Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Ford To Halt Production Of The Crown Vic/Police Interceptor

Police Worry About Demise of Crown Vic
Ford to halt production after 2011
Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Kalamazoo Gazette (Michigan)

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- For police agencies, the Ford Crown Victoria has been like an old friend -- dependable, always there.

So news that Ford Motor Co. plans to halt production of the sedan after 2011 worries local law enforcement leaders, who say they are worried about finding a suitable successor and about the potential costs of replacing equipment that has fit the "Crown Vic" year after year.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Austin FD's New Engines Sporting AFD's New Logo

Austin FD placed the new Engines 9,11,12, and 16 into service today. All are 2009 Pierce Contenders, and sport the department's new logo on the front doors.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Round Rock FD's New Quint 4

City Of Round Rock, Texas Fire Department
Quint 4
2009 Pierce Velocity
Job # 21832
2000GPM/500 Tank/CAFS/75' Aluminum aerial

New Firefighter Game For Nintendo Wii

Seems very cool!

Be part of a squad as your fellow firefighters work with you to make sure everyone makes it out alive
Use full-motion swings to hack down doors with your axe and pry apart crushed metal with the hydraulic spreader, taking full advantage of the Wii's motion sensing controllers
Thinking Fire technology delivers a cunning and dangerous enemy unlike any that has been seen before as the flames have a mind of their own
Phenomenal Hollywood voice cast including James Marsters, Jack McGee, Michael Jace, Jamie Kennedy, and Jenette Goldstein


Wrecked - get ready for a 12 episode marathon of Wrecked, Sunday on Speed!!

Wrecked - get ready for a 12 episode marathon of Wrecked, Sunday on Speed!! More info @ http://www.speedtv.com/schedule/filter/date/2009-9-20

Friday, September 11, 2009

Wrecked Season 2 Finale: My Thoughts

Season 2 Finale:My Thoughts

The last two episodes of season 2 were basically clip shows, a retrospective of footage we've already seen. Boring and dissapointing. We already knew how they felt, as the show does a great job of explaining each recovery, while the camera documents the crews emotions. Nothing new was really shown.

I would have liked to see more action, like more use of the new Speed Crane for recoveries, or maybe a visit to Miller Industries to see 317 being built. Bill talks a lot about safety, but they should really show all the progressive things O'Hare has and does to keep it's operators safe. Show more of the Northlake facility and what it really takes to keep the trucks on the road. There are so many possibilities for this show then tractor trailer rollovers and winch outs. Hopefully, there will be a Season 3, and we'll delve more into the operation of one of the best towing and recovery operations in the world.

I've already sent my email to North-South productions and SPEED with my thoughts.........