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  1. 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.

  2. 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.  

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. JFRD recently equipped every engine company and ladder company with ALS equipment, combined with the city's ALS rescue units gives the city 110 fully equipped ALS units. Apparently this makes JFRD the largest department to have full ALS capabilities.

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Cool. All East Northport engines and the ladder are BLS-equipped and the ambulances are all ALS-equipped. Still need a medic to actually run ALS though. We currently have 8 (I think) volunteer paramedics plus one paid fly-medic and one paid fly-EMT.

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      The Medic is F/T and the EMT is P/T. The EMT's car can be taken by anyone when not on shift.

  10. Major MVC in District 17 late last night. CCFR Engines 15, 17 and 18 Rescues 15, 18 and 26, MCU 26, Batt. 1, St. Vincent's Medics 06, 08, 14, 16 and 21 with CCSO and FHP. Stations 19 and 25 were on alert/cover assignments.

  11. Sad day for Orlando PD and Orange County SO, two officers killed in the line of duty. Thoughts and prayers to our brothers and sisters in blue.

    1. Michael P.

      Michael P.

      Prayers indeed! 

    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Black Lives Matter ALL LIVES MATTER!!

  12. Went in to TRU to see about some clearance and apparently it's the opposite for lego. Everything was marked up, even stuff that's been there for months. Kind of ridiculous in my opinion.

  13. Fingers crossed guys, took my final for EMT. Waiting on the course results. Next up will be state/NREMT exam to make it official.

    1. T.J. Brammer

      T.J. Brammer

      Good luck, and hope you pass.

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      Thanks TJ! Much appreciated!

  14. Busy day for JFRD, a back robbery on the northside involving swat and hostages. Engines 9 and 24, Squad 37, Ladder 9 and rescues 15, 24, 26, 33, 36, 37 were all on standby for the incident. Meanwhile on the Southside a multi vehicle crash brought Battlion 3, EMS 4 Engines 21, 28, 30, Squad 12, Ladder 30, Tower 21, Rescues 21, 28, 28A, 30 and Tanker 28

  15. So while I was working as a student today the station I was at did some training. St. John's county fire rescue Station 5 with Squad 4 worked on extrication training, got to see new engines 8 and 12 (twin quantums) and got info on new apparatus coming to SJCFR. Plus I got to ride on the new Dodge Ram Braun rescue, excellent ride quality, a fantastic piece of apparatus!

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      FORD 

      Found Out Ranking Dodge

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      The dodges at SJC are really nice and run fantastically, much better than the terrastars. And clay has 6 as well that run great, they actually replaced Ford units that ran before them. It has to do with the engines, since they're all Cummins and all the county trucks have Cummins Diesel engines on them. All the staff vehicles for both FDs are still Ford though. Now if we could just get some new Ford brush rigs that would be nice!

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      ENFD has run fords since 1984 - ambo's, engines, everything. Smooth as butter, great power, great traction. And a Ram crew cab is about on par with a Ford extended cab in terms of space; Ford crew cabs have a lot more space.

      Rumor has it that the ENFD will be purchasing the house next to our substation if it ever goes up for sale and expanding it so it runs 2 ambulances instead of one (moving a HQ ambulance down), 2 engines (which it already does), and a new brush truck (which will be the department's second, one for each station). Just talk though.

  16. I never chose the rescue life, the rescue life chose me.

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      JD, please try and be a little more cliche. lol. Just kidding.

  17. You know it's a crap day when the CAD is completely blank. Also, it really sucks when every district but yours is getting good runs.

    1. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      I'm not sure what you mean by a blank CAD.

      As far as runs go, I got really excited this afternoon cuz I thought we had a car fire but it ended up bein' a false report. My dad did 40 in 30 zones all the way to Headquarters for nothin' lol.

    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      For our station we have a monitor that shows incoming calls and their info for the whole county, several times throughout the day it was blank.

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Oh. Both stations we have multiple monitors, usually the one on the apparatus floor is always on and the one in the 'firematic' room, as we call it, has a monitor but it is not always on. The firematic room is right off the first floor kitchen and department members, their families, and police officers can stop in, grab a newspaper, eat lunch, sit on the couch and watch TV, etc.

  18. A pretty serious crash happened earlier this morning with a JSO officer involved. The driver attempted to flee police for currently unknown reasons and hit two other cars and JSO patrol officer. 3 children were injured in the crash as well, one was critical and taken by lifeflite to the local trauma center. JFRD responded with Engines 42 and 51, Ladder 44, Tanker 42, Brush 42, Rescues 42, 51, 62 and Chief 105 all with additional JSO officers. We wish the officer and the kids the best and fast recovery.

  19. So I need some help with some measurements. I found two Pierce dash 2000s are both listed as having a width of 9 feet or 108 inches, were the dash 2000s really this wide? 

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    2. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Edward O. I would figure as much! Doesn't ENFD have a velocity engine as well? If so how does that compare to the dashes, just out of curiosity? 

    3. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      I love our Velocity :D

      It's actually a tad wider (or equal to) our ladder truck. But assuming that the D-2000 entered production in the year 2000 (or 1999), I don't think our ladder is actually a D-2000. For a vehicle of its type it's actually somewhat narrow.

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Edward O. 1999 is the first year of production. I'm sure if you measured it you'd find a few inches difference, but from a visual perspective it's probably not that noticeable.

  20. Anyone else notice or hear about this set? https://shop.lego.com/en-US/Assembly-Square-10255 It looks pretty nice, but the price is a bit much.

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    2. HenryH BCFD

      HenryH BCFD

      That would be nice to have for incidents.  I have always wanted to get some of those modular building for fire responses but it comes down to a decision between buying a building or buying the parts for a new fire engine.  I always choose the new fire engine. :) 

    3. Sven

      Sven

      It's on my "to order list" ;) Have a lot of the modulars but only my personal favs like Cafe Corner, Market Street, Grand Emporium 3x, Bank 2x, Green Grocer and the Townhall. The price is big but I think it's worth it. And in Germany it isn't the double price compared to a normal modular. And there are many new parts available. Especially all the new tiles. Some of them are perfect for firetrucks :)

    4. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      The SNOT work on the whole set is excellent.

  21. About an hour out from the storm and the local beaches are already flooding. More flooding is expected once the storm arrives. JFRD will likely have mobilize water rescue teams to the area once it's safe.

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    2. Edward O.

      Edward O.

      Stay safe, JD. Hopefully no severe damages occur and everyone makes it out without a scratch.

    3. Sven

      Sven

      You're very welcome my friend and your family as well :) Hope everything will be fine when the storm is over. Lovely greets from me and my lady here in Germany. ;)

    4. ~JD~

      ~JD~

      @Edward O. Thanks Ed, unfortunately there is damage, so far only 3 lives lost in Florida. Which is good. The storm has pretty much passed so it's just rain until tomorrow.

      @Sven For us, everything is alright but there is damage towards the beach. But we can rebuild! Greets to you and the mrs.

  22. CCFR responded to a serious MVC in District 22, one car vs a tractor trailer. A trauma alert was activated for one patient. Engine 22, Rescue 22, Rescue 20 Hazmat 19 and OPFD Ladder 19. Unfortunately, the crash was a double fatality.

  23. Automatic fire alarm in district 18. Engine 18 and Rescue 18 on scene with smoke showing. Request made for a fire attack group. Engine 17, Batt. 1 and OPFD Ladder 19 also responding.

  24. Not sure if anyone watched the Jags v. Packers game but the tributes put in for this faithful day were very touching and inspiring. JFRD Ladders 10 and 30 (New enforcers) made up the arch with a large flag over the main entrance to the stadium, a huge flag was held out over the field for opening ceremonies and fighter jets from National Airguard Base Jax preformed the fly over. The city also has two massive light arrangements that form two beams (much like the 9/11 memorial) into the sky that will be lit the rest of the weekend. It's times like these I am proud to live in the great city of Jacksonville. We honor the fallen and those who have made the ultimate sacrifice on this nation's darkest day. 2,977 lives would be lost and many families broken and a nation truly devastated.  343 Firefighters and 70 Law Enforcement Officers would make the ultimate sacrifice, despite overwhelming odds to save those that could never be saved. They did not quit, they did not faulter, they fought to save lives with no regard to their own safety. They say there is no such thing as superheroes, but those that acted on this day are truly heroes to this nation and for that we thank them by never forgetting them.

    9-11-01/9-11-12

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    Never Forgotten, Forever Remembered