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SpartanD1994

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About SpartanD1994

  • Birthday 06/08/1994

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    Male
  • Location
    United Kingdom
  • Occupation
    2D/UI Artist
  • Interests
    Video Games, Tech, Digital Art

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  • Character Name
    Chris Forest | Mabel Woods
  • Faction
    Los Santos Fire Department | Los Santos Emergency Vehicle Garage

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  1. SpartanD1994

    I think this needs to be updated, because No 6 isn't European Hit Radio anymore, it comes up saying Vanilla Radio instead.
  2. SpartanD1994

    The Los Santos Emergency Vehicle Garage (LSEVG) is a mechanical repair and maintenance entity for emergency service vehicles throughout Los Santos and the surrounding areas. We have fully trained and certified mechanics and emergency vehicle technicians (EVTs) that can maintain and repair a range of damaged emergency service vehicles, from police cruisers to fire engines. The Los Santos Emergency Vehicle Garage has a great ambition of serving the emergency services in Los Santos by repairing and maintaining their vehicles when they need it. We are dedicated with passion and drive to keep our emergency services up and running by providing top notch vehicle maintenance, repairs, livery applications and equipment installations. If a department needs a vehicle fitting with emergency lights and sirens, we can use our stocked parts or order them overnight if necessary and fit them to get the vehicle fully operational for the required department or emergency service. As a situation is first given via radio or pager, one of our mechanics or technicians can be sent out for recovery or await the arrival of the damaged vehicle(s). If recovery is required, a mechanic or technician can be quickly appointed to recover the damaged vehicle(s). Once recovered, we will assess the vehicle, log the required repairs in our system and contact the department that the vehicle belongs to and let them know how long repairs will take. It's incredibly important to have vehicles used by our emergency services running at peak efficiency. That's why we recommend regular maintenance of a department's vehicles every month. We do this by sending out one of our skilled EVTs to each department every month to give vehicles an on site check-up and service. We then log this on our system which tells us which vehicles have been checked, serviced or referred for repairs. If an emergency service vehicle is severely damaged or incapacitated and cannot be transported by driving it, we can recover it and determine if it can be repaired or replaced. The Los Santos Emergency Vehicle Garage currently sticks to a strict hierarchy system for it's employees that effectively allows us to handle situations that may occur in Los Santos and the surrounding areas. That's why we have and maintain the following employee structure that is simple and manageable. Management Staff Manager Assistant Manager Senior Staff Senior EVT Senior Mechanic Normal Staff EVT Mechanic Trainee Mechanic Before being an employee of the Los Santos Emergency Vehicle Garage, our applicants must go through thorough training to become a mechanic. In order, the training consists of a verbal interview, an online motor vehicle knowledge assessment ((via forum)), motor vehicle maintenance & repair skills demonstration session and a practical examination. We also conduct a criminal background check for each employee due to the nature of the job of handling emergency vehicles. If they refuse this we reserve the right to deny their application. The applicant may also find themselves rejected from training if they fail to meet these standards set. Our recruitment and training process ensures that only the most skilled applicants are employed. After the employee has been hired as a mechanic, they can choose move on to do an optional EVT certification which allows them to fit, maintain and repair the emergency systems of vehicles. Examples include lights, sirens or Mobile Data Computers (MDCs). We adhere to a strict 'Work Outfit Policy', which all employees must follow. Employees must wear the correct outfits and Personal Protective Equipment (P.P.E.) to protect themselves and others whilst working. The normal work outfit consists of a jumpsuit coloured and worn appropriately for the employee's role, steel toe capped boots, and rubber-coated work gloves. The P.P.E. consists of a protective helmet and thicker gloves and is only to be used when doing dangerous activities such as welding and handling hazardous or sharp vehicle parts that have been damaged.
  3. SpartanD1994

    I believe in FD we do acknowledge all if not most hospitals on the map, as we must take patients to the closest hospital for treatment. I think having the idea to have multiple hospitals to be able to respawn at would be handy if you die in a far to reach area. What would also be handy is to have the hospitals appear on the map. I remember starting out in FD trying my best to remember the exact location of each hospital as only Central LS MC is on the map. I have them memorised now, but it's a difficult thing to get used to for new members of FD.
  4. SpartanD1994

    I appreciate everyone's feedback and support for this! Hopefully this can get approved and forwarded soon 🙂
  5. SpartanD1994

    I think revamping the map icons is a must have! There's some that confuse me and some that I think work brilliantly. I'm all for business icons to be grey and become green when active, I think this is a fantastic idea. Something that has always confused me is icons that are the same but different colours, like the green police station icon in Paleto Bay. I think these icons should be the same colour at the very least to avoid such confusion. Another thing I think the map icons would benefit from is relevancy. Like @Cobra said, the flame icon for the brewery doesn't make much sense and the factory deserves a factory icon. A bottle icon for the brewery would be better and more relevant and a square building with a tower would make for a better factory icon. The flame icon however could be used to identify locations of fires that have been reported by the fire script, which would avoid confusion when multiple fires happen.
  6. SpartanD1994

    I think this is a brilliant idea! It would also make for some interesting RP scenarios such as rescuing vehicles from snow, hazardous road conditions and injuries from falling on ice. Assuming people RP this kind of stuff.
  7. SpartanD1994

    I have to say I prefer the current theme we have now. However a night mode would be great!
  8. Recently I wanted to contribute towards the server since I've been really enjoying it for the past 2 months or so since I started playing. So I did what I could and became a Bronze Donator. I really liked the shop interface on the UCP and the 'donator rank on discord and forum' was something that drew me towards donating. However after some complications on getting my rank on discord and the forums, I found all I got on the forums was this which I found to be quite disappointing: A 'Bronze Donator' tag, that is barely readable which only appears on the donator's profile. What I'm proposing is a badge for both Bronze and Silver donators, much like what Gold donators get that displays on their profile and under their names in threads. I understand that Gold donators get their badge for contributing more in terms of a donation package. But I believe Bronze and Silver donators deserve a similar recognition as apposed to a tag on the profile that is barely readable. I took the Gold Donator badge and made a Silver and Bronze variant in Photoshop, just to illustrate what I'm proposing exactly:
  9. SpartanD1994

    This sounds like a great suggestion. And provided with an easy way to fix it as well! Supported!
  10. SpartanD1994

    I'm glad you love it! I did think of having the incident numbers as a number and date like you suggested. But it just seemed too long, even to remember for the short-term. Maybe if the numbers reset monthly rather than daily, we could have something shorter like 014-11-18. Incident 014, November, 2018.
  11. SpartanD1994

    I agree. This would be a problem! I'd RP it as going outside to get a better phone reception, lol. But yeah, if there was some way to fix this as you said then it would be sorted.
  12. Short description: A 911 system that has more functionality and can improve how emergency services respond. Detailed description: The current 911 system is great in my opinion. But I think it could do with some improvements that would speed up response times, give a better experience to those of us who are RPing as an emergency service, assign incident numbers, refer back to incident information and allow emergency services to better find the location of the emergency if the caller allows them to. Below are a few different additions to the 911 system that I am suggesting. Each suggestion would implement the previous one. #1 - What emergency service do you require? It would be great if the /call 911 feature had a first option which would question the caller which emergency service they require. This would send the 911 call to the appropriate department faction. For example: /call 911 * This is 911, which emergency service do you require? Fire * And what's the location of the incident? Popular Street * And what's the situation there? There's a fire here. Help! * Ok, we have alerted the LSFD. Thanks for calling. Because the caller answered the first question with 'Fire', this 911 call would only appear and be received by members of the LSFD faction. If other departments are needed such as the LSPD, they would be requested by FD in this case through the departmental radio: ********** EMERGENCY CALL (LSFD) ********** * Phone Number: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street * Situation: There's a fire here. Help! If no one from the department faction that the 911 call is sent to responds within lets say 5 minutes, it gets sent to all. This is so that if some one for example makes a 911 call for an ambulance and no FD members are online and someone from PD is, they could receive the unanswered call and respond. For example: ********** UNANSWERED EMERGENCY CALL ********** * Phone Number: 6031309 (Don Martin) * Location: Vinewood Bvd * Situation: My friend has collapsed and passed out, we need an ambulance. If the devs could somehow use keywords that people would use to answer the first question, the 911 call would get sent and appear to the appropriate emergency service faction. I'm not hugely familiar with how scripts on the server are coded, but hopefully this is a sound method to get this to work. A few examples: FIRE fire, fire service, fire and rescue, fire & rescue, fire rescue, rescue, fire fighter, firefighter, firefighters, fire fighters, fire engine, fire department, los santos fire department, ls fire department, fd, lsfd, lg, lifeguard, life guard, air ambulance, life flight, ambulance, rescue ambulance, ambulance service, medical, emergency medical, emergency medical service, emergency medical services, ems, emt, paramedic, paramedics, medic, medics, doctor, doctors, firetruck, fire truck, fire apparatus, fire appliance, rescue ambulance, rescue basic, rescue intermediate, rescue advanced, ra, rb, ri, hazmat, hazardous materials, search and rescue, sar, usar, urban search and rescue, water rescue, water rescue team, swift water rescue, swift water rescue team POLICE police, police department, cops, law enforcement, coppers, cop, police man, police woman, police officer, police service, police force, lspd, los santos police department, ls police department, law, detective, swat, patrol car, police car, police vehicle, police van, police truck, police helicopter, cop car, special weapons and tactics, tactical team, tactic team, ((and for them gangstas)), five-o, one time, bill, old bill, rozzers, popo, po, feds. Or any other keywords or phrases that someone would use to describe what emergency service they require. PD would have keywords relevant to them as well. If the caller types in a keyword that isn't recognisable, or if they type in multiple like 'FD & PD' or 'Fire and Police', then the call would be received by everyone like it is now. #2 - Incident Numbers Something that's been suggested amongst my own faction, which would be really useful, would be to have incident numbers. This would allow people in emergency service factions to use the number as a reference when writing up reports or referring to them IC to each other or to other departments over radio communications. The numbers would start at 0001 each day and be associated with that date, for example there would be an incident 005 on the 12/NOV/2018 and an incident 005 on the 13/NOV/2018. Example of how this would show: ********** EMERGENCY CALL (LSFD) ********** * Incident No: 014 * Phone Number: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street * Situation: There's a fire here. Help! The incident number would also be sent to the caller. /call 911 * This is 911, which emergency service do you require? Fire * And what's the location of the incident? Popular Street * And what's the situation there? There's a fire here. Help! * Ok, we have alerted the LSFD. Thanks for calling. * Your incident Number is 014 for 12/NOV/2018. #3 - Would you like to share your location? Another handy /call 911 feature would be a GPS locator. This would give the caller the option to share the location of their phone's GPS and allow emergency services to locate them more quickly, speeding up response times. An example from a caller who would share their location: /call 911 * This is 911, which emergency service do you require? Fire * And what's the location of the incident? Popular Street * Would you like to share that location via your phone's GPS? Yes * And what's the situation there? There's a fire here. Help! * Ok, we have alerted the LSFD and they have your location. Thanks for calling. * Your incident Number is 014 for 12/NOV/2018. Because the caller has shared their location, the call would come through to the LSFD as such: ********** EMERGENCY CALL (LSFD) ********** * Incident No: 014 * Phone Number: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street (GPS) * Situation: There's a fire here. Help! An example from a caller who would not share their location: /call 911 * This is 911, which emergency service do you require? Fire * And what's the location of the incident? Popular Street * Would you like to share that location via your phone's GPS? No * And what's the situation there? There's a fire here. Help! * Ok, we have alerted the LSFD. Thanks for calling. * Your incident Number is 014 for 12/NOV/2018. Because the caller has not shared their location, the call would come through to the LSFD as it usually would: ********** EMERGENCY CALL (LSFD) ********** * Incident No: 014 * Phone Number: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street * Situation: There's a fire here. Help! A caller's location would show up on the map like this and would disappear after 5 minutes as to not clog up the map, if no one responds after five minutes and the call gets routed to every department, it will stay up for a further 5-10 minutes. It would appear as a red transparent circle much like the gang attacks seen in GTA V, so it wouldn't be an exact location just an area of interest: #4 - Non-emergencies The amount of times we've seen 911 being used for non-emergencies is countless. I think it would be a great idea to have a non-emergency number for situations that don't require an immediate response, such as illegally parked vehicles or drug use. A /call 311 command would be good, for example: /call 311 * This is 311, which non-emergency service do you require? Police * And what's the location of the incident? Jamestown Street, Rancho * Would you like to share that location via your phone's GPS? Yes * And what's the situation there? There's a green car parked illegally. Licence plate IND836. * Thank you. We have reported this to the LSPD. Thanks for calling. * Your incident Number is 015 for 12/NOV/2018. The 311 non-emergency call would be received as such: ********** NON-EMERGENCY CALL (LSPD) ********** * Incident No: 015 * Phone Number: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Jamestown Street, Rancho (GPS) * Situation: There's a green car parked illegally. Licence plate IND836. If the caller shares their location, it would show up on the map again like the 911 calls, however this time is would be yellow rather than red: #5 - Anonymous Some callers may choose to remain anonymous. I'm not sure if this already works as I haven't seen a call come from someone who has used the /setanon command. But if they were to, I think it should be displayed as such (I used a call directed to the LSPD this time if the caller were to answer the first question with 'police'): ********** EMERGENCY CALL (LSPD) ********** * Incident No: 016 * Phone Number: Anonymous * Location: Jamestown Street, Rancho * Situation: There's a gang fight happening, send officers! #6 - Respond & Clear By using a command like /respond, you would log your unit responding to the incident using the incident number, department and unit number. (This information would also be used for incident logs). For example: /respond 014 FIRE E1 You've logged FIRE E1 as responding to incident 014 If someone else from the same unit were to use the /respond command as well after you or another has done it, the following message would appear: /respond 014 FIRE E1 This unit has already been logged as responding to that incident. There would also be a /cancelrespond command for those who've responded by accident. This would remove that unit from the log. /cancelrespond 014 FIRE E1 You've cancelled FIRE E1 as responding to incident 014 You could also log that you've cleared the incident my using the command /incidentclear For example: /incidentclear 014 FIRE E1 You've logged FIRE E1 as clearing from incident 014 #7 - Someone has been dispatched When someone from a department has logged their unit as responding using the /respond command, this could also send a notification to the caller to let them know help has been arranged and someone has been dispatched. For example: /call 911 * This is 911, which emergency service do you require? Fire * And what's the location of the incident? Popular Street * Would you like to share that location via your phone's GPS? Yes * And what's the situation there? There's a fire here. Help! * Ok, we have alerted the LSFD and they have your location. Please stand by. * Your incident Number is 014 for 12/NOV/2018. * Someone from the LSFD has been dispatched to your 911 call. Thanks for calling. If all members of the requested faction are logged as responding to other incidents, the caller could receive a different notification such as: /call 911 * This is 911, which emergency service do you require? Fire * And what's the location of the incident? Popular Street * Would you like to share that location via your phone's GPS? Yes * And what's the situation there? There's a fire here. Help! * The LSFD are currently busy responding to other incidents, but are aware of your call. Please stand by. * Your incident Number is 014 for 12/NOV/2018. #8 - Incident Logs After the call has been made or after the incident has concluded, the command /incident could be used to get more information about the incident and who responded. This could be useful info for incident commanders on scenes or later for writing up reports, press releases or doing investigations. For example (I would've included PD unit numbers, but I'm not familiar with them). It would also show when the incident concluded, which is when the last person used the /incidentclear command: /incident Use /incident [incident no] [DATE/MONTH/YEAR] /incident 0014 12/NOV/2018 ********** INCIDENT 014 ********** * DATE: 12/NOV/2018 | TIME: 07:53:54 * Caller: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street (GPS) * Initial Situation: There's a fire here. Help! * Units Responded: FIRE S1, FIRE E1, FIRE E2, FIRE RB1, FIRE E3. * Incident Concluded: 08:24:05 When entering the date, multiple formats would be acceptable as people us different methods. However they would all be converted to display the same as output at DATE/MONTH/YEAR. For example: /incident 014 12/NOV/2018 /incident 014 12/NOV/18 /incident 014 12NOV2018 /incident 014 12NOV18 /incident 014 12 NOV 2018 /incident 014 12 NOV 18 /incident 014 12 NOVEMBER 2018 /incident 014 12 NOVEMBER 18 /incident 014 12TH NOVEMBER 2018 /incident 014 12TH NOVEMBER 18 /incident 014 12 11 18 /incident 014 18 11 12 /incident 014 121118 ********** INCIDENT 014 ********** * DATE: 12/NOV/2018 | TIME: 07:53:54 * Caller: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street (GPS) * Initial Situation: There's a fire here. Help! * Units Responded: FIRE S1, FIRE E-1, FIRE E-2, FIRE RB-1, FIRE E-3. * Incident Concluded: 08:24:05 Also, incident commanders from each respective emergency service faction would be able to write up a summary of how events unfolded for their department. For example: /incidentsummary 014 12/NOV/2018 FIRE 4009 [incident summary written by the incident commander] You've submitted an incident summary for incident 014 on 12/NOV/2018. Using the /incident command again would then display the summary entered by the incident commander. For example: /incident 014 12/NOV/2018 ********** INCIDENT 014 ********** * DATE: 12/NOV/2018 | TIME: 07:53:54 * Caller: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Popular Street (GPS) * Initial Situation: There's a fire here. Help! * Units Responded: FIRE S1, FIRE E-1, FIRE E-2, FIRE RB-1, FIRE E-3. * Incident Concluded: 08:24:05 * Incident Summary 1: FIRE 4009 [incident summary written by the FD incident commander] If multiple summaries were written by the same or other departments it would list them like this: * Incident Summary 1: FIRE 4009 [incident summary written by the FD incident commander] * Incident Summary 2: POLICE 2931 [incident summary written by the PD incident commander] An example using the /incident command for a 311 incident: /incident 013 12/NOV/2018 ********** INCIDENT 013 ********** * DATE: 12/NOV/2018 | TIME: 06:29:02 * Phone Number: 5071384 (Jimmy Rorhuez) * Location: Jamestown Street, Rancho (GPS) * Initial Situation: There's a green car parked illegally. Licence plate IND836. * Units Responded: POLICE 5-TOM-1. * Incident Concluded: 06:40:26 * Incident Summary 1: POLICE 217 Vehicle IND836 ticketed for illegal parking and towed. *Sorry if this isn't 100% accurate for PD, I'm not experienced with PD RP. This is just an example. #9 - Incident Search If anyone trying to use the /incident command cannot remember the incident number but vaguely remembers the date and time, we could have a /incidentsearch command that could be used. This would enable people to access every incident number using search parameters. (A max of 5 incident numbers would be displayed on each page with colours indicating if it was a 911 or 311 call). It could also show which departments responded using the previous data. For example: /incidentsearch Use /incidentsearch [DATE/MONTH/YEAR] [page no] /incidentsearch 12/NOV/2018 1 * Incident 010 - TIME: 01:48:08 (POLICE) * Incident 011 - TIME: 04:09:12 (POLICE) * Incident 012 - TIME: 06:18:38 (FIRE, POLICE) * Incident 013 - TIME: 06:29:02 (POLICE) * Incident 014 - TIME: 07:53:54 (FIRE) Commands to add: /call 311 /respond [incident no] [department] [unit no] /cancelrespond [incident no] [department] [unit no] /incidentclear [incident no] [department] [unit no] /incident [incident no] [DATE/MONTH/YEAR] /incidentsummary [incident no] [department] [badge no] [incident summary written by the incident commander] /incidentsearch [DATE/MONTH/YEAR] [page no] Items to add: N/A How would your suggestion improve the server? The new first question would direct the 911 call to the appropriate department faction, which would eliminate irrelevant calls being received by some other factions. For example FD receiving a call about a speeding vehicle, as this wouldn't happen IRL. In addition, this new 911 system would make it quicker for emergency services to respond, instead of getting a vague or unknown location from a caller and having to use external means like the 911 map or typing in a location on gta-5-map.com. It gives the caller the choice whether or not to share their location and is an optional feature that could be used. This is so that criminal characters can still make 911 calls to divert resources elsewhere without giving away their location, remaining an authentic RP situation with the addition of the anonymous feature if it isn't in already. The incident number feature is great because it gives emergency services as well as the caller and the press, something to refer to that has been logged. It is also utilised with the /respond command, where each person responding can log themselves as responding to the specific incident and the /incidentclear command to clear from an incident. which can be referred back to later with the /incident command. As previously mentioned, this could be useful info for incident commanders on scenes or later for writing up reports, press releases or doing investigations. I've seen the non-emergencies number been suggested a few times, and I added it in here because I think it would be really useful for people who'd like to report non-emergencies and for an extra job for those responding to them. Additional information: Most of this suggestion has been a combination of other internal suggestions from members of my own faction, the LSFD. Thanks to them!
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