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(KSAT San Antonio)   Fireman with big brass balls has a ceiling fall on him while fighting a fire, doesn't realize he has first and second degree burns on his back and keeps fighting the fire   (ksat.com) divider line 25
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2014-03-01 03:59:19 PM
How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?
 
2014-03-01 04:07:22 PM
I fell through a roof once on a fire

/no burns from the fire
//my colleagues, though...
 
2014-03-01 04:22:20 PM

Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?


Adrenaline. How does it work?
 
2014-03-01 04:23:59 PM
Firemen are totally farking nuts.

And I'm completely and utterly happy and grateful that they are.
 
2014-03-01 04:25:14 PM

MechaPyx: Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?

Adrenaline. How does it work?


Um, I think this is from a 1984 movie.
youmustbenewhere.jpg
 
2014-03-01 04:25:23 PM

Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?


It is a form of tunnel vision. He probably knew the ceiling collapsed but may not have fully processed the information. People in car wrecks often don't know they are hurt right away.
 
2014-03-01 04:25:49 PM

Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?


Adrenaline rush. You can work yourself to the point of passing out and not even realize it. I got steam burned on my neck where my hood wasn't all the way tucked in once. didn't even notice it until I went to strip down for rehab.

Doing interior attack was the most thrilling, insane thing I have ever done. As a plus, my department never bought me glasses lens holders for my SCBA mask, so I was more blind than normal doing it.

The worst thing ever were the buildings that had plastic or foam ceilings. They melt, and run down your helmet and turnout coat.

I miss being a Volly. Fun days. :)
 
2014-03-01 04:26:54 PM

MechaPyx: Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?

Adrenaline. How does it work?


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2014-03-01 04:34:06 PM
Support your local volunteer fire department!  It's hard to understand how valuable their contributions are until you need their help.  Once serviced by an emergency service, you never overlook them or take the for granted again.
 
2014-03-01 04:35:48 PM
No shiat he is going to keep fighting the fire? I would too if I was burning alive.
 
2014-03-01 04:37:41 PM
Perhaps he was fighting fire with fire?
 
2014-03-01 04:42:04 PM
You know what you call a firefighter who doesn't keep fighting when the ceiling falls on him? You don't, you call his widow.
 
2014-03-01 04:44:49 PM

rkiller1: MechaPyx: Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?

Adrenaline. How does it work?

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The number of people who missed a TERMINATOR reference is really depressing.
 
2014-03-01 04:45:28 PM

rkiller1: MechaPyx: Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?

Adrenaline. How does it work?

Um, I think this is from a 1984 movie.
youmustbenewhere.jpg


I guess I missed that one on movie day.

/sort of vaguely remember the quote
 
2014-03-01 04:46:37 PM
How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?


It's shock and adrenaline.   I've had 2nd degree burns on my arm and leg on different occasions.  I also witnessed a few others get bad burns.   I found that after you get away from the initial cause (fire, hot oil, etc.) it doesn't really hurt that bad... for about 15 minutes, then it slowly dawns on you that you are in intense pain.

In one situation, I witnessed a car accident where the driver and passenger were badly burned.   The passenger was walking around and seemed fine for about a half hour.   He had 2nd degree burns over 70% of his body.   He insisted that he was fine but once he calmed down the pain started.
 
2014-03-01 04:50:02 PM

barncook: He had 2nd degree burns over 70% of his body.   He insisted that he was fine but once he calmed down the pain started.


I carry 30 milligrams of morphine and 400 mikes of Fentanyl.

You're welcome to as much of each you want, if that's the case. Holy shiat.
 
2014-03-01 04:54:24 PM
In other news, cops gunned down 3 puppies, clubbed 25 minority children, raped three drunk women and embezzled 3 million.... in the same time period as this Firefighter was actually being useful.
 
2014-03-01 05:16:38 PM
While first and second degree burns can be REALLY serious, they can also be minor. A lot depends on how large the burns were. If he got a few small burns and a couple of blisters, that'd fit what TFA said.

Note that I'm NOT discounting anything about the courage of firefighters. I'm just pointing out that it doesn't sound like he was badly injured.
 
2014-03-01 05:31:12 PM
tunnel vision
 
2014-03-01 05:43:10 PM
I can't even begin to snark at this.  We just lost one here in Jersey.   RIP brave man.
 
2014-03-01 05:55:20 PM

Cyclometh: While first and second degree burns can be REALLY serious, they can also be minor. A lot depends on how large the burns were. If he got a few small burns and a couple of blisters, that'd fit what TFA said.

Note that I'm NOT discounting anything about the courage of firefighters. I'm just pointing out that it doesn't sound like he was badly injured.


But throwing in the word "degree" when writing about bravery makes it sound like college or judo.
 
2014-03-01 05:57:57 PM

Mark Ratner: How could he not notice he had first and second degree burns?

He was probably on PCP. Broke every bone in his hand. He wouldn't feel it. There was this guy once. See this scar?


Adrenaline is a pain-killer. I can see him shrugging off first and second degree burns.
 
2014-03-01 06:58:16 PM
My brother in law was a cop in San Antonio, now retired. He kept claiming his "Sam Brown" was causing his back problems, having numerous surgeries, not noticing he weighs over 400 lbs. You think that his "tonnage" may have had something to do with it?
 
2014-03-01 07:58:24 PM

hardinparamedic: Adrenaline rush


Came here to say adrenaline is one hell of a drug.  I've come out of scraps with some serious god damned injuries that I had no idea I even had.  Which in some cases were good, like the time I got impaled on a length of pipe.  If I knew what had happened, I'd have gone into shock.
 
2014-03-02 07:36:14 AM
I do my job every day with a slipped disk; where's my hero tag.
 
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