Thanks Rik. Some sad news on that front though. I've retired from the volunteer firefighter business (house fires). After the last episode where I was on the second story of a 2 story house and a "flashover" occured. I had to make a run for the nearest window and dive out head first onto the (luckily) ladder that awaited me, I've decided that firefighting for free put my life and the future of my family in danger. I'll leave it up to the professionals from now on. RBT (Bob) and the others that make a career out of braving the dangers are the true heroes in my book. My hat is off to them as I know the dangers they faced on a daily basis. I still work vehicle accidents as a Jaws of Life certified specialist as there is much less danger involved there.
Hey Todd, no shame in that mate, sounds scary. Have done a couple of 'fire steward' training courses at work and flashovers are drummed into you in those, nasty beasts. You've done your bit (and much more than me!!) and sounds like you're still doing valuable work. All power to your elbow!
One of our computers had a fizzy smoky fit at work a few weeks ago. I came in (late as per) to a nasty burning smell. One of the girls had hit the clean power supply stop button (quite correctly) and turned all the screens off for a couple of hours (don't ask why it takes us 2 hours to turn our computers back on). Our boss, who was in another office at the time, went mad that we'd turned the power off saying they should have unplugged it from the wall. I told him he was lucky I hadn't been in five minutes earlier, I'd have emptied a CO2 extinguisher into the back of it - I've been waiting to do that for 17 years!!!! :-d
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