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Practicing for a ’growing’ world
Posted by: McQ on Friday, October 19, 2007

The Army has a motto which says "train as you fight, fight as you train" which says we should make the training as difficult as the real thing so there are no surprises and soldiers know exactly what to expect and how to react.

It appears fire and rescue are doing something along that line now in the UK:
A 28-stone training dummy has been created to help emergency services cope with the growing number of obese people they have to rescue.

Ruth Lee Fire & Rescue Equipment from Corwen, Denbighshire, says it created the mannequin because of the demand from fire and rescue services.

It says it has already had interest from other developing countries.

The heavyweight dummy, which takes six people to lift, is believed to be the heaviest and largest in the world.

The company, which manufactures fire and rescue and resuscitation dummies, said the demand for its new product reflected the growing obesity problem.
The dummy, which is almost 400 lbs (392 to be exact), is in answer to the forecast that says half the UK will be obese within 25 years.

By the look of "him" I think that was the guy in the seat next to me on my flight back from Boston yesterday.
 
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By the look of "him" I think that was the guy in the seat next to me on my flight back from Boston yesterday.
That was you!?!
Sitting next to you was no picnic either. You were passing so much wind, I bet the pilot had to compensate for altitude. ;)

(Like you said, it’s Friday!!)

Cheers.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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Pogue, I am so sorry I didn’t recognize you ... that puddle of puke in your lap should have alerted me immediately.
 
Written By: McQ
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Can you feel the love tonight?

Thanks guys - those comments gave me a good chuckle after a long week.

How was Beantown McQ? Lobsters, clams, and Guiness were on the menu I hope!
 
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You visited the USS Constitution I would expect.

Man, that is sooo cool.

While I was there, not only could I imagine myself drunk on grog on the deck of Old Ironsides, I actually was drunk on grog on the deck of Old Ironsides.
That was way cool.
 
Written By: PogueMahone
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I visited the USS Constitution years ago. Was amazed at how it was really built for people much shorter than those of this age.

And there was no drinking on American ships.

My buddies and I used to make the clam chowder tour up there. Start at the Union Oyster House and go from there. Cup of chowder, mug of beer, leave, find a new place, repeat. Somehow, along the way, the chowder got dropped from the menu.

Did hoist a Murphy’s Irish Stout for you btw, Pogue. And to Dale. And to Jon. And to ...

meagain:
How was Beantown McQ? Lobsters, clams, and Guiness were on the menu I hope!
I was actually out in the Tewksbury/Andover area. Found a great Irish pub (not that that is such a difficult chore) in Andover and enjoyed the hell it.
 
Written By: McQ
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And there was no drinking on American ships.
Where that may have been the policy of the American Navy, I have little doubt that then, as now, many prohibitions were somehow circumvented. You as ex-military should know better than I.

Don’t ask, don’t tell… anyone? Anyone?

It reminds me of a quote often attributed to Winston Churchill…
Don’t talk to me about naval tradition. It’s nothing but rum, sodomy and the lash.
I suspect what was tradition with the Royal Navy, was tradition with the American Navy at the time.

Besides, there’s nothing more romantic than the vision of burley, drunken, skin clad, Navy men blasting away with their big guns…

Okay, that came out sooooo wrong.

But you get the idea.

Cheers.
 
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people much shorter than those of this age
Speak for yourself. I found it quite comfortable.
 
Written By: JWG
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"Okay, that came out sooooo wrong."

Maybe not—-
"In 1812, she carried 450 crew including 55 marines and 30 boys"

One of the things that struck me was how all those folks fit on that small boat. And the sanitary facilities. Iron men indeed.

 
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