I hope this message finds you well. I've been using a more hands-off approach and letting this community sort of steer itself without much guidance lately and I'm happy to see that, overall, it seems to be working. In recent years, Facebook groups and social media has reduced the frequency of forum visits by users as a whole, and that is true here as well. That being said, I still strongly feel there is something to be said for a dedicated platform that keeps things shared and ea
My name is Ed O. I'm from New York, and have been building fire trucks since 2011 or 2012, but I didn't start posting it anywhere until 2014. Currently I have 4 departments. Three are in the planning stage and my main department is in the rebuild phase. I was an explorer for nearly 4 years, but am currently working on leaving the Explorer program and applying to the Department itself to become a firefighter.
I've had my fair share of issues within the LFC. When I first
Hey there folks!
It's 2018 which means Emergency Bricks! has been around for 7 long years! In that time we've seen our ups and downs and grown our databases considerably thanks to community contributions from dedicated experts and novices alike. These contributions have been comprised of nearly 400 digital downloads, nearly 8,000 images and countless forum discussions sharing tips, tricks and techniques from all over the world.
Finishing out 2018 and going into 2019 our goal is to furt
It's been quite a while since the last BlazingBricks entry. College and work are a deadly combination in the world of Lego, or other hobbies for that matter.
Open Letter to EMS
I'm sure you have all heard about the most recent terror attack in Nice, France. In this blog entry, I'll be discussing what that and other recent attacks mean for us in the world of Fire/EMS. The following copied from a personal post I made several months ago.
Now, these may paint a pretty grim
The crew, of above title fame are those who compose the riding compliment to fire apparatus everywhere. Unlike the popularly held belief held by the public and unfortunately some fire departments, firefighters don’t just jump on and off putting the wet stuff on the red stuff. It is in practice, a good deal more complicated than that. Each firefighter is a time tested technician, specialist and expert in a multitude of felids. From Firefighters and EMTs to Hazardous Materials Techn
You may nominate any creations or member who falls into one of the following categories:Member Awards
Builder of the Year
Best Rescue / Squad
Best Police Vehicle
We are excited to announce a new feature here on EB called "Feedback" for the community to use.
Now this is not feedback regarding community posts or content, but feedback regarding transactions with other members of the community, such as the purchasing/ trading/ selling of models amongst members.
We have always provided the Buy/ Sell/ Trade forum, but if you are new to the community it could be a bit scary entering into a deal with someone you know nothi
As you probably are already aware, we suffered some technical difficulties over the past couple weeks resulting in the loss of some data from our servers. We, fortunately, were able to restore just about everything, but in the process discovered that although all of our files were back in place, they had become corrupted somehow in the restoration.
There is a silver lining however, as we have an older backup that contains working versions of most, if not all, of th
You've just walked into your fire station on your first day. As an Explorer, Volunteer, or Career firefighter, your career in emergency services begins now. I was there almost 4 years ago. I signed my Explorer Post application, grabbed some gear, and got ready to train for the first time. I knew my responsibilities, I knew the job, and I had the ambition. Here are a few things to expect from your first fire job, and a few things to avoid.
Know Your Job: If you're an Explorer or Junior Firefig
Welcome readers to Blazing Bricks! Before my first column, I'm going to introduce myself to those of you who don't know me. My name is James K, and I've been a part of the LFC since early 2010. Back in the "Good Old Days" of County  Command on MOCpages, studded roofs on trucks, and only a very select few members using any sort of SNOT. I started my fleet with a commercial chassis engine, aerial purchased from NBEA, a Utility unit, and a Battalion unit. I now have 6 departments with 7 unique
I was going to leave this bit till the end, but i thought it should go up top, its quick tips, and might save you from reading my long and possibly geeky and self absorbed little piece. 1: Stabilize, Stabilize, Stabilize. For the love of all that is holy, keep that camera still. Stuff in the frame can move, the camera really shouldn't, it leads to nasty blurry photos that even a dog would pronounce dodgy. Do it by any means, wedge you iPhone up with random objects, use a tripod, use t
Any chance for a native dark mode?
I use a chrome extension but it REAAALLLYYY slows things down.
Also anyway to view the gallery as a "collective?"
In other words view all images uploaded chronologically, disregarding albums and sorting.
Basically a much longer "NEW CREATIONS" section but like probably not on the homepage for practical/design reasons. Maybe a "see more" on the top right hand corner of that box.
Times are changing now, it is sad to think that fire and ems have to wear body armor now or have police escorts. I hope in time my self to get EMS or First Responder training. The article was well written and makes you think about things differently.