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(BBC)   Firefighters always have good advice: keep a fire extinguisher handy, be ready to call 911 if you see smoke, try not to cook this weekend when we're on strike, because you're on your own if your kitchen bursts into flames   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 34
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2013-10-16 12:30:49 PM
i.imgur.com

What if I need to hook up a new gas cooker?

/mrs. g. pinnette
 
2013-10-16 01:13:39 PM
911 will summon a UK fire brigade?
 
2013-10-16 02:05:30 PM
Hot Firefighter thread?
 
2013-10-16 02:07:16 PM
Meh, it's Essex.
 
2013-10-16 02:07:18 PM
Heroes
 
2013-10-16 02:12:35 PM
Either:

A. Learn how to cook using something other than a chip pan.
B. Learn that throwing water on a chip pan fire is a bad idea.
 
2013-10-16 02:13:03 PM

Bathia_Mapes: 911 will summon a UK fire brigade?


I thought it was 0118 999 881 999 119 725...3
 
2013-10-16 02:13:40 PM

Target Builder: Either:

A. Learn how to cook using something other than a chip pan.
B. Learn that throwing water on a chip pan fire is a bad idea.


damn. forgot option C.

C: DIAF
 
2013-10-16 02:15:09 PM
Divisional Officer Neil Fenwick

But Dudley's still on the job, right?
4.bp.blogspot.com
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2013-10-16 02:18:37 PM
Put another Brit on the barbie.
 
2013-10-16 02:23:42 PM
FTA: "The service said 56% of fires in the county start in kitchens and it hopes less cooking will mean fewer fires. "

I'd like to see what causes those kitchen fire and the percentage that happens in all electric kitchen vs gaz/other combustible kitchens.
 
2013-10-16 02:26:59 PM

cheezitmojo: Bathia_Mapes: 911 will summon a UK fire brigade?

I thought it was 0118 999 881 999 119 725...3


Of course it is. Why do you think I'm giving subby grief
 
2013-10-16 02:35:12 PM

talkertopc: FTA: "The service said 56% of fires in the county start in kitchens and it hopes less cooking will mean fewer fires. "

I'd like to see what causes those kitchen fire and the percentage that happens in all electric kitchen vs gaz/other combustible kitchens.


Chip Pans. It's a vat of boiling oil, normally on a gas stove, that people leave on for long periods of time and use to fry chips, pizza, mars bars, bread, eggs, pretty much anything no matter how disgusting really. People often leave them unsupervised.

When they catch fire people often dump water on them, which causes a small and controlled fire to turn into a gigantic fireball that will lead to a rapid and painful fiery death followed by your house going up in flames.

Thankfully British homes are usually solid brick construction with terracotta tile roofs so your neighbors idiocy probably wont burn your house down too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3F4c5o4J7M

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TJz109_qgFY

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPr-tOZHmOA
 
2013-10-16 02:37:36 PM

Bathia_Mapes: cheezitmojo: Bathia_Mapes: 911 will summon a UK fire brigade?

I thought it was 0118 999 881 999 119 725...3

Of course it is. Why do you think I'm giving subby grief


My mistake. Carry on, then.

BOO, SUBBY! BOO!
 
2013-10-16 02:40:54 PM
I've been giving lessons to a friend that could charitably be called "How to Cook Without Frying Every Damn Thing," so I'm getting a kick.
 
2013-10-16 02:44:16 PM

neversubmit: Hot Firefighter thread?


Somehow, a pic of a guy from my volunteer fire dept. ended up as a stock photo...  on MSN, with an article about why women like firefighers.

We made soooooo much fun of him.

/Tried to find the photo...  it's been a while and it's not on the first few pages of GIS
 
2013-10-16 02:47:17 PM

neversubmit: Hot Firefighter thread?


Is "hot firefighter" redundant?

post.mnsun.com
 
2013-10-16 02:49:49 PM
FOUND IT (article)
db2.stb.s-msn.com
 
2013-10-16 03:00:21 PM
What kind of country even allows their firemen to strike without criminal charges ? 
Oh right UK...
 
2013-10-16 03:02:14 PM

Sparky the Fire Dog: FOUND IT (article)


Has he lived that one down yet?
 
2013-10-16 03:06:34 PM

Chinchillazilla: Sparky the Fire Dog: FOUND IT (article)

Has he lived that one down yet?


Well...  he did manage to find quite possibly the only way to beat it...

He was standing in front of everyone, running the slideshow of embarassing crap at the annual party, and he put it in there.  Just the picture (but everyone knew where it was from and why it was there), and jokingly hung his head in shame.  If he hadn't owned it like that, I'm sure we'd still mock him relentlessly.
 
2013-10-16 03:16:44 PM

Mokmo: What kind of country even allows their firemen to strike without criminal charges ?
Oh right UK...



One that doesn't support slave labor ?? As for 911, it is 999 in GB.

 http://www.911dispatch.com/911/911_world.html

 I'm guessing many of you don't live in a subscription fire district, don't pay and the fire dept will just stand by and watch your place burn, they do respond in case your neighbor's place is under their protection.
 
2013-10-16 03:17:32 PM
<ringgg> It's the Fire Brigade. They want to know if they can come 'round Thursday.
<she> No, Thursday's the Industrial Relations Dinner Dance!
<he> No, Thursday's RIGHT OUT!
 
2013-10-16 03:18:48 PM
fire bad
 
2013-10-16 04:01:51 PM

KarmicDisaster: fire bad


www.morethings.com
 
2013-10-16 04:36:26 PM
TFA doesn't say anything about it, but I'm kind of curious as to whether this is an honest-to-goodness walk-out strike, or merely work-to-rule like they do it in the States.  It seems odd that it'd be legal for firemen to form picket lines.
 
2013-10-16 04:39:41 PM

cheezitmojo: Bathia_Mapes: 911 will summon a UK fire brigade?

I thought it was 0118 999 881 999 119 725...3


Came to say this
 
2013-10-16 04:46:58 PM
So if you're going on strike, isn't the idea that you want people to see what happens when they don't have your services? Shouldn't the fire brigade be encouraging people to, like, burn dried evergreen branches in the fireplace, stuff their trash cans with oily rags, deep fry turkeys inside the house, wash their clothes with gasoline next to the water heater, put coins in the fuse box, and the like?
 
2013-10-16 05:47:58 PM

Bathia_Mapes: cheezitmojo: Bathia_Mapes: 911 will summon a UK fire brigade?

I thought it was 0118 999 881 999 119 725...3

Of course it is. Why do you think I'm giving subby grief


Thank you for the TF! I appreciate it! I always wondered what it was like behind the curtain.
 
2013-10-16 05:56:26 PM
I thought the point of strikes was to want people to miss your services.  Shouldn't they be encouraging everyone to cook more?  Maybe forget to empty the lint filter. Play with matches.
 
2013-10-16 05:58:33 PM
Will still be on duty, KMG365i180.photobucket.com
 
2013-10-16 08:33:20 PM
They're having a five and a half hour strike. How many fires can one district have in that time span?
 
2013-10-17 01:47:18 AM

cheezitmojo: Bathia_Mapes: cheezitmojo: Bathia_Mapes: 911 will summon a UK fire brigade?

I thought it was 0118 999 881 999 119 725...3

Of course it is. Why do you think I'm giving subby grief

Thank you for the TF! I appreciate it! I always wondered what it was like behind the curtain.


Enjoy! :-)
 
2013-10-17 01:52:03 AM

ifky: Will still be on duty, KMG365[i180.photobucket.com image 309x374]


I recently found quite a few episodes on youtube, including the pilot, "The Wedsworth-Townsend Act". I was around 20 years old when the series originally aired & seldom missed an episode.
 
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