1. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Just want to wish all you guys and gals a Merry ... Happy Holidays.
    Especially all of you starting a 48 or 72 today!
    Be safe, enjoy your brothers and sisters, hopefully a visit from the family.

    PS don't eat to much.:D
  2. Blair

    Blair .

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    Back at you Bob! Enjoy the holidays. Didn't see enough of people this past year and am hoping to do a better job in the new decade.
    Off in the morning with a couple of excited kids waiting at home.


    Be safe all,

    Blair
  3. Blair

    Blair .

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  4. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Didn't say anything about cool motorcycles:lol3
  5. motozilla

    motozilla Long timer

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  6. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Sorry to hear this, hope he recovers soon.
  7. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    You know in Sweden and Belgium they use Motocycles to fight fires.
    Husaberg used to make a 4 stroke offroader that had a waterpump attached to the engine. You carry a 100ft of 2 or 3 inch hose and sump and plop it in the nearest river, lake, pool and take care of business. They are used for quick strike teams. I tell ya! California needs bikes like this. Not just for brush fires but for places with narrow roads like the hills above down town LA. Get a guy on a bike and he can ride it into someone back yard use their pool and foam up a hillside or roof and give a house time until the roads are cleared for hte big engines. Ive personlly lobbied Tom Lebond about using Motorcycles for this use.
    In japan they have squads called "Quick Attackers" [​IMG]
    Here is an old school Russian version.[​IMG] Here is a compnay called FIRE EXPRESS. http://www.firexpress.com/ They supply most of EU with their BMW Fire Bikes. They use compressed foam and the head spray units can be used as a battering ram to break down doors and glass.[​IMG]
  8. TallRob

    TallRob Long timer

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    Sorry for the hijack, But I live in a super fireprone area.I think fast attack Fire Bikes could help slow down fires until the bigger engines can arrive. Especially in hard to reach areas.My area is so bad that my neighbor and I bought a 1971 Lefrance engine and restrored it and its our personal unit for our canyon. My neighbor is a fireman in the LA area.
  9. motozilla

    motozilla Long timer

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    He's doing pretty well, probably will never ride on a truck again but I think he's going to work at the academy training newbies the beginning of the year.
  10. Blair

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    Another great day hear. Off to the other station for some Thanksgiving day cooking.
    Be Safe,
    Blair
  11. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    I hope all you guys working today and tomorrow, have a quiet shift. For the rest of you have a great time with family and friends.
  12. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    Merry Christmas you Fire-Fightin' FFs :freaky
  13. airborndad

    airborndad Long timer

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    +1

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  14. Blair

    Blair .

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    First time since my kids have been born that I have been home for both Christmas eve and day. Great day at home with the family!
    Merry Christmas to the FF's out there working today. While you may not be home you are still celebrating with family.
    Be safe,
    Blair
  15. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    Yay.. good for you, Blair. Being home with the fam on the holidays is so important.

    And, you're right...we need to organize a local ride to eat or something soon!
  16. Bob

    Bob Formerly H20Pumper

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    Hey Walt, Merry Happy.... I vote for a get together in Feb?? I'll be in ID most of Jan. and I'd like to see the gang, its been a while!
    Blair, have they pried you out of Cambria yet?:lol3
  17. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    I'm up for that, Bob. Let's pick a non-holiday weekend in Feb and make a run to Pozo or somewhere on Hwy 1 for a hookup!
  18. Blair

    Blair .

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    Hey Bob,
    Still here in beautiful Cambria. No real reason to want to leave at this point. What part of February would work? Walt you have any suggestions? I would love to get together and if we set a dte early enough we could actually organize something.
    Blair
  19. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    OK.. how does Saturday, Feb 12, 11:00 am at Lucia Lodge on Hwy 1 sound?
    http://www.lucialodge.com/food.html


  20. idea man

    idea man Plate Spinner

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    All I saw was "ride to eat".
    In.
    I'm starving.