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  1. Keep in mind tonight and likely through the holidays, the brave men and women from dozens of SoCal fire departments are battling intense wildfires across SoCal. They do not falter, they do not waver, they continue to fight to protect hundreds of thousands of people and their homes this holiday season, and likely will not return home for Christmas. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers brothers.

  2. Happy Birthday Josh! 21 and ballin 😎 

    1. Joshua O.

      Joshua O.

      Thanks JD!!

  3. First Ascendant Ladder for the First Coast and actually serving the  first coast area-

    Pierce St Johns County Fire Rescue, FL 30820

     

  4. Well, happy thanksgiving to anyone still on here. Hope you enjoy the day with family and friends. Don’t forget about those working and serving to keep our country and community safe.

    1. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Happy thanksgiving to you too! 

  5. Not sure if anyone heard (or cares) about this but the company known as Allied Specialty Vehicles, now called REV group which owns E-one fire apparatus and Road Rescue ambulance also owns McCoy Miller (formily a Spartan affiliate) and now owns Ferrara Fire Apparatus as of this year. While ferrara is currently independent, could we seem them merge with E-one? Somewhat interesting for the major fire buffs out there.

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Another tidbit on REV, they also own all of KME, from the fire division to industrial division.

    3. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Heard about this a while back, and I'm not too sure of what to think about this. I'm still glad that the three main fire apparatus (KME, E-ONE, and Ferrara) are still distinct, however, it wouldn't surprise me if they merged down the road. Interesting tidbit: most of the FDNY apparatus except for the Seagrave Scopes, HP pumpers, tillers, and a few special ops vehicles are now from the REV group. This also includes ambulances. I also heard that KME would be doing the new rescues. 

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      I know right, not sure how to really feel about it. You can see with the ambulance manufactures they are starting to develop the same designs on their units so I wouldn’t be surprised to see the fire side move that way. Yeah, the bidding process must have loosened up for more manufactures to better compete, or Seagrave is stepping out of the FDNY business. I’ve heard FDNY and mainly the city is very difficult with the requirements of their contracts and Seagrave could no longer handle the stringent demands from the city, not sure how true it is though.

  6. Brand new engine 14 serving “the burg” in west clay county. Very sharp new paint scheme as well, might make its way into my department's paint scheme. Tender 14 is still in production but is likely to have the same paint scheme.

    Pierce Clay County 31021-1

     

  7. *Sigh* Welp the storm has passed but the damage will be here awhile. Flooding is bad statewide, especially here in Jax. First responders are mobilizing with Coast Guard and National Guard assets to begin search and rescue, assessments of structures and start to return things to normal.

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      From my understanding, FEMA USAR teams are on site from Miami and Broward with FL USAR teams to cover as much area as possible. So far I've seen teams from Nashville, Little Rock and Phoenix to support local teams, not sure if crews from Atlanta will be heading down and heard crews from Ohio may be heading down, not sure on that. Task Force 5 (Jax) likely has more work as there is no team between Jacksonville and Tallahassee and may need to deploy west. Areas around Jax have local dept based USAR teams that are handling as much as they can right now but are spread thin as well.

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Mississippi Task Force 1 is on site in Clay county with additional water rescue resources.

    3. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      JFRD Engine company 1 on the night of 9/11 as the storm leaves Jax. 

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  8. Just sittin' here waiting on Irma, eating way to much of the hurricane food. Stay safe my Florida peeps!

  9. Well, I've decided to take the bull by the horns and organize my collection. This semester is a lot lighter than the previous one so I have more time available. The quantum and a few other side projects are now on hold while I sort out my disaster. I plugged in all the boxed sets to brickset and I have some 850+ sets I need to open and sort! Whoopy

  10. Still plugging away on the project. Hoping to have some body work done before posting. Needless to say this may be a one time build with all the work involved. And still, the collection remains a mess. 

  11. Well, it's been steady progress on my build but nothing photo worthy just yet. Really need to organize my collection though, spent way to much time digging through parts. On another note, it seems like the city was going crazy today, 2 officers shot, a barricaded subject in a near by gas station, my neighbor was in a car accident and the store next to my work had an attempted robbery. What the heck is going on?

    1. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Terrible things happening around the world.... On a side note, I can't wait to see what you have in store!

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      I know it, guess it was a good thing I stayed home yesterday! Hopefully, I'll have something by Monday night for you guys.

  12. Been working steady on a project and have some decent progress but nothing solid yet. Hope to have something ready by Saturday to show.

  13. Finally got some time to pull out the bricks again! I've got 10 days off from college so hopefully I can put something together so Mike isn't hogging all the gallery glory! 😉 Lol I've also been remind that my collection is extremely unorganized, so I have a side project now as well.

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Awesome! 

    2. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Not my fault I'm the only one posting :P Can't wait to see what you come up with!

  14. Structure fire on the border of districts 19 and 22 yesterday. Engines 19 (First due baby!) 17, 18 and 22, Ladder 26, Rescues 19 and 22, OP Deputy Chief and CCFR Batt. 2

  15. Early morning fire at a pulp mill in clay hill. Crews from clay county and JFRD responded. CCFR Engines 13 and 14, Tanker 14, Rescue 13, Batt. 1 and Ladder 26. JFRD Engines 143, 46 and 56, Tankers 43 and 46, Batt. 4, Rescue 46, brush 43 and 46.

  16. Just heard the town I was an explorer with is getting a new engine! Not sure on the specs but the truck is likely to be a pierce quantum.

  17. Was finishing up a meeting at work when a DUI MVC happened outside. Drunk guy fled, two victims got accessed by me before crews arrived. SO was all over the scene. JFRD kind of blew me off once on scene but whatevs. Busy night.

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Did you pass your NREMT?

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Unfortunately missed it the first time but I've made arrangements for the second time. Plan to study up on the missed sections and hopefully pass before medic starts.

  18. Took my NREMT exam yesterday, just waiting on the results!

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      How long until results are in?

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Should be tomorrow, it says 2-3 business days.

  19. JFRD responded to a tanker rollover on the far Westside on I-10. Engines 7 and 46, Heavy Engine 143, Squad 14, Hazmat 7, Ladder 7, tanker 43 and Rescues 7, 43 and 46.  

  20. Anyone else hear about Philly ordering 3 new tillers from Pierce? 

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    2. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      They must have really liked the 750 lb tipload and the 60 degree cramp angle 😂

    3. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Just heard they actually cancelled the KME tiller order, which is totally surprising considering their history with KME.

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Wow, that is surprising. I wonder why they cancelled.

  21. Welp, Florida's looking like a tinderbox this fire season. My county along with dozens of others issued burn bans in the last few days and my county just issued a state of emergency. But on the lighter side I received my Lego orders from Star Wars day, so that's a plus!

  22. The crap day when two districts get brush fires and your district is on cover.

    1. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      District 14 on the Westside of the county got a brush fire that pulled crews from 2 or 3 other stations and got us on cover and then a second brush fire occurred in District 20 on the Southeast side of the county pulling additional resources south of us. Needless to say the county is stretched thin, luckily FFS is assisting so hopefully it doesn't last long.

  23. So this weekend was nuts, big fight at the local mall that had 5 arrested, a shooting in the north area of my district and a shooting with homicide in the neighborhood next to mine. Along with all the brush fires popping up it's kept everyone busy.

    1. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      My goodness, stay safe out there! 

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Thanks Mike, will do!

  24. Two fires sparked by lightening overnight, both on the south side, the first was a single family residence with fire showing through the roof. JFRD Engines 42, 51, 54 and 44, Squad 14, Rescues 42 and 54, Tankers 42 and 54, Brush 42, Ladder 44 and Tower 21, Battalion 4. The second was an apartment fire damaging 8 units, fire also showing through the roof upon arrival and struck a 2nd alarm. JFRD Engines 1,19, 21, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 50, Rescues 1, 21, 27, 28A, 29 and 30, Battalions 1 and 2, Saftey 1, Ladders 1, 4, 28 and 30, Squad 12, Air 5, Tanker 29.

  25. Major wildfire in Nassau County (North of Jacksonville). Multiple crews responded and responding to engage the fire, currently it is 60% contained. Nassau County Fire Rescue crews and volunteer crews are on scene with Nassau County SO, as well as FHP, JFRD, FFS, CCFR, Macclenney FD and crews from Charlotte County GA. CCFR activated it's Wildfire Task Force to assist, bringing extra manpower and equipment to the scene.