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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    What the heck. You get cheaper insurance if you do good in school?? Or do you mean your parents pay more or less depending on how well you do??
    Yea if I get 80's or above in my classes my insurance drops a whole lot of money. I guess they want to see if im mature.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    What the heck. You get cheaper insurance if you do good in school?? Or do you mean your parents pay more or less depending on how well you do??
    Yeah I get it too I believe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNYexp6012 View Post
    Yea if I get 80's or above in my classes my insurance drops a whole lot of money. I guess they want to see if im mature.
    Quote Originally Posted by RFRDxplorer
    Yeah I get it too I believe.
    Son of a b**ch. That would have been nice to have during school while I was paying out the *** for car insurance. I've never heard of anything like that north of the border.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ndvfdff33 View Post
    Son of a b**ch. That would have been nice to have during school while I was paying out the *** for car insurance. I've never heard of anything like that north of the border.
    I got that deal during High School and College, more beer money
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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    I got that deal during High School and College, more beer money
    I think you mean more ''milk'' money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ccfdblehman View Post
    I got a good student discount through high school and college. There is a correlation between grades and driving, believe it or not. Generally, students who work to get good grades or care enough to pay attention in school are more responsible/mature. This usually parlays behind the wheel too... responsible/mature in one case, generally responsible/mature in most cases.
    If you're in college and STILL an Explorer,why hasn't your department given you the opportunity for full membership?(This mostly applies to Explorers sponsored by a volunteer department.)What does that say about their opinion on you as a potential firefighter?
    So,do your parents pay for your insurance and car note?What opinion do they have of you buying and mounting light bars on the vehicle that they are paying for?
    One of the explanations for good student discounts is that because they are spending more time on the books getting those good grades,they are not behind the wheel as much in the highest at risk age bracket.
    What do you think an Explorer driving excitedly to the station or to the scene is doing?Is he/she thinking about driving safely or about the "save" he might get to make resulting in the "Hero's Reward" from the hottest girl at school when she hears about it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    If you're in college and STILL an Explorer,why hasn't your department given you the opportunity for full membership?(This mostly applies to Explorers sponsored by a volunteer department.)What does that say about their opinion on you as a potential firefighter?
    So,do your parents pay for your insurance and car note?What opinion do they have of you buying and mounting light bars on the vehicle that they are paying for?
    One of the explanations for good student discounts is that because they are spending more time on the books getting those good grades,they are not behind the wheel as much in the highest at risk age bracket.
    What do you think an Explorer driving excitedly to the station or to the scene is doing?Is he/she thinking about driving safely or about the "save" he might get to make resulting in the "Hero's Reward" from the hottest girl at school when she hears about it?
    I don't get why your asking him these questions. He didn't say anything about mounting a lightbar on his car. And why are you questioning his department's view towards him, he could be a explorer on a department whose age requirement is 21 and he never stated that he was a explorer in the first place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MarcusKspn View Post
    I got that deal during High School and College, more beer money
    That is always a bonus too.
    If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by FDNYexp6012 View Post
    I don't get why your asking him these questions. He didn't say anything about mounting a lightbar on his car. And why are you questioning his department's view towards him, he could be a explorer on a department whose age requirement is 21 and he never stated that he was a explorer in the first place.
    At my old department,if you were under 18,you weren't burnable and could not make entries or work in the hot zone of an extrication scene or do more than hold doors at a medical call.
    Over 18,you were fair game.I thought all Explorers with a volunteer department were eligible for full membership at that time.At least I've never heard of a department allowing people in the Explorer program(an offshoot of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America)above the age of 18.
    He was responding to remarks made about insurance rates on a vehicle equipped with lights and siren with "I got a good student discount through high school and college.." which lead me to believe that he was still an Explorer over the age I am familar with,still livng at home and such.
    The questions are still valid: if you are an Explorer Scout and your folks are paying for the car and insurance,why would you want to increase the premiums by adding lights and siren?The insurance people will learn of it and that WILL jack up the rates.

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    Here, I found it....a whackers heaven video....www.youtube.com/watch?v=WkumxfTNE1U

    Bou - That does NOT beat the Dodge 4X4 pickup that I saw in Ohio. Besides the lights, the guy had a Q on it........
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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin Gershon View Post
    Hey I know this might sound strange but i was wondering what all your favorite light bar is. Mine deff is the vector light bar. let me know what you think it is.


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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    At my old department,if you were under 18,you weren't burnable and could not make entries or work in the hot zone of an extrication scene or do more than hold doors at a medical call.
    Over 18,you were fair game.I thought all Explorers with a volunteer department were eligible for full membership at that time.At least I've never heard of a department allowing people in the Explorer program(an offshoot of Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts of America)above the age of 18.
    He was responding to remarks made about insurance rates on a vehicle equipped with lights and siren with "I got a good student discount through high school and college.." which lead me to believe that he was still an Explorer over the age I am familar with,still livng at home and such.
    The questions are still valid: if you are an Explorer Scout and your folks are paying for the car and insurance,why would you want to increase the premiums by adding lights and siren?The insurance people will learn of it and that WILL jack up the rates.
    I understand what you are saying. I don't believe he meant that he has a good insurance rate and and a lightbar but I could be wrong. As to the age limit for explorers, where I am I can be a explorer till Im 20 since the hiring age is 21.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hwoods View Post
    Bou - That does NOT beat the Dodge 4X4 pickup that I saw in Ohio. Besides the lights, the guy had a Q on it........
    Harve,

    That wouldnt have been in Bowling Green was it? (Not that I would EVER admit living anywhere near BG.......)




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    Now I think this is from Mexico as I can only guess the description is in spanish but WTH!?!?!

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    Thumbs up Uhhh, Yeah............

    You got it! he was working in the little office at the Gate where the Pullers check in. We were able to chat for a few minutes (some folks ahead of us on the Check in were having a bad hair day) and he seemed to be a real decent guy. It's a Nice Pickup that he has, I'm just not too sure about a Q on a "Normal" electrical system............


    A Mexican Jeep with a Q on it....... That is a bit....... er.... ah..... different. I would assume the Donkey Carts pull over pretty quick........
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    Quote Originally Posted by BPFire1618 View Post
    Much as I hate responding to blue light topics, I'll add me two cents. Lightbars ruin the look of most vehicles (look decent on pickups though.) But they are POINTLESS unless you are a line officer/chief officer and can/do respond to scene and actually USE the "warning power" of a full-size bar. Lightbars do nothing but attract the attention of cops, who just LOVE to pull over the blue-light brigade (least in my part of Connecticut anyway.) A small LED-dash light is more tasteful and less conspicuous as far as being a cop-magnet.
    Who cares about POV's? Some people here acutally drive real emergency vehicles! Our lightbars are SOS - 1604L and Whelen LED-bar (can't remember what model), the Whelen in particular is quite effective, but still... I'd fancy them Vectors

    So that's my vote: Federal Vector is dead cool!

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    Addition... sorry, not indenting to speak evil about personally owned vehicles, we don't even use them here. But I mean, the favourite lightbar, is not the one that i would put on a would-be POV but the one that I would put on fire aparatus.

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