *****.

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                              Eng. Co. 9
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                              "In all of us there are heroes... speak to them and they will come forth."

                              "In order for us to achieve all that is demanded of us, we must regard ourselves as greater than we are."

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