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(Boston Globe)   Sometimes, you just gotta park next to that hydrant to make it to the gym in 26 minutes. And, sometimes, karma happens   (bostonglobe.com ) divider line 28
    More: Dumbass, East Boston, BMW, Boston Fire Department, Steve MacDonald  
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12011 clicks; posted to Main » on 10 Apr 2014 at 5:40 PM (1 year ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-04-10 06:01:49 PM  
4 votes:
Smashing the windows is so unnecessary.....when they have those hydraulic jaws that can pry the doors open.
2014-04-10 06:50:47 PM  
3 votes:
I've never had to do this, but here's a similar situation that I had.

We had a kitchen fire at the local grocery store, and had a few cars parked in the fire lane with their hazards on.  "I'll move if there's ever something!" is the usual thing we hear from that.  We got on scene, lay down supply line, and block in three vehicles.  No window breaking or anything, but they weren't going anywhere for an hour or two.  Then, one of the owners comes up and asks, "Hey, can you move that truck?  I'm running late."  I thought about turning the deck gun on him.

We've gotten that question when blocking in vehicles with the ambulance, too.  I'm usually pretty patient with them and will move because they were parked legally, but sometimes things require more attention (like when the guy asked me to move while I was doing CPR on someone.

Oh, and don't even get me started on people not pulling to the right for our rigs.

/I'm not bitter
2014-04-10 06:03:06 PM  
3 votes:
I bet the hose was damaged by feeding it through the car windows. They really need to bill the BMW owner for a new hose.

Why can't they publish the name of the BMW owner?
2014-04-10 07:19:06 PM  
2 votes:

KublaiKhan: I've never had to do this, but here's a similar situation that I had.

We had a kitchen fire at the local grocery store, and had a few cars parked in the fire lane with their hazards on.  "I'll move if there's ever something!" is the usual thing we hear from that.  We got on scene, lay down supply line, and block in three vehicles.  No window breaking or anything, but they weren't going anywhere for an hour or two.  Then, one of the owners comes up and asks, "Hey, can you move that truck?  I'm running late."  I thought about turning the deck gun on him.

We've gotten that question when blocking in vehicles with the ambulance, too.  I'm usually pretty patient with them and will move because they were parked legally, but sometimes things require more attention (like when the guy asked me to move while I was doing CPR on someone.

Oh, and don't even get me started on people not pulling to the right for our rigs.

/I'm not bitter


I always thought you guys needed cow plows on the front. If they don't get out of your way, go Mad Max on them!
2014-04-10 06:17:48 PM  
2 votes:

tinyarena: Not to be "That Guy" or anything but, if they had to pick the car up to move it, why didn't they move it out of the way in the first place?

I guess I don't understand their manly ways...


Time, primarily. The first thing they wanted to do was get water flowing. They only moved the car later because the initial setup was kinking the hose.

A simpler answer, of course, is rage (and rightfully so). If you some jerkface's beemer is preventing you from doing your job *and* possibly endangering people's lives, are you going to be more inclined towards a solution that protects their valuable property or one that lets you smash up their car with a fire axe? Most people would gravitate towards the axe-based solution.
2014-04-10 06:10:33 PM  
2 votes:

Mr. Right: FTA:  This morning, the BMW is no longer is parked next to the hydrant.

And I'll bet someone has learned a valuable lesson they'll be able to use for the rest of their life.


This a BMW owner. I'll bet against it.
2014-04-10 05:48:03 PM  
2 votes:
You know, the only problem with this is that the hydrant is lower than the windows.  If it were higher, then you could also get water from the hydrant connection to run down into the car, destroy the interior, and really do it up right.
2014-04-10 05:43:43 PM  
2 votes:
I've always wanted to see a firetruck just push a car or of the way.

Then when Captain dickbag tries to give the bill to the city, they just hand him a ticket back with a nice "FOAD"
2014-04-10 05:43:21 PM  
2 votes:
Of course it was a BMW. German-made vehicles scream "A farking prick drives this car."

/Including Volkswagen, but to a lesser degree
2014-04-10 05:37:01 PM  
2 votes:
Karma is a bank for your next incarnation, subby. This is just beautiful poetic justice.
2014-04-11 06:38:23 AM  
1 vote:

jbrooks544: Yeah, that's what I am, an internet tough guy. It is just impossible and unimaginable that I might possibly be correct, or that our sainted firefighters could ever do wrong.


You're not correct. At all.  Probably not ever.
You don't park in front of hydrants. Period.  What happens "if you do" isn't relevant, because your shouldn't be doing it.
Personal responsibility. Look into it.
2014-04-11 12:10:01 AM  
1 vote:

jbrooks544: Lachwen: jbrooks544:I call BULLSHIAT. If their real priority was getting water quickly then they would have run the hose under the car. Easier, faster, better angle to the hose.

Tell me again how under the car would be a "better angle."

The photo doesn't look conclusive. From what I see, the bottom of the car looks closer to the outlet than the window sill. Also, the window is off to the side, whereas the underside route wouldn't require an up angle, then another turn to go through the car. I'm sure you are right though, it is impossible that they went out of their way to just be dick bags, or because they saw it in done crappy movie.


Going through the window prevents the owner from hopping in the car and driving over the hose when he decides to leave.
2014-04-10 11:28:05 PM  
1 vote:

jbrooks544: Lachwen: jbrooks544:I call BULLSHIAT. If their real priority was getting water quickly then they would have run the hose under the car. Easier, faster, better angle to the hose.

Tell me again how under the car would be a "better angle."

The photo doesn't look conclusive. From what I see, the bottom of the car looks closer to the outlet than the window sill. Also, the window is off to the side, whereas the underside route wouldn't require an up angle, then another turn to go through the car. I'm sure you are right though, it is impossible that they went out of their way to just be dick bags, or because they saw it in done crappy movie.


Curb.  Also, explain to me how it's easier to for them to fish it underneath the car where it's a lot more difficult for people in full bunker gear to be pushing and pulling it through?  Unfortunately have come to expect this "criticize them for any reason" attitude from internet tough-guys for stories about cops, but firefighters?
2014-04-10 10:38:59 PM  
1 vote:
jbrooks544:I call BULLSHIAT. If their real priority was getting water quickly then they would have run the hose under the car. Easier, faster, better angle to the hose.

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Tell me again how under the car would be a "better angle."
2014-04-10 07:03:25 PM  
1 vote:
Hail, Hydrant!
2014-04-10 05:58:51 PM  
1 vote:

tinyarena: Not to be "That Guy" or anything but, if they had to pick the car up to move it, why didn't they move it out of the way in the first place?

I guess I don't understand their manly ways...


They moved it a short distance.  Moving it a greater distance to completely clear the hydrant would have required more time and energy, and could have lead to someone injuring themselves, all while they should have been fighting the fire.
2014-04-10 05:54:44 PM  
1 vote:

Captain Horatio Mindblower: Firefighters knowingly risk their lives every day to save people they don't even know. These ones also trashed a BMW. Why no hero tag?


Subby's BMW?
2014-04-10 05:54:41 PM  
1 vote:
only $100 ticket?  it ought to be more.  LOTS more.

/i'm not a fireman, but Dad was.
2014-04-10 05:53:54 PM  
1 vote:
I am amazed they only got a $100 ticket.  I expected a much larger fine and possible towing if the owner was not present.
2014-04-10 05:49:25 PM  
1 vote:

GarbageDay: Of course it was a BMW. German-made vehicles scream "A farking prick drives this car."

/Including Volkswagen, but to a lesser degree


What's the difference between a BMW and a porcupine?

A porcupine has all the pricks on the outside.
ZAZ [TotalFark]
2014-04-10 05:48:23 PM  
1 vote:
Thingster

Broken glass is normally a zero-deductible insurance claim.
2014-04-10 05:46:42 PM  
1 vote:
Another angle, looks like they beat the shiat out of the sidepanel attaching the hose. 

i.imgur.com


But i can see why they needed to move the car back.


MacDonald said firefighters don't go out of their way to damage property as they were forced to do by the driver of the BMW.


Not that they dont enjoy it, but thats totally their right.
2014-04-10 05:46:19 PM  
1 vote:

Please let it be a BMW, oh pleeeze...


*clicks*


rack.2.mshcdn.com


YES!!!!

2014-04-10 05:45:38 PM  
1 vote:
Good, we needed an updated model:
www.cleanmpg.com
2014-04-10 05:45:14 PM  
1 vote:
"There is really nothing funny about it," he added.

I'm going to have to disagree with that statement.
2014-04-10 05:45:11 PM  
1 vote:
Firefighters knowingly risk their lives every day to save people they don't even know. These ones also trashed a BMW. Why no hero tag?
2014-04-10 05:44:03 PM  
1 vote:

muwaryer: I bet they just love doing that.


I know I would.
2014-04-10 05:19:56 PM  
1 vote:
Hah, Backdraft comes to life!
 
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