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    Default How many does ur dept run/ What does your dept. use?

    How many houses does your dept. have? How many runs do you do a year fire/ems. My dept has 19 houses with two more being built. Out of the 19 houses we run over 48,000-50,000 runs a year. We have 19 engines, 8 trucks,2 squads, 13 ALS ambos, 3 BLS ambos, 4 battalions, and 2 districts. (With our two new stations we will be adding 1 new truck company for a total of 9 which will be a single truck house. Also 1 more engine for a total of 20 engines). What type of PPE does ur dept use? We use Black Globe GX bunker gear, you can choose to be issed rubber, or leather Pro Warringtons or Rangers boots. We wear 1044s with bourkes or you can buy your own leather. I am asking these questions becuase I like to learn what other depts. use and how they operate. Thanks for you time stay safe brothers.
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    Question Well...........

    Quote Originally Posted by CALFFBOU View Post
    Junior- Sounds like youre pretty brainwashed already, do I even bother to answer?

    Sounds like a little direction is needed......... As in how to get home to the Juniors/Explorers Forums from here........


    TruckSixFF, If indeed you are a new person starting out, Brush up on a few items relating to Grammer. "ur" is not a word. Based on how you used it, I would think you mean "Your". FORUMS are not Text message friendly, and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English. The Electrons are Free, and we don't harm them by Spelling properly.


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    Hwoods- I read these fourms almost every day. You keep me laughing...thanks
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    we run ~80,000 calls with 43 stations (5 vol stations, 2 of which have paid rescues in house). 41 engines, 25 als rescues (bls provided by private companies), 4 trucks, 2 air trucks, 7 battalions, 1 heavy rescue (all engines have hydraulic tools), 1 hazardous materials unit. we use morning pride gear with a built in harness/self-rescue system. we use warrington pro boots.
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    My troll radar is going off too.....


    Trucksixff.....where you at then and how long you been on the job? You start first.
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    I work for a dept on the East Coast. I have been on for almost four year's now. I am sorry but I do not state which dept. I work for on these fourms, becuase I may dispay opinions on here that our not the opinions of my dept. If you care that much about the matter you can use the internet to find out.
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    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English."

    I thought this was covered in NIMS training. My cousin is a English teacher. She said text messaging, has ruined this generations grammer. I am not suprised

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    Quote Originally Posted by madden01 View Post
    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English."

    I thought this was covered in NIMS training. My cousin is a English teacher. She said text messaging, has ruined this generations grammer. I am not suprised
    oh the irony...

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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckSixFF View Post
    I work for a dept on the East Coast. I have been on for almost four year's now. I am sorry but I do not state which dept. I work for on these fourms, becuase I may dispay opinions on here that our not the opinions of my dept. If you care that much about the matter you can use the internet to find out.
    Fair enough then.
    How many houses does your dept. have? 1 station--3 engines, 1 tender, 1 heavy rescue, 1 brush truck, 1 boat, 1 support vehicle that pulls our special operations trailer, 1 EMS vehicle.

    What type of PPE does ur dept use? Morning Pride with LaCrosse boots. A few have the Globe leather boots and I Have the Warrington Pro boots.

    How many runs do you do a year fire/ems. For 2008 we had 758 calls. About 60% of those are EMS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TruckSixFF View Post
    How many runs do you do a year fire/ems.
    Of course, this always opens the question of what does your department consider a "run"? Some departments consider each individual incident a "run"...if you roll two engines, a truck, a rescue, and a chief's command car, it would still count as one run...some departments would count that as 5 "runs", which I personally disagree with because I think it artificially inflates your numbers. Sounds good if you're trying to convince your local politicos how busy you are, but I think it's misleading and deceptive. Just my opinion.

    To answer the original question, we have three stations, although we're operating out of two for now because one was destroyed by Hurricane Gustav and has not been rebuilt yet. We have a total of 4 engines, a light duty rescue, and a mini-pumper. In '08 we ran 364 calls. We use a mix of various brands of gear depending on their age and what vendor we were using at the time. Mostly Securitex/Fire Gear, which I think no longer exists and has been bought up by Sperian.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madden01 View Post
    My cousin is a English teacher. She said text messaging, has ruined this generations grammer. I am not suprised
    Completely agree. I don't even like the text shorthand for text messaging, much less when it finds its way into "regular" writing. And advertising. Absolutely annoying.
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    I wonder if the spellcheck nazis bitching about this guys horrid spelling realize they all misspelled grammAr.

    And as usual, the "time" guys checked in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by madden01 View Post
    "and everyone is encouraged to use Plain, Spelled Out English."

    I thought this was covered in NIMS training. My cousin is a English teacher. She said text messaging, has ruined this generations grammer. I am not suprised

    Did it hurt when you wrote this? Your cousin would be ashamed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nyckftbl View Post
    Did it hurt when you wrote this? Your cousin would be ashamed.
    They must be one of those "texters" their cousin was talking about.

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    That's why I am not a English teacher. My grammer has sucked well before text messaging was around. However I hate trying to decipher text codes like ur, lol, bff, btw,afaic, afaik. I will not knock somebody for grammer mistakes. I will for using acronyms though. These are just a few I have been told where in papers students have turned in. I see I wrote NIMS in there. I would hope everyone on here knows what that stands for but just in case I should heed my own advice NIMS stands for National Incident Management System.
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    wow, it would take me a day to do this with my departments Size, Power, Smarts, Money and all the West Coast B.S.........

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    2 full time manned stations
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    4 brush trucks
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    6 Stations

    145 Square Miles with another 35 under contract.

    13,000 population

    2 Engine-Tankers, 2 rescue Engines, 2 Engines
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    7th Station run under contract w/ 2 Engines, Brush truck, Mini-Pumper

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    Quote Originally Posted by dmleblanc View Post
    Mostly Securitex/Fire Gear, which I think no longer exists and has been bought up by Sperian.
    I'm not sure of all of the exact details, but as I understand it Securitex and FireGear are basically the same manufacturer - like Globe & Cairns for TOG. I think they were owned by the same parent company as Survivair and one other fire service brand which I can't remember right now. The three of them were "merged" together and re-branded under the new company name "Sperian Fire".

    Maybe it was just coincedence, but it occurred pretty much in conjunction with Survivair's settlement regarding the 2 LODDs in St. Louis several years back and the allegation that a defect in the SCBA design was a contributing factor in the deaths.

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