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Old 09-03-2010, 10:54 AM   #31
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the first thing that came to mind when I saw the thread title was this picture



and this is perfectly legal as already stated. there's really very few other ways to do it, since you don't want to impede water flow by going around the car. good for you for destroying the car windows.

I'm guilty of two things mentioned. parking out in front of a store while someone goes inside. it's not that i plan on leaving the car, but it's easier just to wait for my mother then hope for a spot where i can see the exit in plain view. if an emergency vehicle comes up, you can be damn sure that I'm going to be moving out of the way. but at least I don't have any windows that can be busted out to get the hose through, though those windshields are a bitch to replace.

The other thing I'm guilty of is parking in handicapped spots with my moms tag. My mother had a hip replacement done in decemeber and her commander has a tag in it. I've used it when I've gone to quick run-in places like WaWa. It's absolutely not right, and I know I'm potentially being an asshole, but it's something I'll admit I've done. Also, I have a huge problem with the abuse of those tags for obesity and other non-warranted issues.

But what bothers me the most? People who don't pull over for emergency vehicles. I hate that. I really HATE that.

Also littering. I don't let people litter out my car. I'll pull over and make you pick it up. This includes cigerretes. Smoke my Jeep up if you want, whatever, but when you're done ya gotta put the cig in my cupholder and I'll throw it out later.

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:09 AM   #32
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Like i said, i always wanted to do that. And i got my wish..........Yep.....just like that

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Old 09-03-2010, 11:21 AM   #33
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When i was working with the fire dept. We had a fire in a garage. Pulled up next a hydrant and what did we have? Some one parked there vehicle right in front of the hydrant. Man i was so excited. I always wished someone would park in front of a hydrant. So.....all i could do was take my spanner wrench and knock out this dudes driver side window,and the passenger window. Then we pulled a dirty 2-1/2" fire hose through the windows and hooked it up to the hydrant. When we were all done. This guys car had about 8" of water on the floor,and his dash was a mess. Cops looked at us ans just said. "Good for you guys"
Wish I had thought of that! I was on a VFD up in IL and we had a Beemer in front of a hydrant. The guys were going to push it out of the way with the truck but I knew the guy who owned it and did it with my pickup. I had an I-beam front bumper that matched up with his trunk lid and all his lights. At about 10 MPH it wasn't pretty. Moved it about a 1/2 block down the street.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:34 AM   #34
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I hate that too, well except when I'm at a Red Box.

Not really...but I see people do that all the time.
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Old 09-03-2010, 11:35 AM   #35
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as a professional firefighter for the last 20 years+, it is very irratating when you have to avoid cars etc sitting in the fire lane to a location that you are responding to. Blocking hydrants? that is criminal, we do have to find alternative hydrants when that happens, using the bumper on your engine to move a car is not acceptable.
When we go to the Grocery in our engine we have to park all the way out at the end of the lot, then we walk by and ask the people in the fire lane why they feel it's ok to block it.....we get lots of colorful comments back.
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #36
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Isnt that the truth...........i think i heard them too
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Old 09-03-2010, 12:20 PM   #37
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Well in that case I guess that is pretty cool y'all get to do that. I'll admit that would be a very annoying problem to run into. We don't see it much here in the suburbs. As a young company officer I would hate to be the first guy to have to make that decision in our young department. Especially since we have other hydrants within 500 ft just about anywhere in the city. Again didn't mean any disrespect.

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