- May 22, 2010
We just got done running a vehicle fire. I pulled up to the scene (POV as I was on the way back from getting supplys for the dept) at the same time our first due engine did. Now the rookies know it is a pet peeve of mine to put a pack on until the fire is out. So both was in full turnouts and packed up ready to go. The two rookies started pulling the main attack line. I got packed up and went to back them up. Well after we had the fire out and we was doing our overhaul and cleanup. This guy comes up to me chewing me out. He said I was wasting tax payers money sucking down air bottles. I tried to explain to him that one we always used packs for our safety. Two they dont cost us anything to refill. Now keep in mind this car was fully involved and you can see the smoke 5 miles away :shock: . Just had to rant about it I guess.