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Forum Rules & Guidelines

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Effective immediately, the following moderation process will take effect. User(s) whose posts are determined by Firehouse.com staff to be in violation of any of the rules above will EARN the following reprimand(s) in the moderation process:
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Subsequent accounts created in an effort to side-step the rules and moderation process are subject to automatic removal without notice. Firehouse.com reserves the right to expedite the reprimand process for any users as it is deemed necessary. Any user in the moderation process may be required to review and agree to by email the terms and conditions listed above before their account is re-instated (except for those that are banned).

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Firehouse.com values the active participation we have in our forums. Please ensure your posts are tasteful and tactful. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
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  • New Front Page of Firehouse.com

    Dear Firehouse.com Visitors,

    We've redesigned the front page of Firehouse.com at http://www.firehouse.com to integrate all of our hot features. You'll find today's headlines, with links to the rest of our daily-updated extensive news coverage at http://www.firehouse.com/news.

    Plus our hot new e-Commerce offerings with featured products from Galls and our other vendors. The Galls Superstore at Firehouse.com offers thousands of products with fast delivery at http://www.galls.com/firehouse.

    Be sure to use our vendors, such as Galls, the Firefighters Bookstore, and the like through our revamped shopping section at http://www.firehouse.com/shop.

    Every purchase ensures that Firehouse.com continues to grow and add great new services! And be sure to support our sponsors and advertisers too by clicking their banners, visiting their sites, using their products and sending them a note thanking them for supporting Firehouse.com.

    Speaking of new services, look for our auction site to launch on Monday, May 14! Featuring dozens of items already, including your opportunity to bid on and take home an autographed script from the cast of the pilot episode of NBC's Third Watch!

    Stay tuned for more exciting services, including added community, EMS, content and commerce over the coming months!

    Please feel free to share your comments here or via e-mail [email protected]

    Thanks for making Firehouse.com the Web's #1 Destination for Firefighting, Rescue, EMS and Safety!!!


    [This message has been edited by WebTeam (edited 05-09-2001).]

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