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Just remember: Don't park a $600,000 fire truck on railroad tracks

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by WolvEagle, Mar 1, 2010.

  1. WolvEagle

    WolvEagle Active Member

    This really happened today in Detroit. Really. Firefighters were washing down gas after a car crash. They parked the rig on railroad tracks. Along came an Amtrak train and totaled the rig.

    How stupid are these people? And, I'm saying this as the son of a retired firefighter (a suburban Detroit department).

  2. mustangj17

    mustangj17 Active Member

    Jim Carey needs to teach these guys a fire safety course.
  3. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Hey, sometimes you've got to learn by trial and error. Who knew that a train might drive down a railroad track?

    Some things are just totally unpredictable.
  4. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    Let me show you something!
  5. Batman

    Batman Well-Known Member

    Shouldn't the fire department have called Amtrak and said, "Hey, we've got a wreck here. Please slow down at such and such a point?"
  6. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    From the story:

    And Dan, I suspect the people of Detroit wish the commissioner would kick you squarely in the nuts.
  7. Beef03

    Beef03 Active Member

    Does the Detroit Fire Depratment's insurance cover stupidity?
  8. dixiehack

    dixiehack Well-Known Member

    For that kind of money, you could buy 6000 houses in Detroit, or two Silverdomes.
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Well, shit, I guess I won't be arguing that fire trucks > trains anymore!
  10. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yes, but being self-insured for something like this means nothing.
  11. Bubbler

    Bubbler Active Member

    Only in Detroit.
  12. goalmouth

    goalmouth Active Member

    Ladder 13, really.

    (Now Truck 6.5).
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