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Blue Collar in Saints Row 2

Blue Collar43 (10)

Complete all levels of Tow Truck, Fire Truck, Ambulance, and Taxi diversions

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SeraphimNeeded
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Achievement won on 14 Nov 08
TA Score for this game: 2,743
Posted on 30 November 08 at 05:55, Edited on 30 November 08 at 05:56
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Each of these activities are done on a singular basis, meaning that if there is a co-op partner in the game they won't get credit for it if you complete it. You start these activities by getting in the related vehicle and hitting Y when prompted to do so. They all have 10 levels that must be completed.

Tow Truck:
This is probably the hardest of the diversions to complete. Tow Trucks aren't a common car, but you'll certainly see them every now and then so finding one won't be an issue.
In terms of what you are doing, it is rather a simplistic design. You simply need to tow the marked vehicles by backing up to the front or back and holding both LB and RB. Where it starts getting difficult is that you will gain police and gang notoriety as you get into the higher levels and you can't use a mechanic while doing this activity. This often leads to having your vehicle destroyed, and loss of the activity because of it, at around level 7 or 8 of 10.
That said, you can glitch this activity if you are in a co-op game. First, start the towing activity for yourself, then have your partner start an activity that disables notoriety levels, such as a race. You'll still have to worry about people standing near a vehicle, but at least you won't have to worry about people chasing you.

Fire Truck:
If you play the game normally, you're not likely to ever even see a fire truck. However, you can guarantee that you see a fire truck whenever you want by using the phone to dial 555-3473.
This diversion will have you running to a building with fires happening inside. The only real predictable way to put out fires is to get out of the truck and head inside with a fire extinguisher. Your best bet is to try and line up several objects that are on fire before you start spraying them so you can put out multiple targets at a time. There may be people running around on fire, but you don't have to put them out, however you will have to try to avoid them for health's sake.
Personally, I have had the fire extinguisher glitch on me once and wouldn't put out any fires. This only happened once though.

Ambulance:
These aren't just real common during normal gameplay, as such the best way to get one is to call 911.
During these missions you drive to an accident and have to revive people by doing 1 of 2 on-screen prompted mini-games. As you go up in levels you'll have to revive more and more people and you'll start being given more targets that you can revive than you'll have to. The only real worry during this is making sure one of the targets doesn't get run over. This obviously means you'll need to be careful when driving around the targets. It is possible that the targets can get run over by traffic, this normally won't happen however unless the traffic gets spooked somehow.

Taxi:
Taxi's are fairly common, so finding one shouldn't be a problem. Even so, you can always call 819-8415, 018-0174, or 455-8008 to have one of the companies drive to you.
During this activity, the basic idea is to drive a person to a target.
You will occasionally get bonus objectives that can earn you extra money (or occasionally cause you to get less). Most of the time, there isn't much point as how easy it is to get money. The one exception to this is when the person wants you to drive slow. If the place they are wanting you to take them is far away, this can end up forcing the price to drop to zero if you are driving fast (though I am uncertain if this actually causes them to get out considering it has never happened to me). Unfortunately, depending on how well you drive, you may end up in a situation where you'd run out of time if you drive slow. This causes you to have to judge whether or not to follow that rule on a case by case basis.
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