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    I just spent an awesome week in Florids with my wife and two kids. One night at Disney World my daughter had an accident with a bathroom door and lost a fingernail(it was nobody's fault). The two paramedics that responded had Reedy Creek Fire Department on their crests. These two were awesome. My daughter is 3 and she was screaming and hard to deal with. The paramedics really knew how to talk to a child and calm her down while treating her injury. They also gave her and my son some Jr. firefighter stickers. Thanks to the Reedy Creek Fire Department and their professionalism.

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    Sev years ago, my family and I were at Dis when my wife (who is Type 1 diabetic) and is on an insulin pump had a true diabetic emergency. Called 911 from the hotel room and the brothers from Reedy EMS took excellent care of her and got her to the hospital post - haste. End result, she was within hours of checkin out permanently if not for the efforts of the medics and the hospital staff who reduced her sugars from 900+ to normal with no long term effects. Had to cut vaca short but I still have my wife and my son his mom. Can't thank everyone enuff and my deepest apologies for this coming soo late! Keep up the good fight brothers!

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    Reedy Creek FD is essentially the Disney FD. The Reedy Creek Improvement District is much of what made the Disney properties in Florida possible.

    That said, sounds like they're doing a great job. They probably face a wider cross section of the population than most of us could ever expect to see, given the number of visitors to the facilities.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Reedy Creek FD is essentially the Disney FD. The Reedy Creek Improvement District is much of what made the Disney properties in Florida possible.

    That said, sounds like they're doing a great job. They probably face a wider cross section of the population than most of us could ever expect to see, given the number of visitors to the facilities.
    Can you imagine the languages they encounter on annual basis? They get visitors from all over the world.

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    Lots of EMS and lots of inspections and prevention. Very few fires.

    From what I understand they are very, very god and do on heck of a job, especially when responding to EMS calls.

    I can imagine that the language issue is something that Disney faces everyday on the park-operations side, so I'm sure they have access to some fantastic translator resources.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Lots of EMS and lots of inspections and prevention. Very few fires.

    From what I understand they are very, very god and do on heck of a job, especially when responding to EMS calls.

    I can imagine that the language issue is something that Disney faces everyday on the park-operations side, so I'm sure they have access to some fantastic translator resources.
    I'm quite sure Disney takes great pains to help Reedy Creek be the best that they can be. They have enough $ to have their own private dept. if they needed to. They sure aren't going to let any second rate crew operate on their grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    Lots of EMS and lots of inspections and prevention. Very few fires.
    Rather like a military base, where the inspectors are not only out and about all of the time, with schedules of inspections to follow, but they have unfettered access to all facilities (even "private" residences - ie, on-base quarters) - something municipal fire departments rarely have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Rather like a military base, where the inspectors are not only out and about all of the time, with schedules of inspections to follow, but they have unfettered access to all facilities (even "private" residences - ie, on-base quarters) - something municipal fire departments rarely have.
    Well, almost all residences. I know quite a few firefighters on a nearby military base and they don't have access to certain buildings where sensitive operations take place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCFF2014 View Post
    Well, almost all residences. I know quite a few firefighters on a nearby military base and they don't have access to certain buildings where sensitive operations take place.
    Arrangements can be (and are) made to provide access to even the most secure locations. Used to work in some of them. Just a matter of putting away anything an uncleared (or inadequately cleared) person shouldn't see, and escorting them while they're there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tree68 View Post
    Arrangements can be (and are) made to provide access to even the most secure locations. Used to work in some of them. Just a matter of putting away anything an uncleared (or inadequately cleared) person shouldn't see, and escorting them while they're there.
    The guys I know have said that some buildings (i.e. where the Delta guys hang out) are off limits to everyone, even in the event of emergency. Completely different world, even from the regular armed forces. They know that there are certain roads that they will just not go down.

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    Quote Originally Posted by codeblue81 View Post
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    I thought the hokey-pokey was what it's all about.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NCFF2014 View Post
    The guys I know have said that some buildings (i.e. where the Delta guys hang out) are off limits to everyone, even in the event of emergency. Completely different world, even from the regular armed forces. They know that there are certain roads that they will just not go down.
    And they most likely have their own people and procedures to prevent fires from happening.

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