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  1. G1G4

    Volunteer Fire and EMS fundraising

    Charles does, that's how they circumvent their paid crews and mileages or their ambulances.
  2. G1G4

    Scanners

    Not to step in the middle of this intelligent conversation, but I'll throw a few scenarios out.... If an officer is conducting a traffic stop on Budds Creek Rd and has a driver flee on foot, he cannot switch to an encrypted channel while he's chasing. If officers are responding to a hold up...
  3. G1G4

    Volunteer Fire and EMS fundraising

    Well, you took it personal when you said "I hope I never have to rely on these dumbasses to put my fire out." Why? Because they went around door to door asking for donations? Because there was a truck next door that wasn't supposed to be there? I'm not quite sure how either of those instances...
  4. G1G4

    Volunteer Fire and EMS fundraising

    Actually, if anything, you've taken it personally that there was a firetruck in your neighborhood to 'visit their baby mama.' Call Bay District and ask, their Chief is a member here, perhaps he'll read the thread and let you know.
  5. G1G4

    Boating Accident on 6/14

    You mean the drunks that hit a boat (or a jetty, still not sure which...), then ran into the bridge, then loaded the boat back up on the trailer, dropped everybody off and decided to call for help? That one? Nope, don't know anything about it...
  6. G1G4

    scanner type in Calvert?

    Calvert is not digital. They're Motorola Type 2 Smartnet that's had their base frequencies modified to a lower 800 mhz system. A Pro-164 or BCT346XT should work fine. Older scanners like the Pro-97 won't work.
  7. G1G4

    Rt. 4 South of Prince Frederick

    In reference to traffic moving then not moving, the road was probably shut down to do reconstruction and a death investigation. Can't shut down the road until the emergency vehicles (more so the ambulances and fire trucks) quit disturbing the scene.
  8. G1G4

    Catch 22

    Are you referring to the area where the old National Mobile Home Park used to be?
  9. G1G4

    EMT/Paramedic Question

    I do recommend volunteering before you jump into it if you don't have any experience in the field. Volunteering is really the best way to see if you're cut out for the job before you try to start a career in the field. We have a variety of calls (both EMS and fire) that can test your patience...
  10. G1G4

    Calvert Ambulance

    As a member of the Fire/EMS service in St. Mary's, it's obvious we have issues, from the outside and the inside. As EMS_Chief said though, paid positions aren't going to fix this issue. Sure, one paid crew in Mechanicsville is a great idea. But, when they routinely have the second and third call...
  11. G1G4

    Working House Fire 11/25/2012

    Both are out of the hospital. One was taken from the MAYDAY, one was taken after. He was being monitored for a leg injury and an abnormally high CO level in his blood. Both are back down the road and recovered.
  12. G1G4

    Shooting on St. Johns Road Last Night

    Because people don't stop being stupid just because it's election day/Christmas/Thanksgiving etc..
  13. G1G4

    MVA With Entrapment - Oakville

    Loveville Rd @ Three Notch Rd. Reported one trapped 1231; MSP on scene, confirming entrapment with a vehicle overturned 1231; MSP requesting the helo 1231; Chief 7 advises start the helo 1232; Engine, rescue engine, BLS ambulance and ALS en route 1232; Additional squad en route. 1233...
  14. G1G4

    Emergency scanners to go quiet in 2014

    Got it, thanks brother!
  15. G1G4

    Stupid deer.

    Had a guy hit one on his Harley Friday night down Wynne Rd. Deer caught him on the gas tank. Luckily, he saw the deer and was in the process of laying it down and it just stepped on the tank while he put it down. Would've been nasty otherwise.
  16. G1G4

    Emergency scanners to go quiet in 2014

    Our radio system is ancient. And I mean that in the nicest way possible, but it really is. We use technology that was old ten years ago, so that shows you what we're working with. I'm not quite sure the upgrade was for more coverage, but it was more for an updated system that would correct...
  17. G1G4

    Emergency scanners to go quiet in 2014

    I'm kinda confused. P25 is a mutual aide radio system setup, it's not supposed to be our standard system. We (fire/ems) were told that it would be a Motorola Type II Smartnet system, the same kind that Charles County is operating. The article, though, says we're going to be using the P25 system...
  18. G1G4

    California?

    :shrug:
  19. G1G4

    California?

    Oh, you have that syndrome too? Irregardless, there was a "gas leak" on Torino Drive. In reality, a woman put her gasoline soaked clothes in a washer, someone smelled it and called 911. As far as everyone making a joke, I usually don't if I know what's going on. Police scanner doesn't do...
  20. G1G4

    Stoplight Question

    There's the issue, you're expecting drivers to be competent :lol:
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