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Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« on: April 15, 2019, 01:28:28 PM »

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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 02:09:31 PM »
From my recent visit there on Oct 3, 2018

https://share.icloud.com/photos/0TlWxv9jRaeDIAFIPaQ-axRVg

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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 02:12:17 PM »
Live news broadcast in english by France24:


It appears to be largely destroyed at this point. The large spire has collapsed and heavy fire out of most of the structure.

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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 02:44:08 PM »
CNN has retired FDNY DDC Bullock giving commentary on the tactics involved.
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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 02:47:54 PM »
^^^^^ i did not see CNN but would that be Jim Bullock ? ....a friend since childhood.

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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 03:06:42 PM »
yes it was.
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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #8 on: April 15, 2019, 04:58:33 PM »


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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #9 on: April 15, 2019, 05:18:38 PM »
Just in, as per Eyewitness News:  Firefighters on scene say the main structure of Notre Dame has been saved - God Bless them all for there bravery & heroic efforts!!!!

Live Updates:
https://abcnews.go.com/International/fire-breaks-paris-notre-dame-cathedral/story?id=62411000
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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #10 on: April 15, 2019, 05:41:14 PM »
Is it true that the Paris Fire Brigade is a unit of the French army responsible for fire protection and supression?
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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #11 on: April 15, 2019, 05:49:22 PM »
Yes, Grump, that is true. In army terms, they are "sappers" (combat engineers), thus the department's title "Sapeurs Pompiers de Paris" rather than just "Pompiers de Paris".  The Paris FD is the 3rd largest department in the world, behind only Tokyo and FDNY.
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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #12 on: April 15, 2019, 07:03:30 PM »
French Fire Departments are under the French Army with the exception of Marseille, which is under the French Navy.

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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #13 on: April 15, 2019, 07:59:45 PM »
Only Fire Departments of Paris and Marseille belong to the French Army, because of the History. Paris is managed by a department of the "land forces", and Marseille by the Navy. FF are trained with short army classes and then a regular FF/EMT programme.

Other Fire Departments in France are civil FD.
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Re: Paris,France, Notre Dame Cathedral Fire 4/15/19
« Reply #14 on: April 15, 2019, 08:41:31 PM »
I had a late acquaintance who lived in Paris in the 1950's. At the time he worked for the CIA. One night he had a dinner party at his central Paris apartment. During preparations, the oven was set on fire. While extinguishing the fire, the local fire brigade was summoned. My friend was a Naval Academy graduate and served on a destroyer after WWII in China. Nothing surprised him. After the fire was extinguished, the group returned to the wine and crepes. Minutes later, there was a tentative knock on the door. It was the fire brigade. Le Capitaine offered profound regrets for their delayed response. It turnedout their rig wouldn't start (who hasn't been there...). So... they had to take the Metro (subway)! I wonder who signed that fire report.

 

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