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  • Coming to Ottawa

    I will be in Ottawa from June 6th-16th for a CBRN course. Anyone else going? Are there any Ottawa firefighters here that wouldn't mind showing off your station and your city?
    Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!

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    How was your trip?
    September 11th - Never Forget

    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

    Sheri
    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
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    • #3
      Really good. It was 40°C with the humidity but the beer was always cold at the end of the day. Bumped into some friends that may have led me astray....or did I lead them?
      Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!

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      • #4
        HAHA I never would have guessed beer might have been involved!

        So what's CBRN?
        September 11th - Never Forget

        I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

        Sheri
        IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
        Honorary Flatlander

        RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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        • #5
          Chemical biological radiological nuclear response aka terrorist *****.
          Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!

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          • #6
            Cool, thanks!

            Learn anything interesting?
            September 11th - Never Forget

            I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

            Sheri
            IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
            Honorary Flatlander

            RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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            • #7
              Alot of it was review for me but I practiced the technique for removing radiation from the body.....drinking copious amounts of beer. It helps expediate the removal of radiation through frequent bathroom breaks. Although we only worked with radiation on one of the days, I felt it would be prudent to flush the system for 10 days.

              Seriously, it was a great course. The main focus of the course is on the roles of the 4 main agencies involved; hazmat, police bomb techs, paramedics, and police identification unit.
              Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!

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              • #8
                You're toooo funny LOL

                All this schooling you've been doing the past few years is bound to pay off. Can't learn too much, right?

                I always get antsy at this time of year, I do really miss volunteering for the FF Museum at all the events over Stampede. And seeing the parade from my balcony

                Toying with the idea of taking an actual vacation in August though, and if I do, I'm bound to come through Calgary


                STAY SAFE this long weekend if you're on shift, and throughout Stampede.
                September 11th - Never Forget

                I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                Sheri
                IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                Honorary Flatlander

                RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                • #9
                  Did somebody say STAMPEDE! I feel the party motor winding up - wouldnt you know it, I have that week off work. ccmon body - take one for the team!
                  -I have learned people will forget what you said,
                  -People will forget what you did,
                  -But people will never forget how you made them feel!

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Dave404
                    Did somebody say STAMPEDE! I feel the party motor winding up - wouldnt you know it, I have that week off work. ccmon body - take one for the team!
                    You're a big meanie! *sob* *sniffle* *whine*

                    Have fun!

                    Very sad to hear the news last night about the horses
                    September 11th - Never Forget

                    I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                    Sheri
                    IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                    Honorary Flatlander

                    RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                    • #11
                      Ahhh yes the horses. Big city + wild horses = ??????
                      There once was a time and place for the traditional drive - now is not that time. Completly avoidable in my opinion - just glad nobody was killed.
                      -I have learned people will forget what you said,
                      -People will forget what you did,
                      -But people will never forget how you made them feel!

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                      • #12
                        Stupid FH, was signed in, posted thread "you aren't signed in" lost thread grrrrr

                        Hijack! Hijack!




                        Stampede promises to investigate horses' deaths
                        CTV.ca News Staff

                        Calgary Stampede organizers are facing a public relations disaster following the accidental deaths of nine horses.

                        The horses fell from a bridge over Calgary's Bow River at the end of a 200-kilometre trail ride Sunday.

                        The mishap occurred when some of the 200 participating horses got spooked, and the animals rushed on to the bridge.

                        At a press conference Monday, Stampede organizers insisted they had taken every precaution to ensure the horses' safety and promised to review the incident.

                        "I think once we understand better what happened, I'm guessing we'll find it was like any accident," said Calgary Stampede President Steve Allan. "It was [probably] a variety of things that came together and caused the unfortunate loss of the animals' lives."

                        But such assurances did little to appease some critics. The Humane Society of Canada is calling for a boycott of the Stampede's rodeo and chuck wagon events.

                        Animal rights activists are also upset by the incident.

                        Michael Alvarez-Toye of the Calgary Animal Rights Coalition dismissed the trail ride as a public relations ploy, as a way to "grandstand 10 days of Western spectacle."

                        The trail ride was organized to celebrate Alberta's 100th anniversary. The horses were to take part in the Stampede, which begins Friday.

                        Most of the ranch hands on the ride were professional wranglers. However, about 20 guests, who paid $15,000 each, also took part in the event.

                        One of those guests was former Ontario Premier David Peterson, who described the ride as "the most Canadian experience" of his life.

                        "These are controlled risks. It was unfortunate that the bridge was there. It was the configuration of the bridge," Peterson said of the incident. "[If it was] any other bridge, we wouldn't have had this problem."

                        The trail ride was held in 1987 and 2000 without incident.

                        But this isn't the first such tragedy in Stampede history.

                        Just three years ago, seven animals were killed at the rodeo. Of those, six were horses injured during the chuck wagon races and one was a calf that suffered a broken leg during the calf-roping event.

                        Twelve animals, including six horses, were killed during a chuck wagon competition at the 1986 Stampede.

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                        WTF ... I thought the trail ride was a Stampede tradition, every year?

                        WTF #2 - don't the horses have to cross the river at some point in order to get to the Stampede grounds???? From what I remember of the route ...

                        You may be right, Dave. Time to end the trail ride at the outskirts of the city. Sad to lose the tradition but unless they are going to close all the roads on the route the horses take, another tragedy will occur.

                        And to tie it all into resqtek's thread .... was it a Hazmat call? Was the fire department called? I'm betting YES!
                        September 11th - Never Forget

                        I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                        Sheri
                        IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                        Honorary Flatlander

                        RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                        • #13
                          Funny you should ask......the hazmat truck had to go to the responding station to help them decon their tarps which were used to cover the dead horses.
                          Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!

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                          • #14
                            Yuck!

                            So who had to fish the horses out of the water? Did that fall to the fire department too?

                            Are you boys busy yeeeeehawing? Hope you had good weather for the parade!
                            September 11th - Never Forget

                            I respect firefighters and emergency workers worldwide. Thank you for what you do.

                            Sheri
                            IACOJ CRUSTY CONVENTION CHAIR
                            Honorary Flatlander

                            RAY WAS HERE FIRST

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                            • #15
                              I had the painful task of working at the stampede grounds from 1800hrs to midnight lastnight. It's a dirty job but someone has to do it.
                              Sometimes, in order to make an operation idiot proof, you must remove the idiot!

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