Ever Want to Use Spike Strips? DEPLOY!

DEPLOY!

Finally.

After enduring days, weeks, months of heightened onslaught from politicians and various interest groups, the fire service is starting to fight back.

And we need to help.

Today.

Let’s think about the cool car chases we see on Cops and other similar TV shows. The criminal behind the wheel loses control of steering and powering the fleeing vehicle once the spike strips are deployed, and the chase is ended without any further danger to the innocent public.

As firefighters, we need to deploy our own spike strips for the same reason.  Take away the steering and power of the lies being fed to the public before any further damage is done.

Fortunately, we are beginning to see some push-back in defense of the roles firefighters play in their communities.  Slowly and not a moment too soon, we’re starting to see brave defenses begin to bubble up to the surface and shine some daylight on the truth.

Among those efforts this month, the IAFF is stepping up to the plate and mounting an effort.  Check these out:

First up, a video that’s been out for awhile and puts the entire issue into perspective:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Af9do3wNC8s

Next, a message from Harold Schaitberger that succinctly describes the facts that are missing from the vicious assaults we’ve been hearing lately.  Take a look:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gziy_zpEqmc&feature=related

Next up, a video made available for download on YouTube so that firefighters across the land.  Whether volunteer, POP, POC, career, military, or private, we all should use it to throw down some spike strips on our own.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qO-4O1Ccxtw

Finally, a video sent me by an east coast brother which I’ve echoed to my friends today as well.

Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/41503200#41503200

If you’ve had enough, spread the word.

Steer your email, facebook, and other social media contacts to the video links above.  And if you know of any others, please pass them along to me so I can echo them as well.

It’s time to end this crap and get these lying drivers off the roads before they do any more damage.

Stay stoked!

-J

1 Comment

  • Beatricemnz says:

    This is just another way of over poering the public community. And tax payers will have to endure unnecessary cost’s. Worry about saving lives please.

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Rob
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2014-01-27 19:33:00
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