Neighbors seeing red over man's firet...

Neighbors seeing red over man's firetruck

There are 203 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from May 22, 2008, titled Neighbors seeing red over man's firetruck. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

When firefighters relied on the water in their trucks to put out a blaze in a neighbor's garage because a hydrant was too far away, Peter Mitchell fretted about what might happen if his house caught fire.

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Peter Mitchell

Schaumburg, IL

#213 Mar 16, 2012
Just happened to pull up this article today. Didn't think anyone would add more after my last comment? I'm sure no one will probably ever read this, either? But, here's my hindsight.
The engine was about water. The pool is about water. I was and am fortunate to have the resources to do what I did. I would do it again.
In ground pools always retain 85% of their water in the coldest winter. This pool holds 18,000 thousand gallons. Water below the freeze line of 42 inches in Chicago does not freeze. Pool outlet to dry line is 8 feet below ground. 6" line to street is dry until fire engine from fire department draws the water through it. Downhill gravity provides positive positive pressure to the pumper once flow is established. No pumps, no electrical, no brainer> just water. It was always about water. P.M.

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#214 Mar 16, 2012
Wish I had my own Fire Truck
no way

Portage, MI

#215 Feb 3, 2013
Good for him, some people are jealous, I'd like a oversized garage

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