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    What happens when you park a fire truck on a railroad crossing?

    The head of the Detroit Fire Department is red hot about firefighters parking a $600,000 ladder truck on railroad tracks before it was hit by an Amtrak train today.

    Firefighter slammed for parking rig on train track | freep.com | Detroit Free Press




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    The head of the Detroit Fire Department is red hot
    It's fortunate no one was hurt, so we can laugh at that very bad pun.

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    What a horrible, horrible decision.


    Even when we shut the tracks down for something we're doing on or near them, we don't park any vehicles on the tracks and we keep a close eye out in case one of the trains sneaks by.
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    That was a beautiful truck too. I have seen it being driven aound the SW Detroit area. I'm sure that even with union protection, there is a new opening at the DFD.
    Insert witty comment and disclaimer here.

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    Wow! I cannot imagine the thought process of that driver. Like somebody above said, there is no reason to ever park on or near a track, even though you think it's closed.
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    I don't think he will be a driver much longer, he's going to be sent in to fight the fire from now on.

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    Sound like he needs additional training.
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