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03-01-10, 07:46 PM #1
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
03-01-10, 07:47 PM #2
The head of the Detroit Fire Department is red hot
03-01-10, 08:57 PM #3
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.No one has greater love than this, to lay down ones life for ones friends - John 15:13
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03-02-10, 04:42 AM #4
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.
03-02-10, 05:55 AM #5
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.*************************"It wouldn't take much for me to up and run...to another life somewhere in the sun."*************************"There's something inherently wrong with having to put on a bullet-proof vest and a gun to go to work."-(An old friend)
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03-02-10, 09:14 PM #6
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.
03-03-10, 06:51 PM #7
Sound like he needs additional training.Verified Libra- There sure are a lot of people born in August around here.
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