Saturday, January 17, 2009

Water, water everywhere!

MVT = Most valuable tool
Fish bowls on the ceiling

Wheels catching a wave

FF Matt Wheeling prepared for battleWater was the enemy today on A-Shift. Due to the temperature, pipes were busting all over the city. By midnight we have logged 11 runs. 9 have been busted pipes and flooding. We've salvaged furniture, removed water with the help from the fella's on Ladder 13, and educated some folks to where their shut offs are. Oh yeah I almost forgot the digging we got to do on some calls just to get to the shut off valves. That brings me to the MVT of the day. The most valuable tool was easily the shut off tool. Or "that thing to cut the water off with" as we heard it called by "The Southies". Today I will call it "The Key To The City".
Special thanks to the folks at New#3 and #13 for the help today.


Anonymous said...

Sounds like more good work for 9 house. Enjoying the blog. I do have a question though. I see posts about a and c but nothing about b or d. What kind of tours are you guys pulling?

Anonymous said...

We have 3 shifts, A B and C. B will probably buy a new camera and start putting stuff out there. I heard they may pull some station dues together just for that reason.