Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

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By Peter Vinyard

Santa Barbara firefighters save a kids radio-controlled airplane from the palm tree this morning at Chase Palm Park.

 

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a-1579676236 Jan 21, 2020 10:57 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

Some of those Washingtonia trees get up to 60- 80' tall. What's the radio-controlled plane doing flying that high? Got caught by a wind and airlifted up there?

a-1579668534 Jan 21, 2020 08:48 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

I would like to thank the FD for being caring and understanding people. That young boy just may grow up to be a caring Fireman now too!

Ahchooo Jan 21, 2020 05:28 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

Unless they are needed elsewhere at that moment, this is an excellent activity for firefighters. They want to be helpful, and it’s good practice.

a-1579643348 Jan 21, 2020 01:49 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

I think a radio- controlled airplane and a drone are two different things. This must be filed under "good for training practice" I suppose.

a-1579717892 Jan 22, 2020 10:31 AM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

I'll bet that $10,000 amount is a real stretch! One truck, not trucks here, & a few guys who were already on duty sitting around watching TV or getting food while they waited for a call. $10,000 though. How about a current, SBFD member weighing in on this claim?

Bmklou Jan 22, 2020 07:26 AM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

I had a fireman friend years ago tell me that each time they fire up the trucks and pull out of the station it costs $10K- That was 10 years ago- Seriously, the resources we pay for to "help" our society are being used for this?!?!?! WTH?!?!?! Whoever was the genius who called the SBFD in the first place should be charged the $10K!!!

mattyboy Jan 21, 2020 07:37 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

Thankfully they've all been converted to 100% electric, which uses no energy from anywhere.

a-1579644876 Jan 21, 2020 02:14 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

The truck is going to be fueled and maintained sitting at the station or driving around looking pretty and getting toys out of trees. might as well use the equipment that we pay for them to have.

SBSBSBSBSBsb Jan 21, 2020 02:07 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

Yeah I can believe they would put up their ladder and use a couple gallons of diesel.

a-1579643228 Jan 21, 2020 01:47 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

It is often pointed out on Edhat how "it doesn't cost a dime because the fire fighters are just sitting around at the station anyway," and so on. Really? So the gasoline and wear and tear and maintenance on the trucks comes free? Who knew?

a-1579639066 Jan 21, 2020 12:37 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

Didn't cost a dime as we are already paying for them to sit at their station or do some training such is the case here. Oh, it would hit a tourist, more likely an urban outdoorsman sleeping it off under the palms.

a-1579638106 Jan 21, 2020 12:21 PM
Firefighters Save Toy Airplane

Maybe there was concern that the plane would fall out of the tree and conk some tourist on the head. I guess. Maybe.

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