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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

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    Sometimes things just don't make much sense. I understand the idea of wanting an address to send help to but if you have a detailed description then what is the problem. Especially for a mall. As if the first responders are not going to have any clue where a mall is in their sector!
    Just curious I wonder how they deal with someone reporting an accident on a highway where there are no addresses?
    Something similar happened in FL as well related to a person involved in this article.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Sometimes things just don't make much sense. I understand the idea of wanting an address to send help to but if you have a detailed description then what is the problem. Especially for a mall. As if the first responders are not going to have any clue where a mall is in their sector!
    Just curious I wonder how they deal with someone reporting an accident on a highway where there are no addresses?

    That's what the mile marker signs are for. Seriously, that's why they're there.


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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

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    That's what the mile marker signs are for. Seriously, that's why they're there.
    Ok you see an accident you are between 2 mile markers but never paid any attention to them what do you do leave the injured people to drive to the next one and say oh yeah ok the accident is between these 2 mile markers? Or do you say it is guestimate distance X before/after so and so exit or some other recognizable feature?
    Not trying to put down mile markers they are useful but if some moron on the other end of a 911 call says sorry we cant help you because you didn't give us the mile marker they are in the wrong line of work.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Sometimes things just don't make much sense. I understand the idea of wanting an address to send help to but if you have a detailed description then what is the problem. Especially for a mall. As if the first responders are not going to have any clue where a mall is in their sector!

    Just curious I wonder how they deal with someone reporting an accident on a highway where there are no addresses?
    Mile marker's and which side of the highway.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    I wouldn't be surprised if it turns out there's a protocol to be followed, although so far it looks like it would have been fine to run out and help.

    There are some really silly guidelines and rules out there.
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

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    Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says - CNN.com






    If this is actually what happened......

    Emergency Response can't respond without a "proper 911" call????

    They can't walk/run across the street????
    Damn, how cold. If I were that firefighter, I would have helped, while saying "If you don't ****ing like it, then fire me".
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Maybe you should stick to the topic then, you don't seem to be too good at off the cuff straying. So you have problems with letting it go then, that's why you should stick to the topic. Me? I'd love to discuss the topic, I only made the post to try and get you to do such....What are your thoughts on the topic of the thread? Oh, a teachable moment....How arrogantly funny of you....Who proclaimed you the boards teacher, hmmmm? Did anyone ask for your teaching skills to be employed? Or is it that you consider yourself just so smart that you have a duty to open your mouth and attack others with it? I've met people like you before, they are as annoying in real life as you seem to be here with your condescending tone of "teaching" us all something...It's laughable...Tell you what, why don't you give some relevant discourse on the firefighter that refused to cross the street, you know, the topic? I'm sure you know that, because you know all right? So much that you feel you can teach us all something....So, come on smartest person on the planet, teach us all something....Tell us your grand wisdom, that no one gives a **** about. Spew forth your pearls of wisdom, your pinnacle of enlightenment that will cause the sky to open, and chorus of angels to trumpet in your mere utterances.... Gheeze! Talk about dumb things to say..... Generally speaking though, on the topic of the thread, you know the reason we are typing? I think that the firefighter that refused to help should be fired, and there needs to be a serious investigation into what went wrong there so it can be fixed. One of the things that helps when you buy a house, is that if you live in proximity to a fire station. Insurance rates can be lower for those locations...If this sort of thing becomes the norm, that certainly won't be the case anymore.
    Laffing, your CON game is tired. YOU keep the off the topic ball in play, like others have pointed out all the guy had to do was say, 'my bad' and the circus would have merrily moved on, but NOOOOOOO YOU keep whining about me...

    So who made you the guardian of others in here? You are no moderator, you arrogantly step into something that was NONE of your business!

    You are a funny guy, whine about others taking a topic off on a tangent what did you call it? Off the cuff and yet the very reason i commented was a knee jerk ignorant comment a guy made but YOU have to keep the off topic crap flowing....

    Practice what you preach... or at least try to....

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Laffing, your CON game is tired. YOU keep the off the topic ball in play, like others have pointed out all the guy had to do was say, 'my bad' and the circus would have merrily moved on, but NOOOOOOO YOU keep whining about me...

    So who made you the guardian of others in here? You are no moderator, you arrogantly step into something that was NONE of your business!

    You are a funny guy, whine about others taking a topic off on a tangent what did you call it? Off the cuff and yet the very reason i commented was a knee jerk ignorant comment a guy made but YOU have to keep the off topic crap flowing....

    Practice what you preach... or at least try to....
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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Quag View Post
    Ok you see an accident you are between 2 mile markers but never paid any attention to them what do you do leave the injured people to drive to the next one and say oh yeah ok the accident is between these 2 mile markers? Or do you say it is guestimate distance X before/after so and so exit or some other recognizable feature?
    Not trying to put down mile markers they are useful but if some moron on the other end of a 911 call says sorry we cant help you because you didn't give us the mile marker they are in the wrong line of work.
    I'm not justifying anybody's bad behavior, just saying that's what the markers are there for. If you can say "I'm on Interstate 70 going east around mile 220," that narrows it down quite a bit.


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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    I'm not justifying anybody's bad behavior, just saying that's what the markers are there for. If you can say "I'm on Interstate 70 going east around mile 220," that narrows it down quite a bit.
    Not only that but I am sure that the caller will most likely flag down the first responders instead of relying upon the responders being qualified distress locators in transit...
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