05/17/10 116 W, 1 I - + 6 - 6 Discussing Detroit


Reporting from the road, and during a short stay in Motor City. Wow, what an urban landscape! While we meaning me works on collecting and posting photos-- both firehouses and other structures-- here's some nifty video and discussion therein from Dave Statter. (Sorry, too busy to write own blog content!) He's posted a pair of YouTube videos of initial operations at a pair of house fires. Resulting reader comments offer opposing takes on "down and dirty" urban firefighting. See what you think. The rain's stopped here, so back to the streets for more photos. Maybe even a worker, if stumbled across.
  





I love listening to these guys via internet scanner. The size-ups, which are given multiple times throughout the day, are quite simple; “Engine 50 on scene, stretchin’ on a dwelling. 56, pull in and dump your monitor”. Or, even more simple; “50’s on scene, we’re stretchin’”.
Silver - 05/18/10 - 11:38

Silver, whats the website for that radio traffic? I sometimes listen to Baltimore city and DC Fire through Live Fire Feeds online.
[house] - 05/18/10 - 12:03

I love Detroit. I may be one of the few, but man that city has a lot of character and history!
Unique Christmas Stockings (Web Site) - 05/18/10 - 12:48

@House; here’s the site. Scroll down and you’ll find the option of “Listen Live”.
http://detroitfirefighters.net/
Silver - 05/18/10 - 16:30



  
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