Hi! My name is Misha and I live in Israel. I am practically 30 years old. I used to be a fireman but now I am just a reservist. So usually I sit in the office but once in a year my country makes me a real fireman again.
I will tell you about one of these days.
I wake up really early as I have to be at the station at seven.
I don’t have breakfast in the morning.
“Light” army boots and in the top of the shoe they insert a personal number, so it was possible to find out who died. I have lost those numbers long ago but that doesn’t matter. They seldom check it.
We have holidays right now and my children go to school in funny costumes. As you see the penguin is happy to see me)
Getting rid of plastic bottles. We have plenty of them and so here we have the special box to put them in. All people try to do that. We care about the environment.
I am a little bit late.
Fire Station of Rishon Lezion is just near my house. So my dear wife gives me a lift and heads to her work.
I was at Air Force Base. Our main task was to rescue the pilots and aircrafts from fire. The key equipment differs from ordinary, so I have a lot of new to find out.
Fire Station Rishon is one of the largest in the country. It is responsible for the territory with a population of about 300 hundred thousand people. On duty we usually have from ten to twelve people.
Although the station covers a great territory , during all the four days that I am here nothing happened!
Here we follow really strict standards and our people are very careful with fire. For example, in the nearest region they have lots of fires because of the carelessness of people. Every day we check cars. This one is the oldest and of course we check it the last.
This car has covered 92 thousand kilometers!
Very often people from all over the world just give companies like ours money to buy new equipment or cars. Thus this baby was a present from a Jewish community in New Jersey. There is a black table on the right side of it that says so.
It is one of the best cars here and it is called MAN!
It only carries the equipment and the tools for many tons, for example, shovels and chain saws and finishing struts, air bags, generators and many others. All that can help in any kind of emergency. Really.
These machines exist at each station and the reason of their appearance is quite tragic.
May 24, 2001. During a wedding, the floor of the third floor(sorry) broke and hundreds of guests, who were dancing at this time, fell down, dozens were buried under the rubble (here is the video)
Of course there is an army rescue team but their mobilization and arrival at the place takes at least an hour.
After this incident, the state purchased the machines to ensure aid arrives in a few minutes.
Now you see the saw to cut the windshield.
There are also tools shaped like a syringe, with the striker at the end. It is a toll to break a window. When you press the button the glass breaks.
Often happens that parents lock their children in the car. They leave them the keys and left. But while playing the children sometimes press the button and the car is locked so parents start running around the car and shouting instead of just breaking the glass.
They call fire brigades as they think that those are going to open the door like in the movies.
In fact, as I said, firemen just break the glass.
A knife for cutting seat belts
It is practically eight and I went to the control room. The black screens show the frequency of rescue services in the area and the second one is the most important! (as you see someone opened the Facebook)
The top displays are the security cameras, the picture is not visible, but on the upper left screen, ambulance was seen a couple of minutes ago. A truck knocked down a girl on a scooter and left (she got some scratches)
She remembered that the truck was “big and red.”
The policeman came to us to find out the exact time of the call.
Fortunately, one of the camera scans the intersection so we unwounded the shoot back. They managed to see the truck. Within an hour the driver was found and detained for the clarification.
Let’s go back to the cars.
Hydraulic rescue tools for the accident. Extender weighs about 25 kg. Imagine that during an accident a fireman should hold it at chest height for at least a minute or two. You have to be in very good physical shape to work with such tools. (I am so clever)))
Look like toys.
Heat chamber is a very cool thing that came recently. It is the only for the whole station. Waterproof camera reflects the image on the screen, the color of which depends on the temperature that it feels right in front of it. The camera is pointed at the man, the gauge shows 82 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a burning house it is a very helpful tool. It can show you where the person is or find the reason of fire.
Cylinders with compressed air inserted into the seat. So they save space.
Now I am holding a dream tool of any kind of a criminal. Hydraulic device to open the doors, or rather for the removal of doors. Within 30 seconds the door is removed with unbreakable roots.
During the fire in a building fireman holds around 30-40 kg of equipment: air tank, a tool for penetrating, portable fan for ventilation, sleeves and so on.
I read somewhere lately that in Ukraine people save cats by making them fall down from the tree. And the power of water helps them to persuade the cat. Here we save poor kitties with a long stared case.
Lots of stuff.
Now we will climb it!
2 green bulbs at the base of the stairs are made to compress air.
It is about ten o’clock. We are the first to begin the studies.
Shouting a command.
This amazing stream of water breaks the fire and makes a little rainbow.
Climbing up the roof.
Here comes the victory!
Our room where we keep all our stuff.
As you see it is time to eat!
Our breakfast, lunch and snack.
Disgusting steaks, green bananas and a lot of hummus.
And mashed potatoes. Buee!
Usually fires happen during holidays as people light thousands of candles.
After dinner we went to listen to the speech of an officer.
His main point was that in the next war, the rear gets to the fullest. If the Yom Kippur War, was a “classic” war with tanks, infantry and fronts, the last conflict (The Second Lebanon, Operation “Cast Lead”) showed that the casualties among the civilian population is not much less than that of the military. In recent conflicts (as in the future too), emphasis was placed on the rockets that hit the city, destroying homes, infrastructure, and so. Therefore, the importance of emergency services has increased compared to previous years.
As a result, I spend more time in training camp, and the fire station itself is equipped with almost all new cars.
The last study for today is the search of injured people in the burning house. And that is how I look.
The sensor shows the pressure of the cylinder and the estimated time before it will be empty (which automatically calculates the average consumption based on my consumption)
It also installed a motion sensor.
Some pictures of getting in.
We were to find two dolls that symbolized people. In the smoky room we can not see anything.The light hits the 20 inches in front of me. In a real situation, the first thing you should do is to release the smoke, so you open windows, make holes and etc. But now it is important to feel the very atmosphere of the action.
By the way, most people die of asphyxiation of carbon monoxide, so that in case of fire, it is necessary to open windows and doors. Never close them!
The task took us eight minutes. And it was just a room. A room which is familiar to all of us.
Now imagine the real situation. Totally unfamiliar room. And besides it is really hot.
Some grandchildren came to see their granddad!
Clearing the room.
It is practically five and we are done for today.
Park “Fathers who founded that”. On the stone there are flags of all countries who voted in the 47th for the project called the State of Israel.
I am going to the post, rearrange some translation.
Here I am.
Decided to take something home.
I am home!
Surfing the INTERNET.
This is a friend of mine. His name is Greg. A year ago I sold him that amazing baby. Now I feel that I need it back.
Now I am back home. My wife asked me to wash up. Here was the picture of dirty dishes.
Now it is time to go to the gym!
I can’t live without sports!
My girls say goodbye!
Now I am at the shop.
In the gym I ran into a shy rabbit. Oh the holidays!
My plan for every day. My wife made it.
I am done.
Back at home a desert is waiting for me.
Tomorrow I am having a job interview so I decided to get prepared.
Time to sleep. I hope you enjoyed my day! See you!))
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