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Old 02-05-2014, 10:07 PM
 
Location: Piedmont, CA
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CBS News 8 cameras were rolling
around 9:00 p.m. Tuesday when the
two got into a dispute over where the
fire engine should park while
firefighters were responding to the
crash that happened... on I-805
Officials: Dispute between CHP officer, firefighter an 'isolated - San Diego, California News Station - KFMB Channel 8 - cbs8.com
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Old 02-05-2014, 11:53 PM
 
Location: San Diego, California Republic
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Leave my city's firefighters alone!

Yeah this is big talk in the San Diego area right now. It happened in Chula Vista but I have two friends, one's husband is a firefighter and the other has a brother who is. They agree the CHP officer was wrong or in their words; "CHP is AAA with a gun.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:25 AM
 
Location: Boulder Creek, CA
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Leave my city's firefighters alone!

Yeah this is big talk in the San Diego area right now. It happened in Chula Vista but I have two friends, one's husband is a firefighter and the other has a brother who is. They agree the CHP officer was wrong or in their words; "CHP is AAA with a gun.
Well, one side is heavily armed, the other isn't. Tough to win a dispute with that disparity.
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Old 02-06-2014, 05:44 AM
 
Location: zooland 1
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I have worked both professions.

I would never arrest another professional doing their job in the performance of their duties. Heated discussion later..maybe
I also know from working both careers that fire and Leo see scene safety very differently .... but I am not going to second guess scene protection with an engine...I could care less about the million dollars a minute... Chp admin is on the hook for this one... they need policy revision

Chp's mission is to keep traffic flowing... the stat is mind boggling... something like a million dollars a minute for I-5 shutdown slowdowns...

This is bad for all involved ... no way there will be any prosecution in this matter. I see better training and policy coming down

Sad day for all... to my chp brothers ... probably would have been the time to bump this one up to the brass before action was taken... hard to do on the side of the road
Hindsight is always 20/20
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:21 AM
 
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How about each of these nitwits call their respective commanders if they couldn't resolve their dispute.

I suspect both were hotheads and one has arrest powers.

Dumbasses the both of them.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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How about each of these nitwits call their respective commanders if they couldn't resolve their dispute.

I suspect both were hotheads and one has arrest powers.

Dumbasses the both of them.
Yeah. I gotta go with this one right now. I'd like to hear/read the full "unbiased" story
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:36 AM
 
Location: Huntington Beach, CA
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I do remember a story from some of my firefighting buddies back east.

Big accident on the Taconic Parkway. Gasoline all over the road, and a Dutchess County Sheriff decides to light a road flare.

My friend had to tackle the sheriff to prevent him from moving into the gas spill area with a lit flare.

We have some real geniuses working to "protect" the public
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Old 02-06-2014, 10:28 AM
 
Location: Mokelumne Hill, CA & El Pescadero, BCS MX.
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I have a friend who flew air tankers for the state forestry. He also hated Law Enforcement types.

One drop he gave a little right rudder to make sure the CHP car directing traffic got a portion of the Pepto Bismol. Open doors on the car too!

Scene safety ought to be paramount. Blocking with an engine is a method taught by almost all departments.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:02 AM
 
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Unbelievable!
The cops in CA are way out of control.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:36 AM
 
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Scene safety ought to be paramount. Blocking with an engine is a method taught by almost all departments.
I was on I-5 one early morning heading into LA. There was a single car accident and a couple of big rigs were the first ones to come up on it. One of the big rigs deliberately blocked the traffic. That was the first time I'd ever seen that done.

The accident scene was totally blacked out so it was a good thing that he did that. The car had several people in it, including several kids, and it took awhile for everyone to get out of the car.
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