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(WTKR)   You know your county's serial arsonist is on a roll when firefighters have spent 3,700 hours putting out 74 of his fires   (wtkr.com) divider line 28
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2013-03-28 06:46:37 AM
It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.
 
2013-03-28 06:48:38 AM

Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.


My money is on a firefighter.
 
2013-03-28 06:59:52 AM
i wonder who gay raped him
 
2013-03-28 08:21:38 AM

Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.


Not unprecedented...
 
2013-03-28 09:13:12 AM
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2013-03-28 09:17:25 AM
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Wanted for questioning.
 
2013-03-28 09:18:20 AM

Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.


Step 1: Arson Step 2: Get national news attention Step 3: Profit on charitable donations
 
2013-03-28 09:20:52 AM

Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.


Good way to ensure job security
 
2013-03-28 09:22:08 AM

KingKauff: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Good way to ensure job security


^^^ THIS

/That, even
 
2013-03-28 09:38:07 AM
Seriously, though. Don't be an arsonist.
 
2013-03-28 09:38:42 AM

KingKauff: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Good way to ensure job security


Around here it's very often a firefighter, or a junior firefighter. But they're all volunteer, has nothing to do with job security. It strikes me as some sort of a bizarre sexual fetish really, I think they get a hard on for the flashing lights and sirens or something.
 
2013-03-28 09:41:57 AM

AverageAmericanGuy: Seriously, though. Don't be an arsonist.


Time to start considering reasonable restrictions on fire ownership.
 
2013-03-28 09:46:13 AM

Paris1127: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Not unprecedented...


I would go as far to say typical or expected - just nobody wants to believe that.
 
2013-03-28 09:50:57 AM
MC 900 ft Jesus wanted for questioning...
 
2013-03-28 09:51:49 AM
Guy Montag?
 
2013-03-28 10:15:19 AM

nekom: KingKauff: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Good way to ensure job security

Around here it's very often a firefighter, or a junior firefighter. But they're all volunteer, has nothing to do with job security. It strikes me as some sort of a bizarre sexual fetish really, I think they get a hard on for the flashing lights and sirens or something.


Someone might be getting laid after each and every one of these fires.  I can respect that...
 
2013-03-28 10:15:34 AM

GoldSpider: AverageAmericanGuy: Seriously, though. Don't be an arsonist.

Time to start considering reasonable restrictions on fire ownership.


We need to ban automatic lighters and assault matches! Who really needs that much firepower? Rubbing a couple of sticks together or banging a flint on a rock should be enough for anybody.
 
2013-03-28 10:15:58 AM

KingKauff: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Good way to ensure job security


It's a volunteer force.


Nunpoo: Guy Montag?


If only it were somebody that sane.
 
2013-03-28 10:21:45 AM
We need survellence drones.
 
2013-03-28 10:45:35 AM

nekom: KingKauff: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Good way to ensure job security

Around here it's very often a firefighter, or a junior firefighter. But they're all volunteer, has nothing to do with job security. It strikes me as some sort of a bizarre sexual fetish really, I think they get a hard on for the flashing lights and sirens or something.


They make great pets-make great pets.
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2013-03-28 10:54:03 AM
If/When they catch the person, sentence them to exile in Antartica.  Or Detroit.
 
2013-03-28 11:09:10 AM
50 hours per fire?  what the hell are they using?  Water balloons?
 
2013-03-28 11:29:15 AM

computerguyUT: 50 hours per fire?  what the hell are they using?  Water balloons?


20 firefighters per fire and 2.5 hours average per fire.
 
2013-03-28 01:26:41 PM

Nina Haagen Dazs: My money is on a firefighter.


That would be my guess to - particularly given that they've gotten away with it for a long time.

Marcintosh: Paris1127: Nina Haagen Dazs: Bontesla: It's incredibly fortunate no one has been injured. A linked article at the bottom suggests that police think multiple people could be responsible for the arson... If so - I'm betting high school students or college students.

My money is on a firefighter.

Not unprecedented...

I would go as far to say typical or expected - just nobody wants to believe that.


They may not want to believe it, but it is often true.  Any fire investigator worth his salt will immediately look at the area  fire departments for potential suspects whenever there's an arson spree.  The fact that they're going public for leads may tend to mean that they think they've eliminated the area firefighters as suspects. but still don't be surprised if it turns out to be one.

/Current volunteer firefighter with 15 years of service.
 
2013-03-28 01:35:44 PM
I remember Sam
He was the village idiot
And though it was a pity, it
Was so
He used to burn down houses
Just to watch the glow
And nothing could be done
Because he was the mayor's son

/trying to make this oblig for arson threads
 
2013-03-28 08:00:15 PM

JustGetItRight: but still don't be surprised if it turns out to be one.


A VFD I used to belong to had a sudden rash of porch fires. In that department, a "first alarm" dispatch was two engines, a tower ladder, and all available volunteers. (There are paid FFs, but only one per rig. How the NFPA allows that department to continue to operate in 2013 is beyond me.) ANYWAY -- the way the county arson investigators cracked the case is they noticed the same vollie showing up again and again to all the calls he set. Apparently, he loved driving his POV with his blue lights all-a-flashing.

(In that department, firefighters carry pagers and respond from home in their personally-owned-vehicles. State law allows a blue light (but no siren) on the car, called a "courtesy light." You would **not** believe the level of insanity surrounding any and all things associated with flashing lights in volunteer fire departments.)
 
2013-03-28 10:17:08 PM
arson is such a cool crime
 
2013-03-29 10:12:55 AM

dramboxf: A VFD I used to belong to had a sudden rash of porch fires. In that department, a "first alarm" dispatch was two engines, a tower ladder, and all available volunteers. (There are paid FFs, but only one per rig. How the NFPA allows that department to continue to operate in 2013 is beyond me.) ANYWAY -- the way the county arson investigators cracked the case is they noticed the same vollie showing up again and again to all the calls he set. Apparently, he loved driving his POV with his blue lights all-a-flashing.

(In that department, firefighters carry pagers and respond from home in their personally-owned-vehicles. State law allows a blue light (but no siren) on the car, called a "courtesy light." You would **not** believe the level of insanity surrounding any and all things associated with flashing lights in volunteer fire departments.)


First, NFPA sets standards.  They have absolutely no regulatory authority - which is good since the committees setting a lot of standards are dominated by vendors with a vested interest in seeing the standards changed and costs increased every year.  Combo departments like you describe aren't  uncommon, but I do find it odd that they roll three rigs and put one paid guy per rig.  Unless they've got a lot of vollies that live really close, the more effective strategy would be to fully staff one engine company and let the vollies roll everything else.  A single fully staffed engine company arriving early and operating as a team will save a lot more than three one man rigs arriving at different times.  One of our neighboring departments is combo.  They operate with a paid chief, paid four man engine company, and remainder volunteer.  It works quite well.

Second, you couldn't be more right about the lights.  Thankfully, emergency lights on POVs are illegal in Alabama so we don't really have to deal with that drama.
 
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