Here’s the “tradition” and here’s the 2016 version:
Posts Tagged ‘sffd’
This is quite a change from just nine years ago…
This attack from a few months back…
…came from this tree, which still shows where it broke apart:
Did a “Rogue Wave” Overturn SFFD Marina District’s Rescue Boat? CERTAINLY NOT – How About a Sneaker, Sleeper or Set Wave Instead?Wednesday, March 30th, 2016
“There has been speculation among officials that the boat capsized due to a large, rogue wave, although the matter is still under investigation.”
Non, non, non!
“Rogue waves (also known as freak waves, monster waves, episodic waves, killer waves, extreme waves, and abnormal waves) are large and spontaneous surface waves that occur far out in open water, and can be extremely dangerous, even to large ships such as ocean liners.”
Ocean Beach aint in open water, right?
So SFGov spokesmodels should pick a different adjective.
How about sneaker wave? You know, the kind that sneak up on the unwary. Or sleeper wave, for the sleepyheaded mariner. Or set wave, if you’re a surfer.
Speaking of which, take a look:
I suppose, if you don’t know what you’re doing, then you could try to pass the buck by calling this a rogue wave (or an Act of God). But that would just go to show that you didn’t know what you’re doing.
Oh here we go, CNN does my job for me here.
How common was the wave what overturned our rescue boat? Was it a once in a day wave, or a once every ten years wave? IDK. But it certainly wasn’t a rogue wave.
If only we had a highly trained branch of the US military stationed nearby, standing by to help people in the water…
Semper Paratus, Gentle Reader
Another Run for SFFD Engine #21: The Aftermath of a Routine Bicycle Accident in the Golden Gate Park PanhandleFriday, February 19th, 2016
I guess this is one of my issues, the width of the Fell Street bike path – I think it’s too narrow. It’s being used a lot more now than back when it was widened from 8 feet to 12 feet, IMO.
Anyway, this kind of thing happens all the time and it always seems to be E21 that turns up to haul people (and their bikes – it comes with you at no extra charge on your already quite hefty bill) away.
(Hey, who would get better medical attention after an accident – Princess Diana back in the 1990’s or a homeless person of the 94117 in 2016? It’s not even close.)
ASSIGNMENT DESK: Somebody ought to go on a ride-along with this crew and then write about it…
Wow, Look at How Proud San Francisco Firefighters are About Supporting Our Annual Stripper Club Christmas Toy Drive – And Look, Airbnb!Thursday, November 5th, 2015
And check it, from our local Paper Of Record last year:
Firefighters, strip clubs’ holiday connection seen as odd, sexist, by Heather Knight, December 15, 2014.