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  1. I need to get around to posting on here more

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Yes, you do.

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Well get to it lol

  2. Am I an AFOL now that i'm 18? xD

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Yes sir you are

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      I think the specification is 1-13 is KFOL, 13-21 TFOL, 21-59 AFOL, 59 and up may be SFOL or just 21 and up is all AFOL. It follows the standard of legal drinking age, it's in the grand laws of Lego fanship, duh! :P

  3. Its my birthday!

     

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    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Happy birthday!! 

    3. Bricklake Fire Rescue

      Bricklake Fire Rescue

      Happy birthday! Mine is tomorrow!

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Happy Birthday bro! Hope it was a good one!

  4. Im going to try and upload some new stuff on here. Check out my instagram for all the new stuff: https://www.instagram.com/hypoluxopalmsfire/

  5. Hurricane Matthew has arrived in my neck of the woods.

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      It's supposed to hit my neck sometime after Sunday.

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Waiting on it to reach my area. Made sure to get everything squared away ahead of time. Hopefully it won't mess things up to bad. Be safe Harrison.

      @Edward O. I haven't heard anything about it going past Charleston, it's still projected to turn into the Atlantic and weaken/disapate. Unless you moved into the projected path, you're as likely to be hit as Seattle is.

  6. Im not dead everybody, just swamped with real life stuff. Im now a senior, swim season started, and I have work and a girlfriend so free time is not around anymore lol

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Hey man! Good to hear you're still with us! Definitely know the feeling of being swamped though! Congrats on the GF as well!

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Holy crap you're alive! Welcome back.

    3. T.J. Brammer

      T.J. Brammer

      Good to hear, I've been swamped for a little while with JROTC and FFA.

  7. Been working on my trucking company fleet. I also slimmed down my fire fleet to 20 trucks.

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    2. Harrison McNeill

      Harrison McNeill

      @Ed 5th actually, but I think he's 3rd in the Chase standings. 

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      @Harrison McNeill close enough lol. Do you watch Chicago Fire by chance?

    4. Harrison McNeill

      Harrison McNeill

      @Ed I tried watching a few episodes but never got into the show

  8. I really want to get stuff posted but I've been swamped with school and work. After tomorrow its Christmas Break so I should have all my new stuff posted by the 31st.

  9. Happy Thanksgiving everybody! 

  10. Pretty eventful day today, had to call 911 at work and have 2/3 of Greenacres Fire Rescue show up. 

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      What happened?

    2. Harrison McNeill

      Harrison McNeill

      An old guy on one of the bowling leagues passed out and fell out of his chair so we helped him get up and suggested that we call 911 to help him but he refused so we said alright (we were still calling either way) and kept an eye on him but when his group was leaving, me and another guy were helping him get up and he passed out and fell again so we had no choice but to call 911. During the middle of this another elderly lady at a birthday party slipped on some spilled Pepsi and cut her knees open; I and another employee did some first aid and got her fixed up; so we thought. When the initial rescue and engine showed up on scene for the elderly gentlemen they had a look at the lady who fell and did some better bandaging and they determined (or she insisted) that she needed to go to the hospital so they radioed for another rescue to come. We had Greenacres Fire Rescue (Which only has 2 stations) on scene with 2 rescues and an engine transporting one guy with what the paramedic said looks like AFIB and another lady who didn't really need to go to hospital being loaded into the back of a great looking ambulance; GFR has some nice looking trucks. I thought it was going to be a slow day but in the span of half an hour we had two medical emergencies. We also had a vending machine that had a seizure but that's another story, lol

    3. Scotty Jones

      Scotty Jones

      that is great Harrison! sounds like my life, when you go to Disney when you were 7 and your dad helps Reedy Creek Fire get a boy's hand out of a bench.

  11. Plane caught on fire at FLL today leaving 14 hurt. In the news pictures of the fire it looks like the ARFF station has a new Rosenbauer. Anyone know if Broward County Sheriff's Fire Rescue is getting some new rigs from Rosenbauer (not just ARFF)?

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      I saw that on the news here! Pretty serious stuff. Hope everyone makes a full recovery. As for the rosenbauers, I hope not, I here they're as bad as Ferrara if not worse. 

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      I saw that on the news too! 

      On a happier note, when are you updating your website?

    3. Harrison McNeill

      Harrison McNeill

      ^^ Whenever I get a big chunk of freetime, so probably Christmas break.

  12. Planning on updating my website for HPFR this weekend so be on the look out for some new stuff! 

    1. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      I'll be sure to check it out.  I am working on a website for my department as well.

  13. Who da thunk, I built another brush truck.

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      You, build a brush truck? Nah, no way. ;P

    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Surely you are kidding?  ;)

  14. Found a cool looking station Calistoga Fire Department Station 1

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      I've seen that station before, very nice and unique. Almost like something you'd see in a small town in Italy. I believe it's operated by Riverside County if I'm not mistaken.

      I happen to be mistake it's Carlistoga's fire station, I was thinking of a different station.

    3. Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Cool station, definitely sleek looking.

      @Jon, note that it says Calistoga in the link as well as on the facade. :P

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Tim- Oh does it? Curse these cataracts, you know being my age isn't easy sonny! Lol, but really I know, I thought, at first, it was a station with the location or area name on it. I.E. River Road Fire Station instead of station #XXX. The Architecture site I saw it on also has a station they did for riverside county, which added to the confusion.

  15. Going to start redoing some of my fleet. I'm getting tired of looking at some of the same trucks so expect some new rigs in the coming months and maybe some new restructuring of everything. 

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Is it that time of year again already! Can't wait to see the new builds!

    2. T.J. Brammer

      T.J. Brammer

      Can't wait to see the new builds Harrison! 

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      I can't wait to see what you have planned Harrison!  Good luck.

  16. Well I've been thinking things over the past few months and I'm switching career paths. I've planned on becoming a firefighter but being a mechanic is geared more to my strengths and interests. I'm either going to try to get into being a mechanic for a NASCAR team or becoming an emergency vehicle tech. Still love everything about firefighting but mechanics is more up my ally. 

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Harrison- It's always an option! Something to note also, a mechanic background can help at the fire station. Most crews are responsible for their rig's minor maintenance on a daily basis. So you may be in luck! Or just be an EVT like you said!

      @Lebby- While that maybe true many firefighters do hold second jobs to help pay the bills. Not all firefighters earn big checks unfortunately and have to make up the difference to live decently. I certainly understand not stretching yourself to thin but being able to live decently is pretty important as well. I think Harrison's idea of being a Volly or possibly a full time FF is doable with being a mechanic. 

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Good luck Harrison.  As many other people have said, you probably could do both if you wanted to.  Just do what you think is right for you and don't be afraid to follow your dreams.

    4. Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Good luck Harrison! Being a volly FF and a mechanic of some sort would be a good way to help pay the bills.  And if you don't want to be a firefighter, like others said, you could become a EVT. 

      As JD said as well, many firefighters have secondary jobs to help the income. I know contracting, roofing and other construction jobs are pretty popular amongst FFs as well. 

  17. Tropical Storm Erika is heading my way and is expected to turn into a hurricane on Sunday. 

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Seems kind of drastic for just a cat 2 but you'd be okay in Jax. Most hurricanes just scrape by us and don't really hit us. We mostly get a lot of rain but that doesn't mean we don't them. Every once and awhile we get one that actually hits us but most of them just scrape us and move up to the Carolinas.

      Also is the hotel downtown or are we talking like a holiday inn off I-95?

    3. Harrison McNeill

      Harrison McNeill

      Not sure where it is but I know its got a pretty big conference room. Any damage to the office building in Coral Springs could disrupt all the restaurant operations throughout the country. 

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Ah, okay. That may be the Hyatt or Omni downtown, they have some big conference rooms and the Hyatt has a large ballroom as well. Either one is pretty nice though.

  18. Miami Fire Rescue Engine 5, Rescue 25, and a sedan were involved in an accident today resulting in 12 people being injured (7 firefighters, 3 patients in the rescue and 2 civilians). All are in stable condition as of now. 

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Saw this on TJ's thread. The news story he posted didn't mention a sedan. Did the engine hit the sedan when it flipped or something else.

    2. Harrison McNeill
    3. Scotty Jones

      Scotty Jones

      I heard, sad stuff.

  19. LDD just crashed as I tried to save a project I spent the past two hours on :angrybird:

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    2. Danbulance

      Danbulance

      I had that happen with a term paper. I compulsively save my files every 5 minutes now. Losing something you have worked hard on is the worst feeling.

    3. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      Sorry to hear that Harrison. :(

    4. ScottH84

      ScottH84

      My laptop is old like 8 years. I had major issues with LDD, I feel your pain. If I want to run LDD I pretty much close most things that I can without making my comp angry.  Harrison and Dan I feel your pain. Good luck on recreating your project Harrison.

  20. Just had two tornadoes come through Palm Beach County and one hit Okeeheelee Park.

  21. Got rid of Rescue 1 so HPFR will now have all stations covered by OCEMS. I now have a Kenworth cab laying around and looking for ideas on what to do with it. 

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      You could do a beastly brush truck like Orlando's brush 14. Or another tanker or support rescue truck, like an air and light rig.

    2. Harrison McNeill

      Harrison McNeill

      Yeah I was thinking of doing a brush truck like Orlando

    3. Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Lake Dodge Fire Rescue

      Like Jon said, a brush or a spec ops type rig/tanker would be cool. For uniqueness, you could try a commercial cab quint too.

  22. Fort Lauderdale is replacing their Quantums http://tinyurl.com/nqdb3ot

     

     

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    2. ID-1

      ID-1

      You know after Broward and Seminole switched I knew it was only a matter of time. At least we still have Pompano! Interesting they went with XT's instead of Velocities. A trend I've been following country wide.

    3. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @ID- When did Broward switch to a different chassis? I thought they were still buying quantums? Also, St. John's county is slowly switching to the Quantum, a new one is nearing completion for their new station and they ordered a PUC awhile ago for station 10.

    4. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      In my opinion that's a wise decision.  I personally think the Arrow XT is the nicest looking pierce chassis, plus the are durable workhorses

  23. Going to start building an Aerialscope for Truck Co. 1