I made the paper. :o) in a good way.

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    I made the paper. :o) in a good way.

    Yeah, I know I'm not the prettiest and its a small rural paper but its always neat to see your pic in the paper. I'm the one on the left in the picture.



    Yeah, I took all the names of the people and the dept. just in case. I don't know if its needed but I did it anyway. :)

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    Nice.
    Do you get special training on using JOL on hybrids?
    We had a Toyota Prius hybrid a few years back and the dealer said that due to the voltage on board we shouldn't expect FDs to cut us out as it can kill them. Has that changed at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Nice.
    Do you get special training on using JOL on hybrids?
    We had a Toyota Prius hybrid a few years back and the dealer said that due to the voltage on board we shouldn't expect FDs to cut us out as it can kill them. Has that changed at all?
    We haven't been given any special training, no. It would be nice. Hybrids are really popular in this area but there are some. I know we won't get close to a hybrid on fire due to all the battery acid.

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    Props on actually having all your PPE on and in place.

    As far as hybrids go, yes, they can kill. Never cut the big orange cables... for a Prius, those are carrying 440VAC to the electric motor and can get you dead in a hurry.

    Of course, all vehicle extrication is getting more and more dangerous, hybrid or not. It's now even more important to strip all the trim in the A/B/C pillars and roofline due to stored gas cylinders for side curtain airbags. The dash may also hold such cylinders for knee airbags (some cars have 16 bags in total, with only the driver and passenger "primary" airbags being chemical/silver azide... the rest are stored gas). Those little cylinders are 3K-5Kpsi... I've seen pictures from overseas where a firefighter lost a large chunk of his face (sheared his nose off, essentially) thanks to perforating one of those cylinders.

    Our training was a 20 page black-and-white manual with crappy (unusable) pictures. Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tvsjr View Post
    Props on actually having all your PPE on and in place.

    As far as hybrids go, yes, they can kill. Never cut the big orange cables... for a Prius, those are carrying 440VAC to the electric motor and can get you dead in a hurry.

    Of course, all vehicle extrication is getting more and more dangerous, hybrid or not. It's now even more important to strip all the trim in the A/B/C pillars and roofline due to stored gas cylinders for side curtain airbags. The dash may also hold such cylinders for knee airbags (some cars have 16 bags in total, with only the driver and passenger "primary" airbags being chemical/silver azide... the rest are stored gas). Those little cylinders are 3K-5Kpsi... I've seen pictures from overseas where a firefighter lost a large chunk of his face (sheared his nose off, essentially) thanks to perforating one of those cylinders.

    Our training was a 20 page black-and-white manual with crappy (unusable) pictures. Meh.
    We have gone over the side air bad problem. We saw those same pics I believe. They are freaky.

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    Thumbs up Congrats! Nice Pic.

    You're lookin' real good.

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    Fame at last!

    Good pic - and good work too
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    That's good stuff. We had the Holmatro setup. They let you keep the beard/goatee?
    eschew obfuscation

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    Nice. At the station I used to roll with, if you got on TV or in the paper, you had to buy everyone ice cream.

    How about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CopperKnight View Post
    That's good stuff. We had the Holmatro setup. They let you keep the beard/goatee?
    The small town look Good job clipse
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    Quote Originally Posted by 0.02 View Post
    Do you get special training on using JOL on hybrids? ... due to the voltage on board we shouldn't expect FDs to cut us out as it can kill them.
    What a shock. That isn't a strong selling point of the things, not by a long shot.

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    It is nice to get your picture in the paper. Too bad they didn't print your name or other information and printed those black boxes instead - otherwise people may not believe it is you.

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