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(KING 5 News)   Firefighters decide Farenheit 451 didn't go far enough   (king5.com) divider line 33
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2013-12-14 04:17:15 PM
Fight Fire with Fire is our motto . . .
 
2013-12-14 04:18:44 PM
Thats a pretty big farkin whoops those boys have on their hands.
 
2013-12-14 04:19:39 PM
Kind of like the time they sprayed barbecue sauce on that school bus fire.www.kare11.com
 
2013-12-14 04:20:10 PM
THAT MUST HAVE BEEN F*CKING AWESOME!!!!

(since nobody was killed, that is)
 
2013-12-14 04:20:23 PM
Stay classy, North Bend.
 
2013-12-14 04:20:37 PM
Reminds me of the time we tried the same thing on a campfire with 151 proof rum.    Unsurprisingly, the result was similar.
/good times, good times.
 
2013-12-14 04:21:25 PM
Wasn't there a time when Firemen put out fires?!
 
2013-12-14 04:28:29 PM

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/oblig.
 
2013-12-14 04:28:48 PM
KING 5 obtained video that shows an enormous fireball erupted when the fuel hit the flames at the training site.

now let's see the video of the oil hitting the anus.
 
2013-12-14 04:32:17 PM
That'll take care of those motherfarking snakes.
 
2013-12-14 04:32:36 PM

RicosRoughnecks: Wasn't there a time when Firemen put out fires?!


Guy Montag nods regretfully.
 
2013-12-14 04:32:50 PM
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Approves.
 
2013-12-14 04:36:32 PM

Gyrfalcon: THAT MUST HAVE BEEN F*CKING AWESOME!!!!

(since nobody was killed, that is)


My thoughts exactly.
 
2013-12-14 04:39:12 PM
Ya know, I'm generally one of the first putting my support behind initiatives to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. But I'm thinking that recycling water heavily contaminated with jet fuel so you can use it to extinguish fires probably is not, as they say, a "sustainable best practice".
 
2013-12-14 04:40:10 PM

gaslight: Gyrfalcon: THAT MUST HAVE BEEN F*CKING AWESOME!!!!

(since nobody was killed, that is)

My thoughts exactly.


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EXPLOSIONS!
 
2013-12-14 04:43:05 PM
jfarkinB

recycling water heavily contaminated with jet fuel

If only there was a way to separate the two......

upload.wikimedia.org

....if only....
 
2013-12-14 04:49:16 PM
So, if there's like a brush fire or something in the neighborhood, I wouldn't be in too much of a rush to call these guys.  Maybe try the garden hose first, before the boys show up and decide to use the "nuclear option".
 
2013-12-14 04:51:26 PM

jfarkinB: Ya know, I'm generally one of the first putting my support behind initiatives to protect the environment and conserve natural resources. But I'm thinking that recycling water heavily contaminated with jet fuel so you can use it to extinguish fires probably is not, as they say, a "sustainable best practice".


What else do you do with it?  I wouldn't want to dump it down the drain.

Get as much of the contaminants out as possible, then use it to extinguish fires.  The water will evaporate and the remaining contaminants will burn off.
 
2013-12-14 04:53:48 PM
I was under the impression jet fuel is a lot less flammable than unleaded.

Csb: I used to work in a job where I would have to refuel helicopters... And to save them the hassle of powering down, we would fill them up while running (called hot-fueling) . It freaked me out at first, because hey, it's crazy enough to be under a rotating blade, let alone having to fill it with fuel.

Anyway, that was jet A fuel and I was told it was a lot safer than gas. Maybe throwing it on a fire is a different thing. if someone else knows anyrhing about jet fuel, feel free to fill me in.
 
2013-12-14 04:54:46 PM

ultraholland: KING 5 obtained video that shows an enormous fireball erupted when the fuel hit the flames at the training site.

now let's see the video of the oil hitting the anus.


I believe it was head & shoulders they used on the flaming anus for the win.
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2013-12-14 05:07:55 PM
my money is on the noobies farking shiat up....
 
2013-12-14 05:08:12 PM
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2013-12-14 05:12:44 PM

bangmaid: I was under the impression jet fuel is a lot less flammable than unleaded.

Csb: I used to work in a job where I would have to refuel helicopters... And to save them the hassle of powering down, we would fill them up while running (called hot-fueling) . It freaked me out at first, because hey, it's crazy enough to be under a rotating blade, let alone having to fill it with fuel.

Anyway, that was jet A fuel and I was told it was a lot safer than gas. Maybe throwing it on a fire is a different thing. if someone else knows anyrhing about jet fuel, feel free to fill me in.


Jet fuel is kind of like Diesel or kerosene.  It's flammable, but it is "heavy" and doesn't really have any vapors, so it doesn't form explosive situations the way gasoline can.

It will still burn, of course.  If it was nonflammable it would not be much use as a fuel.

FWIW - Windshield washer fluid is also flammable if you dump it on an existing fire.  Makes a nice growth of flame without a big "whoomph" like pure alcohol.  You can't burn it by itself, though.
 
2013-12-14 05:13:01 PM

bangmaid: I was under the impression jet fuel is a lot less flammable than unleaded.

Csb: I used to work in a job where I would have to refuel helicopters... And to save them the hassle of powering down, we would fill them up while running (called hot-fueling) . It freaked me out at first, because hey, it's crazy enough to be under a rotating blade, let alone having to fill it with fuel.

Anyway, that was jet A fuel and I was told it was a lot safer than gas. Maybe throwing it on a fire is a different thing. if someone else knows anyrhing about jet fuel, feel free to fill me in.


Oh, it is most certainly much safer than gasoline.

But it IS a fuel, and it most certainly IS flammable.

Details here:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_fuel
 
2013-12-14 05:20:39 PM
Meanwhile, at another part of the airport: "Why won't this plane start?!?"
 
2013-12-14 05:31:52 PM

bangmaid: Anyway, that was jet A fuel and I was told it was a lot safer than gas. Maybe throwing it on a fire is a different thing. if someone else knows anyrhing about jet fuel, feel free to fill me in.


Just think about it like this: put a burning piece of wood in a puddle of diesel and nothing much will happen for a while. There isn't enough oxygen/diesel mixture to get the fast combustion you get when you try and light substances that evaporate a bit. The wood might even be extinguished if the puddle is deep enough.

Now imagine a dust explosion.

Now imagine spraying small drops of kerosene (or at least drops of water coated in kerosene) into a fire.
 
2013-12-14 05:57:40 PM
To be fair it was a training exercise.
It's better to work the bugs out there then in a real emergency.
 
2013-12-14 06:10:54 PM
Great, now Michael Bay has his next scri***EXPLOSIONS***
 
2013-12-14 06:15:08 PM

bangmaid: I was under the impression jet fuel is a lot less flammable than unleaded.

Csb: I used to work in a job where I would have to refuel helicopters... And to save them the hassle of powering down, we would fill them up while running (called hot-fueling) . It freaked me out at first, because hey, it's crazy enough to be under a rotating blade, let alone having to fill it with fuel.

Anyway, that was jet A fuel and I was told it was a lot safer than gas. Maybe throwing it on a fire is a different thing. if someone else knows anyrhing about jet fuel, feel free to fill me in.


Well, yes and no. Diesel and kerosene have higher flash points than gasoline (nominally -45 deg. F for gasoline, diesel is typically +130 or +150. However, diesel has a lower ignition temp. than gasoline (hint: diesel engines don't have spark plugs). Diesel spills on hot pavement are nothing to ignore.

I this case, the kersoene being sprayed (atomized to a certain extent) easily caught fire.
 
2013-12-14 06:44:56 PM
Did you eat a lot of paint chips when you was little subby?

Hopefully not obscure.
 
2013-12-14 09:39:02 PM

Unobtanium: bangmaid: I was under the impression jet fuel is a lot less flammable than unleaded.

Csb: I used to work in a job where I would have to refuel helicopters... And to save them the hassle of powering down, we would fill them up while running (called hot-fueling) . It freaked me out at first, because hey, it's crazy enough to be under a rotating blade, let alone having to fill it with fuel.

Anyway, that was jet A fuel and I was told it was a lot safer than gas. Maybe throwing it on a fire is a different thing. if someone else knows anyrhing about jet fuel, feel free to fill me in.

Well, yes and no. Diesel and kerosene have higher flash points than gasoline (nominally -45 deg. F for gasoline, diesel is typically +130 or +150. However, diesel has a lower ignition temp. than gasoline (hint: diesel engines don't have spark plugs). Diesel spills on hot pavement are nothing to ignore.

I this case, the kersoene being sprayed (atomized to a certain extent) easily caught fire.


They basically added fuel injection to the fire.
 
2013-12-15 11:58:52 AM
+1 for Subby.

/Need to read it again.
 
2013-12-15 07:05:32 PM
You had ONE job...
 
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