RavenOnyx: My husband's family lives in West. We have not been able to contact anyone. I'm so worried :(
Frederick: Theres such a thing as too much help? Wouldnt it make more sense to arrive and stand by out of the way? Or is the thought process that people dont know what "out of the way" is?
Friction8r: Some insolent farkers, in their "presumed position of authority," even though they are not at the scene, get off on telling other farkers to stay away. It feeds their air of self-importance on an anonymous message board.
thisisyourbrainonFark: RavenOnyx: My husband's family lives in West. We have not been able to contact anyone. I'm so worried :(Oh god. Hope the best for your family. :(
DoctorCal: Man. I only came in this thread hoping to see you post. Glad you're ok
Mutt Farkinov: Your insult wasn't vague--it was pointed at a small community of people and meant to mock those often considered the butt of jokes on the interwebz and Fark.
Myria: However, not everyone knows of the risks of being even that far from a fertilizer fire. For most other fires, that would have been a safe distance.
eventhelosers: iGNORE THIS PSAI ignore control freaks. They never want to take responsibility for their actions, if the dog gammed leaders in charge are so smart where is their contingency plan, blah blah...
hardinparamedic: eventhelosers: /If the world would listen I could make it a better place one fark post at a timeOr, if you're actually serious and not trying to be funny, you're going to get people killed by doing what you say. Of course, it's always a good idea to wade into a HAZMAT zone with no protection or communication because you "want to help", right?Never mind that there are hundreds of TRAINED people there right now, and a second tank is possibly going to explode.eventhelosers: I ignore control freaks. They never want to take responsibility for their actions, if the dog gammed leaders in charge are so smart where is their contingency plan, and why wasn't this avoided in the first place.Wow. I have no words for this.You ignore people who know more about the situation than you, and pretend to think that it's the fault of the people there trying to keep more people from being killed that the explosion occurred in the first place?eventhelosers: On the other hand, if there are just way to many f*cking people there helping already, find a way to help further out of the way.Either you're stupid, or you lack the ability to read with comprehension. That's what people have said. Contact your local red cross chapter. Consider donating blood in the next few days - they don't need it now, and if they do they'll announce on the news, but they WILL need blood donated to replenish their depleted stocks.eventhelosers: I'm sure hospitals around are accepting blood, food and shelter areas need to be set up.See aforementioned post. Unless you're with the red cross, or contacted by them to volunteer at a shelter, don't arbitrarily show up. They will not put you to work there unless you've been vetted and oriented by them before the event.eventhelosers: Anyway I got a horse show to run gotta go.If you're trying to be funny, you suck at it. If you're actually being serious, bravo. You've out-stupided people who have trolled FARK for years.
eventhelosers: /If the world would listen I could make it a better place one fark post at a time
eventhelosers: I ignore control freaks. They never want to take responsibility for their actions, if the dog gammed leaders in charge are so smart where is their contingency plan, and why wasn't this avoided in the first place.
eventhelosers: On the other hand, if there are just way to many f*cking people there helping already, find a way to help further out of the way.
eventhelosers: I'm sure hospitals around are accepting blood, food and shelter areas need to be set up.
eventhelosers: Anyway I got a horse show to run gotta go.
nyrkah1: Watching a live video stream from Texas, I've heart two different reporters ask two different people "what's in your heart?". Is that some kind of Texas thing? Or Jesus thing? Or both? Or am I having auditory hallucinations?
Paris1127: What were they storing in this place, rocket fuel?
Larmer: As a volunteer firefighter in the middle of nowhere, this is my recurring nightmare; a fire that rapidly gets beyond our capabilities in a bad way.Last summer, we got a call that lightning struck the Esso Oil tank farm in town, and that there was smoke showing. No page went out right away, but a few of us went down to the hall to see what was up. I remember wondering about just what the hell we were going to do if it really did get hit; there's only 20 of us, the closest mutual aid is 1200km to the south, and we`ve only got two pumpers and a few water/shiat trucks at our disposal. We talked a bit about the "rule of thumb", as in put your thumb up in your field of vision, and if you can still see the fire, you're too farking close...Terrible, terrible news... I'm not a praying man myself, but our whole department is hoping for the best of a bad situation down there. Sounds as though this will be one of those lessons learned issues of Firehouse in the coming months though...
Myria: Skyd1v: most shaky earthquake zones in the countryI don't think you're referring to California, but I live in California, earthquake central as far as the U.S. is concerned. I'm not really afraid of earthquakes, because our infrastructure is better designed for them, out of necessity and sad experience. Whereas that 5.0 earthquake that shook the East Coast caused people there to be scared, a 5.0 to us generally a short fun ride. Real damage doesn't occur until the 6.0's.Modern large California earthquakes cause plenty of damage and deaths, but nothing on the scale of something like a powerful hurricane.
hardinparamedic: redsquid: And somehow, even though you guys get plenty of gross stuff on you also, paramedics in uniform don't gross me out like folks in scrubs. I know it's all psychlogical, but that's the way it is.You've never lived until you've had your vomit baptism.I can also tell you from doing mouth to mouth what partially digested Spagetti-Os and Vodak tastes like.Headed on a call. You guys hold down the fort. *salute*
Uakronkid: HotWingAgenda: I'm starting to get a little nervous about being in one of the few parts of the country that has not had a major catastrophic event in the last 6 months. It's like being the last cow in line at the slaughterhouse and seeing all the other cows go down in front of you.I live in Ohio. Nothing happens here. No major weather events, no earthquakes, no industrial disasters, not interesting enough for terrorists. We're boring enough that fate might just forget about us and skip us by.
TiredWings: Dammit, it's a sad event , but it is nice to see that they already have offers of too much help. Nice to see the surrounding areas making space for survivors. If you have never been to Texas, they really do think they are a separate country and take up for each other like no place I've ever been before. God Speed !
markie_farkie: RavenOnyx: My husband's family lives in West. We have not been able to contact anyone. I'm so worried :(Hoping for the best for them.. Here's some info I scraped off WFAA's website:...Church of the Open door will be opened for survivors. They are located off of exit 339 in Bellmead.
Jim_Callahan: There's not really such a thing as "out of the way" in a large-scale industrial accident like this. The time required to tell you to fark off can be enough time wasted to get people killed.
2xhelix: But what if I'm part of an emergency looting crew?
Frederick: Theres such a thing as too much help?
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