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Old 01-20-2012, 10:02 PM   #21
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I hate heights. Sometimes my need for money outweighs my fear, but I hate height. I was in a boom lift about 35-40 feet, me and two other guys. The lift is rated at 500 lbs. We had close to 700. I was scared to death. I was with two fearless iron workers. I should've known better. It was all I could do to keep from looking like a total beeeatch. To top it off, we got stuck up in the air, we had to call inside for someone to come out and work the controls on the ground to get us down. Only took a few minutes, but it took 10 yrs off my life - seriously.
I am usually good with heights. Only time I was a little nervous was when I maxed out an 80' boom lift working on the side of a football stadium. Man was it windy up there. It always amuses me that a harness is required inside a cage....I guess it's for when you use the guard rail as a step to get just a little higher.
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I am usually good with heights. Only time I was a little nervous was when I maxed out an 80' boom lift working on the side of a football stadium. Man was it windy up there. It always amuses me that a harness is required inside a cage....I guess it's for when you use the guard rail as a step to get just a little higher.
80' in a boom!!!! No fn way! Fear wins
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My partner and I tore all the protection off the side of this building. So they could take down the manlift and install the stuctural glass.

I have been trying to find the pics of the tunnel job.


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80' in a boom!!!! No fn way! Fear wins
I took one of my fellow fire fighters up in the 100+ foot ladder truck boom the other night. He was not a happy camper at all. He stated that one of his goals in the fire department was to overcome his fear of heights... I made him go all the way up, with a sudden stop at the top.
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I took one of my fellow fire fighters up in the 100+ foot ladder truck boom the other night. He was not a happy camper at all. He stated that one of his goals in the fire department was to overcome his fear of heights... I made him go all the way up, with a sudden stop at the top.
How long In the fire service? I'm goin on 3 years.
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I'm on my second year now. Pretty involved at this point. I've got a 100% attendance and partake in the Tech Rescue team as well. They've sent me on some very cool training this last year. I'm certified in trench rescue, structural collapse, confined space, swift water, high angle, etc... The whole thing is so much fun. Have only had a few fires so far though, and a high angle rescue of some gal that wondered out onto a cliff stoned..
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I took one of my fellow fire fighters up in the 100+ foot ladder truck boom the other night. He was not a happy camper at all. He stated that one of his goals in the fire department was to overcome his fear of heights... I made him go all the way up, with a sudden stop at the top.
That is mean..funny but cruel. I can say that getting the boom swaying when your partner in the cage with you doesn't like heights is ,in some sick way, humorous. I always try to tell myself that the ratings on boom lifts are the "safe" rating and that the real max capacity is way more..it makes me feel warm and squishy inside.
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Sweet. I went in on a basement fire last year. I'll tell ya about it when I'm not drivin
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That is mean..funny but cruel. I can say that getting the boom swaying when your partner in the cage with you doesn't like heights is ,in some sick way, humorous. I always try to tell myself that the ratings on boom lifts are the "safe" rating and that the real max capacity is way more..it makes me feel warm and squishy inside.
The only warn and squishy he had was in his pants...


Would love to hear about that basement fire there Ninja!
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I took a guy over a deep hole in a knuckle boom. I curled the bucket downward. He decided that it was time to go home and miss the overtime.
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The aerial boom lift was on the flat down in the hole. We were over that tunnel. Our work started at -80' I was on that side for 3 or 4 jump then went over to the air shaft for 2 or 3 jumps. After that job I had had my fill of form work for awhile.
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The only warn and squishy he had was in his pants...

Would love to hear about that basement fire there Ninja!
So me, the chief, and his son (who's went through the academy) are in the first engine on scene. We get there and the officer on scene is coming out of the house chokin and coughin. He's checked the upstairs and hasn't found any one but doesnt know about the basement where the fire obviously is since smoke is pourin out of the stairwell. So me and chiefs kid pack up an go in as initial attack team. He's got the nozzle and I'm right behind him pullin hose and carrying an axe to sound the floor. We head down and we can't see anything. I mean straight gray, can't see an inch in front of your face. We get to the bottom of the stairs and the heat Is comin from the right so we turn that way. After about 10' we break through the smoke and there is flame everywhere. In front, up the walls, rolling across the ceiling, everywhere. The drywall has all fallen and the studs and joists are burning. My partner starts spraying with me on his shoulder yellin HERE, THERE, OVER ThERE!!! It was the most intense 5 minutes of my life. Enough adrenaline to make you feel like superman. Freakin awesome! Anyway if we hadn't go there when we did the whole thing would have been fully involved. We got it out, ventalated, mopped up and saved the house. Cause determined to be faulty electric blanket.
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That is why they want arc-fault on the circuits in bedrooms.
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Better tell me the right way then
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Again with the height: it never looks as high from the ground. The "don't look down stuff" is BS.
Im working on my irrational fear. Im good if Im hooked in.
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Cool pics ninja!

I missed the best one of the year..
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