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    Hello All. My name is Jeffrey. I am a volunteer with Poquoson Fire/Rescue. I have no experience and no training, as of yet. I started with the Department on Monday. I'm willing and ready to learn all I can. As far as personal life, I have a 3 week old daughter and a beautiful girlfriend. I enjoy riding motorcycles. I also like anything having to do with guns and knives. Thanks in advance.


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    Welcome to the boards! Like life in a real firehouse, you'll find some useful information in here, along with a fair amount of BS. Ask away with any questions you have.

    Maybe we can have a contest to see what member from outside of Virginia can pronounce the city you live in. I think it's Eagle 97.3 who says, "Not only do we know where Poquoson is, we know how to say it too!"
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    Haha. Yeah, it's a tough one. Where in VA are you?
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    I'm from the Richmond area, but travel all over the state.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoxAlarm187 View Post
    Welcome to the boards! Like life in a real firehouse, you'll find some useful information in here, along with a fair amount of BS. Ask away with any questions you have.

    Maybe we can have a contest to see what member from outside of Virginia can pronounce the city you live in. I think it's Eagle 97.3 who says, "Not only do we know where Poquoson is, we know how to say it too!"
    Reminds me of the joke about the couple traveling through Louisville and having an argument about how to pronounce it.

    They stop at a fast food joint to eat and ask the woman at the counter, "How do you say the name of this place?"

    She answers, "BUR GER KING."
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    Pronounce as pəˈkoʊsən. Also sometimes called Messick.

    Welcome aboard, from Central Virginia
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptOldTimer View Post
    Pronounce as pəˈkoʊsən. Also sometimes called Messick.
    If you're going to show me how to pronounce a word made up of letters I know, don't do it using letters I don't know.

    I like Messick better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    If you're going to show me how to pronounce a word made up of letters I know, don't do it using letters I don't know.

    I like Messick better.

    LOL I used a type that looked odd. How about this way. Pa'kousan



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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    If you're going to show me how to pronounce a word made up of letters I know, don't do it using letters I don't know.

    I like Messick better.
    I know right? LOL


    Paw Co Son! Simple. And, I actually live 20 minutes from Poquoson. I live in Yorktown, where the revolutionary war ended.
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