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Firefighter's Are Getting Electrocuted Too! #10042
05/28/02 09:07 AM
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Joe Tedesco  Offline OP
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Re: Firefighter's Are Getting Electrocuted Too! #10043
05/29/02 04:47 AM
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getting bit thru a matadale nozzle during an interior attack is also a known hazard. engine co's used to carry meter seals, but i have heard some are getting away from this

Re: Firefighter's Are Getting Electrocuted Too! #10044
05/29/02 02:49 PM
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As a volunteer firefighter, we have a coal generation plant in our district. When we have a grass fire out by it we constantly keep reminding each other about the smoke and 350,000 volt lines overhead. The power plant can't shut power down on the lines so everyone is reminded of its danger all the time. No one has been hurt and hopefully no one will.
Thats why I love this web site you guys are always thinking. Keeping thoughts, ideas, and commonsense out in front for others.
Good job guys.

Re: Firefighter's Are Getting Electrocuted Too! #10045
05/29/02 11:22 PM
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Wow, I never thought about smoke being conductive...

Yep, ECN should count as CEU's in the states that require them... I, for one, learn many things here every day!


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Re: Firefighter's Are Getting Electrocuted Too! #10046
05/30/02 05:01 AM
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2nd that....

Re: Firefighter's Are Getting Electrocuted Too! #10047
05/30/02 07:34 PM
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Conductive smoke does not only affect firefighters. I believe this was 345kV also.
http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/03/19/new.mexico.outage/


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