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Postby tyurkunas » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:12 pm

I just wanted to take a minute for a couple of thank you's .....
To Lynn and Ed for arranging today's amazing training at WCCC's Public Safety Academy.
To Liam - our instructor - for sharing his knowledge & years of experience and for putting-up with us opposable thumbed flaggers and starters.
Lastly, to the 50+ volunteers who gave-up a Sunday and braved the 94+ temperatures to enhance their firefightering skills - to ensure that
racing at Waterford Hills remains as safe as we can possibly make it.

Tom Y - the F&C Guy
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby john » Sun Jul 10, 2011 8:25 pm

I will second all of those thank yous I was very happy to finally get a fire school under my belt. And to pop my first bottle in a less stressful environment then the real deal.
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby Brian » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:15 am

Fire. School. ROCKED.

Thanks Lynn, Ed and all that helped to make it happen again at such a great facility!
It would be cool if we could find a way to get Liam out on a turn and show him our world 8)
I'll try to continue spelling 'PASS' correctly, and use the Stop, Calm down, Breath, & Think technique in the face of an adrenaline surge going forward.

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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby john » Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:22 am

I think it would definatly help him teach us to get him out at least once.
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby nsxgal » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:04 pm

john wrote:I think it would definitely help him teach us to get him out at least once.

Absolutely correct, and I feel very much the same way. The fire school was excellent, so kudos to Lynn, Ed and Tom for putting together such a wonderful experience for all of us, especially the folks who have never popped a bottle.

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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby Lynn Bertin » Mon Jul 11, 2011 12:11 pm

Huge hugs for everyone who attended.
I only try to make sure that good training schools are available.
It's all of you who care enough to come and learn that makes our group so special.
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby CindyWisner » Mon Jul 11, 2011 7:20 pm

DITTOS
Had an excellent experience :lol:
THANKS for the day of training and the lunch Lynn and Bob brought to us
THANKS for arranging the time and training Ed and Lynn
Really good experience for all of us
THANKs to Tom for ensuring we were all learned in a safe way!
Great to see everyone and to test out our new/old skills
Liam was a GREAT instructor :P
Have you checked your home extinguishers?
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby Dennis Hand » Tue Jul 12, 2011 7:51 am

Good school, learned a lot and had a good time. We all left rosy cheeked (man that fire was hot) and happy. Thanks Lynn, Ed and Tom "The Hosemaster" Yurkunas!

Now, just because the majority of the F&C folks have been recently trained does not mean that these new skills need to be tested. The first race after a fire school in 2002 or 2003 an ITB Mustang tested the newly refreshed skills of Tim and Judy Martens. It was a really small fire somewhere in the engine area, so rather than empty 2 whole extinguishers, they quickly put out the fire with a second or 2 spray only to have it reignite. Rinse and repeat... and repeat. It kept reigniting until rescue showed up and opened the hood to find a smoldering shop rag as a replacement for a cap on an overflowing power steering reservoir. The rag was acting like a wick and the fluid as a fuel.
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby Lynn Bertin » Tue Jul 12, 2011 10:05 am

THANKS DENNIS :shock:

Not only have you invoked a superstision on us but, as I recall, you also have other plans and can't be there yourself.

What else you got? :twisted:
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Re: Advanced (Firefighting) Training

Postby Dennis Hand » Wed Jul 13, 2011 4:46 pm

Hmm, how can I disrupt more superstitions...I could talk about the weather forecast, or say nothing ever happens at turn "x", or say that it looks like a boring weekend... but I won't! I will only change my underwear. You're all cursed!

Have a safe weekend and see you at the next one!
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