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(WFLA Tampa Bay)   You might think living across the street from a Fire Station is a big pain in the ass with the sirens all night, and dalmatians, and drills even when there's no emergency, but not when your house is on fire   (wfla.com) divider line
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2022-06-29 2:55:36 PM  
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I live just up the street from a fire station.  We have a monitored alarm system which includes a smoke detector.

A couple weeks ago I was out mowing the front lawn when a fire engine rolls up with lights and sirens going.  Firemen hop out and tell me they got an alarm company dispatch for fire at my address.

We rush inside, and everything's fine.  NONE of the smoke alarms are going off, although the alarm panel indicates one did go off a 3 minutes ago and then immediately stop.  No evidence of smoke/heat/fire at all.  We all rummage around a bit, can't find anything wrong.  I apologize profusely to the firemen, and they say they'd rather have 100 false alarms than one real one, especially since it was a very hot day and fighting an actual fire would have been a miserable experience.

All the firemen were very gracious and kind, and I definitely appreciate having them so close in the event we ever actually need them.
 
2022-06-29 3:19:04 PM  
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A saw a car crash in downtown Atlanta late one night.  A car ran a red light and hit a car with four teenagers in it.  Very hard hit but could have been much worse.  The good news was it was right in front of a fire station.  They heard the crash and were headed to the crash before other people were able to get to the firehouse house door.  We were able to tell them the status of the six people who were hurt as they were running out, first aid in progress within 30 seconds.  Call for backup went out almost immediately.  Amazing to watch them in action.
 
2022-06-29 3:23:21 PM  
1 vote:
When the fire station is next to the police station...

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2022-06-29 3:26:10 PM  
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abbarach: I live just up the street from a fire station.  We have a monitored alarm system which includes a smoke detector.

A couple weeks ago I was out mowing the front lawn when a fire engine rolls up with lights and sirens going.  Firemen hop out and tell me they got an alarm company dispatch for fire at my address.

We rush inside, and everything's fine.  NONE of the smoke alarms are going off, although the alarm panel indicates one did go off a 3 minutes ago and then immediately stop.  No evidence of smoke/heat/fire at all.  We all rummage around a bit, can't find anything wrong.  I apologize profusely to the firemen, and they say they'd rather have 100 false alarms than one real one, especially since it was a very hot day and fighting an actual fire would have been a miserable experience.

All the firemen were very gracious and kind, and I definitely appreciate having them so close in the event we ever actually need them.


In my experiences, with lots of fire departments, firefighters are generally pretty laid back nice people who will gladly jump on any excuses to get out of the firehouse
 
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