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  1. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    That moment when you clear a public assist (lift assist) call, and as we're pulling out of the cul-de-sac like 5 Police cars come up trying to pull in... (they said they caught a dropped 911 call)
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    McCormick Testing/Interview

    Its been 3+ years since I left McCormick, and like 5-6 years give or take since I got hired there and went thru the process at the time. Shortly before I left, they were bought out by AMR, tho they (obviously) kept McCormick relatively intact. Plus they took over the Santa Monica transport...
  3. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    Hmm, seemingly overnight, our EMS Agency used CARES Act monies to buy like 50 Lucas 3 devices and put 2 each on all ambulances. Apparently they don't actually have any written guidelines or SOGs or anything for them yet but have already been used. We just got a familiarization course, though FD...
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    Movie Marathon Thread

    Good ole Tommy Lee Jones :cool:
  5. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    Well my sister just bought a (2 yr old used) BMW X5.... An order of magnitude or 2 lower I made my own big purchase, after having spent the last year or so with no computer at home other than my cell phone (since my old laptop hard drive failed) I finally bought a new computer. (Now I gotta...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    We did a 343 Tribute workout today. The tallest building in our district is 43 stories so we put on full turnouts, including SCBA and our high rise hose bundle complement, went on air and climbed it, came back to station to do 100 push ups, 100 situps, and 100 weighted squats. Then we really...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    Well Raptor is guilty of that too... 😁
  10. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    So I've been thinking about breaking down and buying a Leatherman Raptor. However while pursuing multi-tools I saw this version from SOG. Looks like a few more tools at a slightly lower price point (and I like SOG in general) Anybody ever heard/seen these...
  11. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    That moment when the rookie in station, the gung ho headstrong cocky, talk a lot of smack type, challenges you to a mask up drill, gloves on (i.e. properly donning SCBA Mask, hood, helmet, going on air, etc, all with the big bulky not very dexterous firefighting gloves on)... and not only do I...
  12. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    Not so much from our station itself (unless ypu climb up to the roof of the old hose tower) but in our neighborhood looks directly into Pearl Harbor (can see both Battleships Missouri and Arizona Memorial) For the end of WW2 celebrations (much muted due to the pandemic unfortunately) they had...
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    the 100% directionless thread

    More like 90k for registration and taxes and the like but yeah, not untrue either 😅😞
  14. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    If I had an extra 90 grand laying around I'd be talking to a dealer about buying a Ram TRX. Not that I need an off road desert racing tuned pickup that probably gets single digit mpg (because it has a freaking 700 horsepower supercharged 6.2L Hemi V8 with 650lb ft of torque, 0-60 in 4.5...
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    Backspace issues on phones

    idk if its a glitch with my phone or the website, but when ever I hit the "backspace" button it automatically takes away my keyboard (which makes it very frustrating ot I wanna go back and fix a typo as my keypad suddenly dissappears all the time and I accidentally tap on some other part of the...
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    Movie Marathon Thread

    Ended up watching all 4 Karate Kid (the original trilogy and The Next Karate Kid, the one with Mr Miyagi but the girl, Julie, instead of Daniel) (I didn't watch the remake/reboot/whatever it is with Jaden Smith) Although I'm pretty sure only the original is needed for the Cobra Kai show, the...
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    Movie Marathon Thread

    Was gonna do a Karate Kid marathon today to prep for binging Cobra Kai on Netflix. Turns out Karate Kid is on Starz and requires premium subscription... so I rented the original on Amazon Prime, we'll see if I rent the rest of the trilogy at 3 bucks a pop or not lol
  18. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    The ZzzQuil I've been using lately is Diphenhydramine HCI (why is the "L" lowercase?) 50mg per 30ml solution. Very definitely better results for me than any Melatonin supplements. I dont really recall any dreams... but just a general feeling of "yeah I was technically asleep but not actually...
  19. Jim37F

    the 100% directionless thread

    Was having some insomnia, like ~4hrs of sleep at home no calls or whatever. (The night before we got chewed the F*** out was a sub 4hr night) Tried taking some melatonin supplements including a sublingual spray, felt like it just screwed me up more. Bought a bottle of ZzzQuil, the clear "no...
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    Movie Marathon Thread

    I started with some GTA V but after getting killed a few times I ended up doing a Pixar marathon instead 😁 Wall-E, Cars, Cars 2, Cars 3. Was gonna add in Planes and Planes: Fire & Rescue but those two weren't available on Disney Plus lol

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