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    I've just seen one of the county's six Green Goddesses off to a call complete with a police escort and an ancillary flatbed van with a blue flashing light following it. Not very impressive. It sort of trundled along like.. well, a fifty year old fire engine I guess

    Scratch that, make it two police cars and two support vehicles. Looked like they were loaded with equipment.. now we're up two two Green Goddesses, three police cars, two ancillary vehicles and one ambulance.

    Today is NOT a good day to set fire to something.

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    Dynamoo - I thought about you this afternoon in BHS, Oxford St. One of the shop assistants had his arms full of dynamoo avatar lookalikes - it was quite a site!

    A Green Goddess and accompanying support rushed passed my window about half an hour ago, then it came back again a few minutes later, then reappeared again moments later. I think it was lost [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif[/img] Be careful people.

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    I did the last fire strike (pull up a sandbag).

    We can make fun of the godesses, but if it is your house on fire, you will be seriously relieved to see one.

    I remember that the firefighters ALWAYS followed us (in their own cars), and ALWAYS helped us. They made sure that we didn’t get into too much danger and they jumped in once or twice to do the job themselves cos we were gonna mess it up [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif[/img] For us it was like a continuation of our training.

    Even though we were breaking their picket lines (so to speak) we were on really friendly terms with them and spent AGES going over in detail the job we had just finished, so we could improve for the next, and asking them, what would you do in this situation etc. After a while, we got pretty good at it, but let me tell you that the first few jobs really make your heart pound even if they are only chip pan fires, or false alarms. One thing that really hisses me off is hoax calls [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img]

    One of the problems is finding the places even though we had really good maps, sometimes there is no substitute for knowing the area.

    Oh, and we also collected spare bits of wood for the mandatory picket line oil drum fire [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif[/img]

    For the record. I think that these guys are worth the money. Not because of the over-hyped danger, but because they are really skilled people, and know a lot about the dangers and peripheral dangers of fire. They save a lot of lives by prevention alone.


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    Well, the Green Goddesses *were* state of the art in the 1950s, so they've lasted well. Four-wheel-drive too. Although they were (of course) half the age at the last strike.

    Let's hope this 48 hour strike gets everyone round the table again. Both sides really need to try harder.

    I guess if their is an upside, having all our available troops putting out fires does at least excuse them from George W's plan to slaughter huge numbers of people in and around Iraq. Or put another way, if Tony wants our boys to get killed out there he will at least have to get a better offer for the firefighters.

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    I think it's shocking that a so-called Labour government are unwilling to pay the fire service a decent wage. 30K is not a huge sum of money. It will only cost a few million - if that.

    Think about this:

    This strike was announced in advance and there are more planned. Bin Laden has just threatened 'America and its allies'. If I were an Al Quaeda operative in the UK, I would be planning terrorist action to coincide with the next fire service strike.

    Surely, it is not in the government's or the country's best interests to have one of the emergency services going on strike.

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    My sympathies are definitely with the firemen. They need a decent wage. I'm appalled by the government's condemnation of them - a government who've wasted millions on that fecking dome! How dare they condemn the firefighters! [img]/infopop/emoticons/icon_mad.gif[/img]

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