Jan 17, 2009

Shovelhead Ed - Round Two

I get the feeling Shovelhead Ed can go ten rounds without breaking a sweat!

Good day all, it’s Shovelhead Ed………. I’m baaaaaaack!!!! Hope everyone is doing just ducky today!!!!! Just going to address a couple more points. This bloggin’ thing is fun huh!!!!!!!!

Anonymous #6 (garden hose CAN be used…..put out spot fires……threaten to spread to a home)
Thanks for your input. And relatively good points were made on your behalf, however, please let’s look at the intensity of what was and is involved in a firestorm. That’s what the C/G was…. And all your intense wind driven fire events are. Garden hoses can work to extinguish small fires, but what are these spot fires? Why are they presenting themselves? WHAT R THEY??? They are the precursor to the inbound firestorm behind them. Nothing more…nothing less. Spot fires start showing up……. Get worried. They pop up with more and more frequency and intensity …….. get out. WHY R THEY SHOWING UP? They are the wind driven fire brands/embers that are pushed off of and ahead of the main body of fire by intense natural and fire created winds. Their direction fans out ahead of the main onslaught in all directions up to distances of 1 to 3 miles. Their presence routinely enlarges the main incident and assists in the preheating of the fuels within the collective path. Wetting down the roof is an admirable effort, however, one must take into consideration one irrefutable fact. No amount of moisture on that roof is going to repel the intense heat that will be upon it very shortly. Roof type, when living in the wildland /urban interface environment; would be one of the greatest “aces in the hole” that the homeowner can possess. Pro-Panel roofs, trees and vegetation removed from the immediate vicinity of the home, clean yard, etc. will do more than the garden hose. AKA defensible space. Remove or drastically reduce your fuels………….. remove or drastically reduce your chances of spot fires inundating the perimeter. As for the rest of the firestorm following…….. the chips will fall where they may. Nothing mortal on this planet has any control at all over it. Garden hose fire attacks at this stage of the game are too little……….. too late unfortunately. Please reference any and all wildland/urban interface incidents, locally, domestically and abroad. There is but one common thread between them all. They are indiscriminate takers of life and property. Thanks much for your input. Been fun visiting with you. Hope your days are great and peaceful. Chiao!

Anonymous# 7 (hoping my comment….. elicit a number)
LOL… totally too cool!!! Thanks bunches for your blog. I would derelict in duty to not accommodate thee. I sincerely hope that you find #7 an appealing and pleasant number. May it bring you great luck and fortune throughout your many days and years to come!!!!! Have a wonderful day!!!!!

Anonymous #8 (hero is a soldier/Marine…… garbage cans on fire) OHHH MY!!!!
You’re right man. A hero IS the soldier/Marine….. any man or woman serving or has served in harms way. Yer preachin’ to the choir here dude, (dudette). When it comes to the honor and respect for our military personnel, I’m all over it…… same as you. We don’t worry too much about the trash can fires either…… we use garden hoses for that. Thanks for the input.

Anonymous #9 our dictionary friend
As Bartles and James used to say…….. “Thank you… for your support!!!” A valid point you represent. Thanks so much for bringing it to the table.

HAAAAAAYY FRANK!!!!! How’s it goin’ man. Good to hear from you again. I’m back again for round 2. Man ... the defending of ones livelihood and brotherhood sure rattles some cages huh!!!!! LOL Totally cool. That’s what a free speaking forum should do, I think. Be a helluva world if everybody wore the same color of socks and had the same thoughts and opinions. Thank you for your kind compliments. Much obliged brother. Thoughtful of you to interject them on my behalf. Beer thirty any time…. Let’s put it together. But only if I may have the honor of a couple of rounds on me for your refreshment!! The camaraderie and conversation will be welcomed. Peaceful, “non-postal” days to all!!!!!! Talk soon man. And Frank……. always remember this brother ……. “If worms had machine guns… birds wouldn’t fuck with them!!!!!!!” LOL Enjoy the weekend and days to follow. Ed

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ed,

It is all the same twit, not anonymous 1-9.

This person hates the whole world. LAFD just happens to be part of the world so he hates it.

But hey let a hater hate.

Anonymous said...

Ed, you crack me up. Thanks for pitching in here and spicing things up.

Anonymous said...

I guess Ed grew up watching too much Foghorn Leghorn. Some people should not be allowed access to a computer.

Anonymous said...

Ed, you've had your 15 minutes of fame. Stop hogging the stage. Your mad hatter rants are making many of this blog's readers weary.

Anonymous said...

I like reading Ed better than hearing Joe, the Plumber. I really like reading someone who sticks up for his colleagues and tells it like it is. If you don't like it, don't read it, but don't try to censor what others enjoy reading. So what if he sounds like Foghorn Leghorn. That cartoon wasn't so bad, compared to some of the cartoon trash of today.

Anonymous said...

Shovelhead Ed sounds like he is a little unhinged.

Frank Young said...

I think Ed's got a great style. The Foghorn Leghorn reference should be taken as a compliment, Ed. I watched it too.

Anonymous said...

4:49 pm: Frank said: "The Foghorn Leghorn reference should be taken as a compliment, Ed."

Yeah, like when you tell your crazy uncle "I like your stories, uncle Ed, please tell another one!"

Anonymous said...

I will wear "7" with pride. I'll even make it scarlett to match my whorish nature.

Anonymous said...

Someone from Los Alamos County please check the computers at the fire stations...someone has been abusing government property by blogging to excess.

Anonymous said...

Someone from Los Alamos County please check the computers at the fire stations...someone has been abusing government property by blogging to excess.


Lets identify another problem. The county will check the firestation's computers, crack down on ED and any others who "speak out", and blame LANS for not funding the Fire Contract enough. Your job might be related to your work results. Firemen's jobs are best justified if they never have to use their training.

Anonymous said...

Firemen have been pointing out problems with Chief Mac and Tucker for more than 11 years. Lack of training, retention of experienced firemen and a lack of continuing education to name a few of the problems brought to the county. Even a vote of no confidense in 1998 was ignored by the County Council and county management. DOE kept paying for fire protection from the county,
and the county made MILLIONS keeping the window dressing up, while the firemen were undertrained and ill prepaired for the evolutions which they were reprimanded for. DOE has pointed out problems with the FD. The firemen have pointed out problems with Chief Mac & Tucker and their lack of ability to lead the men the county has praised.

Anonymous said...

Ed, we need more! The free exchange of ideas are great, and a vally boy,no! Good luck to you and your coworkers! P.S. I met your Fire Chief at a Halloween party and cannot believe he is commanding ANYONE. How about a psych eval for that one!

Anonymous said...

What do firemen need to do to get there sh?t together so the lab and county can feel safe? I know a few firemen, and they seem great! Any suggestions?

Worried said...

If Tucker treats his firefighters like he treats the kids he coaches, God bless our firemen and keep them safe.

Anonymous said...

One Heck of a great deal, and one heck of a great fire service! YAHOO!!!

Daniel said...

An earlier post said something about Chief Macdonald surrounding himself with white shirt "YES" men. I CANNOT believe this is the truth! I saw MAC uptown last week, and if he was SOO "protected" by a group of "YES" men, his flunkies would have NEVER let him leave his office while looking so messy and unprofessional!!!