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originally posted by: grainofsand
a reply to: Sremmos80
Either way though, pretty crap national system of hydrants and hoses if a car parked too close requires it's windows being smashed to feed a hose through.
I don't buy it.
originally posted by: Bovah2
originally posted by: Swills
a reply to: Bovah2
Firefighters aren't dicks. They're fighting a fire and don't have time to save a window because someone illegally parked in front of their water source. They literally do not have time to run a hose under the car.
Police can be dicks, but everyone loves a firefighter.
It only takes literally a second to throw a hose underneath a suv.
originally posted by: ignorant_ape
reasons NOT to run hoses under cars :
1 - hot exhausts / catalytic converters [ can burn a hole in hose ]
2 - air // hydraulic suspensions [ can lower when parked and crush // constrict the hose ]
3 - idiotic drivers [ the type who have already parked illegally ] who figure they better now move the car - with the hose still under it .
having said all that - OVER the car is faster - and dont give me the kink // bend radius excuse - HINT how do you get a fire hose round a 90 degree turn in a corridor ???
throught the windows is to invite puncture risk .
just my opinion but the firefighters do this - cos they know they can get away with vandalising illegally parked cars .