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Old 03-19-2007, 08:52 AM
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Fire Field Truck Needed Help

OK SO YESTERDAY MY NEIGHBOR 3 PROPERTIES DOWN WAS CLEANIN UP AND HIS BRUSH FIRE GOT AWAY FROM HIM. THE FLAMES QUICKLY SPREAD TO THE AJOINING GRASS FIELD. FIRE DEPARTMENT SHOWS UP WITH 3 TRUCKS, AN AMBULANCE, AND THEIR FIELD TRUCK(06 F.450 6.0 4X4 WITH 500 WATER TANK ON A FLATBED)....HEAVY TRUCK TO SAY THE LEAST. ALSO NOTE THAT 2 NIGHTS PREVIOUS TO THIS WE HAD 3 INCHES OF RAIN. OK SO THEY IMMEDIATELY TRY TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE BACK OF MY NEIGHBORS PROPERTY WHERE THE FIELD WAS STILL BLAZIN. AT ONE TIME ABOUT 5 ACRES OF TALL GRASS WAS ON FIRE. ANYWAYS THEY TAKE THE FIELD TRUCK THROUGH A GATE TO GET THE THE FIELD AND AS SOON AS THEY PASS THROUGH THE GATE THEY BURY THE TRUCK TO THE AXLES. LOL NOW THEY ARE FREAKIN OUT AND I COUNTED 24 FIREFIGHTERS ON THE SCENE AND NOT ONE REALLY KNEW WHAT TO DO. THEY EVENTUALLY WENT AND GOT HOSES TO REACH OUT IN THE FIELD WHERE THE TRUCK COULDN'T GET TOO. SO I WAS STANDIN THERE AND I ASKED THE DRIVER OF THE F.450 JUST HOW EXACTLY HE PLANNED ON GETTIN OUT. HE TOLD ME "WE'LL EMPTY THE TANK AND IT'LL COME RIGHT OUT" AND IF THAT DIDN'T WORK ANOTHER TOWN'S FIELD TRUCK WAS ON THE WAY TO PULL IT OUT. THEY ENDED UP EMPTYIN THE TANK AND THE POWERSTROKE WASNT BUDGIN STILL SITTIN ON BOTH AXLES. SO ABOUT 10 MINUTES LATER THE PITTSBORO TRUCK SHOWS UP WHICH LOOKED TO BE ABOUT A 96 CHEVY 3/4 TON. THEY IMMEDIATELY HOOKED UP AND THE CHEVY DIDNT STAND A CHANCE. IN THE PROCESS OF YANKIN ON THE POWERSTROKE THE CHEVY ALSO GOT STUCK. I WAS LAUGHIN THE ENTIRE TIME. I TOLD THEM I WOULD GO GRAB A TRACTOR AND YANK THEM BOTH OUT AND ALMOST ALL OF THEM SAID "NO NO NO, NOTHIN BIG ENOUGH GONNA GET US OUT." THE CHIEF WAS ON THE SCENE BY NOW AND HE SAID SURE GO GET THE TRACTOR. LOL SO I COME BACK WITH THE 4200 AND WANTED TO PULL BOTH TRUCKS OUT AT THE SAME TIME, BUT THEY SAID NO. SO I YANKED THE CHEVY OUT NO PROBLEM. THE FIREFIGHTERS WERE STILL STANDIN AROUND SHAKIN THEIR HEADS DOUBTING THAT THE TRACTOR WOULD GET THE F.450 OUT. MABYE THEY DONT UNDERSTAND THAT TRACTORS ARE USED TO PULL THINGS. SO I HOOK UP THE POWERSTROKE AND EASILY PULL IT BACK TO DRY GROUND. I WAS HAPPY TO PROVE THEM WRONG! THE CHIEF SHOOK MY HAND AND THEY WENT ON THEIR WAY....I JUST DIDNT LIKE SEEIN THAT POWERSTROKE STUCK.

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Old 03-19-2007, 09:33 AM
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Nice Job!!
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cool good job, even the best rigs have hiccups
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Old 03-19-2007, 10:17 AM
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Nice Save. We want some pics though
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haha, my GF lives in pittsboro, I wasn't even sure if they had a grass truck there, I'll have to come by for proof of those ruts when I am down in B-Burg again! lol bring pics to the rally!!!!
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Nice save...

It is a powerstroke, but it's not set up to go muddin. Every vehicle has a purpose.
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Old 03-19-2007, 07:58 PM
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very true ABOBB. Ill run next door friday and snap some pics and bring them to the rally at adams..
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Old 03-19-2007, 08:05 PM
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SWEETTTTTT can't wait to see em!
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At least the Chevy didn't pull it out. We'd never hear the end of that!!!

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Thanks for helping out some fellow firefighters. I would of been laughing too. You'd think most people would know a truck that heavy won't go EVERYWHERE. But nope. A couple guys I work with have sunk trucks even worse. I keep telling them... "A 60,000 pound truck should never leave the pavement unless you want to leave it there... Period!"
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