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    SafetyPro is back in service

    Since I've been gone so long, figured reintroductions were in order. My name's Chris. I'm a long-absent moderator here, have been a member of the forum since back in 2004 (wow, time flies and all that). I've been gone for awhile due to a lot of other calls on my personal time, but am back now...
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    Vehicle Over-the-Side

    We seem to be making the news a lot lately. This is the road that heads up into the mountains at the NE corner of our town. Different sections of the road fall under the jurisdiction of us, Arcadia, Monrovia, LA County and the USFS, so calls up there tend to have multiple agencies responding...
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    How my day went yesterday (first GSW)

    So this is how my day went yesterday. I was covering the ambulance for one of our normal daytime guys (who had to go to a meeting with our dispatch). I had just left home to take the ambulance back at 5 when we got toned for a gunshot victim. Can't go into too much detail obviously, but here's...
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    NREMT-B Prep

    Longer story than I want to get into right now, but basically, my wife and I are planning on moving out of California sometime in the next year or so. After looking at reciprocity requirements elsewhere, and since I have to do a skills test for my County recert by June anyway, I've decided to go...
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    U.S. Military Says Goodbye to Last MASH

    By WILLIAM FOREMAN, Associated Press Writer Thu Feb 16, 9:33 PM ET MUZAFFARABAD, Pakistan - The U.S. Army said goodbye to its last MASH Thursday, handing over the green tents, emergency room and surgical tables to Pakistani doctors and nurses who had never seen the hit TV show that made...
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    Strange OD Call

    Got probably one of the weirder OD calls I've heard of last night. Pager goes off "OD, such and such address, PD enroute." Wasn't on-duty, but figured I'd respond even though it was on the other side of town. Text pager goes off as I'm walking out the door stating "Male Age 50 Abdominal Pain...
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    Update

    Sorry I haven't been around much lately. Life seems to have decided to get very busy on me as of late, and it still feels like I'm catching up from being down in Biloxi those two weeks. Hopefully, things are starting to calm down. I've been helping to organize a full-day conference for about...
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    Wayne Manor Burns to the Ground

    A well-known Pasadena landmark, the mansion at 380 S. San Rafael Avenue which portrayed Wayne Manor in the 1960s Batman TV series and which was featured in many other TV shows and movies including "Rush Hour", was destroyed in a major fire today. The house, which recently sold for over $6...
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    New EMS training program

    Don't know what or any of this I'd mentioned before, so here's a brief synopsis. For the past several years, our EMS program has been coordinated by a career FF/paramedic from a neighboring department. He's very active in EMS in the county and did all our training drills, conducted periodic...
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    Back from Mississippi

    Just wanted to let you all know that I and the rest of my DMAT team (CA-1) got back from Mississippi last night. As you know, we got our Alert and subsequent Activation orders on Sunday, August 28. Most of the team (including myself) flew out of LAX for Memphis on Monday morning and we were...
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    Full arrest - woman I knew

    Well, its finally happened...just went on my first full arrest call for someone I knew. Mother of a girl I went to HS with...also the sister-in-law of a former (late) Chief of our department. I was the AED operator, so I went through the whole call from initial PT contact (about 4 of us got...
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    Parade Pics

    Here's a couple pics from our 4th of July parade today. Unfortunately, my wife was trying to watch the baby too, so didn't get too many. Me driving RA41 with FF Robert Johnson from my crew. A better view inside the cab. Just a neat old Model T fire engine that a someone entered. Chris
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    Happy 4th of July!

    A very happy 4th of July to everyone (OK, so its an hour early here, but I'm not planning on being up then). Hope everyone enjoys a safe and sane holiday. We're having our annual parade tomorrow, and the FD will be there in force. I'm driving the ambulance and will try to post pics if I get...
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    PLEASE READ - Personal Attacks Not Tolerated

    Not naming any names, but there are some members who appear to be posting here primarily to perpetuate arguments and attacks on certain other members that began on another site. As a reminder, when you joined this site, you agreed to the rules and guidelines below, and personal attacks are not...
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    PLEASE READ - Personal Attacks Not Tolerated

    Not naming any names, but there are some members who appear to be posting here primarily to perpetuate arguments and attacks on certain other members that began on another site. As a reminder, when you joined this site, you agreed to the rules and guidelines below, and personal attacks are not...
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    Code 3 Chicago FD Squad 1/1a & Squad 2/2a on eBay

    I don't sell on eBay very often, but I have two seperate two-piece Code 3 diecast fire apparatus sets up right now. These both come from the six-piece Chicago Squad Set which consists of three rescue units (Squad 1, 2 and 5) and three snorkel units (Squad 1a, 2a and 5a) plus a display stand...
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    Yahoo! - Guidant Recalls 50,000 Defibrillators

    Guidant Recalls 50,000 Defibrillators By ASHLEY M. HEHER, Associated Press Writer INDIANAPOLIS - Guidant Corp. said Friday it was recalling cardiac defibrillators implanted in nearly 50,000 people worldwide because of a flaw that could cause it to malfunction. At least two patients with the...
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    Mercy performs 1,000th open-heart surgery

    Fairfield Echo - Fairfield, OH Thursday, June 09, 2005 They call him Mr. Grand, as in one-thousand. Robert Jones, a resident of Connersville, Ind., finished a nearly weeklong stay at Mercy Hospital Fairfield as its 1,000th open heart surgery patient just as he started it: chatting away and...
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    Yahoo! - Cats use fax as toilet, spark house fire

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Two kittens picked the wrong place to relieve themselves when they urinated on a fax machine, sparking a fire that extensively damaged their Japanese owner's house. Investigators in the western city of Kobe have concluded that the fire in January was caused by a spark...
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    Off to a conference...and another conference

    Just wanted to let ya'll know that I'll be gone for a bit over the next few weeks. I leave Friday for the NFPA conference in Vegas. I'll get back from that the following Thursday (6/9), but will then be leaving again on Sunday (6/12) for the American Society of Safety Engineers conference in New...

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