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    When one of our fire explorers was old enough to start testing he remembered he had the Gage and Desoto dish and cup set from the TV series Emergency. His mom had a picture of him in front of the TV as a kid eating off it when the show came on. He took that picture to his orals. Did it work? He works for San Jose Fire.

    Dennis, thanks for the update. The change has been made to the link.
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    That's probably the worst advice I have ever heard of in my entire fire service career. Do you really think about things when you post them.
    Are you really advocating that candidates do this?
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBob View Post
    When one of our fire explorers was old enough to start testing he remembered he had the Gage and Desoto dish and cup set from the TV series Emergency. His mom had a picture of him in front of the TV as a kid eating off it when the show came on. He took that picture to his orals. Did it work? He works for San Jose Fire.

    Dennis, thanks for the update. The change has been made to the link.
    http://www.eatstress.com/squad51.htm

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    You have got to be kidding me. Kids, take Chief Lepore's advice and IGNORE THIS NONSENSE!

    Fire fighting is a profession. You are not auditioning for American Idol. You are a person seeking a position in a professional public safety organization. If you brought that picture into an interview that I was sitting on, I would IMMEDIATELY disqualify you. My rationale would be for immaturity and a lack of appreciation of the role of the modern fire service.

    You can also rest assured that, somehow, that little anecdote will get out. If you happened to actually get on, that story will be in the firehouse before you are and your life will be hell for a long time.

    You're an adult and stories about "little boys wanting to grow up to be firemen" are passe and largely irrelevant. David Berkowitz wanted to be a FF, too.

    Mommy stories should not be brought to the fire house.

    bobby, you should be ashamed of yourself for this hokey crap. This is exactly why these kids should not waste a nickel of their money or a moment of their time on your nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCLepore View Post
    That's probably the worst advice I have ever heard of in my entire fire service career. Do you really think about things when you post them.
    Are you really advocating that candidates do this?
    No I don't avocate this. He told me later after the interview. He was hired though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBob View Post
    No I don't avocate this. He told me later after the interview. He was hired though.

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    Just like you don't advocate trying to beat a polygraph, but you send guys to a site where it is taught.

    Just like you don't advocate wearing sepcial contact lenses to cheat on the eye exam to hide color blindness, but you send kids to a site where they can buy them.

    Just like you advocate telling the truth, but coach kids on concealing information on their background check.

    Guys, pay very close attention to what has been going on here recently with cap'n bobby. Lack of ethics is a very telling thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBob View Post
    When one of our fire explorers was old enough to start testing he remembered he had the Gage and Desoto dish and cup set from the TV series Emergency. His mom had a picture of him in front of the TV as a kid eating off it when the show came on. He took that picture to his orals. Did it work? He works for San Jose Fire.

    Dennis, thanks for the update. The change has been made to the link.

    Bob

    And this has to do with what? I've seen a lot of nonsense that you have posted.. this takes the cake.

    PS: it's a fruitcake!

    PS #2: maybe he should have brought his Tonka and Matchbox fire trucks with him, too!
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    Today is Kevin Tighe's 62nd birthday,according to the Memphis Commercial Appeal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptBob View Post
    When one of our fire explorers was old enough to start testing he remembered he had the Gage and Desoto dish and cup set from the TV series Emergency. His mom had a picture of him in front of the TV as a kid eating off it when the show came on. He took that picture to his orals. Did it work? He works for San Jose Fire.

    Dennis, thanks for the update. The change has been made to the link.
    http://www.eatstress.com/squad51.htm

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    What firefighter between the ages of 35 and 45 did not get their first real taste of firefighting from Emergency! ? You can/should mention it, but bringing in memorabilia is kind of creepy.
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    OK, back to the fan stuff for a minute. We can resume fighting later...


    For anyone who is interested, there is a photo spread and writeup on the restoration of Squad 51 in this months MOPAR Collector's Guide magazine. It has an orange 55 wagon on the cover for those who may feel like looking.

    http://www.moparcollectorsguide.com/

    There is some very cool history about how the squad came to be, and where it spent parts of it's life after the show.



    Now back to the bickering...
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcaldwell View Post
    For anyone who is interested, there is a photo spread and writeup on the restoration of Squad 51 in this months MOPAR Collector's Guide magazine. It has an orange 55 wagon on the cover for those who may feel like looking.

    http://www.moparcollectorsguide.com/

    Now back to the bickering...
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    When people would come into our Station 1 for a visit from the parking lot,they'd see the back of our Unit 31 used for medical assist and calls where lighting was needed.The first thing they'd comment on was "Hey,that looks just like the truck on 'Emergency!'."

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    Oh yeah, I remember watching the show. My dad was a volunteer firefighter, and would laugh at some of the stuff on the show, but for a kid, it was a great show in its day. I had the old metal lunch box of Johnny and Roy, but did not bring it to my interview with the chief when I got hired.
    I also remember a show that ran for a couple of seasons called "Code Red". It was also set in LA, and it featured a young boy taken in by a fire fighting family, he became a fire explorer, if I remember correct the young boy was Adam Rich?
    I have watched most of the fire fighting shows and movies, and find them to be entertaining. I loved Third Watch, not for the fire side of it, but because I loved to see how much trouble Boscoe could get himself into with his big mouth. I also liked to see how much Carlos would iritate the living crap out of "Doc".
    Rescue Me is a favorite for us at work now. Again, it is for the entertainment value. Not really for the "realism" of the show, but we do like to sit and say how much more interesting work would be if we did try to pull some of the stuff they do.
    Tv is Tv; work is different.

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    Not sure how long this station has been on but Comcast Cable has a channel they call "Retro Television Network" with lots of old TV shows with both good and bad acting in them.
    One specifically is "Emergency" so if anyone has been jonesing to see Johnny and Roy using their thumbs to connect IV lines,use your channel guide to find what actual channel this is on.

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    Hulu.com
    Has a lot of Emergency! available for free.

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    My wife watched Emergency for the first time ever with me the other night, man I loved that show.

    I have season 3 right now and I need to get more, my text message tone is a tone out from season 3, she did get a kick out of hearing that on the show after she hears it so much on my phone LOL

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    This morning I was watching tv,(NOT naked,in a beanbag chair or eating Cheetos!)and on RTN, the show "Operation Petticoat" came on.
    For those not born before the 70s,this was a series based on a movie with Cary Grant about a WW II sub that was painted pink when all they could get was red lead paint and white paint.
    The series originally starred John Astin as the Captain but later on appearently he left the show.
    I do not recall Randolph Mantooth being in the series but this episode had him as a Lieutenant,possibly the Executive Officer.
    Until now,I thought he'd just had "Emergency", the animated "Emergency + 4" and was riding the speeching circuit talking about what he's done for EMS and other subjects dear to his heart.

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    ever notice how neither of them ever miss a stick ... its not fair
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    Quote Originally Posted by doughesson View Post
    I do not recall Randolph Mantooth being in the series but this episode had him as a Lieutenant,possibly the Executive Officer.
    Until now,I thought he'd just had "Emergency", the animated "Emergency + 4" and was riding the speeching circuit talking about what he's done for EMS and other subjects dear to his heart.
    This just begged to go a-googling.



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    EMERGENCY! (7 YEARS) JOHN GAGE (SERIES LEAD) NBC

    OPERATION PETTICOAT LT. MIKE BENDER (SERIES LEAD) ABC

    DETECTIVE SCHOOL EDDIE DAWKINS (SERIES LEAD) ABC

    AS THE WORLD TURNS HAL MUNSON (SERIES REGULAR) ABC

    GENERAL HOSPITAL RICHARD HALIFAX (SERIES REGULAR) ABC

    CRIMINAL MINDS (2009) GUEST ANNA FOERSTER/CBS

    ER GUEST JONATHAN KAPLAN/NBC

    JAG GUEST PAUL SCHNEIDER/CBS

    DIAGNOSIS MURDER RECURRING GUEST CHRISTIAN I. NYBY/CBS

    WALKER, TEXAS RANGER GUEST ERIC NORRIS/CBS

    BAYWATCH HAWAII GUEST CLIFF BOLE/NBC

    CHINA BEACH GUEST MIMI LEDER/ABC

    THE CITY/LOVING ALEX MASTERS (SERIES REGULAR) ABC

    L.A. LAW GUEST SAM WEISMAN/NBC

    THE FALL GUY RECURRING GUEST GEORG FENADY/ABC

    MACGYVER GUEST WILLIAM GERAGHITY/ABC

    MURDER SHE WROTE GUEST PHILIP LEACOCK/CBS

    VEGA$ RECURRING GUEST CHARLES PICERNI/ABC

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