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Steve CoughlinSunday, August 26, 2012 6:13:55 PMshoulda repied to the first fire comment with holy shit how did ya know.
Glennon MayerFriday, August 31, 2012 11:24:05 AMmaybe the cr owner shoud join the fire service.
Julie RiegertFriday, August 31, 2012 11:55:49 AMThe car owner should be grateful that they did put the fire out, I would let it burn after her comment, you try firefighting lady it isn't easy and it is dangerous take into consideration that they are risking their lives to save your junk car!
Keefe Nelson GonzalezFriday, August 31, 2012 12:35:12 PMI wish these people would understand how much work it takes to deploy a truck. You can't just pull up to the friggin fire and start drenching it. You have to hook up, charge, and then deploy a line within regulations. A guy can't just run up to the fire and start going at it. They have to carefully assess the situation. At least they kept your tow rig from going up in flames too. Nevertheless why wasn't there a fire extinguisher in the truck and trailer? In my opinion a large trailer like that should have a 25 lb fire extinguisher on board. As well as a smaller unit installed in the truck. I always carry a fire extinguisher in my vehicle for just such an occasion. Don't blame the firefighters for your lack of forethought and carelessness. Accidents happen, but don't blame it on the firefighters that your car is fully involved. If you had a fire extinguisher on board (and didn't open the back of the trailer up to let large volumes of oxygen in.... 1st mistake there.) I'm positive the loss would have not been so great.
Keefe Nelson GonzalezFriday, August 31, 2012 12:58:51 PMAfter reviewing the video I see they have a small hand held fire extinguisher, however that is only sufficient for a small underhood blaze. They definitely should have had a larger one installed in the trailer. And they should not have opened the back door. That allowed the fire to grow much larger in a shorter amount of time.
Glenn LuthardtSaturday, September 01, 2012 4:38:28 PMThe woman should not have gone to that level of thought. Yes your pride and joy is being roached, but it is not the fault of the firemen, which her comment reflects. I seriously think that just a little more forethought on the part of the owner would have prevented this mess. Such as installing and/or turning off the battery switch. You have to have a source of energy of some type to ignite a fire and the battery is the first thing that comes to mind and is probably the largest source in this situation. Also double ck any fuel can security, make sure everything is in the right place. Do not load the car hot, and so on. Appears to me they did a VERY good job extinguishing the fire, cudos to the Arlington Hts. fire department, and all firemen at that.1.
Rudy Caparros Sr.Wednesday, December 19, 2012 11:15:38 AMWARNING: FIRST RESPONDERS’ use of THE CHLORINE INSTITUTE “C” KIT may cause the catastrophic failure of a chlorine tank car, instantly creating a toxic gas plume with a distance of not less than seven miles. The first mile will have chlorine concentrations of 1,000 ppm, causing death after one or two breaths with no opportunity for escape. To learn more, see PETITION C KIT, click on “First Responder Warnings.”.
Richard HurtadoWednesday, December 26, 2012 4:48:41 PMEverybody's an expert! Love her comments! Strong work by AFD for not buying into the hysteria of the bystanders and doing what needed to be done.