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by Toxic
Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:12 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Filling tankers from pumper
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

[quote=""hmckay91""](This is why I asked for clarification whether the tanker is a fire apparatus or a reconditioned industry cast off. In the latter case who knows.)[/quote] I misunderstood. Our tanker is a purpose built unit. The fill at the top is about 12inches X12inches. I'm not really too worr...
by Toxic
Wed Jun 22, 2011 2:36 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Filling tankers from pumper
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

[quote=""DMURPH""]I think there is ALOT of over-thinking here. To me it sounds like you are filling your tanker from a hydrant-supplied pumper. Number one, who cares if your tanker has a fire pump on it because nobody fills a tanker, relay style, through an on-board fire pump. Number two, I don't re...
by Toxic
Tue Jun 21, 2011 2:12 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Filling tankers from pumper
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

Great discussion guys. I'm glad I asked and wish I took hydraulics. In our case we are talking about a Pumper dedicated to the task of filling. The pumper is a 1050 GPM (sorry I'm not metric yet) flowing through a single 4 inch to our tanker. Using our tanker to "draft" from the hydrant is not an op...
by Toxic
Mon Jun 20, 2011 4:51 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Filling tankers from pumper
Replies: 24
Views: 4146

Filling tankers from pumper

Question for any of the guys who have experience filling tankers with a pumper at the hydrant. How much pressure do you push to the tanker? We did for the first time this year and it saves a buttload of time filling. Only problem is we don't know what pressure is safe or bad for a tanker. Understand...
by Toxic
Thu Aug 20, 2009 2:16 pm
Forum: Volunteer
Topic: Want to volunteer to get hired ?
Replies: 46
Views: 4995

[quote=""Profire""]Do people really decide where to buy a home by if they have a volunteer fire department in the community?[/quote] Yes and I'll take that a step further. Being part of the fire service is more than a hobby to many of us. In my case it's part of what makes me, me. I have been doing ...
by Toxic
Fri May 08, 2009 4:46 pm
Forum: Special Operations
Topic: study aid for Haz Mat students
Replies: 3
Views: 1369

That's a pretty cool tool.
by Toxic
Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:04 pm
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: New rules for volunteer emergency vehicles: sirens on
Replies: 58
Views: 6914

Our POV's are considered emergency vehicles in Manitoba and the system works just fine. I'm glad to see Sask went in the right direction.
by Toxic
Thu Apr 02, 2009 12:25 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: University of Manitoba blaze forces evacuations
Replies: 2
Views: 759

Got anyone interested there are some photos of the aftermath here. The hazmat recovery phase of this will take weeks. Note the interesting green color of the water...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/show/
by Toxic
Fri Mar 06, 2009 3:43 pm
Forum: Firefighting
Topic: Fire Courses
Replies: 16
Views: 3848

Have you considered changing your name? I suspect someone with a name like cupcake would get eaten alive in a firehall.
:D
by Toxic
Sat Feb 21, 2009 11:51 am
Forum: Firefighting and Rescue Headlines
Topic: Fire marshal to fight dismissal
Replies: 28
Views: 4498

[quote=""dandreychuk""]My statement was rhetorical, and maybe a bit sarcastic.[/quote]

Oh Sarcasm. Yes I've heard of this...