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by henrik
Mon May 14, 2018 9:18 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2565

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

We follow the Incident Command System /.../ Somebody is always in charge of the scene and command is transferred seamlessly as more personnel show up that are trained to run an emergency situation. /.../ Hope that clears up some of what you asked. It does and it makes sense, thank you for the expla...
by henrik
Tue Feb 20, 2018 1:35 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2565

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

What about command structure - when several brigades respond to an event, how does it get determined who is in charge? First on scene? What about when it's a "complex event" with different kinds of responders, eg a shooter in a burning building or a train crash with multiple victims?
by henrik
Thu Feb 15, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2565

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

Haha, you could have just replied "I have my own air pack and a garden hose" and looked way cooler:)

Are smoke and/or CO detectors mandatory in the US?
Do fire brigades make preventive home visits, for example where social workers or someone else have alerted of a serious fire hazard?
by henrik
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2565

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

Thank you once again.
I'll give you some time to rest and others a chance to ask their questions before continuing:)
by henrik
Thu Feb 08, 2018 3:34 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2565

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

@ffj - thank you for the detailed responses (to my questions and others). The problems with the public's expectations sound familiar. Here, the average arrival time for a professional brigade on scene is a little under 9 minutes (there is a lot of variation in a sparsely populated country with a few...
by henrik
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: Let's talk about the Fire Service
Replies: 44
Views: 2565

Re: Let's talk about the Fire Service

I have some questions too. Feel free to get to them whenever you feel like it or leave them hanging. 1. I understand the fire departments in the US are normally tied to municipal or county governments. How is response across borders arranged if/when needed? Is responding to a fire in a neighbouring ...
by henrik
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 597
Views: 93208

Re: ffj's early retirement

insert <Obligatory comment about winter not being that bad and you can still go outside and have fun.> Or perhaps some perspective :) Edit: or another piece of perspective -- be happy you're not working any more. You probably have enough experience operating pumps and fire hoses in sub-zero conditi...
by henrik
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: brute journal
Replies: 382
Views: 44572

Re: brute journal

BRUTE wrote:
Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:38 am
a nice cup of coffee on a Saturday morning while realizing that there is no need to do laundry any time soon
I just had one of those. Cheers!
by henrik
Thu Dec 28, 2017 9:40 am
Forum: Politics, and other eternal disagreements
Topic: What if everyone ERE'd, forcibly?
Replies: 22
Views: 1384

Re: What if everyone ERE'd, forcibly?

people who need work - the structure, being told what to do, the automatic socializing This is no scientific observation, but it seems to me that most of this need is instilled in people through the education system. If all of what you described above were to happen, the training camps we call scho...
by henrik
Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:38 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Tiny house build? Should I buy it or not?
Replies: 18
Views: 1324

Re: Tiny house build? Should I buy it or not?

It definitely wouldn't hurt the popularity of your journal if you took this on and shared the process:) Is there a way you could just unload it to a company that specializes in selling them? I understand it's a thing in the US nowadays. This is something you can probably find out before hand (i.e. a...
by henrik
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:52 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?
Replies: 30
Views: 2307

Re: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?

Some other influencing factors to consider (all of which are probably quite hard to find reliable data for):
- percentage of income that can (legally) be sheltered from taxes for retirement
- inflation
- housing costs (prices, rents) relative to income
by henrik
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?
Replies: 30
Views: 2307

Re: Influencing factors of the best country to accumulate FI money and RE?

Denmark really took a dive there, didn't it...
I guess it illustrates the degree of sensitivity the model has to the input data set chosen.
by henrik
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: YAW Journal (Vol. 2: Er-eesti Boogaloo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: YAW Journal (Vol. 2: Er-eesti Boogaloo)

How does it feel at the two month mark now that the light is mostly gone and the novelty worn off?
Are you getting your Alexanders from across the border yet?
by henrik
Mon Oct 30, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: ffj's early retirement
Replies: 597
Views: 93208

Re: ffj's early retirement

Fire trucks and construction projects are equally appreciated by at least some of the regular readers on this journal!
by henrik
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:47 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: New retirement savings account opportunity
Replies: 10
Views: 934

Re: New retirement savings account opportunity

Will you actually have to pay the 24% when you withdraw? Is there something like the UK's personal allowance (tax free yearly limit) that would let you get to it tax free if withdrawn slowly enough? Otherwise it doesn't seem to make much sense - you just lock up your money for no apparent benefit. I...
by henrik
Mon Aug 14, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Resources & Recommended Reading
Topic: Goodreads
Replies: 4
Views: 991

Re: Goodreads

Recently started using Goodreads and found it quite useful for developing a running backlog of interesting stuff to read. It also inspired me to finish a few books I'd been in the middle of for a while (including what I think was the 3rd circle since publication with the ERE book). I occasionally ta...
by henrik
Mon Aug 14, 2017 9:33 am
Forum: DIY Skills Questions
Topic: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe
Replies: 13
Views: 1838

Re: Backpacing/hitchhiking in South-East Europe

In your equipment categories, here is what I've been using for the past few years in various conditions all over Europe (let's say latitudes spanning from 42 to 67 degrees N, elevation to 1500m). I can recommend this stuff based on my experience and they are priced reasonably. Should be quite widely...
by henrik
Sun Aug 13, 2017 12:40 pm
Forum: Miscellaneous
Topic: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!
Replies: 15
Views: 1189

Re: We only have 120 Trillion Years Left!

Chad wrote:
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:01 pm
This Asimov short story The Last Question demonstrates one possibility. I love this story.
Thanks for mentioning it, I had not heard of that one!
by henrik
Sat Aug 12, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: YAW Journal (Vol. 2: Er-eesti Boogaloo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: YAW Journal (Vol. 2: Er-eesti Boogaloo)

I imagine between the income tax and social tax, I will probably only take only 6/10 or 1/2 my pay home with me. 6/10 is about right. Depends, but not too much (taxes are mostly flat). There is a difference between the gross pay in your contract and total expense for the employer, since most of the...
by henrik
Sat Aug 12, 2017 7:58 am
Forum: Money Questions
Topic: Buying the Means of Production: Expenses-Based Investing
Replies: 13
Views: 1872

Re: Buying the Means of Production: Expenses-Based Investing

Costco is not really relevant here, because as you said, "the idea is to own the means of production for the things you consume". Thus it would make more sense to mostly invest in the companies whose stuff you actually buy (let's say JNJ, KHC, local/regional farm coop ...). The supermarket's margins...
by henrik
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:23 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: YAW Journal (Vol. 2: Er-eesti Boogaloo)
Replies: 13
Views: 1204

Re: YAW Journal (Vol. 2: Er-eesti Boogaloo)

Please carry on and make this my favourite journal. You are right about the land tax. It is only based on the assessed value of the land multiplied by the rate set by the municipality. Furthermore, the values have not been reassessed since 2001 (they're talking about it now). You also get a break fo...
by henrik
Wed Jan 11, 2017 1:42 am
Forum: ERE Journals
Topic: Halfmoon's journal
Replies: 517
Views: 55220

Re: Halfmoon's journal

Given what @Farm_or had to say about his bonfire I can assure you that the buildings in Europe may be older but they are not as exciting as some of your old building are! I guess you wouldn't really know until you tried burning one down. ;) Haha, indeed http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-38430671
by henrik
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:43 am
Forum: Lifestyle Questions
Topic: Best materials for casual-looking technical shirts and pants?
Replies: 7
Views: 863

Re: Best materials for casual-looking technical shirts and pants?

I like Fjällräven's G-1000 for pants. It's basically just polyester+cotton, but the quality makes it very comfortable for a wide variety of conditions. Dries quickly, windproof, breathes etc. I have been wearing my one pair at least a few times weekly for about 4 years, no sign of wear. They have a ...
by henrik
Wed Jan 04, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Housing Questions
Topic: Flatmate hanging around the house
Replies: 25
Views: 5068

Re: Flatmate hanging around the house

How did you end up working out the situation with your flatmate?