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quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 08:57 PM
Close to 80,000 acres have burned in my county this year already. :cry:

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:01 PM
What we saw when we got on scene. :eek:

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:05 PM
She's going to be a long night.

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:06 PM
Our angel in the sky.

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:09 PM
2:00 am she's coming our way.

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:13 PM
She's on us. Time to go to work.

92 190 PS
09-09-2007, 09:16 PM
Quincy I was a FF in Ohio for 15 years and always told everyone that my job was easy compared to what you're dealing with out there. Worse case for me was I had to predict if conditions were OK to send my crews into a house or commercial structure and if all he!! broke loose we would back out. Out there a quick wind shift and your pucker deep in a ball or fire. Stay safe....

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:16 PM
What was left.....

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:23 PM
Quincy I was a FF in Ohio for 15 years and always told everyone that my job was easy compared to what you're dealing with out there. Worse case for me was I had to predict if conditions were OK to send my crews into a house or commercial structure and if all he!! broke loose we would back out. Out there a quick wind shift and your pucker deep in a ball or fire. Stay safe....
Thanks. Then you know about scene safety and that your crew comes first. No structure is worth one or all of our lives.

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:28 PM
Those are not firefly's in this pic. That's ash blowing in the air from the wind that the fire is creating.

erkoehler
09-09-2007, 09:30 PM
Those pics are amazing......how long were you out?

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:37 PM
Across the valley from us. We were in a valley that was only about 1/4 mile wide.

Lennyp04
09-09-2007, 09:48 PM
That is some nasty stuff. Stay safe!!

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:48 PM
Those pics are amazing......how long were you out?
Was on the fire line from 9-3 to yesterday. You can check it out by going to (incweb.org) put in California. Fire name is Moonlight. It has burned 28,520 acres already. But only one home lost so far.

erkoehler
09-09-2007, 09:51 PM
How long can they keep you out for? Just curious, sorry.....

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:55 PM
21 Days. My crew was working 24 hour shifts. Will more than likely be back out on the fire line this coming Wednesday.

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:57 PM
The next day and the fire is getting with it again.

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 09:59 PM
Same area....

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 10:03 PM
OK so you know that the Red hat's (Captains) work too. That's me working mop up. :rolleyes:

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 10:07 PM
Yours truly. Can't believe they got a pic of me.... :rolleyes:

SkiDog
09-09-2007, 10:14 PM
We had some pretty bad fires here in South GA. this year too. Glad they are dun!

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 10:24 PM
I hear ya. But for us here in the west it seems that the wild land fire season is going year round

KnoxX2
09-09-2007, 10:40 PM
What part of Ca. is that?

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 10:47 PM
What part of Ca. is that?
Northern Ca.

betsy&david Harrison
09-09-2007, 10:59 PM
How far from Quincy and Buck's was that fire Rod?

Leroy
09-09-2007, 11:25 PM
Great job Quincy! Your brave efforts are greatly apprecated, expecailly those in your county!

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 11:25 PM
How far from Quincy and Buck's was that fire Rod? About a mile north by way of the crow's fly :(

quincyfirefighter
09-09-2007, 11:29 PM
Great job Quincy! Your brave efforts are greatly apprecated, expecailly those in your county!
Thank You. Just a look from inside of my world.

Leroy
09-09-2007, 11:45 PM
These unique insights are always appreciated!

Thank You. Just a look from inside of my world.

Kyle's_prostar205
09-09-2007, 11:49 PM
Glad to hear that you are home safe Quincy! My Wildland team that i am on here in Colorado hasn't been deployed yet this year. It has been calm fire season so far for us. Glad to hear you made it home safe and hope you stay safe in the futuer!

Kyle

quincyfirefighter
09-10-2007, 12:33 AM
Glad to hear that you are home safe Quincy! My Wildland team that i am on here in Colorado hasn't been deployed yet this year. It has been calm fire season so far for us. Glad to hear you made it home safe and hope you stay safe in the futuer!

Kyle
Kyle thanks. I hate to say it but the only time that we can use our training is when the sh!t hits the fan.

quincyfirefighter
09-10-2007, 01:45 AM
That is some nasty stuff. Stay safe!!
Thank's. Just wanted to give you guy's a look from the inside. ;)

Kyle's_prostar205
09-10-2007, 01:57 AM
Kyle thanks. I hate to say it but the only time that we can use our training is when the sh!t hits the fan.
I hear that! All that training for "high speed gardening in the smoke" and the only chance I get to use it is on 50 X 100 grass land fire! I wish I could fight some of the stuff like you guys got! When you get some more pics I'd love to see them! My personal e-mail is kyle@repservices.net

Stay Safe and EVERYBODY Goes Home!!!!!

Kyle

Doug G
09-11-2007, 03:12 AM
You wildland guys are nuts! and smoke jumpers are on a different scale all together!!. I'll stick to the urban side thank you very much. Anything that puts me in the possible spot of wrapping up in tinfoil like a baked potatoe is not for me.

Bruce
09-11-2007, 05:14 PM
Been thinking about you and praying for you. Been there but not that many acres. Give me a structure fire over that anyday!
Stay safe Brother!

quincyfirefighter
09-11-2007, 08:11 PM
You wildland guys are nuts! and smoke jumpers are on a different scale all together!!. I'll stick to the urban side thank you very much. Anything that puts me in the possible spot of wrapping up in tinfoil like a baked potatoe is not for me.
Doug, We mostly do structure protection. But have cut line from time to time. If we get into a situation were we are getting burned over and can't cut and run than our training tells us to retreat to inside the building that we are protecting until the main fire goes though. But yes I and all my firefighters carry fire shelters and are trained in how to deploy and use them correctly. It could be the difference between life and death

quincyfirefighter
09-11-2007, 08:20 PM
Been thinking about you and praying for you. Been there but not that many acres. Give me a structure fire over that anyday!
Stay safe Brother!
Thanks Bruce. To tell you the truth Structure protection can be a kick in the pants. Keep your head up, be alert to your surroundings and be able to think on your feet. Not much differences than a structure fire. ;)

Doug G
09-12-2007, 01:52 AM
Thanks Bruce. To tell you the truth Structure protection can be a kick in the pants. Keep your head up, be alert to your surroundings and be able to think on your feet. Not much differences than a structure fire. ;)

Other than the little detail that in a structure fire outside is generally considered a safe place 8p When the s..t get's thick we try to get out and the fire usually can't get out after us

You're still a sick puppy playin in burnin woods.

Just bustin... Seriously stay safe and be smart. Too many of you guys get killed every year and too often there isn't bumpkis you can do about it.