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  1. 4 points
    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 further refine and enhance the user experience here at EB! with all of you in mind. To kick it off, we've updated our software to the latest versions for enhanced user experience as well as user safety. We now operate using an encrypted SSL certificate meaning the data you choose to share is secure. We've also boosted the RAM in our server to provide a faster experience with less load times and lag. Be on the lookout for brand new features soon too! Feel free to request any new features you think would benefit the community as well! We're all ears. Happy Building! - Dakota
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    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 picture of the world we live in. But remember, our likelihood of being caught in a terror attack or other major incident is still pretty slim. Higher than ever, but still pretty unlikely. Regardless, we as EMS providers have to keep a heightened situational awareness both at home and abroad. San Bernardino The world of Tactical EMS is changing every day. Partially as a result of the San Bernardino terror attack, protocols are beginning to change around the United States for "hot zone" EMS. There is currently a push to get Rescue and EMS into the "hot zone"- an active scene- to provide care and extraction of patients as quickly as possible. Obviously, this is extremely high risk. Nothing is set in stone yet, but be aware of the paradigm shift that may be implemented in coming years. Dallas In a post from a Dallas police officer, he quotes, "Fire did NOT get enough credit...they were moving with us in ambulances toward Market St towards the gunfire. Every single time we told them to get out of the shooting zone the driver would just keep yelling "Just tell us where they are," referring to our downed Officers.". Protocol, no. Probably not. But this is the start of the shift discussed above, on a personal level. When it's one of our own, or our brothers or sisters in blue, red, or otherwise, treatment takes on an increased sense of urgency. Keep your wits about you, and treat the injuries just as you would any other patient. Don't get flustered, and do your job. What Do I Do? Train. Practice. Know your protocols. Learn new skills. Keep your underutilized skills sharp. Keep your situational awareness up- we are a target too. Bolded, underlined, and italicized to instill just how important it is to remember that. The more knowledge and practice you have, the better you will perform in crisis- On duty or off duty. Additionally, practice using equipment you have at hand. You're out and about, without your rig or EMS bag, and an incident occurs- terror attack, mass shooting, etc. You have just the everyday things you carry on your person- make them work and know what you'd do with each item if the worst case scenario occurs. What do you or I do in that scenario? We do our jobs. Time to go to work. "Learn, Train, Survive, Save. No excuses" Capt. K out ____________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ James is a 6-year member of the LFC, and currently studies Natural Resources Management at SUNY-ESF in Syracuse, NY. James is a certified Type 2 Wildland Firefighter and Hazardous Materials Technician. James is also a New York State EMT-Basic, and a pending National Registry EMT. James has worked for three fire departments and one EMS agency in his 5 years in emergency services. James is entering his 6th year in Fire & EMS in November 2016.
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    Wow. It's definitely been a while since I've logged into this site, and even longer for MOC pages... Sitting here scrolling through the images sure brings back a lot of memories... -Mike
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    That moment when you try on your old bunkers, you left behind 2 years ago, and they got too big!! This diet thing ain't so bad, new bunkers are on their way!
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    hi guys and girls welcome to my lego mocs called baybrick county baybrick rural and baybrick airport i do hope you like my models alot of them have been created from help of other moc builders and credit is shown with the models theve helped on hope you guys like please comment on models as all feedback goes towards future builds and designs etc im not keen on ldd /stud,io models i like to see them in real brick as you can change and adjust things with real bricks take care and keep building and showing them models all the best calvin
  6. 3 points
    Prime movers, Airplanes, Ambulances, Wildland trucks, Public Info officers. Looks like Studdsville will not wind down anytime soon, maybe Mercury County Fire/Rescue will find its way in between.
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    Im not dead everybody, just swamped with real life stuff. Im now a senior, swim season started, and I have work and a girlfriend so free time is not around anymore lol
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    This morning, there was a 2 alarm electrical fire in Arlington. The fire started after a transformer in an underground vault, adjacent to a shopping/ apartment plaza caught fire and exploded. I was able to get to the scene to watch the response. Units from Arlington, Fairfax, and Alexandria responded to the fire. In addition, a Crash truck and a Foam unit were special called from the airport to help extinguish the electrical fire.
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    Been a while since I was here last. My CVPI has gotten in the way of Legos, I'm currently shooting for the most hated Vic owner ever https://www.instagram.com/p/BKZbKFjDZWU/
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    Brush 9 and Rescue 10 are finished along with the new Squad 3, all they need is decals. Pictures will be posted soon.
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    Engines 8 and 11 are now posted on here and on Blockburg's Weebly site.
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    PGFD has suffered a tragic loss, with our first LODD since I have been a member, with another of my brothers still critical from gunshot wounds. Keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
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