The EMTBravo Group
The EMTBravo Group was founded on January 1st, 2003 by Seth Granville, AKA "EMTBravo" AKA "x635". Initially, the site consisted of photos and information that Seth recieved and shared via an email list. To grow on the email list idea, a website to put this information up, as well as Seth's own photos, came EMTBravo.com. A popular feature of EMTBravo.com was the "News" section, in which readers would send in information about local apparatus deliveries, synopsis of incidents, upcoming tests, etc. Also popular was the members who sent in photos, which were posted in features on the site.
As EMTBravo.com grew by word of mouth, the site got bigger and busier. In November of 2003, EMTBravo.com launched the EMTBravo Network Forums, something to expand on the news section. The forums were intended to replace the news section, and give readers of the site membership in a positive, constructive, and freindly enviroment in which to exchange knowledge, information and ideas. This forum has and is criticized for it's heavy moderation and zero tolerance for typical forum nonsense, and as a result has grown into a community of over 9,000 registrations, 27,000 topics, and 161,900 posts at the time of writing. Our membership has a wealth of knowledge to share, and we continue to work hard to cultivate the forums and try to make it one of the best communities on the web. One of our most popular forumfeatures, "Incident Alert", a log of breaking and recent incidents kept by our membership.
It's our vision, and it's been proven through the site, that firefighters, police officers, and EMS workers can work together, can become friends, can develop ideas, can learn from one another, and the list goes on. We're here to enhance the entire Emergency Services Community.
x635Photos.com was launched in late 2006 as x635's personal photo gallery, since EMTBravo.com has become it's own entity. Additonally, in August 2006 x635:The Blog was launched for the same reason.
The EMTBravo Network Forums have spawned two spinoffs in late 2006: EMTBravoSouth.com, and EMTBravoWest.com.Those forums for their respective areas. As it's difficult to grow a succesful forum, we continue to get the word out there and recruit members so that we can duplicate the sucess of the EMTBravo Network forums so that these regions can share knowledge, information, and ideas.
An EMTBravo Merchandise store was launched in March of 2007, and sold out of inventory quickly. There are currently no plans to offer more EMTBravo branded merchandise.
The EMTBravo Group is headquartered in Mohegan Lake, NY (Westchester County). All site operations, development, and adminstration are based there. All forum staff work remotely.
The EMTBravo Group relies heavily on advertisers, sponsors, investors, and donors to support computers, hardware and equipment neccesary to run the site, and to cover very expensive hosting costs.
As of today, The EMTBravo Group is continually tweaking and introducing new ideas to benefit our visitors and membership. If you have any questions, feedback, concerns, suggestions, or ideas, we encourage you to email EMTBravo@EMTBravo.com.
We are always devoloping new ideas and introducing new features, so we hope you check our sites regularly.
The EMTBravo Group Portfolio:
Seth Granville, Executive Director
The EMTBravo Group
Mohegan Lake, NY (Westchester County)
UPDATED: September 16th, 2012