Skip to comments.Firefighters mistakenly pump jet fuel on fire instead of water
Posted on 12/14/2013 8:54:12 PM PST by wonkowasright
The Washington State Patrol is investigating a serious mishap at its fire training academy in North Bend. During a training exercise, firefighters mistakenly pumped jet fuel instead of water onto a flaming mock-up of an airplane crash.
That di-hydrogen monoxide should be banned anyway...
A parable for the Obama presidency, no?
Who brought the marshmallows?
Ummmmmmm. No. That's not what happened. Stupid journalists are reporting on exactly what DID happen, and they still get it wrong.
The separator that removes fuel and oil from the water so it can be recycled failed. They were trying to be environmentally friendly and recycle water they use for training and prevent oil/gas from getting in the watershed.
Sounds exciting and looks impressive, but not that big of a deal IMO. Glad nobody was seriously hurt and I am sure they will double check their water - something your local fire truck probably won’t have to worry about.
Ping to our resident “Fireman”.
I guess that’s what training exercises are for ... :-) ...
That’s why firemen have training sessions. You know, to avoid those little mistakes like pumping jet fuel instead of water onto a REAL airplane fire instead of just a mockup.
I’m thinking there is a joke in here somewhere.
It’s a new policy designed to spare survivors of the crash from dealing with obamacare health care.
With the way our nation is going I think you may be correct.
I went to the link and watched the news video.
It appears somehow jet fuel, and/or jet fuel residue, was in the line that should have just been water.
Someone other than the firefighter trainees screwed up here.
And it’s only a coincidence that the woman who released Obama’s birth certificate was on that plane.
Misleading headline. Why not say “accident at firefighting school injures two” until the real cause can be determined? Because that doesn’t make “good” news.
Airplane. Fire. Jet fuel mistaken for water. I’m guessing the infamous pilot “Sum Ting Wong” was in the area again.
Except he did it on purpose.
What a BS title!
They didn’t ‘mistakenly’ pump jet fuel onto a fire.
That makes it sound as if they just hooked a hose up to a tank of jet fuel and started spraying.
They were using recycled water just like they were supposed to.
BUT they recycled water still had jet fuel in it from previous exercises.
It was obviously a mechanical failure in the recovery system somewhere, probably a busted separator.
The reporters even say so in the segment.
But what do they name the story?
“Firefighters Mistakenly Pump Jet Fuel On Fire Instead Of Water!”
What a disingenuous crock of ****.
The Firefighter’s name was David Bowie.
It certainly made me click the story on. I couldn’t help myself. People have been fed a regular diet of Bleeps and Bloopers for years, so I admit, I was ready for a good laugh.
Are you not suppose to fight fire with fire?.....
how does that happen??
On a real aircraft fire (as opposed to a training exercise) people are less worried about recycling the water used and more worried about extinguishing the fire. Under those circumstances, this would not have happened because there would have been no separator to fail.
SOMEONE SET UP US THE BURN!
To #23> I knew “Sum Tin Wong’s” sister, the transgendered one, Susie Wong. Also their ruptured cousin “One Hung Low.”
Then there was another cousin, a pedophile named “Sum Young Boy”.
Also they had a relative, a waiter in a Chinese restaurant, who never really learned English very well. He would tell diners that if they ordered one item from Column A and one from Column B, they would get a free “leg roll”. Remind me not to eat in that place.
“Very strange family” say Charlie Chan.
Good. Now that they’ve made it clear, never let them get near a fire again. Better sooner than later.
Why should these TRAINEES, meaning those in training by definition, never get near a fire again? Who put or allowed jet fuel in the lines? Do you even care?
Who put or allowed jet fuel in the lines?
This was a training exercise. During those you start fires as well as put them out.
I agree with you, but clearly something went wrong here. The addition of jet fuel was not part of the intended training, or it wouldn’t have ended up in the news.
Same nozzle design?
Training exercises are where you go to accomplish your finest screw-ups.
This way you reduce the chances of a ‘cluster’ attacking your performance in a real emergency.
I hope they will all be able to use this invaluable knowledge to save life in the future.
The first I heard of Sum Ting Wong was when his wife, Dun Mi Wong, gave birth to a little white baby. They went to the Chinese wise man to see if he could tell them what happened. He said, “All I know is, two Wongs never make a white.”
...does the group do kids shows and carnivals?"
“...does the group do kids shows and carnivals?”
That Cat pic just finishes me every time... :D
I’m sure next time they’ll know... to bring marshmallows.
I’m not buying the story as reported or the BS about separators being used.
This is straight out of Fahrenheit 451 where the fireman burned buildings with jet fuel that held books.
I don’t know if the trainees, but someone there should reconsider career paths.