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Old 02-03-2012, 02:02 PM
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What do you do when there is no safe recovery points on the front?! Don't wanna be ripping people's bumpers off...
Nothing, there is to much risk of breaking something and then they are mad. I used to do it and if really needed will still do it. Difference is that I have the person hook it up to their own vehicle and check it afterwards, if it is solid I will try it. Before pulling them out I again tell them of possible damage and if they are OK/understand it. If not they stay stranded and I move on.
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:13 PM
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Nothing, there is to much risk of breaking something and then they are mad. I used to do it and if really needed will still do it. Difference is that I have the person hook it up to their own vehicle and check it afterwards, if it is solid I will try it. Before pulling them out I again tell them of possible damage and if they are OK/understand it. If not they stay stranded and I move on.
Sounds very reasonable to me - thx
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Old 02-03-2012, 02:20 PM
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What about those hooks or whatever you call them that you can insert into holes in the frame?

Not something most of us have, just curious if that would work assuming you could keep the chains or straps from hitting the bummper...
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i still love this video...

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Old 02-03-2012, 04:33 PM
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as they pull him deeper (as his friend noticed 1/2 way through)

Don't Try that at home.
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Old 02-03-2012, 06:19 PM
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Has anyone been dispatched yet?
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:07 AM
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I think i'm pretty much done with FEAT. If they don't call when there is this much snow they probably won't need my help when there is 12"
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:14 AM
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Just my uneducated opinion, but I thought i heard someone say once that the FEAT organizer was a jeep guy.

I wonder if he then is naturally tapped into the Jeep groups for first responders.. I am just guessing.

Anyway, I called my connections at the hospitals and they were ok for this storm. I can still work on getting on their call list. I am developing a stronger relationship with the HCA hospitals.
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Old 02-04-2012, 08:30 AM
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Just my uneducated opinion, but I thought i heard someone say once that the FEAT organizer was a jeep guy.

I wonder if he then is naturally tapped into the Jeep groups for first responders.. I am just guessing.

Anyway, I called my connections at the hospitals and they were ok for this storm. I can still work on getting on their call list. I am developing a stronger relationship with the HCA hospitals.
Chris,

Gene is a four-wheeling guy like the rest of us. All makes and models have participated in FEAT. I will PM you Gene's e-mail so you can ask him any questions you have. After the storm I will contact the head of Denver OEM, who I know, and ask him his current thoughts on FEAT utilization - I say current because last time we discussed it he lit up when I mentioned I was a FEAT volunteer. He was very enthusiastic about the program.

I have not called FEAT dispatch yet this storm because my truck electronics were still not all connected (radios, compressor, headlights properly, etc.), but I hooked all that up last night and will check in today. Checking in is not required but all volunteers should have, as I did, gotten the e-mail that states:
You are receiving this email because FEAT has been activated for this major storm starting at 6 AM Friday. The dispatchers will start calling drivers. If you are not contacted, feel free to call the dispatchers. For drivers to contact the FEAT dispatchers, call 720-xxx-xxxx. DO NOT GIVE THIS NUMBER TO ANYONE THAT IS NOT A FEAT DRIVER/VOLUNTEER. Eligible emergency service personnel are to call the OEM at 720-xxx-xxxx.
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