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(Daily Mail)   Firetruck catches fire   ( dailymail.co.uk) divider line
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3007 clicks; posted to Main » on 14 Apr 2017 at 10:53 PM (31 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2017-04-14 09:07:34 PM  
Twice in my career the brakes have caught fire on our truck, so I'm really getting a kick...

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2017-04-14 09:16:15 PM  
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2017-04-14 10:29:21 PM  
Maybe it should have released it.
 
2017-04-14 10:55:46 PM  
They aren't really meant for cross country travel. They're built for that first few miles, then to run the PTO for days. The transmission and brakes are relatively underspec for the vehicle size.
 
2017-04-14 10:56:55 PM  
Too bad it couldn't put itself out.
 
2017-04-14 11:04:39 PM  
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2017-04-14 11:11:28 PM  
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2017-04-14 11:13:41 PM  
Halt and catch fire?  Thanks, Andrew Cuomo.
 
2017-04-14 11:17:37 PM  
I think my keys are under there...

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2017-04-14 11:24:21 PM  
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2017-04-14 11:29:24 PM  

wildcardjack: for the vehicle size


What do you mean a civilian truck can't legally (re: safely) put 60,000 pounds on a single axle rig or 80,000 on a twin screw?
 
2017-04-14 11:30:53 PM  
Daily Mail article. The existence of fire seriously in doubt.
 
2017-04-14 11:34:18 PM  
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Wanted for questioning...
 
2017-04-14 11:34:55 PM  
Actual literal irony and appropriate use of the tag? On my Fark?
 
2017-04-14 11:40:28 PM  
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Seriously, how does something like that, happen?
 
2017-04-14 11:44:53 PM  
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2017-04-14 11:47:37 PM  

Archie Goodwin: [media.cleveland.com image 642x431]
Seriously, how does something like that, happen?


Faulty parping couplet.
 
2017-04-14 11:48:07 PM  

Archie Goodwin: [media.cleveland.com image 642x431]
Seriously, how does something like that, happen?


Too much weight, poor maintenance, and abusive driving. Suspension (probably spring shackle) breaks, truck falls onto tires, tears all sorts of shiat up. I'll bet that truck is totaled. Nothing like a two foot drop landing smack on the tailboard to bend the frame, break welds, twist cargo doors, etc
 
2017-04-14 11:52:41 PM  

Raddamant: Archie Goodwin: [media.cleveland.com image 642x431]
Seriously, how does something like that, happen?

Too much weight, poor maintenance, and abusive driving. Suspension (probably spring shackle) breaks, truck falls onto tires, tears all sorts of shiat up. I'll bet that truck is totaled. Nothing like a two foot drop landing smack on the tailboard to bend the frame, break welds, twist cargo doors, etc


I guess. It was a few years ago now, but I do remember reading an article that went with that pic and IIRC the truck was repaired and put back in service.
 
2017-04-15 12:00:18 AM  
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2017-04-15 12:03:15 AM  

Archie Goodwin: IIRC the truck was repaired and put back in service.


Wow, must have been a new truck. Fire apparatus are notorious for being very fragile if lifted anywhere but their axles (due to their excessive weight). Just towing them wrong can create enough flex in the frame to damage the back of the cab against the body or damage cargo boxes. The roll-up style doors are especially sensitive
 
2017-04-15 12:04:43 AM  
Many years ago I was in the volunteer fire company in White Marsh, MD.   We were getting a bunch of thunderstorms through the area.   We had already run on an Automated Alarm to the local Sears store and we were looking at all the lightening thinking, hell we'll get a real fire out of this somewhere.

A while later in the summer evening, we were sitting on firehouse porch and one of our members who had gone upstairs early says he smelled smoke up there.   We check it out and can't find anything.    We had this old 1950's era Mack reserve engine that we were working on so we figure it was just the exhaust getting upstairs.

Of course, we sat around for the next hour planning what we would do if the firehouse actually was on fire.   Then the guy comes down and says the entire upstairs was full of smoke.   We walk about ten feet in front of the building... yep, it's on fire.   At least we were planned.
 
2017-04-15 12:07:16 AM  

Archie Goodwin: [media.cleveland.com image 642x431]
Seriously, how does something like that, happen?


Watch american grafffiti...
 
2017-04-15 12:11:42 AM  

LordOfThePings: [img.fark.net image 615x408]


The hydrants are evolving.  In preparation for an uprising against dogkind.
 
2017-04-15 12:11:56 AM  
i.dailymail.co.uk
When the shift before yours decides to leave their shiat to clean up.
 
2017-04-15 12:27:18 AM  
Really didn't want to go to Canada.
 
2017-04-15 01:18:30 AM  

rnatalie: Many years ago I was in the volunteer fire company in White Marsh, MD.   We were getting a bunch of thunderstorms through the area.   We had already run on an Automated Alarm to the local Sears store and we were looking at all the lightening thinking, hell we'll get a real fire out of this somewhere.

A while later in the summer evening, we were sitting on firehouse porch and one of our members who had gone upstairs early says he smelled smoke up there.   We check it out and can't find anything.    We had this old 1950's era Mack reserve engine that we were working on so we figure it was just the exhaust getting upstairs.

Of course, we sat around for the next hour planning what we would do if the firehouse actually was on fire.   Then the guy comes down and says the entire upstairs was full of smoke.   We walk about ten feet in front of the building... yep, it's on fire.   At least we were planned.


Lightning strike?
 
2017-04-15 01:27:15 AM  
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2017-04-15 01:29:42 AM  
Any company can bring the truck to the fire, but it takes a pro to bring the fire to the truck.
 
2017-04-15 02:17:16 AM  
I knew they were a self-serving bunch.
 
2017-04-15 03:28:57 AM  

Hoopy Frood: Any company can bring the truck to the fire, but it takes a pro to bring the fire to the truck.


Talk about convenience!
 
2017-04-15 05:34:13 AM  

rnatalie: Many years ago I was in the volunteer fire company in White Marsh, MD.   We were getting a bunch of thunderstorms through the area.   We had already run on an Automated Alarm to the local Sears store and we were looking at all the lightening thinking, hell we'll get a real fire out of this somewhere.

A while later in the summer evening, we were sitting on firehouse porch and one of our members who had gone upstairs early says he smelled smoke up there.   We check it out and can't find anything.    We had this old 1950's era Mack reserve engine that we were working on so we figure it was just the exhaust getting upstairs.

Of course, we sat around for the next hour planning what we would do if the firehouse actually was on fire.   Then the guy comes down and says the entire upstairs was full of smoke.   We walk about ten feet in front of the building... yep, it's on fire.   At least we were planned.


So what was the cause of the fire? Did the porn watching computer get overloaded and burst into flames?
 
2017-04-15 06:40:58 AM  

Ivo Shandor: [img.fark.net image 720x441]


You have to give them credit, it does exactly what it says on the tin.
 
2017-04-15 06:44:41 AM  

RedRudy: I knew they were a self-serving bunch.


They are in Flint.  Last time there were layoffs with the Flint Fire Department, we had dozens of arson fires daily till the city brought all the firemen back.  No arrest were made.
 
2017-04-15 07:36:42 AM  

Natalie Portmanteau: Actual literal irony and appropriate use of the tag? On my Fark?


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2017-04-15 08:16:20 AM  
It was indeed a lightning strike.   It  hit one of the external lights on the building and then set some stuff up in the attic on fire to get things going.
 
2017-04-15 08:26:03 AM  
I wonder if they yelled *IRETR***!
 
2017-04-15 08:44:02 AM  

Archie Goodwin: [media.cleveland.com image 642x431]
Seriously, how does something like that, happen?


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2017-04-15 10:35:19 PM  

RJReves: Natalie Portmanteau: Actual literal irony and appropriate use of the tag? On my Fark?

It's like ra ai ain on your wedding day


And ironically, the rain put the fire out.
 
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