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    Default Weird Goings On At CA Fire Stations

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    Video, photos taken at fire stations spark concerns
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    During the last week of July, fire officials in the Bay Area city of Campbell reported that two men had been seen videotaping routine activities at a fire station.
    The men were reportedly in their 20s or early 30s, and one was using a sophisticated news media-style camera.

    When firefighters attempted to talk with the men, they reportedly jumped into a waiting car and sped off.
    The incident prompted the Sacramento Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center to send out a request for Northern California fire stations to watch for similar incidents, and report them immediately.
    The day the request went out, Sept. 6, a second, similar incident was reported at a fire station in Yuba City.
    According to officials, a fire captain encountered two men parked outside the city's main fire station. One of the men got out and allegedly began taking pictures of the fire station's administration building. When the captain approached the men, to tell them they were in a no-parking zone, the photographer jumped in the vehicle and the men left.

    The man who took the photos was described as being between 30 and 40 years of age.

    On Sept. 12, Fresno Fire Department officials spotted two men in a vehicle allegedly observing activities at a fire training center. When questioned, the driver reportedly said they were just checking things out, then left immediately.
    Two days later, on Sept. 14, personnel from the Sacramento Metro Fire Department noticed two men taking photos of a fire station. A third man sat in the back of a car, and appeared to be drawing or taking notes.
    When fire officials walked toward them, the two taking pictures jumped in the vehicle and sped away.
    The men allegedly took pictures in front of the station, and in the rear. They ranged in age from late teens to about 60, officials recalled.

    Tim Johnstone, a commander with the threat assessment center in Sacramento, said all of the incidents are being investigated, but there is no indication they might be related.

    "We aren't considering this a specific threat at this time; we're just asking our public safety partners to be on the watch for suspicious activity," he said.
    He said the threat assessment center was formed to act as a collection point for homeland security intelligence, and disseminate it appropriately.
    Jay Alan, deputy director of communication for the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, said Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is concerned about security agencies sharing information, and has made it a top priority.

    Local officials said no suspicious incidents involving videotaping or photos have been reported at fire stations.
    Fire department personnel are being asked to take note of vehicle descriptions, descriptions of suspicious subjects, and complete license plate numbers. Citizens who witness suspicious activity, near fire stations or elsewhere, should do the same, and report it to their local law enforcement agency.

    Citizens should not attempt to contact suspicious individuals.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Axxman300 View Post
    During the last week of July, fire officials in the Bay Area city of Campbell reported that two men had been seen videotaping routine activities at a fire station...
    The incident prompted the Sacramento Regional Terrorism Threat Assessment Center to send out a request for Northern California fire stations to watch for similar incidents, and report them immediately.
    The day the request went out, Sept. 6, a second, similar incident was reported at a fire station in Yuba City.
    This is what still scares me about the state of our National Security - this happened "the last week of July" but the request to watch for similar incidents wasn't sent out until September 6, over a month later? What were they (the agencies) doing during the intervening 5+ weeks?

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    Quote Originally Posted by billy007 View Post
    This is what still scares me about the state of our National Security - this happened "the last week of July" but the request to watch for similar incidents wasn't sent out until September 6, over a month later? What were they (the agencies) doing during the intervening 5+ weeks?
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    Strange..........but not uncommon.

    Since the 9-11 attacks, everytime we take the RIG, (firetruck) to the grocery store or whatever, the driver has to stay with the truck, to make sure no one steals it or takes equipment from it. It's extremely easy to steal a firetruck, because we don't have locks or use keys to start them.

    We've always been on a hightened alert for supscious people because we have gotten memo's from the FED's that terrorist are looking to use firetrucks, ambulances to take to use as a weapon, such as a car bomb, because no one would really suspect it. Plus, enlight of the 9-11 attacks, terrorist have learned that firefighters and EMS are the nation's first line of care and protection to any city, so we would be great targets to take out, for obvious reasons...........

    We don't mind people coming by a firestation to say, "Hi" or to take pictures, but these 2 guys are always running away when someone approaches them is very strange. Hope they catch em and find out what they're up to.

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    Is it possible that any of the firefighters at these stations posed for a calendar, and these two fellows are merely shy...uhhh..fans?

    Stuff like this truly sets one on edge, along with reports of dozens of school buses and moving vans that recently went "missing", or the discovery of the theft of cast aluminum light poles (convenient for a homemade bomb casing) around the country.
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    Jeez what are they gonna do next? What more can they do to us? Too bad nobody was able to take down a license plate number to try and track these losers down.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chefcraig;865271[B
    ]Is it possible that any of the firefighters at these stations posed for a calendar, and these two fellows are merely shy...uhhh..fans?
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    Stuff like this truly sets one on edge, along with reports of dozens of school buses and moving vans that recently went "missing", or the discovery of the theft of cast aluminum light poles (convenient for a homemade bomb casing) around the country.


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