Impressive Fire Truck

Submitted: Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 13:19
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There's this video (I can't upload) going around (surprised its not here yet) of a fire truck fording a current flooded crossing in Queensland with the water half way up the windscreen so the water depth is 8' to 10' deep. The driver should be charged with negligence, endangering the lives of others etc. Total stupidity.
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Reply By: Rockape - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 13:50

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 13:50
Here is the address.
Fire Truck in Melbourne

Maybe he had a very good reason for what he did.

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Reply By: 120scruiser (NSW) - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:00

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:00
Why did he go through it?
You as well as me don't know this but due to him having all warning lights and sirens activated I would assume it was an emergency, maybe to save somebody's life.
We should never judge a book by its cover.
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Reply By: BigPixie - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:05

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:05
seemed to know what he was doing and the capabilities of his truck (despite the unknown under the water)
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Reply By: Member - Joe n Mel n kids (FNQ - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:09

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:09
tend to agree Rod, that is stupid, if it was in a city there are many services available to fiil for that and there is NO WAY they should have had to of crossed it at that depth, when those guys stood up, the driver could not see in the water, if the pavement was missing or a large log was on the road it would have stopped dead and they would have been in trouble and them as alway happens, they would have put others in danger to be rescued ......
Silly cowboys i guess eh
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Reply By: Member - Doug T (NT) - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:09

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:09
A little decieving because the bow wave makes it look deeper, one thing for sure the breather on those trucks is high up and above the back windows of normal tray backs.

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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:16

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:16
If you read the comments with the video you will see that the driver admitted to making a mistake. The greater majority of the emergency services staff are fine. But you get the odd bad apple in the barrel. Fancy racing that fast into water that was obviously deep. Definitely made a mistake. Pity help the victims at the emergency they were racing too if they had been stuck.

Methinks it;s back to driver training young fella.

Phil
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Reply By: Steven G1 - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:23

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:23
Hi Rod,

If it's the one I am thinking of. It happened in Eltham, Melbourne. I believe the driver was stood down and severely reprimanded. Unsure if he was charge. There was no immediate emergency. He had no regards for his fellow volunteers in and on the outside of the truck. Agree total stupidity.

Cheers Steve.
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Reply By: old mate - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:26

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 14:26
had a chuckle about the windscreen wipers going..............
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Reply By: patsproule - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 17:19

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 17:19
It was posted here months ago. It's not current. ANd it was in Vic - an RFS truck.
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Follow Up By: Duncanm - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 19:07

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 19:07
CFA actually
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Reply By: Member - Vern - Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 20:08

Monday, Mar 19, 2012 at 20:08
I noticed he still had the window wipers on but they must not be working to good as they never kept the water off of the window screen.
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