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Firefighters, flashing lights..

I turned into my quiet little strett this evening, to find lights flashing, crowds gathering and the road blocked by vehicles - mostly big, red ones with flashing lights. Oh, and one of those extending crane thingies.... angled at my apartment block. Men with strong flashlights peering into all the windows from theire mobile crane. Veeeerrryyy handsome officer stopped me ( oh, if only I was younger) to ask where I was going. "I live here," I replied. He escorted me to the door. Siiiggghhh. If only, muuuuch younger.....

The excitement only lasted a few minutes before they all left again. Back to the normal, quiet, conservative stret again.

BUt why were they here in the first place? Hhhhmm????? Anyone????
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Old 07.01.2013, 17:34
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Has anyone seen Adrian?
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Re: Firefighters, flashing lights..

Adrianlondon locked out again and got wedged in the catflap trying to get back in ....
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Re: Firefighters, flashing lights..

Sorry all, apparently it was my fault. There was a slight smell of smoke in the street outside and I have a kind of rotating light stuck against one wall of my livingroom, which throws patterns of light around the room.

A neighbour thought my place was on fire. Just had the (Agreee with Biff, handsome guys) fire brigade and landlord and police have a good chuckle to themselves as they all came to look at my light.

Luckily I wasn't running the "fire.avi" video on my TV at the time!
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PS if I did actually have a catflap it would be one-way only. Out. Bloody cats.

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Luckily I wasn't running the "fire.avi" video on my TV at the time!
Or any of your other (ahem) videos...
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I turned into my quiet little strett this evening, to find lights flashing, crowds gathering and the road blocked by vehicles - mostly big, red ones with flashing lights. Oh, and one of those extending crane thingies.... angled at my apartment block. Men with strong flashlights peering into all the windows from theire mobile crane. Veeeerrryyy handsome officer stopped me ( oh, if only I was younger) to ask where I was going. "I live here," I replied. He escorted me to the door. Siiiggghhh. If only, muuuuch younger.....

The excitement only lasted a few minutes before they all left again. Back to the normal, quiet, conservative stret again.

BUt why were they here in the first place? Hhhhmm????? Anyone????
You're lucky, Slammer lives near the fire station at Spalentor, at all times of the day and night these buggers ride out and they love their sirens, just love 'em.
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Re: Firefighters, flashing lights..

If anyone likes hunky firemen and very handsome policemen, here's the setup they can borrow to attract them.
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If anyone likes hunky firemen and very handsome policemen, here's the setup they can borrow to attract them.
You could make money out if this Adrian.
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Old 07.01.2013, 19:24
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Just had the (Agreee with Biff, handsome guys) fire brigade and landlord and police [...] all came to look at my light.
So they all came in through the window then?
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So they all came in through the window then?
Next time, they can stop by and pick up that cheap sofa on the way.
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Re: Firefighters, flashing lights..

Handsome, eh?

I'm on fire!!!!
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Re: Firefighters, flashing lights..

How ironic, I was going to post a thread of Swiss Firefighters...Might as well post the question here (unless the OP wants to remove it); are Berufsfeuerwehr (career firefighters) well respected as a profession in CH ?
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Re: Firefighters, flashing lights..

I would assume so, not that there appear to be many real fires to keep them busy. They all looked nice and hunky, spoke enough English to deal with me, and were (well, not that they actually did any fire fighting) very professional.
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I would assume so, not that there appear to be many real fires to keep them busy. They all looked nice and hunky, spoke enough English to deal with me, and were (well, not that they actually did any fire fighting) very professional.
Next time, lets make a party out of it! All the gals to Adrian with popcorn and booze. Make sure to bring small bills and we will put the table in the middle of the living room.

Party time

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Next time, lets make a party out of it! All the gals to Adrian with popcorn and booze. Make sure to bring small bills and we will put the table in the middle of the living room.

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Not my glass top table that he is currently "warehousing" for me, please.
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Not my glass top table that he is currently "warehousing" for me, please.
Yeah.... I guess you don't want a fireman's butt print on it, right?
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Not my glass top table that he is currently "warehousing" for me, please.
Yeah, sorry about that. I guess you were expecting me to have left Switzerland by now and hence returned your table! I could be here for a while yet, so feel free to collect it as soon as you miss it.
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Yeah, sorry about that. I guess you were expecting me to have left Switzerland by now and hence returned your table! I could be here for a while yet, so feel free to collect it as soon as you miss it.
Well seeing as this is the house its meant to be going in ... I think you're safe for quite a while yet ..
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How ironic, I was going to post a thread of Swiss Firefighters...Might as well post the question here (unless the OP wants to remove it); are Berufsfeuerwehr (career firefighters) well respected as a profession in CH ?
It IS well respected ! While their salaries apparently are alright, it of course is working in "shifts"
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