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    I,m liking your posts @stumpy as I can relate to what you are saying.
    Our neighbouring brigade would turn out with a police light bar in the back seat - red and blue (Now green and blue) as their gauranteed turnout for every call. One house fire they had no BA wearers FFS

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    Quote Originally Posted by sako75 View Post
    I,m liking your posts @stumpy as I can relate to what you are saying.
    Our neighbouring brigade would turn out with a police light bar in the back seat - red and blue (Now green and blue) as their gauranteed turnout for every call. One house fire they had no BA wearers FFS
    How is that possible? All op support?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    only carry crew that match the number of seatbelts, those that miss out carpool.
    thanks gapped ...... you must have missed the tongue in cheek i was going for with my comment
    NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT HURTS, HOW DARK IT GETS OR HOW FAR YOU FALL , .....
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    yup sorry, all good. In this area where I'm RFO sometimes I've got to play with the cards that are handed to me. Obvious 3285 is paramount, but if others turn up, there are other safe roles for them apart from the fire ground, logistics, comms, etc
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Vol Fire crew, who is one?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    yup sorry, all good. In this area where I'm RFO sometimes I've got to play with the cards that are handed to me. Obvious 3285 is paramount, but if others turn up, there are other safe roles for them apart from the fire ground, logistics, comms, etc
    Do you get many calls up there Gapped axe?
    Genuine question not a dig.
    I only ask as we have a massive resource of rural fire gear in Waipuk, 5 engines!
    I've only seen them at 2 calls this year.
    Seems like a massive waste/overkill


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    not so much fires, more MVA and medicals, Maritime, I do a lot of these with out going thru comms as my clients have DDI to my pager and phone. We live in a community of 380 properties and most of my crew will only respond to calls in our immediate area. Me I will respond wherever I'm tasked too. The son, who's in the Police, is being prep for off shore fire deployment in Aus and Canada. He holds crew Boss position in our Unit
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    Our units. My Son and Daughter and Newbie, Newbie is a year older than the daughter, with Mayor and myself. Just for reference I'm just over 6'2'' Name:  mayorial visit.jpg
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    jesus , your boy is a monster ... in a good way of course
    NO MATTER HOW MUCH IT HURTS, HOW DARK IT GETS OR HOW FAR YOU FALL , .....
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    So your on the right. And are 6'2"?
    How tall is your son?

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    handy for carrying Deer out, and when things go bump in the middle of the night. Perfect for his job. 6'5'' and solid, daughter is 6', and following him into Police. Funny photo angle makes me look tiny, I'm 110kgs
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Daughter looks like a tiny lean racing snake in comparison, but I get the feeling the perspecties are a little off with that piccie!!!

    Funny old thing firecalls now, seem to be struggling to fill the seats on the truck some calls especially mon-fri daytime - its a lucky unit that still has the rear bumper bash to see who gets the right to ride! I guess we are just getting busier and busier and with employers trying the run leaner they just aren't interested in letting people go on daytime calls.

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    how ya people .I'm in the rangiwahia brigade 4 years , we have the bosses gold star in two weeks should be a good night.

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    got mine and a couple of bars
    "ars longa, vita brevis"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gapped axe View Post
    got mine and a couple of bars
    Old fart

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    yup
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