Equipped To Survive Equipped To Survive® Presents
The Survival Forum
Where do you want to go on ETS?

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2
Topic Options
#301275 - 10/05/22 07:32 PM Re: A CB Radio Test Gone Awry [Re: MartinFocazio]
Eugene Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/26/02
Posts: 2953
Back in the mid 90's I worked for a small company that installed and supported e911 and computer aided dispatch systems. They used dumb terminals for speed. One night when I was the on-call tech a small psap in a fire department station pages me for a dumb terminal. When I got there to replace it the dispatcher said smoke was coming out so he tossed it out the back door. He said he was temped to tone out the fire department

"Department #12345 respond to a fire call at...
your station"


Edited by Eugene (10/05/22 07:32 PM)

#301277 - 10/06/22 02:07 PM Re: A CB Radio Test Gone Awry [Re: MartinFocazio]
MartinFocazio Offline


Registered: 01/21/03
Posts: 2192
Loc: Bucks County PA
We had a fire call at our own station a few years ago.


That center column between the bay doors was holding up the whole roof, and it took a LONG time to get it all fixed.

#301279 - 10/06/22 04:27 PM Re: A CB Radio Test Gone Awry [Re: MartinFocazio]
chaosmagnet Offline
Carpal Tunnel

Registered: 12/03/09
Posts: 3729
Loc: USA
Many years ago as an IT consultant, I was at a customer fire station when a smoke alarm went off and they toned out their own location. I was invited to step outside while they put out a small attic fire. The station’s fire and ambulance crews were out on a car crash with injuries. The Chief (whom I knew well) was beside himself with frustration. The firefighters from the other station worked manfully to contain their glee while the Chief was looking.

None of the gear I was there to work on was affected. This municipality was a customer for at least a decade and I NEVER heard the end of it from the firefighters.

Page 2 of 2 < 1 2

Moderator:  Alan_Romania, Blast, chaosmagnet, cliff 
Su M Tu W Th F Sa
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31
Who's Online
0 registered (), 160 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Newest Members
NicholasMarshall, Yadav, BenFoakes, scandigrinder7, Toboutdoors66
5365 Registered Users
Newest Posts
Durable Equipment
by chaosmagnet
01/24/23 11:29 PM
What did you do today to prepare?
by Jeanette_Isabelle
01/23/23 08:11 PM
Survival Skills in Everyday Situations
by jshannon
01/23/23 03:35 PM
My Washington…again
by Ratch
01/22/23 02:09 AM
Recent Signal Mirror Successes - more wanted
by pforeman
01/21/23 02:51 PM
USCG Survival Equipment change effectiv 12/14/2022
by WesleyH
01/13/23 01:21 AM
Buffalo woman dies after car gets stuck in snow
by WesleyH
01/13/23 01:14 AM
Swiftwater Rescue by Montrose SAR Team
by Doug_Ritter
01/09/23 10:24 PM
Newest Images
Tiny knife / wrench
Handmade knives
2"x2" Glass Signal Mirror, Retroreflective Mesh
Trade School Tool Kit
My Pocket Kit

WARNING & DISCLAIMER: SELECT AND USE OUTDOORS AND SURVIVAL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND TECHNIQUES AT YOUR OWN RISK. Information posted on this forum is not reviewed for accuracy and may not be reliable, use at your own risk. Please review the full WARNING & DISCLAIMER about information on this site.