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Another Fire from a wood burner?

Post in 'The Inglenook' started by tfdchief, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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  2. firefighterjake

    firefighterjake Minister of Fire

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    And one up this way . . .

    The kicker . . . this is the third fire in X number of years for these folks . . . and one of the owners is an Assistant Fire Chief.
  3. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    That speaks well for the fire service, doesn't it?<>

    We also just lost a firefighter to the interstate and 5 more injured.
    http://www.pantagraph.com/news/loca...cle_b8ad25aa-865f-11e2-9060-0019bb2963f4.html
    The interstate is just getting to be one of the most dangerous calls we get
  4. Jack Straw

    Jack Straw Minister of Fire

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    Woodstoves don't start fires....people do.;)
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  5. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    Wow, that surprises me Steve. One would think with all the flashing lights after an accident that there would be some safety there. Sad to hear about.
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  6. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    You would think so, but in the last 10 years I have seen this get continually worse. It is not that they don't see us, they just refuse to be inconvenienced by us, so they don't slow down, or get over, or regard us in any way. Then it happens and they have no where to go and way to fast. It is getting worse and worse.
  7. Backwoods Savage

    Backwoods Savage Minister of Fire

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    That is crazy for sure.
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  8. Locust Post

    Locust Post Minister of Fire

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    Everybody now a day is in a hurry to get there. Trouble is they really don't end up getting there much quicker all said and done. I just read an article by AAA that said a big percentage of the folks that feel someone talking on a cell are putting them at risk, the same folks admit to occasionally talking on a cell while driving. "It's always the other guy". Sorry to hear you've lost some fellow FF's Chief.
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  9. tfdchief

    tfdchief Minister of Fire

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    Thanks, LP. It has got to stop. It is starting to happen way to often. I don't know the answer, but I do know that when we go to the Interstate my first concern is my people. It distracts me from our mission and that is the accident victims, and that makes me mad.
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