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Carpinteria Structure Fire

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 COMMENT 340900 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:24 AM

I'm beginning to wonder if the urban hikers are benign ambulance chasers? They sure seem to pop up at the right place and the right time.

 

 SBSURFERLIFE helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:30 AM

They're more journalists than ambulance chasers. If this was posted on the Independent would you say the same? Doubt it.

 

 COMMENT 340911P helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:45 AM

I'm so happy this family escaped without injury, and that they didn't lose more. Thank you firefighters!

 

 COMMENT 340915 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 08:51 AM

I think the Urban Hikers is a network of citizen photojournalists - either that or only one person with a magic carpet. Since the only other person in town consistently covering breaking news is Roger, I'm grateful that they send in their reports and provide me with information. Thanks UH, thanks Edhat and of course, thanks Roger.

 

 COMMENT 340924 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 09:11 AM

great job urban hikers! Seems like a lot of chiefs for just a garage / house fire... just sayin

 

 COMMENT 340926 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 09:19 AM

@900 I've always thought the same. At the very least, these post should be titled citizen reports, since there's no way they are hiking to opposite ends of the town to put people's private tragedies on film for all of us to rubberneck.

 

 COMMENT 340999P helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 11:18 AM

I wish they were Urban Bikers.

 

 COMMENT 341134 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 05:35 PM

I'm just wondering why it took "3 Chief Officers" to lead 15 firefighters. Am I missing something???

 

 COMMENT 341160 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 07:57 PM

134, I agree that's the problem in a nutshell. Three chiefs for 15 firefighters. Ridiculous.

 

 COMMENT 341182P helpful negative off topic

2012-11-09 10:02 PM

I love the "Monday morning quarterbacking". Let me say as a non-fireman, I'm damn impressed that they were able to keep the residence from burning, especially since the mini van in the driveway burned.
As far as the number of chief officers that were present, they are paid a salary whether they are working or not. Also, the "extra" chief present was the Carpinteria-Summerland Fire Chief. Last time I checked, he is salaried. And he showed up to join the effort at 2:20 in the morning. He didn't have to do that. How many people do you know who show up to work at 2:20 in the morning for a hazzardous job when they don't have to? And you're complaining about what?

 

 RESIDENT helpful negative off topic

2012-11-10 08:31 AM

How do the Urban Hikers learn about a fire such as this at 2:20 AM?

They must sleep with a fire department scanner going next to their bed....

I know I couldn't do that. My scanner makes too much noise to get any sleep. :-)

 

 COMMENT 341241 helpful negative off topic

2012-11-10 08:43 AM

These guys live for fires... they get to put out a structure fire 1x a month, maybe, Of course they're going to go the fire and they're going to be excited and they're going to learn and they're going to teach... that's why they're firefighters... they didnt go into to profession to drive old people to the hospital or check for gas leaks...

 

 ROGER DODGER helpful negative off topic

2012-11-11 12:44 PM

The Urban Hikers do not sleep they are ready to respond 24/7 365 days a year..!

 

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