Let me clear something up about the Firefighter Convention and the Seaside Fire
I haven’t seen much of it on tumblr (probably because it’s harder to find), but I’ve seen several people online criticizing the NJ Firefighter Convention for not just packing up and rushing to respond to Seaside, or for causing a mass absence of firefighters to fight the fires.
I’d just like to say that’s not the case.
First of all, let me explain. The Firefighter Convention is an annual convention held in Wildwood. Firefighters, both paid and volunteer, from all over the state convene not only for well-deserved leisure, but also for legitimate firefighting business.
There’s currently a fire on the Seaside Heights/Park boardwalk. It has engulfed multiple blocks of the boardwalk very quickly. (If you also didn’t know this, a massive hurricane swept through barely a year ago and destroyed almost every beach in the state, Seaside included)
People are talking about the fire convention having a severely negative impact on the fire. This is not that true of an assumption. Naturally, the entire town would not be left completely unguarded. Not every single firefighter attends the convention with every piece of equipment in the station. Many stay behind in case a fire should occur in town, and nearby towns may cover for each other during this time. Additionally, the conditions of the fire were just unfortunate. We’re talking about a dry, wooden boardwalk catching fire in heavy winds. As if the fire wouldn’t spread already, the winds worsened matters. We’re talking about storms that took down trees. That’s what was in the area. While having full fire companies present for the fire may have lessened the damage, by no means would it stop the fire from getting so bad. A ten alarm fire happened just recently in New Jersey before the convention. It can certainly happen with more firemen present. However, it’s also important to note that the convention doesn’t even begin until tomorrow. Now, it’d be foolish to try and tell you that Wildwood is empty, because there are several departments with firefighters there already. But most firefighters would probably be going tomorrow. It’s possible that the entire Seaside departments were present. This I can’t give a solid statement on.
However, that assumption is at least logical. Fewer firefighters = greater damage. The extent of that damage difference, while likely not that significant on a general scale, is not something we’ll ever know.
What is immensely silly is the idea that the firefighters at the convention should have responded to the Seaside fire.
Let me break down a bunch of reasons why that’s a bad idea.
1) Lack of equipment. While several firetrucks are brought to the convention a town would not take all of their trucks. Maybe a few firefighters brought their gear just for kicks (if they’re even allowed to), I don’t know, but they’d be in an extreme minority there. It’s highly unlikely that happened. So for the convention firefighters to be responding to Seaside would be dangerous. Impossible even.
2) Lack of familiarity. At a 10-Alarm fire, Seaside called in multiple other nearby departments to respond. Those departments would have experience working with Seaside and the other departments and with the environment. A bunch of random firefighters from across the state? Not so much. This wouldn’t help matters very much.
3) Logistics. First of all, let’s entertain the idea and think about how the firefighters would be rounded up to respond. Hint: they wouldn’t. There’d be no real good way to call upon all the firefighters in Wildwood and communicate. There’d also be a fair amount of traffic if they did all go at once from the same place! But then when they get there, can you imagine how it’d actually go? They’re already managing 400 firefighters from what I hear. It’s a nightmare down there already and more people to direct, organize, and have space for wouldn’t necessarily help. I don’t know if you know, but firetrucks are big. And there’s only so many hydrants. I also heard that they already had to call in tankers apparently. Who knows? Maybe they could manage it. Maybe it’d only make a bad situation worse.Especially keeping in mind number one.
4) Procedure. You don’t just bring in as many firetrucks as possible. You just don’t. If a fire broke out in Wildwood right now, it’d be handled by the Wildwood fire departments and any other nearby departments. Why? Because that’s procedure. Why do they have to follow procedure? Because they’re literally fighting fire.
The more you think about it, the more the idea is just absurd.
If you’re still not convinced, then I repeat: the firefighters don’t have their gear.
Either way, it’s really unfortunate what’s going on in Seaside. My thoughts are with everyone affected. Hopefully, they can rebuild. They did it once. They can do it again.
Name: Chelsee Louisiana LeBlanc
Bio: I’m 21 years old and i want to be a voice actor.I’m the(Hetalia) rep. of Louisiana and I’m one tough cookie!
Here a little (more like a lot) about me!
Well, here we start with this OC.
Let’s just start, I suppose. I think that some people who watch this blog have RPed with her, or are friends with her, but this definitely, definitely needs work.
A lot of it.
And here’s my two cents.
This one is a doozy, really. She has potential, but is also pretty faulty.
It’s time for another exciting round of me pretending to be FYSHO!
In response to Sues as a sexist concept.
Okay this is really long.
I’ve included both the full original post and my comments with quotes.
Today, a post was made claiming that the concept of a Mary Sue is sexist and that they’re not necessarily a bad thing.
I already made a brief post about it this morning, but now I sat down and looked at it and here are my thoughts, because if you guys haven’t noticed by now, I have this need to comment on everything.
See also my last post, which is a sleepy, less thoughtful, shorter response.
Follow to cut to see more of my rambling as I break the post down and either win the love of many or make a complete foolish asshole of myself.
Am I the only one that watches No. 6 more for the story rather than the pairing?
I wouldn’t have watched all seven episodes in one sitting if the plot didn’t interest me, LOL. I MEAN, I DO LIKE NEZUMI AND SION TOGETHER, BUT… I’m more curious about the infection/disease and the secrets behind No. 6 rather than what gay things they’re going to do together next.
yes yes yes yes this
if as many people as I think are wasting 30 minutes of their life every Thursday just to watch two gay 16 year old boys instead of what is actually a decent plot I will have officially lost hope for the NO.6 fandom.
(OH SHIT THIS GOT LONGER THAN I WANTED TO.
I WANNA SAY I AGREE FIRST.
Now then, I’m going to put this under a cut. The rest of this is just me explaining the reasons I love No. 6)