Water, water everywhere and not a drop anywhere useful…

weeziepops 28 April 2009 7

Whilst enjoying an afternoon stroll with my dear Stafford, I noticed the Chisholm firepeeps up on a crane hosing… something.

Or nothing.

I am not sure if they were training as I couldn’t see any sign of fire or chemical spill where they were hosing.

Does anyone know if this is a training exercise and, if so, why the water couldn’t be pointed in the direction of something needing it?

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7 Responses to Water, water everywhere and not a drop anywhere useful…
Sammy Sammy 5:38 pm 28 Apr 09

And given they were spraying fire-retardant foam, I don’t think you’d want it to necessarily mix with the water supply.

deye deye 1:23 pm 28 Apr 09

If it goes down the drain it ends up back in the river and then onto become Adelaides drinking water so it’s not entirely wasted.

dosomethinguseful dosomethinguseful 1:19 pm 28 Apr 09

I noticed some white foam (actually looked like snow) on the grass area beside the firestation on the weekend.

Woody Mann-Caruso Woody Mann-Caruso 10:13 am 28 Apr 09

You know how you have five senses? Well, the rest of us have a secret sixth sense. It’s called ‘perspective’.

weeziepops weeziepops 10:06 am 28 Apr 09

Not saying they shouldn’t test – just wondering why it has to be on a rainy day and the water directed at concrete paths. Jeez…

A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster A Noisy Noise Annoys An Oyster 10:04 am 28 Apr 09


Sammy Sammy 9:58 am 28 Apr 09

Yes, I think firefighters should have their water-use restricted like everyone else.

“Sorry sir, we cannot extinguish the large blaze that is rapidly enveloping your home, as we’re on water restrictions and have been unable to test our equipment. As a result, we’ve turned up to your home and just realised that our pumps aren’t working properly. If only we’d been able to test this earlier.”.


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