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SirEvelynTremble
Dec 25, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 22 hours!


quote:

Four firefighters were shocked by a nearby power line on Thursday in the process of helping students at Campbellsville University participate in the 'Ice Bucket Challenge,' a social media-fueled fundraiser for ALS research.

Two of the Kentucky firefighters on the ladder of a fire truck used to dump water on the students had to be airlifted to the University of Louisville Hospital to be treated for severe burns. The first, Capt. Tony Grider, is in critical condition, according to WHAS11, while the other, Simon Quinn, has been "upgraded from serious to fair condition."

"[It] appears energy arced over and ladder didn't actually hit lines. If you get within certain radius that can happen," officials said Thursday.

Two other firefighters were also shocked by electricity that traveled down the ladder.

"From talking with power company technicians, if you get within a distance of three or four feet, the energy that surrounds the high-voltage wire will actually arc over onto another object, in this case being the personnel occupying the bucket, Campbellsville Police Chief Tim Hazlette told WAVE.

I'm thinking of starting a Gofundme campaign for those poor emergency servicers who fell down in the line of duty

alternately, loving lol

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Moridin920
Nov 15, 2007


im gay

Iseeyouseemeseeyou
Jan 3, 2011
Probation
Can't post for 30 days!


SirEvelynTremble posted:

I'm thinking of starting a Gofundme campaign for those poor emergency servicers who fell down in the line of duty

alternately, loving lol

Kleen_TheRowdyDog
Feb 17, 2014

1. Work the Steps
2. Go to Meetings
3. Drunk post in GBS


once again, the workin' man takes it up the rear end while college brats get away scott free. no justice for the workin' man.


BattleMaster
Aug 14, 2000

Rodents of unusual size? I don't think they exist.

getting electrocuted - more favourable than donating to charity

Prokhor Zakharov
Dec 31, 2008
Good luck with your depression!


this ice bucket poo poo is retarded as gently caress

Rod Munch
Jul 17, 2001



With as stupid as this whole Ice Bucket thing is, I'm shocked it didn't happen sooner

MOOBS!
Dec 10, 2013

malditos cerdos fascistas


is a guy with als gonna rescue you from a fire? they wouldnt lift a finger for you or yours and now they are actively hurting us movers

SirEvelynTremble
Dec 25, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 22 hours!


You don't fight fire with fire: you fight fire with water : except when it's an electrical fire

For safety reasons they shoulda done the CO2 Bucket Challenge

Affe mk2
Mar 9, 2004

Chicks dig giant robots

SirEvelynTremble posted:

You don't fight fire with fire: you fight fire with water

what about a controlled burn?

MOOBS!
Dec 10, 2013

malditos cerdos fascistas


Affe mk2 posted:

what about a controlled burn?

can anyone really control fire though man?

Mr. Soul
Nov 5, 2011


My fridge is broke, it's 98 an ice is three bucks a bag you bitch, I will kill these cripples

Mange Mite
Sep 11, 2005



he's gay

Ron Paul Hype Man
Jun 18, 2007

It's a revolution
Brothers and sisters
There ain't a fight
And it doesn't mean
A god damn thing


Only Kentucky.
Although I could see Florida loving up this badly too.

Rapman the Cook
Aug 24, 2013

waste of space

US really is dumbshits through and through.

Youre cops are racist child killers, and youre firemen are bumbling loving idiots.

TOILETLORD
Nov 13, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 12 hours!


guess they got their gooses cooked. anyone say that yet i didn't read thread.

Kleen_TheRowdyDog
Feb 17, 2014

1. Work the Steps
2. Go to Meetings
3. Drunk post in GBS


Rapman the Cook posted:

US really is dumbshits through and through.

Youre cops are racist child killers, and youre firemen are bumbling loving idiots.
so which country are you from: the one whose asses we saved or the one whose asses we kicked?


Moridin920
Nov 15, 2007


Rapman the Cook posted:

US really is dumbshits through and through.

Youre cops are racist child killers, and youre firemen are bumbling loving idiots.

while it's true we're dumbshits, I have been all around Europe and sometimes I feel like you guys all gave up 30 years ago and the general malaise that has settled on the entire region is pretty loving stifling. Maybe I was just in East Germany too long.

i mean do you even have culture anymore? it's all just appropriated american poo poo or trying to mimic american poo poo, while taking credit for poo poo people who lived in europe 200+ years ago did.

loving people sitting in a pizza hut eating with cloth napkins and a fork and knife

Prettz
Sep 2, 2002


Rod Munch posted:

With as stupid as this whole Ice Bucket thing is,
There's a big thing now to put hardcore porn on youtube disguised as ice bucket challenges, so that's definitely a positive outcome.

SirEvelynTremble
Dec 25, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 22 hours!


Prettz posted:

There's a big thing now to put hardcore porn on youtube disguised as ice bucket challenges, so that's definitely a positive outcome.

Yeah but Google is beta testing pussy-titty-cock-snitch which identifies porn as soon as it uploaded to youtube. Like facial recognition but with genitalia

Soarer
Jan 14, 2012

I JUST CAN'T STOP TALKING ABOUT OTHER PEOPLE'S PONY AVATARS

~SMcD

What a shocking turn of events.

Prettz
Sep 2, 2002


SirEvelynTremble posted:

Yeah but Google is beta testing pussy-titty-cock-snitch which identifies porn as soon as it uploaded to youtube. Like facial recognition but with genitalia
There's actually a lot of different videos of people having sex that have been created over the years, so it's going to take them a kind of long time to create a catalog of video signatures of every clip of porn ever filmed.

TOILETLORD
Nov 13, 2012
Probation
Can't post for 12 hours!


i'm sure they were just trying to do a tribute to dead like me.

James Polk
Jun 18, 2010

I was born in a farmhouse in Pineville, North Carolina


Soarer posted:

What a shocking turn of events.

i don't get it wait ohhhhhhh

SirEvelynTremble
Dec 25, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 22 hours!


Darth Freddy
Feb 6, 2007

An Emperor's slightest dislike is transmitted to those who serve him, and there it is amplified into rage.

Mr. Soul posted:

My fridge is broke, it's 98 an ice is three bucks a bag you bitch, I will kill these cripples

98? thats it? pussy

Stoic Commie
Aug 29, 2005

G's up
Hoes down


everyone who actually has als probably thinks this is hosed up and wishes for a swift death

SirEvelynTremble
Dec 25, 2013
Probation
Can't post for 22 hours!


Stoic Commie posted:

everyone who actually has als probably thinks this is hosed up and wishes for a swift death

i suggest self-electrocution

let's set up a fund

you irl
Jan 22, 2014



Step 4: choke and surprise sex?

fuck the ROW
Aug 29, 2008

i just want your sufferings ~ your bloods and fluid ~ your stupid fucking tiny skeleton ~


See if the victim responds to a light surprise sex

Tautologicus
Oct 3, 2013


Are there power lines that are insulated and ones that are not?

Big Beef City
Aug 15, 2013

You have failed me for the last time, Colonel Pickering.


Tautologicus posted:

Are there power lines that are insulated and ones that are not?

Go check a few of them out and see

Your Dead Gay Son
Jan 1, 2006

I'm Gay


Nice loving grammar in the news article.

quote:

[It] appears energy arced over and ladder didn't actually hit lines.

Tautologicus
Oct 3, 2013


Big Beef City posted:

Go check a few of them out and see

This was really good advice, thanks!

AKA Pseudonym
May 16, 2004

A dashing and sophisticated young man

Stoic Commie posted:

everyone who actually has als probably thinks this is hosed up and wishes for a swift death

It's actually raised a whole bunch of money and given nerds a new sort of social interaction to be bitchy about so win-win really

ethanol
Jul 13, 2007
Probation
Can't post for 6 days!


This could have been prevented if those firecighters were carrying guns

Cyril Sneer
Aug 8, 2004

Life would be simple in the forest except for Cyril Sneer. And his life would be simple except for The Raccoons.

They weren't electrocuted, as electrocution implies death.

John Denver Hoxha
May 31, 2014


To support them they should start up the high voltage challenge

you irl
Jan 22, 2014


Tautologicus posted:

Are there power lines that are insulated and ones that are not?

the ones that hang directly off the pole are insulated

the ones that are suspended from those things that look like bad dragon dildos are uninsulated

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Three-Phase
Aug 5, 2006

Turbine trip
Reactor trip

Tautologicus posted:

Are there power lines that are insulated and ones that are not?

If it's outdoors and on a tall power pole and medium or high voltage, it's extremely unlikely that it's insulated. I've never heard of using insulated wires for that application. The two 120V wires coming down from a pole transformer to a home are insulated.

For power distribution indoors at high voltages (like at a factory) you can get insulated and metal shielded cables, like with all three lines bundled together and shielded (triplexed) and with a heavy armored jacket on the outside.

You would really think that firefighters would be aware of the risks involved with using a ladder in close proximity to overhead lines...

Three-Phase fucked around with this message at Aug 23, 2014 around 22:05

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