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WPBTiger
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New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
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A longtime Mardi Gras tradition is in jeopardy because of the labor fight between New Orleans firefighters and Mayor LaToya Cantrell’s administration: the fire trucks that roll at the end of each Carnival parade.

Firefighters’ union president Aaron Mischler said Friday that fire truck crews have been instructed to conduct safety inspections on floats and flambeauxs before each parade — but then return to their stations to answer calls for service rather than trail the processions.


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A screenshot of an email to various New Orleans Fire Department members from a deputy chief, which the union provided Friday, says that “there will be no rear unit at the end of any parade during this Mardi Gras season” by orders of Superintendent Tim McConnell.


USEyourCURDS
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Who's gonna put out the flambeaus when they set themselves on fire picking up change?


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Mr. Hangover
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
My 5 year old is gonna be PISSED


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crap4brain
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Your move Latoya.


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tgrbaitn08
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
I bet that fat bitch is gonna try and get on a police horse though

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LSUGrrrl
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
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Firefighters’ union president Aaron Mischler said Friday that fire truck crews have been instructed to conduct safety inspections on floats and flambeauxs before each parade — but then return to their stations to answer calls for service rather than trail the processions.

Isn’t that what they should be doing anyway? What purpose did it serve to have them follow the parade routes?


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tigerinthebueche
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
OK, that dude dressed as Vader made me LOL.


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upgrayedd
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Finally my eardrums won't bleed for once at MG


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God she’s disgusting


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tgrbaitn08
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
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Finally my eardrums won't bleed for once at MG



Guess you've never been around for the truck parades on MG day...


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MrLSU
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Don’t we fire trucks that roll at the start of the parades too? Those won’t be impacted?


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TigerNlc
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Hopefully there are no emergency statue removals until this is resolved


tgrbaitn08
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Cant they just use the EMS vehicles instead?

Probably a better chance of someone getting shot than a fire breaking out anyways


coopsdad
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
How will we ever figure out when the parade is over now?


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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
The Mayor does not see the handwriting on the wall. She is going to lose both the financial and political battle here. She needs to get her arse to the table and solve the problem.


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ellishughtiger
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
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How will we ever figure out when the parade is over now?


When you see the cart vendor guys walking around selling fart bombs and poo emoji’s


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LSUMJ
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
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Yet Mischler said having a fire truck rolling along with parades can save precious minutes in the event of a float fire — which aren’t unheard of on vehicles covered in flammable papier-mache and lights —


I havent ridden on a float since I was 5. Does this happen? I cant recall seeing a parade stop and fire trucks rush up to put out a flaming float


Jimmy2shoes
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
Dey Gon make dat oevuhtime by sitting on they asses at the station!


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G I Jeaux
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re: New Orleans fire trucks won't follow Mardi Gras parades amid labor fight with City Hall
The float behind mine had its breaks lock up and they began to smoke. Everyone thought it was on fire, but it was handle by the riders. No firemen involved.


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