Just like tree guys, not all fire departments are equal... the quality response you get from a well funded professional/career department is likely going to be vastly different than the quality received from an all volunteer department in rural America.
Yeah sorry about that post, it was pretty thoughtless. The guys no doubt did what they could with what they had. To me the sad thing is that in a country with this much money they were sent out to do a dangerous job without proper equipment and/or training I should have worded the post that way instead of making fun of the shortcomings of those brave enough to do the job without proper equipment and/or training.
Apologies to anyone who may have been offended...particularly any firefighters or firefighters family members.