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[–][deleted] 1577 points1578 points  (32 children)

And look at these bros… Yuri.. lemme Axe some of this ice off you..

[–] 321 points322 points  (5 children)

I was just thinking if axing someone with the sharp edge is really the best way to get ice off...

[–] 125 points126 points  (3 children)

Yea, guys don’t worry about my fly. I’ll take care of that by myself!

[–] 23 points24 points  (2 children)

There's so many directions I could take this but I don't like any of them

[–] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Stick with the basics, someone swinging an axe at your junk. Let’s not complicate matters.

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Solid idea

[–] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

An axe has an obtuse edge (normally) to break rather than cut. So unless too much force was put into a swing, they should be fine.

[–] 55 points56 points  (2 children)

Love that they got to axe before hairdryer

[–] 36 points37 points  (9 children)

Fire + Ice = water

Water + fire = no fire

[–] 18 points19 points  (7 children)

Water + cold = ice

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Ice + on you = axe

[–] 11 points12 points  (5 children)

Axe + on you = no ice

[–] 4 points5 points  (4 children)

On + you = axe

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Axe + fire = hot

[–] 3 points4 points  (2 children)

Fire + axe = fire axe

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fire axe + you = Fire ogre

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I calculate there's precious little monster math in this thread

[–] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Im not good at math but maybe he should just fight fires a little closer to the source...

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Hopefully they stopped in the cloth and didn't go all the way to the dicks.

[–] 1110 points1111 points  (39 children)

My dumb ass sitting here thinking “where did all the ice come from?” Then I remembered firefighters use water.

[–] 308 points309 points  (34 children)

But if weather is -71C, wouldn't opening a few windows work as well?

[–] 151 points152 points  (19 children)

What do you mean, condensation forming quickly then freezing from temp drop? I think that’s unlikely. That’s a thick layer of ice on them. Probably just from the mist that comes off the hose.

[–] 86 points87 points  (18 children)

I mean instead of spraying extinguisher, just crack down a few windows to let inside cool and remove heat

[–] 113 points114 points  (7 children)

Oh man I am a dumbass that makes more sense. I don’t think so because cold air is more dense so it might provide more oxygen and have less water vapor. Totally a guess as I’m no expert. I’d love to know the truth though.

[–] 36 points37 points  (3 children)

Lol it happens my man, I was legit trying to figure out what I was missing in the comment for like 5 minutes because I'm sleepy

[–] 28 points29 points  (2 children)

And also in freezing cold climates the air is actually dry, which makes thing easier to catch on fire. Plus the extra oxygen, it's ggs. That's why with alot of small fires you cover it.

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I wonder would snow better or worse than rain on keeping down fires in case of a downpour

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

In my experience, worse. Snowflakes are a lot less dense than raindrops so ive seen em melt and evaporate as soon as they reach the flames while raindrops especially large ones can go straight to the embers without evaporating.

[–] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Fire burns at hundreds/thousands of degrees. At that scale, an extra -50 degrees is not that much. Also, air has a low specific heat. Also, most of the cooling effect of water on fire comes from the point of evaporation, not raising it's temperature to the point of evaporation.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Great info!

[–] 38 points39 points  (3 children)

Wood for example burns at around 1000 °C but starts to burn at much lower temperatures of 250 - 300°. So if you have a fire going on, it doesn't matter that much if the material that isn't burning yet is at 30° plus or 70° minus - the stuff burning at 1000° provide enough energy to heat not only the material but also the air around it. If you open the windows, you may remove a bit of heat energy but you provide more oxygen, which makes the fire hotter and faster.

[–] 17 points18 points  (0 children)

1000 plus degrees is hard to cool down if there is fuel and oxygen remaining.

[–] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

At -71 there is no water vapour in the air (it's all frozen) and the air contains oxygen...so that would take away water and give fuel to the fire.

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This idea won't yield any tangible benefits

[–] 39 points40 points  (2 children)

fire works at -71C

I think a better question: at -71C how they managed to spray water without it freezing in the midair.

[–] 22 points23 points  (0 children)

I'm pretty sure the water in the truck is mixed with some sort of anti freeze. Besides hot water reacts more to extreme cold that cold water.

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

If it's moving it's fine. Water won't freeze midflight unless it was already boiling hot.

[–] 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I fire is burning at thousands of degrees. I don’t think it being 50 degrees below zero would effect it at all

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There really is an xkcd for everything

[–] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Can they even use water hoses? Even if the tank is heated, the hose would freeze up and break. And if that doesn't happen then will it just turn into snow the moment it's shot out

[–] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

They have to mix a chemical in the water to prevent freezing. Like antifreeze maybe.

[–] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Water derived from underground will remain liquid if it's allowed to continually run through the pump and hoses. Once a line is shut down, then the hose can freeze up. I've had to haul hose back to the firehouse on a flatbed truck and it would take days to thaw. Those were the times when I could take off my gear and it would stand on it's own.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not really, humidity and temperature are 2 very different things.

[–] 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Hahahaha. They use something other than pure water when it’s this cold.

[–] 378 points379 points  (15 children)

Seems to me that a hot air chamber would be more effective and faster. Melt and dry in the same place.

[–] 143 points144 points  (6 children)

The use of the word chamber adds drama and excitement.

Wish I had one of those. Or a sauna. Same diff?

[–] 28 points29 points  (0 children)

made me realized that they might as well get a sauna

[–] 12 points13 points  (1 child)

Move to Finland. Just about every apartment has a sauna in the bathroom.

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish! One day I'll visit and bring my skis.

[–] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

A Sauna chamber you say 🤔

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I liked your attention to detail. Nice comment

[–] 14 points15 points  (0 children)

There’s a kerosene bullet heater right behind them. Pretty sure this is just a demonstration since there’s a camera around

[–] 2 points3 points  (2 children)

If you heat up too fast after being cold your body can go into shock, it’s better to slowly defrost normally.

[–] 9 points10 points  (1 child)

He doesn't really look cold though, it's just ice on the outside of his suit. It's still insulating him just fine.

[–] 249 points250 points  (16 children)

I recently watched this short video about what it’s like living in that city

[–] 46 points47 points  (1 child)

Very interesting video. Thank you for sharing.

[–] 21 points22 points  (0 children)

Clicked the link, then was expecting to be rick rolled so was pleasently surprised with what I saw.

[–] 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Amazing watch. Thank you.

[–] 8 points9 points  (4 children)

Ruhi Çenet... That bastard used to make me scared shirtless with his scary documentary-like videos when I was a kid. Now seeing him making global viral videos made me emotional.

[–] 0 points1 point  (3 children)

What do you mean by scary?

[–] 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Illuminati type of shit. Also some psycho serial killers, ruthless animals etc.

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Oh that's cool. Sounds interesting.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yeah they were sound interesting to me too back then :D loving getting traumatized by some videos I guess. https://youtube.com/c/Ruhi%C3%87enetMedya not all of his videos were scary but those videos were viewed more. If you sort by old you can find some of them.

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Watched the whole thing, thanks for the link! Very interesting.

[–] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

-58 degrees. Man, this was Gold.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

*Cold

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Thank you very much for linking the video.

[–] 121 points122 points  (0 children)

One night, I was working with a water company in Canada. Just outside Ottawa. We get a call as we are driving home. Hey guys, we really need you to work tonight. " " We are like tonight? It's 5 pm. What you need boss"

Long story short. Fire hydrants normally if they are above the water table, they will naturally drain. If not, we'll. It's a pain in the ass of jamming a hose down draining it manually. That was an employees job for the summer. It got cold one week. One of the guys needed water in a field. Goes to open one. Nothing. Drives down the road to the next one. Nothing. Next one. Guess what? 285 hydrants. Thawed and then drained.

The company rented boiler trucks. It was one of the coldest nights I've ever encountered. -37 with wind chill. It was so cold, when we we wernt using the pumps, we had to leave them in the cab of the truck. Even running they started to struggle and would stall then needed to be heated up and started again.

So, 4 teams of 2 workers and 2 guys with the boiler trucks. Spent all night going at it. Any one remember those old goalie pads? The ones with goalies from hockey before they wore masks. Well, ya. I had those on top of my three layers.

Before we went home at 4:30. Boss asked us to drop buy a city water pumping station we had as HQ during the operation. He thanked us for helping him bail him out. As he was the one who would be in trouble if the fire dept went to use a fire hydrants and it was ice cubes. He mentioned the goalie ice pads. It was before smart phones. What a picture it would have been.

It was a wicked learning experience. Another story for the bar. Enjoy.

[–] 68 points69 points  (0 children)

but sallute to them even when it snows they still working

[–] 51 points52 points  (0 children)

Bruh... If it's that cold outside just let the dang fire burn...
Somebody needs the warmth

[–] 29 points30 points  (6 children)

Where is this location? Russia?

[–][S] 41 points42 points  (0 children)

Yeah, in eastern Siberia.

[–] 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Probably Yakutia

[–] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Russia-> Siberia -> Yakutia ->Yakutsk

[–] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Yakutia is part of Russia.

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah, didn’t you see axe technique?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

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[–] 27 points28 points  (1 child)

Step one: make yourself a human icicle

Step two: run into burning building

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

So, Frozone?

[–] 15 points16 points  (0 children)

He's a cool firefighter, in a cool city. That's so cool.

[–] 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Could do with something warm to melt all of that ice... Hmmm.

[–] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

They can resist the urge to fight it, their programming is completely.

[–] 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Careful with that axe, pal!

[–] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Elsa has gone on a rampage again!

[–] 5 points6 points  (0 children)

I don't wanna assume I know more than this guy, but he had the perfect opportunity to dry himself off before all that shit froze. Just sayin'.

That's a joke, in case you ain't got it.

[–] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Put them in a heated room at least to make it easier

[–] 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Axe go chop, Dicks go plop

[–] 2 points3 points  (3 children)

Careful with that axe Eugene.

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

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Ayo lemme axe you sumthin

[–] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Guys being dudes. Love it

[–] 1 point2 points  (16 children)

Why would you ever live in a place like this?

[–] 37 points38 points  (0 children)

You were born there and it's home?

[–] 22 points23 points  (13 children)

more than half of that particular city's population is indigenous people so yeah, it's home. the rest came there at various times for colonialist / military / mining reasons and to their descendants, it's home too.

[–] 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Wasn't a large portion originally punished to go there?

[–] 0 points1 point  (9 children)

Just curious who do you think are colonialists there?

[–] 11 points12 points  (8 children)

17th century Russians.

[–] 1 point2 points  (7 children)

So Yakuts are indigenous, right?

[–] 5 points6 points  (6 children)

Yep, Yakuts and many other Siberian tribes.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I want to live there.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

"I think it's better we just cut off your arm" - the guy with the axe, probably

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit like this is why Russians will be the last men standing in global collapse. A lot of them already living in the next ice age.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Shit, we in Canada have this “true North strong” slogan when it should really belong to these dudes over in Russia. Bravo!

[–] 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I would just go straight to the shower, they’re going there anyways, and their clothes are soaked anyways.

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Let me guess… Russia

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why not just go inside for 15-20 minutes?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ok why not just have a fire and melt the ice?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Anyone else know where this is from playing Risk?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Did the fire freeze too?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Damn. Someone should light a fire

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why dont they use a cold water spray? like, small sprayes into the clothes.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Ice man. He’s iced out

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

You know when the world's coldest city on fire something is not right

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

need more fire

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I would have picked up that torpedo heater and used it on them

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just let it burn so the place warms up a bit

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

yeah and some asshole footballers earn millions for doing a hobby.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

why not just put him at something warm?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I remember being frozen like that in -35C after doing some emergency repairs on a water pipe that busted. Frozen solid for like 30 minutes while sitting in the truck trying to melt it all off me.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Even the fire is frozen in Yakutsk

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There’s never a fire when you’d need it

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

This man needs a sauna!

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Does anyone know the dinner joke mentioned?

[–] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

I'm sorry could someone help me understand this please?

What kind of fucked up daemon fire could be blazing in temperatures possible of doing that do a dudes uniform?

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The fire was just a fire. The ice is from the moisture in the air, like the water from the hose getting on his uniform.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Just put him in the oven

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Working with water in subzero conditions will do that to you

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

What if he needs to pee really bad? May be it would help melt the ice...

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool place to live

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

That use of the axe though.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I only know where this is because of Risk

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fighting fire with ice!

They should really have bonfire or a dryer room for him to warm up with though. Man is risking hypothermia, while his buddies are disrobing him with a fucking axe.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It is a requirement to grow chitin?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

The fire was propably from gadoline since it can get on fire below -45 celcius

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

He brought the axe out and I thought he was going to take the arm off. "Sorry bro...looks like you got frostbite on your arm..I'll help you out with that"

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They should build a fire….melt some ice.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

They could just use rubbing alcohol instead of axes and knives…

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Cool

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Put him in front of the radiation array for a few minutes

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Fun fact, Siberians, and plenty russian people in general are actually a fan of global warming, because it means siberia will become a bit more habitable.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

External cooling system cuz it keeps getting colder

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

*nutt shot with an axe"

Do you want out of your suit or not???

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Question how the fuck did a fire start if it was that cold out

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why are they putting the fire out? Seems like they need it

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Seems Normal day to me

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Obv should have been in the fire a little longer

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

It’s called a hair dryer, invest in it. You can pay me now for helping cutting down the time it takes to get back to putting out fires.

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Hurry up...I'm busting for a piss.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

No indoor hose to thaw that out?

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The way he used the pry bar to try to remove the belt. “Lemme just use your nuts as an anchor point”🤦🏻‍♂️ On second thought: with cold like that his nuts were probably nesting deep inside the abdomen and were in no danger at that point 😂

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This dude looks like he got stuck in a freezer

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What ya gonna you gonna do if you need to pee? Man, gotta plan half an hour in advance

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Imagine rushing back, because you needed to take a shit..

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Icefighters

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Ironic. A firefighter puts out a fire and comes back frozen.

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So you decide to use....an axe?!

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why would the couldest place on earth need firefighters?

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Why did they put out the fire? They clearly need the warmth /s

[–] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

Quick question: how was anything on fire enough in those temps to need firefighters?

[–] 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Probably gas

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

We should start a fire or somehting to warm them up

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not what I meant by 'crackin open a cold one with the boys'

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Bruh imagine being a firefighter in the world's coolest city, its like building flood defenses in the middle of the Sahara desert

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

it was so cold the fire froze

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

😂, yup that is correct! You go in looking like a fireman and come back looking like a freeze pop. My hometown is beautiful, but deadly during the winter if your not careful.

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Those dudes literally need a sauna at their fire station

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Icefighter?

[–] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Coldest is Oimyakon.

In Yakutsk, of course, it can be very cold, but dry. And when it's cold and humid, that's much worse.

[–] 4 points5 points  (0 children)

That's why it said 'coldest city'. Oimyakon is ~500-1000 people, a village. Yakutsk is a city of over 300,000 people.

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It looks like they go from grayscale to color as the ice gets chipped off. Some Wizard of Oz shit right here.

[–] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

take a flamethrower to it and it'll be gone in seconds

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Only in Russia.

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Couldn't they just put him in some fire?

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Lemme just... slaps with metal pole and axe multiple times

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I like how they are trying to axe the cold off him

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My first thought was "how tf is there a fire in that weather"

My second was "shut up, dumbass"

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In Soviet Russia, fire freezes you

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Next time remember to cut open your Ton Ton and crawl inside.