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Apr. 28th, 2006

I worked at my paid department last night. I don't usually work there on Thursdays but they were short a person.

I didn't have any calls... I did finally get to train on the new quint, though.

This is the quint. I'm running the ladder from the bucket. This is on the way down; the ladder is almost fully retracted. The ladder is 85' when fully extended. Added to the ten or so feet of the truck, the bucket is way up there when extended.

This is a little blurry. I'm the one with the hat.

This is, too. You can see the 'monitor' on the front of the bucket; this device will put out 1200 gallons of water a minute.

My instructor was really pleased with my technique and said that I am going to be an excellent ladder operator.

We also did a 'ghetto lay' drill. Here I am dragging line through the municipal building.

These pictures were taken by Andy Vinopal, the lieutenant on duty last night. Thanks, Andy!



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Apr. 28th, 2006 03:34 pm (UTC)
"Ghetto lay"?

Also - looks like you got a great view from up there!
Apr. 28th, 2006 05:43 pm (UTC)
Hey, I can see my house from here!
Hey, it's on fire!
Apr. 28th, 2006 06:05 pm (UTC)
'Lay' is a term that describes distributing hose between the water supply and the fire. If you, for example, hook the end of the hose up to a hydrant and drive to the fire, that is a forward lay. If you take the hose from the fire back to the water source, that is a reverse lay. I didn't ask why they refer to it as a 'ghetto' lay. I think it has to do with the fact that you are not utilizing standpipes on the floor with the fire but dragging hose up the stairs from the street. No standpipes, no elevators.
Apr. 28th, 2006 07:01 pm (UTC)
Doesn't seem like you'd have much call for that out your way, except for maybe the odd older industrial building.

Also - aren't you supposed to stay out of the elevators during a fire?
Apr. 28th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
There are a few multistory buildings in the town my paid department serves, including a old six-story building with 72 apartments.

In general, yes, one should stay out of the elevators. They can be useful for shuttling firefighters and gear if the situation is right. That's why a lot of elevators have a 'fire key'.
Apr. 28th, 2006 07:44 pm (UTC)
And what do you call it when you drag your hoses in to put out a fire caused by securities fraud?
Apr. 28th, 2006 08:27 pm (UTC)
I think that's a 'Kenneth Lay'.

(Thanks for setting that up for me.)
Apr. 28th, 2006 09:43 pm (UTC)
Wakka wakka wakka!
Apr. 28th, 2006 07:02 pm (UTC)
pretty sunset!
Apr. 28th, 2006 08:28 pm (UTC)
It was. The tiniest bit chilly, though.
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