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New contributor[edit source]

Hi. I just wanted to drop a line and let you know that I have started contributing content to this Wiki. I notice that the last edit seems to have been in December if 2007. I wanted to see if you were still active on this Wiki or if you have decided not to continue work on it.

Epolk 19:51, 21 May 2008 (UTC)

Hi there. Appreciate your contributions. I hadn't given up, but unfortunately I have a bunch of projects on the go right now. I had planned on making this a roster thing, but your additions are great. Unfortunately, the rosters don't look that great when entered without a lot of additional editing, and there isn't an easy way to transfer the info I have elsewhere to the wiki. However, I hope to get the word out and start getting some rosters up one of these days.
Can I ask how you found it?

Cheers, Uzbek 03:32, 25 May 2008 (UTC)

Thanks, took a bit of fumbling but not too bad once you get the hang of it.

Kitchener Sold Apparatus[edit source]

The Kitchener FD has sold via tender the following equipment off: 4 Pumpers and 1 Heavy Rescue. Aylesford, Nova Scotia bought a pumper $5282.55 Centre Hastings, Ontario bought the rescue $57750.00 Eastway Tank bought two Pumpers $4305.00 each Town of Lourdes, NL bought 1 pumper $9975.00

(John) Scottrucks 15:07, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

Update Kitchener Apparatus[edit source]

Eastway Tank bought Engine 8 & 9 from Kitchener. Scottrucks 15:10, October 6, 2009 (UTC)

RE: Spartan[edit source]

The truck you show as ass'g't unknown is P361. The truck caught fire in stn and Advance rehabbed the truck and added a new Gladiator cab. Mike--tor328 13:46, February 7, 2010 (UTC)

Calgary Fire Department[edit source]

Hello Mr.Uzbek. Im very sorry but I have totally messed up the formatting on the Calgary Fire Department page!!! Im not to sure how I did it, but I am very sorry!!!

I really hope you can fix it.

My bad,

ENGINE_4

Calgary Fire Department[edit source]

Thank you very much Mr.Uzbek!!!

Ad free[edit source]

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Huron County, Ontario[edit source]

Hi, Huron County in Ontario is made up of 7 departments, Huron East(Brussels, Grey, Seaforth Stations), North Huron(Wingham, Blyth Stations), South Huron(Exeter, Dashwood, Huron Park Stations), Central Huron(Clinton Station), Goderich(Goderich Station), Bluewater(Bayfield, Brucefield, Zurich, Hensall Stations) and Howick(Gorrie Station). The 3 unknown truck assignments under North Huron are Howick fire department trucks (formerly Wingham Area Fire Department which was compromised of Wingham and Gorrie Stations, as of Jan 1 2010 Wingham and Blyth Stations amalgamated to become the Fire Department of North Huron, and Howick created their own department from the Gorrie station). I will try and get Truck information for all the stations, and can edit the pages once they are created, thanks for all your hard work!67.220.44.110 17:38, June 16, 2010 (UTC)

Thanks for the info and the kind words. I saw that Gorrie wasn't on the North Huron fire website, so I thought it had been closed. No idea that a new department was formed. I've added a new page for Howick. Cheers, Uzbek 03:02, June 17, 2010 (UTC)

New contributor[edit source]

Just wanted to let everyone know that I have started contributing content to this Wiki which is a great source of information with regard to fire fighting resources. I have much more information to come...as time allows. Cheers! Housingcop

New Wiki Logo![edit source]

Howdy,


I am part of the Wikia Lifestyle content team and have greatly enjoyed looking around your wiki!

Earlier today I uploaded a quick and simple wiki logo for your Fire wiki and hopefully it will update soon (you can view it here: http://fire.wikia.com/wiki/File:Wiki.png). (Looks like it's working now!).

Please let me know if you have any questions or need any help!

- JeskaD 18:40, July 28, 2010 (UTC)

Autopedia[edit source]

I was hoping we could link my wiki (Autopedia) to yours, since it's both auto. I was hoping I could get a visitor boost from here. Thanks! --Knightrez(Talk) 02:07, August 4, 2010 (UTC)

Rocky View[edit source]

Hi there,

The official spelling on their website appears to be Rocky View.


60 Bush Buggy and 56 Engine were right beside each other on my list of vehicles and I mixed up the asset numbers. 56EN is 5630; I'll fix that in a few minutes.

That 1999 International (SE2032) is most likely Chestermere's old truck. Replaced by the Rosenbauer and 99% sure it is currently a spare.

The other two Fort Garry trucks I'm not sure about - but I have someone I can ask.

As for the retired trucks: P3180 (not P23180) was either leased or purchased from Calgary Fire when 71 first opened. It was subsequently wrecked in a collision and the last I saw of it, it was in Calgary's shop yard in pieces. I would feel comfortable saying it's retired.

The GM bus was 56 Support at one time, asset 1891. Not sure where it is now.

The two front-mount pumpers might be trucks that were sold to some of the other non-County departments. Cochrane has one and Airdrie either used to or still does have another. They're no longer County property. I do intend to do the other departments when I have time, so I'll work on that.

The other two (the 1991 GMC and the 1985 GMC van) I'm not sure about - again, I can ask someone.


Thanks for the warm welcome and I definitely will be working on things as I get time! :)

New Look Coming to Lifestyle[edit source]

Uzbek,

Hi! Quick reminder, in case you missed the site notice last week. The Lifestyle category, which includes the wiki you are an admin for, is among the first to test out our new look (read more about the new look)!

You've been added to the beta group where you can access the Theme Designer to prepare your wiki for the change over. Starting tomorrow (October 6,2010) all anonymous viewers of your wiki will see it with the new look. We've created a Transition Guide with tips and best practices in the Community blog or my announcement for Lifestyle adminshas even more tips. Please let me know if you have any questions. Cheers,

JeskaD 18:38, October 5, 2010 (UTC)

British Columbia[edit source]

Hey,

Where are you getting all this information to update the wiki? Your doing such a great job.

I run a website, www.bcfiretrucks.com Ive just recently started adding the wiki information to my website. Its good for the information I dont have.

Ryan Stelting.

Bcfiretrucks.com

Alberta[edit source]

Thank you and will do may just need a hand keeping my entries look good. keep up the the good work.Backdrft 23:43, February 2, 2011 (UTC)Backdrft

Ya no worries I only know the smaller depts. I don't have a very good idea of the cities. Your calgary page is really good. Please add to mine I know I am missing Apparatus for both depts.

Hey just had a look at your additions to vermilion and did some additional fixes. I was wondering if you new about some of there other apparatus I know the county bought a new truck back in the mid 2000's I think it was a superior or e one and they bought a new truck from FGFT this summer in august and also have a dodge ram for command hoping you may have the answers keep up the good work backdrft

So I had another look into Vermilion the Town got a 2010 spartan pumper from FGFT and it arrived in the fall of 2010 and it replaced the 1979 front mount. Thats all I know I have never seen it in the FGFT deliveries but I know they got it. I believe vermilion has the 2003 In there hall which is the county truck and the 2006 pump is blackfoot alberta which is in the county. The county of vermilion has updated all of there Trucks in the last 10 years. I dont think the 1998 tanker was kept it was basically a flat deck with a plastic tank on it and the 1994 pump I am not sure but I doubt it was kept possible sold elsewhere . The 1994 rescue was for sale on the towns website. The 1999 pump is the towns also. Hope we can solve this mystery (lol).

Design[edit source]

Howdy Uzbek,

Thanks to the Wikia design team, the Fire wiki has a new look and feel - please take a look and let me know what you think.

As always, don't hesitate to let me know if you've got any questions or thoughts about the wiki and keep up the great work!

Cheers, --JeskaD 20:02, February 28, 2011 (UTC)

hi its logan[edit source]

hi i just joined

TNRD info[edit source]

I don't have time to make these updates. You can gleam fire hall addresses from the maps at this link for Thompson-Nicola Regional District in British Columbia.

ftp://ftp.tnrd.bc.ca/pub/FireProtectionMaps/

Edmonton[edit source]

Hello Uzbek. I was just viewing some pages and realized that Edmonton station 26 has a tanker also but I have no info on it just wondering if you did???


backdrft

Bon Accord, AB (Sturgeon County)[edit source]

Hello:

Not sure how to add a category on Retired Apparatus?

Bon Accord has sold Unit 7, a 1984 GMC Tilt Cab / Superior Pump via Ritchie Bros. in Edmonton, AB earlier this month.

Best regards,

CdnFireTruckBuff 20:51, July 17, 2011 (UTC)

Can you send me an E-mail. stuck@scanbc.com I have some questions about some information listed on the Langley Fire Page.

Question[edit source]

Hello Uzbek, I just have one quick question, where do you find all the information about the different trucks? 101blargman 18:07, May 11, 2012 (UTC)101blargman

Hi Blargman. Thanks for your efforts on the Ottawa page. A lot of my info there is out of date and I don't have assignments for a lot of the newer rigs. Any missing shop numbers would be a great help too. Also, I see you have the new Spartan / Carl Thibault tower at 81 as 81B. I know they've had some issues with the RKs, but thought they had been worked out. If they're running the new trucks as backups, maybe not.
To answer your question, I've gathered it from here and there over the years. Websites, people in the area, Ontario Fire Buff Third Alarm ([www.ofba.ca]), apparatus photography, etc. etc. By putting everything I have out there for people to see and change, I hope to keep my own info UTD. Hope this helps and keep those updates coming! Uzbek 19:27, May 11, 2012 (UTC)
Thanks for the info Uzbek, as for the RKs, last year the Pierce had a recall and got replaced by the RK for about 7 months, now the Pierce is back and the RK floats around from station to station as a spare ladder. Since station 81 is fully trained on that ladder, if the RK is at the station for storage, they could put it in as a B ladder if the situation should arise. So the Pierce is the full-time ladder and the RK is just a spare. When ever I get so new info I'll make sure to put it on! 101blargman 20:37, May 11, 2012 (UTC)101blargman

Mississauga[edit source]

Hello, just noticed that the Mississauga Fire Station 114 has been updated and Pumper 114 now a 2010 Spartan Metrostar? Just wondering if this is correct or if they are still operating Pumper 114 as the 1998 American LaFrance/Smeal Truck? Thanks...

Not sure. I didn't make the changes. Uzbek 11:59, June 6, 2012 (UTC)


They were running a 2006 ( I believe it was a 2006) Spartan/dependable that was former Pumper 101 I believe, they are not running the Lafrance anymore it is a spare. I have asked a friend who works at 114 for the info on the truck but here is a picture
http://www.flickr.com/photos/e2kmaster/5215686330/
Brad
Hi Uzbek, 
remember my edit you reversed? (https://gyazo.com/05596aabf715ac03744a3afeabb18db9) I'm not sure what PK Welding is but on the picture of it on the side there is a little logo which says "Metalfab" on it, so I'm quite confused...did I do something wrong? Please help me out
Thanks GreaterTorontoAreaEmergency (talk) 16:54, May 30, 2016 (UTC)
Hi Uzbek,
I noticed you undid my edit about Mississauga's Spartan / Seagrave rescue pumpers. Correct me if I'm wrong but I do believe those two trucks were built by Seagrave Canada, formerly known as Almonte, and ceased operations in 2010 before they formed Arnprior.
Thanks GoldenHorseshoeFireBuff (talk) 18:15, July 18, 2016 (UTC)
They were, but Arnprior is a completely different company. There are former Seagrave (& Almonte) employees at Airnprior, but the Mississauga trucks were built by Seagrave. The two companies aren't affiliated other than the fact that they're in the same area and some people moved between companies. Uzbek (talk) 18:46, July 18, 2016 (UTC)
Hi. So regarding the new P118 and P121 the water tanks capacities according to the dealer are 840 IG. Ok, but like I said before I saw P118 in person and I checked the ULC plate which says the truck has a 3630 L/800 IG tank. So I don't know, what would you say the capacities are? (CXFireRescue (talk) 21:12, April 28, 2017 (UTC))
OK, thanks. I'd say that the ULC plate qualifies as the best source. Go ahead and change it back. Thanks for getting that info. Uzbek (talk) 22:33, April 28, 2017 (UTC)

Ottawa Fire[edit source]

Thanks for your edit Uzbek, I only have access to the active roster, not the unknown location roster. So I have no idea where those trucks are. On the subject, where did you hear about getting 12 new Pumpers? Thanks again,

101blargman (talk) 14:46, September 3, 2012 (UTC)101blargman

Hi Blargman. I wouldn't be surprised if many of those trucks have been retired, but generally try to get some sort of confirmation. Can you tell me about the active roster info you have access to? If they aren't on the active list, that might be all the confirmation we need.
The twelve pumper tender was posted on MERX at http://www.merx.com/English/SUPPLIER_Menu.Asp?WCE=Show&TAB=1&PORTAL=MERX&State=7&id=250377&print=Y&src=osr&ForceLID=&HID=&hcode=ZwJQIIgyLbFszjMsdxeKDA%3D%3D.
Thanks for your help on Ottawa. Big city and my info was out of date - plus, there seems to be lots of movement there. Uzbek (talk) 15:33, September 3, 2012 (UTC)
I'm involved with the OFS in different ways, I have a scanner and once a week every full time station does radio checks, telling me there Pool numbers and Lit numbers, then I match them to the ones on this site. I haven't been updating in a while because I've been quite busy lately, so I only have them in my records, so soon I'll have a big update on pool numbers. The only flaw with that is that I only know the pool numbers and I don't know what type of truck it is all the time. For the confirmation, most of those trucks numbers I haven't heard in a long time, so I'm guessing they're no longer in use.
Sneaky, I never thought of doing that type of research to figure that out. It's my pleasure, I already had my own record of the trucks, so I thought why not share them? Yes there is a lot of movement, the OFS isn't the most efficient department. Thanks again, 101blargman (talk) 19:27, September 3, 2012 (UTC)101blargman

Hi

I've finished editing the Seattle Fire Dept. page for now, but left a formatting mess that i couldn't resolve.  No tabs, double spaces, etc.   Sorry!

Regards,

Bob Lukas

Rlukas1 (talk) 23:23, December 29, 2012 (UTC)

Uzbek[edit source]

Здравствуйте, я седьмой вандал за всю историю этой вики, заблокируйте меня пока я не натворил "пожалим по тихоньку"! --LYON CYBORG (talk) 21:02, January 18, 2013 (UTC)


Вы заблокированы. Спасибо за предложение. Я не узбек, я канадец. Это мое имя пользователя, больше ничего. Я устал от этого. Пожалуйста, остановитесь. Uzbek (talk) 21:35, January 18, 2013 (UTC)

Ottawa Fire Question[edit source]

Hey Uzbek, just wanted to run something by you and grab your opinion, on the Ottawa Fire Service page, there is a massive list of trucks that were made in the 1990s era, and I'm almost positive that they're no longer in service. I haven't seen any of them around, nor have I heard any of there Pool Numbers over the air. With your blessing, I'd like to move them to the "Retired" section if that's alright with you. Let me know. And thank you very much for this website! 101blargman (talk) 02:01, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

If you're reasonably sure they're gone, sure. Any idea what they do with their old trucks - trade-in, auction? Uzbek (talk) 02:50, January 24, 2013 (UTC)
Thanks Uzbek, I'll start removing some. They seem to do a mixture, manly auctions though. I know a lot of neighboring Ottawa Departments end up with there older rigs. It's just I don't know whether or not they did do that with any of these rigs, so I can't link them. 101blargman (talk) 22:33, January 24, 2013 (UTC)

Password[edit source]

Uzbek, I set up an account, but I must have mistyped the password I wanted to use how do I fix?


Uzbek, I set up an account, but I must have mistyped the password I wanted to use how do I fix?173.181.91.66 06:26, March 10, 2013 (UTC)

Not sure, sorry. I'm an admin, but I don't believe I have account access as it should work across all Wikia wikis. Uzbek (talk) 01:44, March 14, 2013 (UTC)

Helping hand?[edit source]

Greetings! Fire Wiki is a great concept, I have family who are firefighters. :) I wonder if you'd interested in some help with a new background (or at the very least, a fix of the blank white space at the top) or wordmark logo, or possibly with a main page that has more info and better links to the wiki contents? Please let me know either way, I'd be happy to lend a hand here if you'd like. Thank you for your time! :)

Siggy4.png @ (profile)•(talk)•(email) 20:16, March 13, 2013 (UTC)

Hi great work[edit source]

great Fire Wiki...my kid is a firefighter in Wyandotte MI and i Live in St. Calir Shores MI 3 fire stations thanks for updating..Whatsonron (talk) 18:26, April 19, 2013 (UTC)

Fire Wiki in French[edit source]

Hi Uzbek !

I'm QcRLH from Pompier Wiki, it's a project like Fire Wiki but obviously in french ! I think that we can do a partnership between your project and our project and add interlanguage links between the two wikis. I know that our wiki isn't big, but currently Pompier Wiki has 190 pages in 17 days, I think it is not so bad for a new wiki !

Some informations are only available in French in some regions and I think that can help your wiki and a lot of informations from is on your wiki.

PS : Sorry for my English, my first language is french. QcRLH (talk) 21:17, May 20, 2013 (UTC)

A request have been sent for links between our two wikis : http://community.wikia.com/wiki/Community_Central:Interlanguage_link_requests --QcRLH (talk) 22:31, May 20, 2013 (UTC)

Airdrie[edit source]

Hey,

I cant figure out how to put the box's in for the stations on the Airdrie Fire Dept page, can you help?

Hi. Which boxes are you referring to? Can you link to an example? Uzbek (talk) 03:04, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

I figured it out!!! thanks anyway

No problem. Looks good! Thanks for the edits. Uzbek (talk) 20:48, June 9, 2013 (UTC)

Some pictures and categories[edit source]

Hi ! I start to take some pictures of some fire stations in my region (Chaudière-Appalaches, Québec), all of pictures is take by me (currently they are posted directly the same day that I take the pictures), today I did all fire stations of Les Etchemins except Saint-Cyprien (I forgot that village... pathetic), you can view the (new?) pumper #208 (ex:?) of Saint-Louis-de-Gonzague. For the tanker #609 of Saint-Just-de-Bretenières, I take that picture during the parade for the Saint-Jean-Baptiste, however each years they also parade with the pumper #209 and the rescue #509, but this year they have some problems... This two apparatus can't be use currently by firefighters (#209 is too old (Greatly the new Levasseur pumper) and #509 have problems with safety belt...

Brief, I will try to do others RCM in next weeks (or this week), Montmagny (except Saint-Antoine), L'Islet, Bellechasse, Lévis, Beauce-Sartigan, Robert-Cliche and La Nouvelle-Beauce are my goal presently. For Saint-Antoine-de-L'Isle-aux-Grues, unless that I pass one day on the Isle-aux-Grues, I can't take picture of the fire station, hovewer I don't know if I can go close enough of the fire station to take a picture because this fire station is on the field of the local airport and is the property of the government and in my memory I think that the field is fenced.

For categories, for the Municipalité Régionale de Comté, I find some errors :

  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Côte-de-Gaspé
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté du Domaine-du-Roy
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté du Granit
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Haute-Côte-Nord
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Haute-Gaspésie
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de L'Île-d'Orléans
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Kamouraska
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté des Etchemins
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Matane -> Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Matanie
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de la Minganie
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Nouvelle-Beauce
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de Robert-Cliche
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Vallée-de-l'Or
  • Municipalité Régionale de Comté de La Vallée-du-Richelieu

also in french it's : Municipalité régionale de comté (without capital)

but in everyday life we just talk of the La Nouvelle-Beauce, therefore all of this category can just be named like : La Nouvelle-Beauce, La Rivière-du-Nord, L'Assomption, Le Haut-Richelieu, Les Etchemins, etc...

Also, I know that's hard to understand, but in Québec we have MRC but also some TÉ (ET, Equivalent territory), it's not a MRC (most of TÉ are just 1 big city but all of this TÉ are several city merged together, therefore some defunct fire departments). That's the list of all TÉ:

  • Gatineau (1 City)
  • Jamésie (4 Cities, 1 Municipality)
  • Kativik (14 Nordics village, 1 Naskapi Village)
  • La Tuque (1 City, 2 Municipalities)
  • Les Îles-de-la-Madeleine (2 Municipalities)
  • Lévis (1 City)
  • Longueuil (5 Cities)
  • Mirabel (1 City)
  • Montréal (15 Cities, 1 Municipality)
  • Québec (3 Cities, 1 Municipality)
  • Rouyn-Noranda (1 City)
  • Saguenay (1 City)
  • Shawinigan (1 City)
  • Sherbrooke (1 City)
  • Trois-Rivières (1 City)

I think that's a good idea to list directly the MRC and the TÉ without Municipalité Régionale de Comté just like :Saguenay, Québec, Maria-Chapdeleine, Les Appalaches, Montréal...

Finally, the Communauté Urbaine de l'Outaouais do not longer exists since 2002, it's currently the TÉ of Gatineau.

QcRLH (talk) 23:08, June 26, 2013 (UTC)

Hi. Thanks for all of your work, really appreciate it. Your ideas about the MRCs sound good. I was trying to be accurate as possible (sorry about the spelling), but if people just say "La Nouvelle-Beauce" or whatever, it makes sense. Here in Ontario, people would say "York Region" instead of the official name, "The Regional Municipality of York," so it would be the same. I don't know if there's an easy way to change it, though - would it be necessary to go through each article? I'm not sure. Un mille fois, merci! Uzbek (talk) 01:30, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
I will go through each article and change all the categories, this is not so long. QcRLH (talk) 02:11, June 27, 2013 (UTC)
Excellent. I'll try to grab some too. One thing - there's a change you can make when adding categories (second box) where you can add a name to put it in alphabetical order. For instance, if you add Cacouna, Cacouna is listed under C instead of S (for Service Sécurité Incendie Cacouna). I can do them as well - will do some for Rivière-du-Loup. Thanks again. Uzbek (talk) 12:08, June 27, 2013 (UTC)

Question[edit source]

Hi ! This is just a question, but when I have enough information about some fire department, can I take the model of the Maitland and District Volunteer Fire Department (Nova Scotia) article ? Because, with Schémas de couverture de risques en sécurité incendie, I have many informations on fire departments of the MRC when this document is available on Internet.

QcRLH (talk) 16:07, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

Sure. Uzbek (talk) 16:09, July 1, 2013 (UTC)

SIM SPIM SSIM SIM[edit source]

Hey. As you saw, I've started editing Service de Sécurité Incendie de Montréal. I don't live in Montreal any more, but I try to keep up (and I listen online occasionally). Trying to figure out a better way to organize all the info for each station and unit. --Peter Laws N5UWY (talk) 23:39, November 16, 2013 (UTC)

Ideas[edit source]

Hi Uzbek,

It's can be cool to have pictograms for domains of intervention of fire departments that we can place in a infobox with some information like the logo, headquarter coordinates, established, number of firefighters, number of stations, number of engines, number of squads, number of rescues and the fire chief.

For the pictograms I thought about :

  • Vehicle extrication
  • Wildfire
  • HAZMAT
  • CO2
  • Confined space rescue
  • Vertical rescue
  • Water rescue
  • First responders
  • Off-road rescue
  • Etc...

I'm not able to do that, but maybe someone of Wikia can do that.

QcRLH (talk) 15:39, November 24, 2013 (UTC)

Hi QC. Sure...but I'm not sure how to proceed. No idea how to do any of that stuff - an infobox would be a great way to do it. I've tried to create one but no luck. Plaws was going to look into it as well. The updates are great - thank you for your hard work. Uzbek (talk) 23:32, November 24, 2013 (UTC)
For the Infobox I can try ! For the pictograms I will try to search ! QcRLH (talk) 02:56, November 25, 2013 (UTC)

Pictures from BAnQ[edit source]

Hi, I will add some archives pictures from BAnQ (Archives of the Québec government) :

  • Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ) allows, without special authorization, use of content from its Web portal for educational, private study or research purposes, provided the source of the images and/or texts is clearly indicated.
  • This Canadian work is in the public domain in Canada because its copyright has expired for one of the following reasons: it was a photograph created before 1949.

So all pictures created before 1949 on the Pistard Archives on BAnQ are in the public domain.QcRLH (talk) 03:40, November 25, 2013 (UTC)

Great idea!

Pictures Copyright[edit source]

Hi, I wrote a message (in French) to PompierJonathan because the pictures that he add in the wiki are also on the website of municipalities, so I don't know if he have an autorisation or if he's the owner of these pictures.

Some exemples :

I view this because I use municipality website for information to add to the wiki (some rescues, manufacturer (Levasseur, Maxi Métal, Carl Thibault and Heloc are really easy to view on pictures)

QcRLH (talk) 02:07, December 12, 2013 (UTC)


Hi Uzbek,

I'm very happy to have found this website. I'm doing an inventory of all fire trucks in Lanaudière and it really help me. I wanna know how did you found all the informations about fire departments? Especially for Saint-Michel-des-Saints truck?. I didn't see anything about that except here. But nothing more about type of trucks or any pictures. That's the only town that I have nothing about fire trucks for my inventory. If you can help me, I will really appreciate. And on my side, I'll try to contribute for other fire dept.

Thank you so much

AlexG86 (talk) 01:28, January 18, 2014 (UTC)


Hi,

I want to know, on the St-Zénon page, why did you put ???? for the 1981 International? And why did you remove that it was a pumper tanker?

Thx

AlexG86 (talk) 17:57, February 4, 2014 (UTC)

Copyright and pictures[edit source]

I think that we give time to PompierJonathan to explain authors of pictures, but we didn't have any answer so I think that you can delete pictures add by Pompier Jonathan.

My goal for the summer (It's in a couple of months but...) I want to take pictures of all fire stations in Montmagny (11), L'Islet (1, I forgot Saint-Aubert last summer) , Bellechasse (20), Beauce-Sartigan (13), Robert-Cliche (5) and possibly La Nouvelle-Beauce (10), Lévis (6), Lotbinière (16) and Les Appalaches (11) and closed fire stations.QcRLH (talk) 04:03, February 9, 2014 (UTC)

Industrial fire departments[edit source]

Are industrial fire departments are admit on the wiki ? Like IBM in Bromont, Bombardier Aerospace in Mirabel, etc QcRLH (talk) 15:52, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

Part 2[edit source]

That's the name on trucks :

For IBM : Opérations d'urgence IBM Bromont

For Aluminerie de Bécancour : Aluminerie de Bécancour Urgence Incendie

For Stelco : Stelco Steel Fire Department

QcRLH (talk) 16:25, February 16, 2014 (UTC)

1 FD, 2 MRCs[edit source]

When a fire department serves municipalities on two MRCs, should we add the category of the second MRC ? Notice that the second municipality don't have any fire station. I have some examples :

  • Tadoussac (La Haute-Côte-Nord) serves Baie-Sainte-Catherine (Charlevoix-Est)
  • Saint-Prosper (Les Etchemins) serves Saint-Philibert (Beauce-Sartigan)
  • Beauceville (Robert-Cliche) serves Saint-Simon-les-Mines (Beauce-Sartigan)
     QcRLH (talk) 00:15, March 4, 2014 (UTC)

Caserne No. 1 vs Caserne 1[edit source]

In French, it's exactly the same thing in English :

  • Fire Station No. 1 or Fire Station 1 have the same meaning than Caserne No. 1 or Caserne 1 QcRLH (talk) 20:51, March 7, 2014 (UTC)

PS : Please delete that : http://fire.wikia.com/wiki/Caserne_No._1_vs_Caserne_1 I had a bug with your talk page...

Chaudière-Appalaches is did ! (L'Islet, Montmagny, Bellechasse, Lévis, Les Etchemins, Lotbinière, La Nouvelle-Beauce, Robert-Cliche, Beauce-Sartigan and Les Appalaches) --QcRLH (talk) 22:04, March 7, 2014 (UTC)

Pictures[edit source]

Hi, I contacted Heloc Fire Trucks to use pictures on the wiki, because I saw some pictures on other websites like : http://pdq.policecanada.org/liste/fortiervillefd/index.html, So maybe we could have some pictures (with copyright authorisation) for some trucks. I will try with other Quebec companies later (Levasseur, Lafleur, Maxi Métal, Carl Thibault, L'Arsenal, Techno Feu, Aéro Feu). QcRLH (talk) 01:39, March 20, 2014 (UTC)


That rig is the old Engine/Rescue 3, the 1995 Spartan/Metalfab rescue pumper. The 1996 Spartan/Metalfab that was Engine 4 is still used as a reserve unit. B

Airports[edit source]

Hi, most of airports in Quebec are city owned and some fire departments have crash tender or a fire truck assign at there airport, so does these fire departments (like Bromont, 1 crash tender, 1 fire station near the airport), can be add to the category Airport Fire Departments (Québec) ?. And what about Bagotville, the fire department of Bagotville base is also the civil airport fire department ?

If yes, what are criteria ? This is a short list :

  • Baie-James (At less 3 crash tenders), Aéroport La-Grande 3, Aéroport La-Grande 4
  • Bromont (1 crash tender, 1 station), Aéroport Roland-Désourdy
  • Gaspé (1 crash tender, 1 station), Aéroport Michel-Pouliot
  • Mont-Joli (1 crash tender), Aéroport de Mont-Joli

Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande vs Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande[edit source]

http://fire.wikia.com/wiki/Service_de_S%C3%A9curit%C3%A9_Incendie_Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande

Two municipalites had the name of Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande, one in Beauce who was amalgamed with the city of Saint-Georges and one in Bas-Saint-Laurent who is now desserved by Dégelis. Because Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande (Témiscouata) have a population of 290 citizens, I don't think that they had 5 different pumpers between 21 years. So probably, that 2 or 3 pumpers served Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande (Beauce). Can you check, if you have a precision about the four older trucks. The only apparatus that is clearly from St-Jean (Témiscouata) is the 1989 GMC / Levasseur pumper (I found a picture, http://www.marchemunicipal.qc.ca/petites-annonces/ads/view/41-camion-gmc-autopompe-1989.html). QcRLH (talk) 19:12, April 3, 2014 (UTC)

Saint-Jean-de-la-Lande was amalgamed with Saint-Georges in 2001, for the 1967 GMC / Thibault is really a truck of Saint-Georges. QcRLH (talk) 12:24, April 4, 2014 (UTC)

1995 Répertoire des ressources municipales en sécurité incendie[edit source]

Where can I find the 1995 Répertoire des ressources municipales en sécurité incendie ? If it's a book, do you know a place where I can buy it on internet ? QcRLH (talk) 17:22, April 4, 2014 (UTC)

For the fire stations in Québec, I found a free Excel file : http://www.donnees.gouv.qc.ca/?node=%2Fresultat-recherche&query=caserne Download it (Lien vers le téléchargement), you will have 6 files, open the DBF file with Excel. For the répertoire, it could useful for defunct fire departments because the book was did before 2000-2006 municipal reoganization.  QcRLH (talk) 23:41, April 4, 2014 (UTC)
For the Excel, dezoom with the wheel of your mouse + CTRL, you will view that others colums are really far in the right, Colums A from H are use :
A is the road
J is the street number
L is the municipality
M is the fire department
QcRLH (talk) 13:26, April 5, 2014 (UTC)
In the répertoire, do you have information about this municipalities (It's old municipalities of Rouyn-Noranda) :
  • Arntfield
  • Beaudry
  • Bellecombe
  • Cadillac
  • Cléricy
  • Cloutier
  • D'Alembart
  • Destor
  • Évain
  • Lac-Dufault
  • McWatters
  • Montbeillard
  • Mont-Brun
  • Rollet
  • Saint-Guillaume-de-Granada
I searched, and I didn't find the book on internet, the government have only one copy (at Bibliothèque et archives nationales du Québec, in Montréal), they can copy it but, with 0,30$/page it cost me 76,80$ without taxes and postal services... QcRLH (talk) 19:15, April 7, 2014 (UTC)

Infobox/Répertoire[edit source]

I'm working on an infobox for fire departments, AlexG86 is doing pictograms for services offers by departments such decarceration, etc... You can view two pictograms on is Talk Page, he sends two links. For the répertoire, my college can have books from other college/university (whose the Université Laval, and they have it :)), so I did a request by internet to have it, if i have the répertoire, I will scan it. QcRLH (talk) 02:03, April 8, 2014 (UTC)

I had a response, the book can just be view at library for other universities/colleges, so my college will call the Ministère de la sécurité publique, if they can loan me the book. If it's not the case, can you scan it for me ? QcRLH (talk) 00:00, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

Infobox[edit source]

That's it ! I finished the infobox (I can add anything, if need), Notice that all information, if nothing is write, will not appear,  but now the infobox countains :

  • Image
  • Country (I will do a template to add Flag + Name (the name will redirige to the category:Canada)
  • Province (Templates to be add (Flag+Name))
  • State (Templates to be add (Flag+Name))
  • City (If the department serves only one city)
  • Cities (Two or more cities)
  • Established
  • Predecessors
  • Successors (For defunct fire departments)
  • Services (For future pictograms)

QcRLH (talk) 00:17, April 9, 2014 (UTC)

I add full-time firefighters (fulltime), volunteer firefighters (volunteer), population (population), area (area) and chief (chief). I changed the red color temporarly, because I have to test how to change the text color. If you want the Facilities & Equipment section on Wikipedia, I can add it. About the table, I will try to create a map coordinates template, but I have another idea, a French Wikia about Roads add a Google Maps plugin : http://routes.wikia.com/wiki/Carte_de_localisation_des_Panneaux_Michelin_de_l%27Ain_%2801%29.--QcRLH (talk) 17:35, April 12, 2014 (UTC)

Répertoire, Yeah![edit source]

I just drop a line because I'll receive the 1995 Répertoire from the Ministère via my college for a couple of weeks ! QcRLH (talk) 22:27, April 14, 2014 (UTC)

CFB Esquimalt[edit source]

Hi, I was wandering if you could post the picture of CFB esquimalt fire rescue engine 462 since you said you had one. I live near there and to my nollage there is no engine 452.

Hello. It isn't my photo so I'll have to ask the owner. Could it be at Fairwinds? And aren't there other stations at the base? Uzbek (talk) 00:47, May 8, 2014 (UTC)
Found an online copy of the same photo on the Fort Garry site. Uzbek (talk) 00:50, May 8, 2014 (UTC)
Found additional copies of the other two trucks on the FGFT site. It's possible that one was transferred elsewhere, but they're all pretty new so it would have to been a recent move. Also added notes to the CFB Esquimalt page. Uzbek (talk) 15:13, May 8, 2014 (UTC)

Photos[edit source]

Thank you ! I'll take some pictures of some stations wednesday, I'll probably visit some stations in the next month, I'm contacting some departments about information. Today, Beauceville, Saint-Joseph-de-Beauce, Saint-Prosper and Lac-Etchemin/St-Luc chiefs answered me, so I'll try to visit their stations to take pictures of apparatus. QcRLH (talk) 02:35, May 13, 2014 (UTC)

  • I added some pictures took today ! (More than 20 !) QcRLH (talk) 01:44, May 17, 2014 (UTC)

Image under copyright / new information[edit source]

Pictures under copyright that I posted (I will probably post) are furnish by chiefs of some departments, I'm presently contacting, with the help of AlexG86, all the fire departments in Quebec by email. So, I added and I will add some information on the wiki, because I send information that we have on the wiki and chiefs returns it with correction. Since the week-end, I sended email to all fire departments in Abitibi-Témiscamingue  Bas-Saint-Laurent, Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeine, Centre-du-Québec, Côte-Nord and the most of Chaudière-Appalaches and some parts of Capitale-Nationale and Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean.  QcRLH (talk) 01:13, May 22, 2014 (UTC)

Québec titles[edit source]

All Québec fire departments are list like Service de Sécurité Incendie XYZ, whre XYZ is the name of the town, but in realty to be correct in french it would be Service de Sécurité Incendie de XYZ. I've tried to start to rename, but the action is limited by the wiki. QcRLH (talk) 01:11, May 25, 2014 (UTC)

No problem with your French, for the limits, after a couple (like 3-4-5 renames), a error message appears (in French for me, because it's a message from Wikia), this is the translation :
Limited action
To fight against spam, the use of this action is limited to a certain number of times in a short period of time. It turns out that you have exceeded this limit. Try again in a few minutes.
Back to the Main Page.QcRLH (talk) 02:48, May 25, 2014 (UTC)
Thank you ! I do not have any problem with renaming anymore, I tried with Les Etchemins. QcRLH (talk) 12:45, May 25, 2014 (UTC)

Information[edit source]

Just a question, where did you find information for the MRC de L'Islet ? QcRLH (talk) 16:51, May 25, 2014 (UTC)

I found the Schéma de couverture de risques on their website, that's okay ! QcRLH (talk) 20:07, May 25, 2014 (UTC)
For L'Islet, stations locations are correct (I took pictures of, last year). QcRLH (talk) 23:34, May 25, 2014 (UTC)

Levasseur[edit source]

Équipements Incendie Levasseur is now closed. (bankcruptcy) QcRLH (talk) 14:07, May 31, 2014 (UTC)

It's really recent, me and AlexG86 knew it since monday, but the confirmation of bankcruptcy was did only yesterday). We only had this confirmation : http://www.fm1017.ca/les_actualites/8670. At the last paragraph, the Saint-François-du-Lac's mayor say : We are working now with politicians and concerned people to find a solution. So maybe, it could be like Thibault did like 10 times in his history, start the company under a new name. I think, it just a question of time. QcRLH (talk) 14:37, May 31, 2014 (UTC)

Videoclip[edit source]

This is a videoclip of a popular band in Quebec, Trois Accords, the videoclip was filmed with the collaboration of the Service de Sécurité Incendie de Rigaud. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBNuAk2RfCE QcRLH (talk) 00:15, June 2, 2014 (UTC)

Saint-Marc-des-Carrières[edit source]

I saw the information on that picture. I'm not sure, but I think that Phoenix didn't have plate for their logo just a sticker or a thing like that and the picture, we could see a plate of the front of the truck. QcRLH (talk) 02:30, June 5, 2014 (UTC)

Website[edit source]

That's a really nice website ! If you want to use my pictures of Thibault / Pierreville (like the Ste-Apolline pumper) truck for your website, I don't have any problem with this, my pictures are on the wiki and also on a website : http://pdq.policecanada.org/liste/index.html. If you need help to translate in French, I can do it. Probably, that AlexG86 can also furnish you some pictures. QcRLH (talk) 16:17, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

Yes that's fine for me :) AlexG86 (talk) 16:22, June 8, 2014 (UTC)

Ford picture[edit source]

I just want to know if you have received the picture of the 1973 Ford and the 1988 Duplex I sent to you? AlexG86 (talk) 16:09, August 7, 2014 (UTC)

Hi Alex. Sorry, I did. I lost my internet on the long weekend and I'm still catching up. Those are great shots, thanks - particularly the Duplex. I'm far behind on adding photos to the Archive site - need to find a better system - so it may take awhile, but those are great contributions. Uzbek (talk) 17:40, August 7, 2014 (UTC)

Ottawa Fire Services[edit source]

Hi, if your going to edit the Ottawa Fire Services page, I please ask that you keep it similar to other edits on the page. (Formating wise)

Example, If it is like this:

Hazmat Support (C5-0704) 2002 GMC 3500 / PK Bodies

Then link the photo to this part:

(C5-0704) 2002 GMC 3500 / PK Bodies


just to keep it the same for all the rest.   Thank you!!

Hy Uzbeck, I just want to ask you how can I upload picictures on fire departement pages like Rivière-du-Loup's one? Because I was only abble to put picture on the gallery and not on Rivière-du-Loup fire departement's page. Can you help me? FDRDL14 (talk) 19:08, December 23, 2014 (UTC)

Vancouver New Fire Apparatus[edit source]

Hey I noticed you had changed the years of the new Smeal trucks to 2016. That is when delivery starts. But they are being all built this year. So yeah.

Dependable vs. Seagrave serial numbers[edit source]

The serial numbers of Brampton's SQ201 and SQ203; are they Dependable serial numbers or Seagrave's? Because I was looking at Whitchurch-Stouffville Pump 521 and also considering the serial numbers of Mississauga P103 & P116 and also Caledon S312. Please tell me what you know.

Hi. It's me again. I know that one of Vancouver's 2007 CAFS engines used to be Engine 5. Someone thought it was Engine 2 since I was the one who put the (ex-Engine 5?) on 5 of the Engines that were not shown in a news report. I'm actually not so sure Engine 2 is the former Engine 5. Do you know? Thanks. GoldenHorseshoeFireBuff (talk) 21:10, September 14, 2015 (UTC)

Rimouski[edit source]

do you have any photos of the Mack CF aerial from Ville de Rimouski?

Yes. But you can find one online here. Uzbek (talk) 23:15, October 14, 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I'm wanting to start a new page on the fire wikia for a Department that doesn't exist yet. I can't seem to find how to do that. The department is Port Huron Fire Department, St. Clair County, Michgan, USA. If you are able to help in some way, that would be fantastic.

Thank you.

I'm still pretty uncertain about it all. Embarrassingly, I'm having trouble figuring it out still, and don't want to put something where it shouldn't go. If you are able to creat the page, that would be awesome!

Thank you.

Hi Uzbek,

For the Mississauga Fire & Emergency Services fire wiki I only put that photo of S105 because it is the only photo with the updated paint refurbishment it got, I know it's far back but is it ok if we keep until I get a better photo of it this friday?

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Chatham-Kent new unit 1-14[edit source]

Hi, I am just wanting to let you know that Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services unit 1-14, the Rosenbauer is not yet in service. They are currently testing and training on it. I'm not sure if you want to put the old unit back on the apparatus roster for station 1 or not. Just wanted to let you know before I changed anything.

Hey do you mind merging the 'Alliston Fire Department' and the 'New Tecumseth Fire Rescue' together since they are both the same thing but New Tec having a lot more completed to it. 

Thanks.

Nick

Hi!  I appreciate your comment! I will certainly start doing that.  :)

Regarding Antique/Parade apparatus and Categories[edit source]

Hi, are you able to elaborate on how the categories are supposed to be used when regarding antique/parade units with apparatus builders no longer around? I've noticed some rather inconsistent stuff on some of the articles for BC, and would like to know what your opinion on it is.

Example: Acme Fire Dept. owns a Bickle-Seagrave pumper for parades etc., do we put this in Departments operating Bickle-Seagrave OR do we put this in FORMER depts operating Bickle-Seagrave apparatus?

Example 2: Surrey, BC owns a Thibault pumper for parades & public relations, right now it's category is under Depts operating Thibault apparatus, are we to assign the category based on it being in active service (despite the truck being an antique) or are we to assign the category to the FORMER operators of Thibault apparatus because it's not been in active service for who knows how long? VI-118 (talk) 22:20, February 17, 2018 (UTC)

For the Innisfil Fire Rescue page, what do you mean by tank 95? Also, Rescue 1 is still in use, that pic of Rescue 1 is still Rescue 1 they never changed the truck?

Thanks!

RE: Innisfil[edit source]

Hey Okay now I see what you're talking about. do you have discord or anything that would make it easier to talk to you over? I have my discord name on the front of my talk page. I lived in Innisfil for quite some time and hands down has been my favourite Fire Company. I believe what might have happened was that 2011 stayed at the Station 2 and that new one went over to station 5. I've been watching their CAD over sometime and notice that they have moved some of the full timers to station 5 so now they are using R2 and R5 instead of R1 and R2. I'll shoot out a couple of emails and some text and see what they changed out of it so we can fix it right. as per 95 Tanker it's a new one. I'll get the year on that aswell.



NMercure (talk) 06:40, March 23, 2018 (UTC)

New User - Lynn Lake, MB Hi! It's been years since I contributed anything to Wikipedia, but this has the same feel. Gotta love Creative Commons. I'll be plugging away at he LLFD page off and on, as time permits. Looking forward to it. Thanks for keeping an eye on me (I'm bound to make some mistakes). I actually found this whole Wiki while sleuthing down the department who originally had an apparatus we're looking to purchase used (apparently an equipment dealer bought it at auction and is flipping it. Ah well.) Have a good weekend! James Lindsay LynnLake (talk) 02:51, April 1, 2018 (UTC)

[edit source]

RE: Innisfil Fire Rescue 1 / Rescue 5[edit source]

Hey Uzbek, went to Innisfil over the past week and was able to solve the mystery of the rescue 1 and rescue 5. So that KME truck the one with the big Rescue 1 at the top of it is actually Rescue 5. I had the perfect timing of watching it be called out from Station 5. the 2011 Spartan Rescue 1 is still in service at Station 2. I was able to also take a picture of Rescue 5 which is at station 5.

NMercure (talk) 17:25, April 10, 2018 (UTC)

Re: Lynn Lake "new-to-us" KME[edit source]

Good news travels fast, it appears. Thanks for updating the LLFD page! LynnLake (talk) 18:26, June 10, 2018 (UTC)

Hey Uzbek....A reply to your edit on French River Fire Department up in Canada.....They have changed the 2006 International/1982 Ranger rescue to Rescue 2....They recently had a photo of it and show's as rescue 2..They may have made it rescue 1 when they got it in 2012 but they must have changed it to Rescue 2 sometime over the years since they've had it...

~FireBuff26

Vancouver recent edit[edit source]

Hi Uzbek, it's been a while. So I have some questions regarding your recent edit to the Vancouver page. It's about the reserve rigs. Does Engine 19 run shop number B9149? And why has another ladder been added? As far as I know all 10 ladders from their most recent order have all been listed. Please get back to me soon. Thanks.

[CXFireRescue]

Hello! Thanks for the reply back! I think I'm getting the hang of this now! Your site was talked about on a Facebook Group I'm in, and I saw that most of my county departments were missing so I figured why not add them! And thank you for the help tip!

Thank You for the Tips! Sorry I'm missing some things! I apoligize if I missed a rules/formatting section! I will be sure to follow your tips now! I greatly thank you for the help! 

Portroyalbirdy (talk) 01:12, January 5, 2019 (UTC)

Portroyalbirdy

Yes I agree! It was just one of those photos where I was questioning whether I should link it or not. Honestly I’m just trying to make this wiki the best it can be by adding photos especially of smaller departments! The main reason I started my flickr was to get photos on here that we didn’t have before.

Hey Uzbek, I’ve been adding photos quite a bit recently and now I can’t. Whenever I try and edit it says loading for over 10 minutes. So I was wondering was I suspended or banned from editing?

Everything’s good now. Not sure what it was about!

Hi, for your information the adress of the caserne 1 in Magog quebec is 66, rue sherbrooke. 7 principale est is the town hall. I live in magog so i can confirm that 66 rue sherbrooke is the good adress

Magog[edit source]

Hi, the magog town hall adress is still 7 principale Est, the caserne 1 is now completely detached from the town hall this is why caserne 1 adress changed to 66 rue sherbrooke!

I know exactly what they are.  who is the person "Lieutenant H" that is posting links to my site.   I do not like the fact that people hide behind a user name.  I dont hide behind a name.   I do not want links posted on this to my site. I do not need the traffic. Thank you.  Michael Martinelli FDNYTRUCKS.com (talk) 02:18, May 13, 2019 (UTC)

I have seen no more links to my website removed since I initially contacted you. When will they be removed. There are several thousand of them.

There are literally hundreds and hundreds of them. This Lieutenant H guy whoever he is has them posted all over the FDNY pages and the New Jersey pages.

Halifax Carl Thibault[edit source]

Hi there. Thanks for leaving me a message regarding the newer Halifax pumpers. I honestly do not have much information regarding the Engine Tankers, let alone Halifax itself. However on the Carl Thibault website, a delivery of 6 1250/750 pumpers was recently posted. As for the serial numbers of said pumpers, I am not exactly sure which number is assigned to which unit. I'll likely make a change to the numbers I previously assigned.CXFireRescue (talk) 18:27, May 22, 2019 (UTC)

Leduc Fire's rescue unit[edit source]

I'm not sure, I don't really know much about this unit, but it seems like they've had it for a while. Kinda weird they don't have it listed on their website. Wow, I didn't realize that, interesting...  

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[edit source]

Hey, In regards to the Maple Ridge Fire Rescue Chief trucks, they are all Ram 1500's (can't remember what years they are right now... Will update when I check my records at work.) I can add my own photos of the current ones once I figure out how. Btw, I work for the company that built all the Chief trucks! Thanks. --Adamkurk (talk) 01:56, June 17, 2019 (UTC)

Re:FSI[edit source]

Sorry, still new to this. I just noticed all other vehicles listed the manufacturer (Hub, Smeal, Anderson, etc) and thought putting FSI would help. FSI primarily builds Law Enforcement and small Public Safety vehicles (ex. Fire Chief trucks, small command units, small Medic units, etc.) but also does non-mechanical repair work on the large apparatus as well.

Assorted FDNY nonsense[edit source]

Let me ask a question. There are several edits on the pages I am linked to. Who made them? Thanks.

Evidently a new user posting crap. Mighty bold of him to take a user name FDNYEXPERT... I can see what he posted. Not a big deal. Just love when someone chimes in when they’re not involved...

You are an incredibly rude troll. I have spent time and effort to find photos and you accuse me of being some sort of spammer? I have replaced links that do not work or have secuurity warnings. You just seem to make false accusations without any real basis in fact. Is this how you welcome new people? I am giving you one more chance before I leave. Snarky McBlerg (talk) 17:21, July 17, 2019 (UTC)

I ask you to refrain. Snarky McBlerg (talk) 17:48, July 17, 2019 (UTC)

I am also replacing links to older photos with links to photos taken more recently. Stop judging. Apparatus can change over the years with various modifications. Instead of jumping to conclusions like some sort of Trump lover and make false accusations like a combative librard. Snarky McBlerg (talk) 17:56, July 17, 2019 (UTC)

I just spent a hour adding stuff to the FDNY page and because you did not like proper FDNY term Firehouse all of that got ruined. You should go and fix all the stuff I added. It is your fault and you should fix it. AAAA1AAAA (talk) 03:31, August 1, 2019 (UTC)

Again, I want to thank you for ruining a lot of work I did on the FDNY page because you did not like the proper FDNY term firehouse and you changed it as I was saving my work which totally destroyed it. Your petty insanity resulted in an hour of work ruined. I added information about over 30 pieces of apparatus with links to photos and shop numbers. All gone now because you did not like the word firehouse which the FDNY uses. Station is for EMS firehouse is for fire. Because you are not a New Yorker you have no idea of what the proper terms are. Because of that, lack of knowlege information got destroyed. I am not going to waste my time adding it back. 

The FDNY is does not use the term fire station and uses the term firehouse, which is the legal term according to the New York City Charter. The FDNY has 37 EMS stations operated by the FDNY Bureau of EMS and the term station is only properly used in the EMS context. Using the term fire station in any FDNY context is 1000000% wrong and is a shibboleth to detect those who have no clue what they are talking about, especially as the term firehouse is part of the traditions of the FDNY which some foreigner would never understand. AAAA1AAAA (talk) 04:04, August 1, 2019 (UTC)


Can you please stop the problems with the name changes and things. There is some crazy guy changing things. Stop them please. They use the name of Lieutenant H.

Updated photos[edit source]

I am adding photos that reflect the most recent in service photo that can be found. This can reflect changes in:

  • light packages
  • graphics
  • unit designations
  • etc.

Flickrfindr (talk) 13:07, August 13, 2019 (UTC)

Edmonton Updates[edit source]

Hey Uzbek,Sorry about that, I was just doing the copy paste and didn't notice those extra items in the description. but noticed that some of the corrections were not mine.Thanx for cleaning those upI do have more data that needs to go up yet, some missing units, new units seen but not delivered and several spares have been listed as assigned, however I'm a bit gun shy about entering them.Mike.from.edmonton (talk) 18:58, August 26, 2019 (UTC)   

Editor Rewards[edit source]

Hello there! I'm a member of the Fandom Editor Experience team and we've selected you to receive some Fandom swag as part of our first Editor Rewards program initiative with Emerging Interests wikis. This is free of charge, with a potential caveat I'll get to shortly.

To claim your swag, you need to visit our Design By Humans storefront, figure out which thing you want, and then fill out this form accordingly. If you're in the US or Canada, that's all you have to do. If you're not, there may be a customs charge after the item arrives in your country that we cannot pay for you, due to vendor limitations. If you don't want to pay it, feel free to refuse the gift. We won't take it personally at all.

If you are not the directed user of this message, please note that we will ignore your form request.

FishTank (wall) 19:16, October 4, 2019 (UTC)

Do you know how to remove a page? Thanks! Williamg718 (talk) 00:32, October 14, 2019 (UTC)William

what do you mean by edit summary?Williamg718 (talk) 01:32, October 14, 2019 (UTC)

Grand Lake, Colorado

I am not entirely sure of the error with the image link. However, I did remove the links to the apparatus pictures for the time being


Grand Lake, Colorado[edit source]

I am not entirely sure of the error with the image link. However, I did remove the links to the apparatus pictures for the time being.

Sincerely, Weston37

Can you change Mid-River Fire Department (Cardston County, AB)  to Mid-Rivers Fire Department. Thanks

A

96.51.110.210 18:46, November 1, 2019 (UTC)

Ford Truck Nomenclature[edit source]

All Ford trucks are designated as a 'Series' and a 'Model'. Looking at the Tractor & Construction Plant Wiki they give all models a dash between the Series designator and the Model. IE. LN-8000, C-800. It is the same way on multiple collector and antique sites. I have also looked up multiple VIN on the NHTSA lookup and so far the ones I have all come out with a dash between the Series and the Model. It is the same when you look up Ford trucks on Wikipedia.

It seems the only time their is no dash is in the actual logo on the truck.  I am working on finding the actual NHTSA VIN decoder's that were submitted by Ford for their light, medium and heavy duty trucks.

The other kicker with the models is that we would refer to a truck as a C-900 but if it was delivered to a FT manufacturer as an incomplete chassis, it would actually be designated a C-904. Most people would not call it that as the logo says C900. Their are a lot of vagaries both institutional and otherwise when it comes to naming a truck.



Regards

A

96.51.110.210 21:37, November 1, 2019 (UTC)

What do you mean by standard formatting? Thanks! Williamg718 (talk) 23:21, November 4, 2019 (UTC)

ok thanks! Williamg718 (talk) 23:29, November 4, 2019 (UTC)

Not doing categories for companies with industrial departments.[edit source]

What exactly does, "Removing. Companies with industrial departments, even large ones, isn't something that works in the context of the categories here," mean?

Suncor, Chevron and most of the other large petro-chemical companies invest more in equipment and employ more personnel than many Canadian and US cities. They support our communities and often times devolve their apparatus down to local departments at little to no cost. Why would wanting to categorize them to be able to see the entire fleet that a company owns be something that doesn't work here? Who is the arbiter of all that is FireWiki, and where are all these 'rules' written?

G

Gus2001 (talk) 18:42, November 8, 2019 (UTC)

Re: Industrial[edit source]

I see your point. I apologize if I seemed a little pissy. The big issue with any pile of data, which this Wiki definitely is, is the 'normalization' of the data. The easiest way to illustrate this is: Ford F-150 versus Ford F150. One is what the vehicle actually is (Series and Model) the other is the everyday logo that we see on the vehicle.

The wiki search feature is pretty broad in its scope and from what I have found doesn't include the use of Boolean operators (OR, AND, NOT, +, -). The other thing I did find, later in the day was that some of these facilities change hands more often than we change our you know whats. Listing it by company would actually be a nightmare. Listing it by the most used moniker and including the owner/operator in History seems to work better. Did you know that Suncor sold the Mississauga (Clarkson) Refinery? They also sold the name, "Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc." with the site and equipment.

I'm just learning about redirects and also including some written text in History, or other headings that allow a search to find something.

Would having a Suncor page with a list of the facilities be good? Not a category, just a page? It would allow the user to see more of what a company has all at once, a little clarity as it were. This would be in line with some County Category pages where the area fire companies are listed by there station designation, ie 100, 200, 300; then the remainder is populated automatically from the Category tags.

I am really enjoying contributing, and am slowly getting the hang of things. There are times I just don't get how to do some things and wait for someone to find the missing bit or error and correct it for me.

Regards

G

Gus2001 (talk) 23:47, November 8, 2019 (UTC)

Spam Content[edit source]

Hi Uzbek.

I noticed a new user today under the username of Lucas98989. I checked his profile and a new page he created and it appears to be spam content. The page is called "Talk with Stranger" and it's about free gay chat with strangers. While I do not condescend homosexuality, this site is obviously not the place for content or discussions about it. I saw it and had to let you know.

CXFireRescue (talk) 16:36, November 11, 2019 (UTC)

Hello again.

There's another spam page that popped up recently with the same name as the one above. It's a different user this time. I wish I could ban them myself but unfortunately I do not have authority, so I can only report it to you. Thanks.

CXFireRescue (talk) 00:32, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

The page is the same title as a previous one I reported, Talk with Stranger CXFireRescue (talk) 01:31, January 7, 2020 (UTC)

Spartan apparatus[edit source]

Is it reasonable to categorize more recent Spartan ER apparatus under the existing Spartan ERV / Crimson category? I would think making a category for every iteration that a corporation goes through would be excessive.

Thanks for the Disambiguation page for Suncor. It looks great. My 'word smith' tools are coming up a little short lately. I'm out of practice. My son is almost finished his BEd after completing a BHistory and I proof-read and edited every one of his papers. I became a very good 'smith'.



G

Gus2001 (talk) 20:16, November 12, 2019 (UTC)

Hi Uzbek, wanted to give you a heads up someone messed up the Philadelphia FD wiki page. The station locations are small and the retired apparatus is in a weird form. I did not mess with the wiki page. Can you fix it please? Thanks! Williamg718 (talk) 00:30, November 24, 2019 (UTC)

Markham spam filter[edit source]

Hi, Uzbek. Recently I have been trying to edit the Markham, Ontario page to add a new pumper they recently took delivery of. However a spam filter pops up each time I try to save it. It's new to me and I don't know what to do about it. Thanks. CXFireRescue (talk) 15:48, November 30, 2019 (UTC)

I believe it is that bit ly link. It redirects to the city website without any link to the department. I did not quite notice it before but maybe if I remove or change it, it will work. CXFireRescue (talk) 16:41, November 30, 2019 (UTC)

Uzbek, Just wanted to give you a heads up someone moved the history page with the disbanded companies from the top to the bottom. Here is the link so you can see what happened 

https://fire.fandom.com/wiki/Chicago_Fire_Department?diff=209013

Thanks Williamg718 (talk) 23:40, December 1, 2019 (UTC)

Niagara Falls images[edit source]

Hi. Thanks for giving me the notice. I had done so in the past and was unsure if there were any copyright or ownership statements to be made when uploading images. I will definitely keep it in mind for next time. CXFireRescue (talk) 18:30, December 19, 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for cleaning up that Collge Park page for me.  I was having trouble getting things to stay where I put them.  When I hit the "save edit" button, it would move the stuff all over,  Took me several tries just to get what you saw!GA Dave (talk) 04:02, January 6, 2020 (UTC)

Please send me an email to GA_Dave@aerochieef.com



Thanks!GA Dave (talk) 16:30, January 6, 2020 (UTC)

Chatham-Kent Fire:

C-K does not divide the municipality the way you have changed it to. In-fact it is not divided at all. There are no districts. No North, South, East, West. I should know, it's my department. This correction should be made.

Hey, Happy New Year, I hope you are well. -35 to -40 here lately, then +4 today. Canada WoW.

I did some new pages for defunct departments in Whatcom County and Grays Harbor County, Washington and screwed up the names and categories. Would you please take a look and use your Grand Poobah admin privileges to fix it?

Thanks.

Gus2001

Gus2001 (talk) 23:20, January 20, 2020 (UTC)

Grays Harbor[edit source]

It was:

Grays County Fire Protection District 14 and

Grays County Fire Protection District 3

Both in the Defunct category.

Thanks

Gus2001 (talk) 03:38, January 21, 2020 (UTC)

Spartan ER / Spartan ERV[edit source]

Whats up with the new ER categories? Are you moving everything? Or just the stuff that is since the change to ER?

Gus

Gus2001 (talk) 00:26, January 22, 2020 (UTC)

The correct spelling of Metrostar according to the truck manufacturer is one word with only the M capitalized, as per this screenshot from the video clip announcing our new truck (Redwood Meadows' 220 Engine).

Metrostar.png

Hi Uzbek,

I’ve messaged to talk about BC HazMat Management. One of my friends who knew the owner said they shut down about a year ago. Their website has also been taken down and according to google they are permanently closed. I can confirm that their 2007 International and their 1990’s Freightliner were both sold to Nucor Environmental Solutions. The 2007 International is currently on job in Port Alice at the mill and I saw the Freightliner on the Fleet Services Installation Instagram getting re-done for Nucor. Thought I would just let you know.

Hi Uzbek. I noticed that the Dallas Fire Rescue and Los Angeles City pages appear to be in sub-heading 2, instead of heading, so can you please fix this? Thanks! Williamg718 (talk) 23:04, February 6, 2020 (UTC)

Vancouver Fire[edit source]

Hey Uzbek,

I’ve been seeing some of the support vehicles (white vehicles) for the VFRS quite a bit recently and I was wondering whether I should continue to add them. If so should I start a unknown assignment sub heading or just add them to hall 1. -Khammondrota39

Annapolis Valley[edit source]

Hi. Thanks for shooting me a message. I only removed them from Nova Scotia because I thought it would have been redundant to list them twice, once under Nova Scotia and the other under Annapolis Valley. I did not think too much about economic regions and official regions. Sorry about that, but thanks again. CXFireRescue (talk) 16:35, February 19, 2020 (UTC)

Please block this editor...[edit source]

Hi Uzbek,

It's CXFireRescue again. There is a new editor today (26 March 2020) by the username of "FireNinja004". This editor has been making nonsense edits and creating spam pages. Numerous department pages on the wiki have already been renamed or tampered with. I had to report it before they did anymore stupid things. Thanks.

CXFireRescue (talk) 19:50, March 26, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Another thanks[edit source]

No problem. I recently learned about the gallery command myself and I'm just getting used to using it. It certainly helps with organizing large quantities of photos. I'll keep looking out for other 'messes' to clean up.

CXFireRescue (talk) 20:09, March 29, 2020 (UTC)

I saw your remarks!  Thanks for the feedback and correction!

RE: Standards

I find using references/notes and abbreviations with hover keeps the clutter to a minimum. It allows for those extra bits of info without making the page about a single piece of apparatus. A perfect example is some of the heavy industrial pumpers. There is so much more to them than a pump and a tank. The nozzles and monitors mean alot, as well as the foam system.

Gus2001 (talk) 20:42, April 9, 2020 (UTC)

New Calgary Fire Apparatus[edit source]

I love what you do with the Calgary Fire Department page!

Just a heads up, two new apparatus have joined the CFD: Engine 60 and Engine 61.

Engine 60 is running out of 5 Station using E0410

Engine 61 is running out of 39 Station using E3116

These rigs will be running a day shift only (07:30 to 19:30)

Howling in YYC (talk) 22:05, April 13, 2020 (UTC)

Wiki Standards[edit source]

Sir, this is getting a little out of hand as of late, we need to have a page which lists all the things and such all editors are expected to conform to for the wiki.

Right now it is just a bunch of unwritten rules that seem to continually evolve at a moment's notice. Are you able to elaborate on such a thing in the near future or are we just going to have a little edit war here and there against each other based on "our own" visions of the wiki?

VI-118 (talk) 05:22, April 16, 2020 (UTC)

In answer to your reply earier today (at 12:41, April 16, 2020 (UTC):

I think I may have overreacted last night with regard to the "out of hand" comment, but as long as we have a standards page outlining what to do, all of us should eventually get along nicely. There are just some edits to pages I monitor that I disagree with but I can live with it, pretty sure thats how I meant by "out of hand"...oh well.

VI-118 (talk) 20:40, April 16, 2020 (UTC)

Format for Listing Retired Apparatus[edit source]

Hi Uzbek, I was wondering if there was a proper way to list retired apparatus on a company/department page for this wiki.

My way has been to list the last designation the apparatus retained, if available, then the year + apparatus details, then any previous departments the apparatus was with, then its fate/current location if available.

Example Format 1:

Retired Apparatus

Rescue 6 - 1993 Mack MR / Swab walk-in rescue (Ex-Springetts Fire Company No. 1)
Engine 6 - 1988 Ford C / Quality (1000/1000)

But an editor has been changing all the pages I create to the format of putting Ex-(unit) at the end of the apparatus details, of which the biggest issue I see is that it could lead readers to believe that it might have been a different designation or apparatus before retiring. This second format can be confusing if apparatus change roles, change companies in the same department, and/or are rebuilt while staying in the company, as often happens, or perhaps are destroyed while in the fire service and don't go anywhere else but the scrap yard.

Example Format 2:

Retired Apparatus

1993 Mack MR / Swab walk-in rescue (Ex-Rescue 6) (Ex-Springetts Fire Company No. 1)
1988 Ford C / Quality (1000/1000) (Ex-Engine 6)

Certainly being under the Retired Apparatus header already would imply to anyone that the unit has been retired, thus it would be unnecessary to move the last possessed designation?

Which format of the two examples would you prefer?

I was wondering what your thoughts are on the matter as you are the founder and head administrator of this page and I would like to conform to a standard as to your desires.



Thank you, 

Benny

Bennyj98 (talk) 20:09, April 17, 2020 (UTC)

Thank you for locking the LAFD page. Apparently, someone with the ip address 107.184.152.29 

has been changing the Ram to dodge ram even though they split the ram line in 2010, so I have been undoing the edits to stop it. Apologies in advance. Mahalo Williamg718 (talk) 01:15, April 23, 2020 (UTC)

Defunct Companies[edit source]

If a company (part of a department) is defunct should it:

  1. continue to be listed under the department? 
  2. be listed separately as a company?
  3. or both? 

The perfect example;

  • Good Intent Hose Company (Northumberland County, Pennsylvania) is listed under the Sunbury Fire Department (Pennsylvania) as defunct in both the History section, and has it's units in the Retired Apparatus section;
  • while it is still listed stand-alone as a Defunct department of Northumberland County .

My thoughts; if it was a company under the department, then it should only be listed with the Sunbury Fire Department and the stand-alone page should be deleted.

Your thoughts?

Gus2001 (talk) 01:32, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Sunbury Fire Companies[edit source]

RE: Sunbury

Yeah that's pretty accurate; All Sunbury fire companies used to be completely independent of each other.

In my understanding, they had a sort of "mini-merger" where they became the Sunbury Fire Department, but remain independent companies with independent station chiefs that report to the main city chief. A firefighter in Sunbury can respond with any company in the city as they choose under this system. This sort of works out in that it keeps some friendly competition between companies, but they can be staffed by anyone if the need arises.

However, I anticipate Sunbury going down to 4, if not 3, companies in the future, especially with the probability of Sunbury Steam Fire Co going down for lack of manpower. The city fire chief decided to shut down that company this past winter for 60 days as liability protection because none of their station members were even basically qualified, even the officers. Meanwhile Friendship Fire Co has yet to merge with East Sunbury after Friendship's station burned down, and they've been living in East Sunbury's station for years, so that's only a matter of time before the city steps in and forces that constipated merger.

Now as for the way the page(s) are set up for the Sunbury fire companies: I wasn't really sure at the time on how to go about it, and I am still not.

It's a weird sort of thing where I felt the most convenient option was to list all of Sunbury's stuff on the Sunbury Fire Department page, and eventually make independent pages for each company when I get to there, especially as they go defunct like Good Intent is, with the history and info for those individual companies, but still keeping all the info together on the Sunbury FD page at the same time, as an all-inclusive page, just to show in one-click what all Sunbury has to make it easier on readers so they aren't clicking each of the 8 companies and the go back button constantly.

That's just my opinion on the latter. Anyways, hope all this helps you out and helps you understand the overcomplicated existence of the Sunbury Fire Department.

PS: Also, yes, I listed Northumberland and Upper Northumberland county fire departments in different tables on the Northumberland County page because Upper Northumberland is basically a different county from the rest of Northumberland, being a fat panhandle, and is/has always been dispatched by Central Susquehanna Regional (Union County) under their numbering system, which is different from Northumberland County 911's numbering system. It's the only county in Pennsylvania I would ever do that for. Big whole other story caused by more complications of Northumberland County's existence. I've really annoyed Gus with that.

Bennyj98 (talk) 03:25, April 24, 2020 (UTC)

Quit messing with my OCD. Good thing I have learned to delete what I type, then re-write it all 15min later, nicer.

Gus2001 (talk)


Re: Sunbury Steam status

Sunbury steam is still an active company. Their 60 day shutdown period has ended, but the whole Coronavirus thing is making their life difficult, with Sunbury city having more than half of the cases for the entire county. It would suffice to say they can re-open now if they haven't already, if their members are ready to do so. My source being a Sunbury FD captain who also isn't sure of what's going on there right now.

Bennyj98 (talk) 19:45, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

Union / upper Northumberland Counties[edit source]

To answer your question - yes, the Union county dispatched companies have Union county numbers, despite being in upper Northumberland county.

Bennyj98 (talk) 19:51, April 26, 2020 (UTC)

Facebook Message[edit source]

Uzbek, is it normal to get foul language messages from members, particularly Admins of the wiki in Facebook Messenger?

If it is normal, why is it so? 

If not, what can be done about it?

If the person feels that a certain section of the wiki is his personal property perhaps he needs to be reminded that it is public domain, and Wiki has certain rules of etiquette to follow.

Thanks.

Gus2001 (talk) 00:14, April 27, 2020 (UTC)

I received the following message today in Facebook Messenger:
"Stop removing informations from Quebec FD pages. This is F*cuking annoying."
That is verbatim with spelling errors included. It was received at 3:56pm MDT from Alexandre Garceau, who I believe to be AlexG86.
The most troubling part is that he sent it without actually knowing who he was sending it to. My Facebook is not linked to my Wiki profile. I would like to find out if he sends rude emails to other people completely in the blind.

Gus2001 (talk) 02:59, April 27, 2020 (UTC)

Nice to hear he apologized to you. For what I don't know, I'm the one with the rude message in my inbox. Perhaps he should act like an adult here and apologize to me.

Gus2001 (talk) 06:39, April 27, 2020 (UTC)

Hello Uzbek Just wondering how you knew about the North Bay Fire Emergency Services new 2020 pumper (Pump 1)


Disambiguation pages[edit source]

I noticed that there alot of pages from New Jersey in the disambiguous section, most were created by me. If you want to delete some of them that would be good. I dont think they are helping anybody. You can delete the Bridgewater Township Fire Department (New Jersey),  Buena Fire Department, Howell Township Fire Department (New Jersey), Montville Township, Ringwood Fire Department, Tinton Falls Fire Department and Woodbridge Township Fire Department (New Jersey) pages if you want.

Lieutenant H (talk) 00:47, May 1, 2020 (UTC)

In-page photos and photo links?[edit source]

Hi Uzbek,

I have a question and would like your input: Should department pages have in-page photos only / photo links only and not a combination of both? Or is a combo of the two fine under certain circumstances? For example; if a department has an in-page photo of a specific apparatus and there is also an external link to a different photo of the same apparatus would it be considered redundant? Please get back to me with your opinion.

Regards. CXFireRescue (talk) 20:11, May 4, 2020 (UTC)

Re: Photos

Sounds good. I agree uploads are a good way of using photos as well. However, in some cases I may have to use a link over an upload for certain reasons (e.g. if the linked photo is a "newer" version of an apparatus, such as paint scheme or graphic changes). Other than that I will stick with one method over the other wherever possible. CXFireRescue (talk) 02:54, May 5, 2020 (UTC)
I knew what you meant. I have not removed most of his photos but removed some links. I did have to remove some of his photos from Kitchener because the links contained updated versions of apparatus (new paint scheme, graphics, etc.). Hopefully I will not have to come across a situation like that again. CXFireRescue (talk) 04:53, May 9, 2020 (UTC)
Will do. My apologies if I caused any concern. CXFireRescue (talk) 03:01, May 10, 2020 (UTC)
I got your message. I also had some concerns myself over changing links to uploads, mainly because there are some sites I would prefer not to link photos from (e.g. social media sites). I thought it would be better to try downloading then uploading and giving credit, but that also raised some flags for me regarding possible complaints. I guess I'll hold off on the Chatham-Kent page for the time being. Again, my apologies. CXFireRescue (talk) 21:35, May 10, 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I've been in the process of updating the Chatham-Kent Fire & Emergency Services page with new information and photos. I came to do more work, and it appears as though somebody has inserted galleries for photos of the trucks instead of the hyperlinks, which is kind of confusing to look at, but that's not a big deal. I don't appear to be able to update the photos, which is what I am attempting to do. The other real issue is that the person who made the galleries has taken photos that do not belong to them, saved them, and uploaded them here. Most photos are mine and I did not give permission to anyone to save them and redistribute them. Any help you can offer would be great. Thank you.

SarniaFireBuff

Need admin to delete it.

I have a question I live in Syracuse NY and Jacksonville FL I keep those two FD pages up to date I am very in touch with both fire service communities But I keep seeing someone named Gus2001 changing things that are not right

And when I adjusted them he goes and changes it

For example The Syracuse FD has 3 territories, Car 2 3 & 4 There is no nor hasn't been since the 70s a Car 1 so therefore the 1st, 2nd, 3rd districts are wrong

Ty and please assist with this matter ty

Greystone Park Fire Department Closure[edit source]

I provided a reference for the changes made at the department, and although I searched I could not find any references to the department being stood up again. I found a few articles talking about losing the department, as well as some posts in a forum about how the State had not replaced employees or equipment and had let the department get run down. I did find the referenced picture of the 96 E-One, but without a date for when the picture was taken, it could have been any time after the apparatus was sold to Greystone. The NJ license plate has no date tag on it. Without a firm date, it has no value.

My fellow buff seems to have taken an edit to the page extremely personally. For what reason, I do not know.

The comment made was beyond ignorant and if he made such a comment in any workplace he would be given his walking papers. As you said the personal attack was uncalled for, and in addition extremely childish. I have had some serious issues with my mental health over the years, I am not in the least embarrased to say so. It is 2020, mental health and the stigma that goes with it is only amplified by such comments and the people who make them.

Uzbek, this is the 2nd time I have been the subject of a personal attack. The first was off-wiki as you know. I am beginning to sincerely doubt the veracity and good faith of some the the editors present on this wiki.

On the other side of the coin; I am very much impressed with the work that my fellow buff has put in to round up all the different county departments co-ordinates and put a map on the county category pages. I had thought about doing this some time ago, but put it aside as it looked to be such a large task.

Regards

Gus2001 (talk) 03:43, May 23, 2020 (UTC)


When someone makes a mistake it needs to be corrected. The old Greystone was demolished and the fire department was disbanded. The new Greystone was built and the fire department was re formed.. You can try to contact them on facebook or send an email to the photographer  Adam Alberti at njfirepictures@gmail.com. He knows alot about  fire departments in NJ 

Lieutenant H (talk) 07:58, May 23, 2020 (UTC)


Did you send  an email to Adam Alberti? I know he was out there about 2 years ago to photograph the truck. I know he was in contact with someone from the department. I know he lives in the area. I emailed him a couple of times on unrelated matters and he always responded. 

Lieutenant H (talk) 00:37, May 26, 2020 (UTC)

Rescue Squads[edit source]

Are we doing rescue squads and things similar not attached to a fire department?

Gus2001 (talk) 16:20, May 27, 2020 (UTC)

Formatting Help[edit source]

I'm not terribly good at Wiki editing, so any real pointers you can give would be appreciated. Notably, I have no idea how to format apparatus lists that don't have massive gaps between lines; the suggestion you gave me (colon before each line) doesn't seem to be working. I would appreciate any tips that you could give. Thanks!


Sporkweasel (talk) 08:23, May 29, 2020 (UTC) Hey, I saw the post on my page, but I'm still at something of a loss. Which editor did you use to make those edits? It doesn't seem to be working for me. Sporkweasel (talk) 22:04, May 29, 2020 (UTC)

Photos[edit source]

Hey Uzbek, I know you’ve probably seen the couple of photos from Facebook that I had added to smaller departments that are less likely to get photos on a Flickr or such. But I was wondering how you felt about that because I know that I could use lots of Facebook photos to fill in the departments. Just wondering if I should leave it there or continue to use them? Khammondrota39 (talk) 21:23, May 30, 2020 (UTC)khammondrota39

Yeah, I’ll try a link shortener. I’ve notice that aswell that it’s very long. I’m pretty sure if I put it into view full size, you don’t need an account because the link no longer is a Facebook link. It’s just a really good way to be able to get photos of fire departments that nobody has photos of.

Retired and/or Closed Stations[edit source]

I know of many retired and/or otherwise fire stations in my area. Should I add them?

Sporkweasel (talk) 07:13, June 13, 2020 (UTC)


Most of the closed stations that I know of are from departments that are still operating - company realignments, budget cuts, agency reorganizations, and so on.

Sporkweasel (talk) 22:21, June 13, 2020 (UTC)

I'm messaging concerning some odd practices happening within this Wikia. There pertains to the London Fire Department (Ontario) page, but also others.

What's with removing people's links to photos of apparatus and replacing them with out-of-date generic site direct photos from the same source while leaving other photo links as they are? Users like myself have invested much time, effort, and money into keeping these Wikia pages current and only replace obsolete photos as units are replaced, or replace only our own photos, not other peoples. There is zero logic behind doing things this way. It looks horrible. You still must click the photos, which itself is a type of link that takes you away from the information on the page the same as the hyperlinked text does. This site is to provide up to date information, yet there are out of date photos being used. Information is better interpreted in list form, not list form, with photos randomly placed everywhere, where it is difficult to determine which unit is which. If this is the way Wikia is going to be run, and people are allowed to change and get rid of other people's hard work, I want no part of it. You can count me out, and a few other users I've talked to as well.

It didn't occur to you that most people don't live next door to a fire station and have to drive which costs money? Especially when we have to go out of county. We do you a service, by providing information and photos that would not otherwise be made available to this site. Thanks for showing us all that you don't value our efforts, input, and dedication to fire wikia.

It's not about photo links really. It's about quality, it's about uniformity and consistency, and functionality. Uploaded photos make everything look awkward and confusing. There are only a few uploaded and staged photos for some of these pages. So you get links anyway. I'm not saying I am the greatest photographer ever, but some of these photos that have been uploaded are not very good. Trying to sift through information with a bunch of photos on the page in odd places is not easy on the eyes when what you're doing is looking for information, not photos. Take the London Fire Department (Ontario) for instance. There are photos, but they aren't where they are supposed to be. They are old, and if I was someone who didn't know the London roster by memory, I would be really confused as to what information these photos are trying to relay. Not to mention indexing the photos and the information doesn't correspond. Worse, is when you click the photos, there is zero information. Why is Engine 21, actually Engine 11? The thumbnail says one thing and the photo something else. My opinion is; do one thing, not both. Is this an information page, or a photo page? It can't do both well. Are photos going to be linked or uploaded? Having both presents problems with how information and even photos of any type are received by the viewer.

I'm not going to debate it. It's clear you and your team of whoever, are unable to see things objectively. Another example is Guelph Fire Department. There are links and uploads of the same apparatus, each with different and conflicting information. Information is the most important. Anyone can google these trucks to find photos. So why make everything as a mess and difficult to decipher? I'm not talking about uniformity of the page, as much as uniformity of information and how people are able to interoperate that information efficiently, effectively and without being confused by outdated photos of apparatus that say one thing, and at the same time say another thing. I guess I'm not able to open your eyes to see what is actually going on here. Shame that you can't even go to a page, look at it and see the issues. I thought you guys cared about information. I was wrong. Good day.

deleted information[edit source]

Greetings Uzbek,

I've noticed over the past while that a lot of individual rig information has been deleted.

In particular, Serials, ex assignments.

Was there a change in this information, as that is all valid information, don't really know why it was deleted

Mike.from.edmonton (talk) 05:07, June 30, 2020 (UTC)

Hi, I’m not sure how to delete categories but Teck Cominco FD needs the Cnetral Kootenay category removed and Ditidaht needs to be removed from Alberni-Clayoquat. I’ve spent some time trying to figure it out but the fire station is on a reserve in the CVRD, the main town is in the CVRD and I’ve noticed on the ACRD website they never mention them but the ditidsht have much stronger relations and I believe more reserves within the CVRD. So if you could remove those 2 fire departments from the categories that would be great! Thanks, Khammondrota39 (talk) 20:37, June 30, 2020 (UTC)khammondrota39

Re: Dashes[edit source]

Hi. Thanks for the note. I had seen some changes not too long ago by Gus2001 where the dashes were being placed before the shop numbers. At first I was not too accustomed to it but later on thought it made more sense since the shop numbers are more so associated with the apparatus rather than the designation. What are your thoughts? CXFireRescue (talk) 02:29, July 3, 2020 (UTC)

Gotcha. Thanks again. CXFireRescue (talk) 02:44, July 3, 2020 (UTC)

Not sure how to delete a page (If I even can) but I created a second page for Douglas First Nation. I couldn’t find it at first because I was looking for Xa’xtsa and only found it after. I’ve deleted all info it’s just the page left and it being in the British Columbia depts operating Fort Garry category. Khammondrota39 (talk) 21:19, July 21, 2020 (UTC)khammondrota39

Galleries[edit source]

Hi Uzbek. Can you talk to someone about getting the gallery plug-in (or whatever it's called) for the wiki. This will give the ability to add/edit/change picture galleries in the visual editor rather than the source code editor. It will also add the functionality to choose number of rows, number of pics per row, size, portrait/landscape etc. Some pages have multiple galleries and the picture sizes overwhelm the apparatus data.

Thanks.

Gus2001 (talk) 00:14, July 22, 2020 (UTC)

RE: Galleries

Thanks, I found the answer. The galleries must be done in Source mode.

"Once you enable the new image galleries in Labs, you will only be able to create and edit galleries via source mode (i.e. you will not see an "add image to gallery" button any galleries, nor will you see any tools in the classic rich text editor or VisualEditor."

Gus2001 (talk) 03:24, July 22, 2020 (UTC)

Looks alright with me

Looks good to me. Doriden

Hi Uzbek, this is Doriden, Elizabeth NJ edit looks good to me. Thank you, Doriden

Uzbek, this is Doriden. Passaic NJ looks ok to me. Thank you, Doriden

Hi Uzbek,



I understand your want to add the photos for station 53, however, they do not fall in line with the format of this page. Please provide me with links to these photos in Flickr or a similar platform and I will gladly hyperlink them. I also appreciate the assistance in ensuring that the rigs being deleted for no reason are replaced where they need to be.



Enviro1203 (talk) 05:09, August 5, 2020 (UTC)

Ottawa Issues...

IF YOU LOOK AT THE FORMAT OF THE ENTIRE APPARATUS ROSTER, ALL PHOTOS ARE HYPERLINKED TO THE SPECIFIC "POOL" NUMBERS. YOU ARE SPAMMING THE PAGE AND IT IS UNACCEPTABLE. Enviro1203 (talk) 15:10, August 5, 2020 (UTC)

So the Renton Regional Fire Authority page in Washington state used to have a fire station 17 listed but someone else removed it. They operate under one department through contract even though some of the station 17 units say fire district 40 others say Renton. For sake of not causing confusion I think they should be listed together. He doesn’t. Any Advice?

Look, I don't know what your issue is, I realize youre the main admin on this site, but still. Theres photos of rigs posted in the gallary (R12, L51 which is actually assigned to T91 now) that also have other photos of that rig attached to the unit number, so removing the photo hyperlinked to the rig number makes no sense. What matters is that the page is clean and organized, which it is. Thanks.Enviro1203 (talk) 15:47, August 14, 2020 (UTC)

My intentions were to clean up the Edmonton site of irrelevant information.  An enormous amount of information can be shared with you for Alberta, however the comment of being banned was not needed.  You have spent an enormous of time creating Canadian sites which you should be proud of.  Keep up the good work.

My intentions were to clean up the Edmonton site of irrelevant information.  An enormous amount of information can be shared with you for Alberta, however the comment of being banned was not needed.  You have spent an enormous of time creating Canadian sites which you should be proud of.  Keep up the good work.

Thank you very much for your polite reply.  Mike from Edmonton is a good source for updated information, and we should look forward to his updates.  I am a perfectionist.  When I noticed Station 31 was named in error Windemere, I changed the name to Windermere which is the proper spelling for this neighbourhood without your approval.  Quite a lot of information listed for Edmonton is outdated.  My intentions are to ONLY update your Edmonton page (you are the founder I believe) with correct information.  For example when new apparatus is purchased and received the unit number for pump's will be in the 400 series.  Once 499 is brought into service, 401 will be used again.  Tanker's are assigned in the 500's which means the note that the next pump will be 500 instead of 401 is incorrect.  If I notice any incorrect information again, I wish to send you a message personally.  Upsetting you was not intended and will not occur again.

Cabs part of chassis?[edit source]

Hi Uzbek, I saw your note about spartan bodies and chassis, regarding categories, and was wondering, do you consider the cab on some spartan chassis to be part of the chassis? For example, this truck: https://www.facebook.com/258938428493/photos/pcb.10157625434608494/10157625426083494/ Bennyj98 (talk) 23:27, August 16, 2020 (UTC)

Morning Uzbek, wanted to touch base about the Edmonton section.

I've got a couple of questions, but would prefer to not be open to the public

Is there a way to go with a private message here?

Many Thanx

Mike.from.edmonton (talk) 04:37, August 17, 2020 (UTC)

New Fandom Software[edit source]

Bugs and Problems

Did the software people want you to keep track of any problems or bugs you found? If yes, it seems that the ampersand (&) is not being displayed properly in some categories. I saw this: Indiana departments operating American Fire & Rescue apparatus, Indiana departments operating S&S apparatus If the page is short when you click to insert a link, most of the link box is covered. The link box is covered by the Cancel/Save box and you can't select.


Gus2001 (talk) 05:50, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

I noticed some of the station maps arent loading on some pages. I dont know what the problem is Lieutenant H (talk) 09:14, 20 August 2020 (UTC)

FDNY[edit source]

Can you revert the FDNY page back to Aug 24. Something got messed up, I cant find the problem Lieutenant H (talk) 01:39, 26 August 2020 (UTC)

Ottawa; Out for repairs[edit source]

Hi Uzbek,

I have some concerns regarding the Ottawa Fire Services page. The main one being the "Out for repairs" section. I have felt quite conflicted about this section of the page because it seems that everytime a frontline goes out of service for repairs, even temporary, a truck from the spare pool is pulled out of the list and assigned to the frontline. This also means that when the frontline does return to service, then the revision is reverted. I personally find that these types of temporary changes are unnecessary and redundant. I only remove frontlines when they are permanently or indefinitely out of service, but not temporary. May I get your thoughts and opinions? Thanks. CXFireRescue (talk) 18:28, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

Re: North Glengarry
I found that information via firetruckmall.com aka Brindlee Mountain Fire Apparatus. They are a used fire apparatus dealer in the States. Under their recent deliveries section (https://www.firetruckmall.com/RecentDeliveries) the truck can be found roughly 8 pages in (https://www.firetruckmall.com/AvailableTruck/12211/1998-Pierce-Sky-Arm-100'-Tower). Hope this helps. CXFireRescue (talk) 23:16, 1 September 2020 (UTC)

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Galleries[edit source]

Why are all in-line photos being converted into galleries? If there are a few photos on a page it's not a bad thing but when in-line pic's are moved into 4 or 5 galleries on one page it is kind of ridiculous. There are many pages where there are only one or two pics, and they are now a gallery. With the changes in the new software there seems to be even less of the vertical page that displays data so interrupting with galleries seems pretty wasteful of space. Gus2001 (talk) 02:37, 11 September 2020 (UTC)

Photos[edit source]

I deleted most of the photos because there are already photos of the units linked. I left all the photos of units that don't have photos linked on the pages. Multiple were also exact copies of the photos linked, such as the tofino photos. I should've asked if I should before hand but I felt there was no point in having those photos on the page when there's already photos of such units linked. Unless were switching BC over to gallery photos, then I understand why. Khammondrota39 (talk) 18:57, 26 September 2020 (UTC)Khammondrota39

Ok, I know saltspring's were pretty grainy as they were taken off the website. I'll make sure to do that in the future and remove links if theres duplicates.

Measurements and Rounding[edit source]

Hi Uzbek. Regarding some recent edits to the Mission and Richmond, BC pages, is it necessary to put the measurements to the exact ratings per ULC plates? I figured rounding them off to common ratings would be sufficient. CXFireRescue (talk) 19:17, 3 October 2020 (UTC)

Former operators[edit source]

Is there a reason why the former operators of an apparatus all go to the same place? If I wanted to create a category like former operators of Mack apparatus in New Jersey is that OK? Lieutenant H (talk)

6x4 vs 6x2[edit source]

In your blog you are saying "6x4 refers to a 4-wheel drive vehicle with 3 axles / 6 wheels. Otherwise, it's a tandem. 6x4 fire apparatus isn't very common."

Tandem axle refers to the two closely spaced axles and not to the mechanical arrangement of the axles. Mechanically there are many configurations. Either or both axles may be powered, and often interact with each other. Typically both rear axles are powered and equalized.

6x2 refers to 6 wheels, 2 driven. Only one rear axle of the tandem rear receives power. 6x4 refers to 6 wheels, 4 driven. Both rear axles of the tandem rear receive power. 6x6 refers to 6 wheels, 6 driven. All three axles receive power.

(For some unknown reason, only the outside wheels are counted and not the inner of duals.)


A lot of over-the-road trucks have tandem axles with the ability to lift the undriven axle, making the vehicle a single axle. Of the two configurations 6x4 is predominant as it provides more power to the tires, improving control and vehicle operation.

Deleting personal photos[edit source]

Hi Uzbek,

It came to my attention a short while ago that some of my uploaded personal photos were being used on department pages without my permission. That being said, I took some time deciding if I wanted to keep my photos up and I concluded that I no longer wish to keep my photos on this wiki and would like them all removed, if that's alright. Unfortunately, I will need some help since I am not sure how to remove them completely. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

CXFireRescue (talk) 14:43, 2 November 2020 (UTC)

An additional note: The photos I am referring to can be found on my user home page. Thanks. CXFireRescue (talk) 14:45, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the help, but one problem. I do not see the delete option from the flyout menu on the Edit button. I only see Edit source, History, Move, Replace, and Talk. Could you help with this? CXFireRescue (talk) 16:29, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
I have checked across multiple photo files like the Orillia one. I do not have the option to delete any of them. Same goes for department pages. Perhaps it is an admin only option? CXFireRescue (talk) 17:29, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
If you check the history of my user home page, I had a section titled Mississauga Apparatus and OAFC Apparatus. Everything from those sections I want gone. Same goes for the C-K photos and perhaps anything else with copyrights. Thanks. CXFireRescue (talk) 23:47, 2 November 2020 (UTC)
Excellent. Really appreciate the assistance. Thanks again. CXFireRescue (talk) 04:42, 3 November 2020 (UTC)

Change in format of link insertion[edit source]

Hi, Uzbek

I have recently noticed a change in format when I try to link photos from external sites. Normally I would be able to copy and paste the link directly (Ctrl + C, Ctrl + V) without any issues or change in text. However, recently the links have been changing to text when I hit paste. For example, if I copy a link from Flickr (at the moment I am writing this) and paste it, it turns up as seen in the quotations: "Pierce City of Mississauga, Canada 32514-02 | Pierce MFG | Flickr". Same thing happens for Instagram photos. If I posted the link to the Google search bar for example, the link would format properly, as seen here >>> https://www.flickr.com/photos/piercemfg/33537953298/. It formats properly if I select the Add Link icon at the top of the editor, which I did not have to do before. Are you aware of this or was this a decision-made change? Thanks.

CXFireRescue (talk) 20:31, 22 November 2020 (UTC)

Source Editor. That's what I always use. Not sure if I accidentally hit a key on my keyboard that made links format as such. In fact I just found out that this 'text formatting' for links is not confined to the wiki but is also occurring to me on Microsoft Word. Could just be an issue on my end, but not a big deal.
CXFireRescue (talk) 23:11, 22 November 2020 (UTC)
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