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Old 09-20-2006, 11:26 AM   #1
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For all you Firemen and Firewomen, or if you just Firetrucks

The National Geographic Channel will air the program Tools of the Trade: "Fire Trucks" this Thursday, September 21, at 8:00 pm ET/PT.

The teaser for the show reads, "From towering bucket trucks to high speed airport rescue vehicles to the high-tech wildfire firefighting truck, when lives are in danger, firefighters rely on cutting-edge Tools of the Trade to respond to the age-old problem of putting out fires.

NGC joins the Phoenix Fire Department on some critical fire rescuing missions to examine these high-tech trucks, including an American LaFrance Eagle Pumper that can pump up-to-1,250 gallons-per-minute and reach speeds up to 70 mph".

The show is repeated Thursday night at 11 p.m. and Saturday, September 23 at 4 p.m. Thursday, November 16 at 9:00 p.m. and Friday, November 17 12:00 a.m. (all times are eastern)

If they show the Phoenix Mid-Engine (engine behind the cab) Trucks, that's the ones I designed for them.
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Old 09-20-2006, 12:51 PM   #2
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We need a couple trucks out at the Day Fire. Help!?
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsro ... g_id=17402
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Old 09-20-2006, 01:35 PM   #3
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We need a couple trucks out at the Day Fire. Help!?
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsro ... g_id=17402
We just need a credit card number.
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Old 09-20-2006, 02:00 PM   #4
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Sure wished they would run a special on TV to try and teach them slab savers how to park them things at accident scenes. They seem to get some kinda perverse delight in causing the biggest traffic jams with the least amount of shiney red trucks. Wonder whuts up with that?

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Old 09-20-2006, 02:08 PM   #5
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We need a couple trucks out at the Day Fire. Help!?
http://earthobservatory.nasa.gov/Newsro ... g_id=17402
We just need a credit card number.
Let's just set up an account. Bill to CDF...
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:32 PM   #6
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Sure wished they would run a special on TV to try and teach them slab savers how to park them things at accident scenes. They seem to get some kinda perverse delight in causing the biggest traffic jams with the least amount of shiney red trucks. Wonder whuts up with that?

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They actually go to fireman school to lear how to do that BW, and it doesn't matter how many guys in blue are there with flashlights showing them where to park...it's the middle of the road or nowhere for 'em. Almost like they won't remember where they put damn truck is if it ain't right in the middle of the damn road.
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Old 09-20-2006, 03:49 PM   #7
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Well they like to park sideways a lot too..then they cant never remember to shut off the strobe gizmo which turns all the traffic lights to red...so there is a guranteed traffic jam at the next intersection closest to where they park. Swear I gonna slip over to the fire station and cut the cable TV wire so they cant watch Jerry Springer one of these days.

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Sure wished they would run a special on TV to try and teach them slab savers how to park them things at accident scenes. They seem to get some kinda perverse delight in causing the biggest traffic jams with the least amount of shiney red trucks. Wonder whuts up with that?

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They actually go to fireman school to lear how to do that BW, and it doesn't matter how many guys in blue are there with flashlights showing them where to park...it's the middle of the road or nowhere for 'em. Almost like they won't remember where they put damn truck is if it ain't right in the middle of the damn road.
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:12 PM   #8
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Well Bruce & Big Jerk, I haven't been a fireman all that long, but 99% of the time we do 3 things with our trucks at the scenes. It's a bitch to get around the police cars that are always in our way. Do you have to park right up front to carry out a couple of flares? Next we like to block the scene up so that we don't have to worry about being hit by a passerbyer that is looking at the scene instead of where they are going. And last but not least we have tools or water that will be used to do the job you are standing around watching us do. That will explain us being so stupid!
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Old 09-20-2006, 04:57 PM   #9
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geez... I just wanted you guys to watch a little TV. LOL
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Old 09-20-2006, 05:14 PM   #10
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Well I like it when they set up a command post and start passing out the free gator aid and tuna sandwiches. Thats a real treat and a good break from eating doughnuts for every meal.

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