SAN Network's Montgomery Headquarters Closes

Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Meyrick)

SAN Network's Montgomery Headquarters Closes 

By Lydia Ashworth
Published 29th April 2018 
In what some may think is long overdue, San Andreas News Network's main headquarters, located in Montgomery, has closed. Don't worry, though, it's only temporary!

In a multi-million dollar deal with local construction firm Avery Construction and a private architect, SAN Network's headquarters will remain closed for anywhere up to one month whilst refurbishment takes place. This is just one of many changes put in place by the new SANN Executive Team and one that aims to benefit employees and visitors alike. 

Plans are currently being kept tightly under wraps, however it is confirmed that the new and improved headquarters will offer more to the general public as well as a faster and easier advertisement service.

In the meantime, employees can be contacted as usual on 726 and visitors are asked to head to either Fort Carson News Office or Dillimore Recording Studio.

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Gun Violence at Clover Court | SAN Network

Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Gun Violence at Clover Court - A Personal Account 

By Lydia Ashworth
Published 29th April 2018 
Shootings are a common occurrence in and around Red County with most days consisting of some form of gun related crime. Most of these crimes have a clear purpose, a motive, but this afternoon was different and I experienced the situation first hand. 

At around 3:05 p.m. whilst on a ride along with San Andreas County Sheriff's Office Deputy Ryan Harper, I personally witnessed just how out of control the county's gun problem is getting. As on a standard patrol, Deputy Harper drove through Montgomery, taking a short cut onto the Route 46 via Clover Court. It was there that an unnamed male emerged from between two houses, immediately shooting at the cruiser.

As soon as the bullets began making contact, Deputy Harper instructed me to hide behind the cruiser for safety and cover, which I did. Back up was called and arrived almost instantly and the suspect was soon neutralized by trained members of the SWAT division. Whilst injured, the suspect again aimed his weapon at deputies. The suspect was eventually killed and the weapon, identified as a TEC-9, taken to the evidence locker.

As gun crime continues to be a prominent part of life in Red County, it is important to remember the strategy to follow if you find yourself in the situation. This is shown below:
© Department of Homeland Security?

First, run. The Department of Homeland Security state that if you can hear shots being fired but you cannot see the suspect, run as far as you can from the situation. If you frequent any places, it's worth preparing an escape route in case of emergencies.

If you cannot run or the suspect is in view the next option is to hide and to give yourself protection from gun shots. Ideally you need to get yourself out of the suspect's line of vision whilst shielding yourself where possible. It's important, however, not to trap yourself. Although is it recommended that if you're in a room in a building to lock the door and barricade it.

When safe and able to do so, call 911 and alert the Sheriff's Office to your location. If you cannot speak, call 911 and simply allow the operator to listen.

The last resort is to fight. If you have no possible way of running or hiding it is within your best interest to distract or incapacitate the suspect. This can be done by using nearby objects as weapons or throwing things.

You can read more from the Department of Homeland Security here.
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Gas Leak Leads to Multiple Fires in Montgomery 

By Lydia Ashworth
Published 25th April 2018 
Stemming from a 911 call to the Red County Fire Department, Montgomery was on complete lock-down this morning.

As San Andreas County Sheriff's Office and San Andreas Investigation Bureau worked together to escort residents and visitors away from the town, deputies were situated on each entrance to ensure no one was to enter. The cause of such chaos was reported to be a gas leak, with RCFD Deputy Chief, Jamie Cole, stating that "after an investigation into the sewers, [...] some of the pipelines had definitely been tampered with". 

The leak lead to four businesses being engulfed in flames: Montgomery Restaurant, Montgomery Ammunation, Montgomery Bank and Montgomery Bar. Thankfully SAN Network sponsored Splish Splash Spa was not involved in the blaze.

San Andreas County Sheriff's Office dispatched SWAT, including their fleet of riot tanks, suspecting the situation to be due to domestic terrorism. At this time this has not been confirmed to be true and the perpetrator has not been identified.

Witnesses are advised to call San Andreas Investigation Bureau agent Oliver Ashworth on 8066930 or SACSO on 911.
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Chief Justice Assaulted by SACSO Deputy 
By Lydia Ashworth • Published 8th April 2018
Party-goers were left stunned this evening as a prank call lead to the Chief Justice, Alexander King, being threatened and assaulted by deputies of the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office.

As people enjoyed the club opening, two deputies entered the vicinity claiming there to be "a security issue". Deputy Matthews instructed the club to be cleared out whilst Chief Justice was contacted by SAN Network. SANN were able to gain the following clips of their conversation:
Alexander King says: I saw the 911 call, we will just lock the club.
Eric Matthews says (radio): 183 to 728, 10-4. Need assistance in getting everyone out of here.
Alexander King says: No need for evacuation.
Eric Matthews says: Well a little more hustle might be preferable.
Alexander King says: Lydia, just lock the club.
Alexander King says: No need for an evacuation, the club will be locked.
Alexander King says: No gunmen will enter here.
Eric Matthews says: We have reports that the security of the structure has been compromised.
Alexander King says: Feel free to clear outback.
Alexander King says: I checked the 911 calls myself.
Alexander King says: No such calls.
Eric Matthews says: I HIGHLY implore that you either assist in the evacuation, or leave yourself.
Alexander King says: So unless you have something else to add, there is no evacuation.
Eric Matthews says: Yeah, this isn't an argument, sir, it's an order.
Eric Matthews says: Please leave the building.
Alexander King says: The doors are locked, and no one will come in.
Alexander King says: I am telling you no.
Alexander King says: The building is secure.
Eric Matthews says: Then I'm telling you, that you have 60 seconds before I arrest you for Failure to Comply.
Alexander King says: Unless you have a warrant, you need to leave.
Alexander King says: Threatening to arrest me?
Marquis Prince says: I highly suggest you unlock the door for the other troopers.
Alexander King says: Are you mad?
Eric Matthews says: Absolutely not, sir.
Alexander King says: You need to leave or this will be considered trespassing.
Eric Matthews says: I am completely sane and dead serious.
Eric Matthews says: Then write up a civil complaint.
Alexander King says: No one is leaving.
Eric Matthews shouts: Everyone needs to leave the building.

This was all prior to Chief Justice being assaulted with a beanbag shotgun by a Deputy who has, within the last hour, been arrested.

SAN Network were also able to obtain the following CCTV footage of the incident:

It is believed that Chief Justice suffered severe pain to the arm and broken ribs.

Executive staff from the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office later arrived on scene, describing their own mess as "cancer".

This furthers the question: Are we really safe under the "protection" of the San Andreas County Sheriff's Office?
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

Fuel Delivery Leads to Blaze at Montgomery Gas 
By Lydia Ashworth • Published 7th April 2018
A fire broke out, this afternoon, at Montgomery Gas.

The San Andreas Investigation Bureau, joined by San Andreas News Network, were the first on scene, acting quickly to secure the scene whilst the Red County Fire Department were called. SAIB member, Graham Tasker, was relentless in his quest to keep civilians in the area safe, whilst FD simply wished death upon a news reporter.

It is believed that a truck about to deliver fuel to the gas station caused the blaze, crashing into the pumps most likely at speed. The driver of the vehicle was rushed to Crippen Memorial where it's understood that he is in critical condition. An additional casualty was taken to hospital.

Although the blaze was eventually tackled, the Deputy Chief himself was heard referring to the scene as a "f****** mess."

It is not yet known how the driver veered into the gas station, however SAN Network will bring you more updates as they become available.
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)

SAN Network Does Easter
By SAN Network • Published 25th March 2018

Spring is here, lambs are bouncing around the fields and there's the feel of new beginnings all around San Andreas. From a new batch of Red County Fire Department graduates to new talent in the form of Anthony Morgan, spring is a time to start over and try something you perhaps haven't before!

SAN Network, too, are trying new things including our "Giving Something Back Initiative" and the return of an old face... Kristian Keegan as Chief Operating Officer.

As spring is a time for celebration, it's also a time for fun - and fun is what we shall provide! As always, SANN are proud to present our event offerings for the season.

Easter Egg Hunt
An annual tradition for locals is the ever popular Easter Egg Hunt. Although previously hosted by the San Andreas State Police's Public Affairs Division, this year it is the turn of SAN Network. 

We've dressed Lydia and Chandler in some bunny ears and set them out with a basket of eggs to be hidden - but this year, we're going bigger than ever!

This Easter, eggs have been hidden around Red County, Bone County AND newly opened town, Rockshore. As in previous years, below are a list of hints as to their locations. You'll need a camera with you to show us where they are ((screenshot them - your name MUST be in the image, whether in the chat or your character in the image)) and when you've found all 20, fill in the below form, along with your images and drop it off at any SAN Network HQ or email [email protected] ((forum PM Beth - please use the subject "SAN Network Does Easter")).

There'll be a cash prize of $250,000 for the first person to find them all as well as three people chosen at random, each receiving $100,000You have until Sunday 1st April to submit your answers.

1. All of this searching is driving me crazy!
2. Can you give me some information as to the whereabouts of these eggs?
3. Room service! I'll uh... take some eggs please.
4. You're barred from stealing our eggs!
5. Let's dine on all of these eggs.
6. Can you repair a broken egg?
7. 1-0 to the Easter Bunny!
8. Who'd have thought an Easter Egg Hunt would turn you into a tomb raider?
9. Truck. Performance. Eggs.
10. Oh, rats!
11. I'm feeling a little tipsy...
12. It must be hungry work, monitoring the counties border bridges!
13. Incoming, a new shipment of eggs is here!
14. Even eggs need to be squeaky clean!
15. Only the finest, most "De Luxe" eggs were used in this hunt.
16. Only the Elite will find all of the eggs.
17. Even eggs need a push sometimes!
18. Do you think Frank fancies an egg?
19. Let's hope it doesn't take you a whole 24 hours to find the eggs...
20. You'd best construct a plan to find them all!

For your entry to be considered, you must use the following submission form:
Spoiler: Submission Form

Good luck!

Fusion™ Fest
Named after upcoming club, FUSION™, Fusion™ Fest is a music festival with the aim to provide a theme for everyone. Featuring DJ sets from M9Radio DJ's, the festival is a great day out for all ages. Food and drink stalls will be available and entry is free. Come on down to Rockshore for the states hottest new event!
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Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by Novi)


Launching the "Giving Something Back" Initiative
By Lydia Ashworth • Published 14th March 2018

SAN Network, for a long time, have been a generally welcomed face in the community. From participation in events to the support of articles, nothing SAN Network do would function correctly without the support of the people of San Andreas. 

With that thought in mind, it's time to give something back and put our resources to good use. Starting with the purchase of Rockshore Youth Park Ice Cream Shop, SAN Network will be taking on the challenge to bring improvements to the local communities of Red, Bone and Flint County. In a partnership with Elite Trucking, SANN will be giving the underprivileged the chance to significantly improve their surroundings. Whether that be through upgrades to housing, amenities or simply the provision of equipment.

SAN Network plan to donate resources to the value of $1,000,000 to the most deserving candidates, with help from Elite Trucking who will carry out the work required.

((In short, if you have a faction that you think meets the above criteria this is for you. Although upgrades will be fully RP'ed by Elite Trucking, mapping is unfortunately not provided with this. You will instead receive the full $1,000,000 to use as you wish. The only condition is that you must show proof of your factions' existence through the provision of your faction topic in the application. New factions will be considered, including those who may make a new faction simply to take part!))

If you're from a group or community of people that could benefit from this scheme, simply fill in the below form and email it to [email protected] ((Forum PM Beth)) or alternatively collect a paper copy from any SAN Network Office and hand it in at the front desk ((either way, forum PM me)).

[fdivbox=#ffffff][hr][/hr][size=5][b][color=#5ab4a0]The SAN Network "Giving Something Back" Initiative - Application[/color][/b][/size]
[b][color=#5ab4a0]Your Name:[/color][/b] {Forename Surname}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]Location of Your Community:[/color][/b] {ie. Peach Block}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]((Faction Name)):[/color][/b] {Name}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]((Link to Faction Topic)):[/color][/b] {Link}

[b][color=#5ab4a0]Why should your community win the prize?[/color][/b] {Answer}
[b][color=#5ab4a0]If your community wins, what changes will you request?[/color][/b] {Answer}[/fdivbox]
Applications will be open until Friday 13th April.

Although this is SAN Network's main initiative, this is just the start. As an organisation we plan to contribute more to the locality in the coming months.

Best of luck!
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St Patrick's Day!

Written by Lydia Ashworth (Posted by dex)

Written by Pippa Ashworth (Posted by Smally)


Dillimore Sheriff's Office Arson
By Pippa Ashworth • Published 4th March 2018

In what shocked many, Dillimore Sheriff's Office was ablaze this evening, 4th March. With the roads surrounding the area closed off promptly, members of the Red County Fire Department fought tirelessly to ensure the blaze was put out without endangering any of the working Deputies.

Although the exact source of the fire is, at this moment, unknown, it's believed that the fire was started intentionally and any witnesses are urged to contact 911 with any information they can provide. In the meantime, Fire Investigators will be conducting a full investigation into the cause of the blaze.

Deputy Mark Jonesy stated: "We believe it's an arson. Although we cannot disclose any more information as it's an ongoing investigation." whilst Deputy Pierre Dubois said "I'm just worried that there are people trapped inside."

Whilst everyone was accounted for, Lieutenant Anthony Roberts was taken to hospital following smoke inhalation. San Andreas News Network wish him the very best.

To further the earlier statement, if you have any information as to what happened please call 911 and dial for the Sheriff's Office.

Update, 5th March 2018
In the past few minutes, it's been revealed that the San Andreas Investigation Bureau have major leads into the person or people responsible for the fire. Their public relations division have released the following statement, exclusive to SAN Network.

We can now reveal that two arrests have been made in relation to yesterdays fire. Investigations are still ongoing and we have multiple leads that we're following, however we are working closely with San Andreas County Sheriff's Office to ensure our investigation is concluded and the culprit apprehended within the next few days.

If you have any information that may help us, please contact the San Andreas Investigation Bureau or San Andreas County Sheriff's Office on 911.
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RCFD | February Newsletter

Written by RCFD (Posted by Yassin)

Departmental Newsletter
February 2018


Welcome to March. The month of February has seen many changes to the department with an influx of students into our Academy, the addition of a volunteer system, the addition of an ambulance crew system, event supervision being made to the public and a mass removal of members who fail to show dedication to the department. The department has undergone multiple changes, however, we've pulled through with a successful month that we can be proud of. We've managed to gain a few reinstatements of previous employees and induct a few employees that have displayed brilliance within the Fire Officers team, all of which are making significant progress and helping to maintain a stable department and allow the consistent output of quality services. The month of February has been one to be proud of, and we can't wait to pull through March and achieve a similar outcome, if not better.



We've achieved six new additions to our line-up of apparatus; three medical motorcycles and three medical bicycles. These will be used in coordination with our new event supervision service to allow events hosted by the public to be handled with extreme swiftness and efficiency. Furthermore, they'll be utilized by our Community Relations division to allow for their events to be fully supervised by experienced and qualified medical staff without the need for a bulky Rescue Ambulance or Fly Car. All six vehicles are equipped with BLS equipment to allow for the quickest medical care possible. This will allow for the stabilisation of patients to the fullest extent until further medical assistance arrives, however events are unlikely to need further medical assistance unless extreme injuries are acquired, which further develops the efficiency of these vehicles.



The quality of our medical and firefighting services is extremely important to myself and the entirety of the supervisory team of the department. We want our public to feel safe and secure in the hands of our EMTs. As of late, it has come to my attention that the public [b]do not[/b] feel as though the Fire Department do an appropriate job when on scenes and treating those who are in dire need. I can state with great pleasure that the quality of our medical services are of only the highest and most knowledgeable quality within the state. Our medical services teach for every single possible situation; midwifery, intraosseous drug administration, cricothyrotomy, intravenous drug administration, rapid sequence intubation, chest needle decompression (primary spontaneous pneumothorax, secondary spontaneous pneumothorax, catamenial pneumothorax, traumatic pneumothorax, iatrogenic pneumothorax, tension pneumothorax, etc.), intramuscular drug administration, advanced airway management and more. We also teach proper medical terminology that advances beyond any previous versions of the department to inform our employees of the full extent of their necessary medical training; sinus tachycardia and bradycardia, sinus arrest, atrial and ventricular fibrillation, paroxsymal supraventricular tachycardia, eupnea, bradypnea, apnea, dyspnea, hyperpnea, hyperinflation, pulseless electrical activity, trepopnea, ponopnea, acute respiratory distress syndrome, myocardial infarction, cardiac arrest, congestive heart failure, pulmonary embolism, etc. I hope the quality of our services is fortified in the minds of the public within the next month so that the extensive training that each of our employees go through does not go unnoticed and unnecessary, however it brings me a slight sense of joy that our employees haven't had to utilise such advanced treatment; this means that the general health of the public is increasing and harsher conditions that require such extensive treatment is not necessary.


In the recent months, RCFD has been notably lower than the community seems to need. To help combat this issue we have been increasing our attempts at community outreach and even began a new "Volunteer" system that allows members of the Red County community to help us when we need it. The activity, recently, has been growing more and more due to a recent rise in accepted applications. We always strive to help our community when they need it most, and we are always striving for improvement in activity. Along with recruitment outreach, our internal activity of divisions has also been slightly revamped to increase the productivity and deployments of divisions. Since the date of 01FEB18, we have left only 4 911 calls unaccounted for, and 3 of those calls were believed to be hoax calls due to the triangulation of the location of the call as well as the reported location of that call along with the withholding of information and the name of the caller.



Our recent efforts in applications have proven benifical as we went through a period of time where we saw an increase in applications by over 450% in a one week timeframe. We are currently see a "better-than-ever" rise in community interest with our department. Our recruitment process has an average of 8 hours for responding to applictions as well as completing the next steps of our recruitment process hand-in-hand with each other to eliminate the delay to the hiring process.

Our R&T team holds great pride in stating our recent batches of academy students are being held to an even higher standard required to pass our academy stage. We have decided as a group that our recent lack in knowledge within previous NCO teams needed to be addressed, and where better to start than our very own academy. Since the change, we are extremely happy to report that our NCO team and probationary members show great potential in exceeding our standard expectations.



Recently, the Red County Fire Department decided to invest in refurbishing the current rescue ambulances in order to make them:

  • More sterile;
  • More in line with traditional EMS colors for aesthetic ease;
  • More equipped;
  • More spacious;
  • More fashionable; and
  • More efficient.

Our investment returned excellent results, with each of our units being fitted up with a clean and sleek new design to allow all of our patients to experience the most comfortable form of transport to hospital. The design comes with an easy turquoise color and comes fitted with a stretcher, two benches, compartments for EMS apparatus and a built-in ECG (Lifepak) which allows for EMTs or Paramedics to provide treatment throughout transport for the optimal stabilisation in pre-hospital care. This addition clocked the department around $429,999 per unit, totalling at $4,299,990 for the entirety of our fleet to be remodelled.

(( This interior can be accessed by pressing Y or using /enter whilst inside of the ambulance. You can then exit the interior with H or /exit. The purpose of this interior is to allow members of the faction to roleplay with you during transport, as well as to fit more than two people into the back of the ambulance and to allow for a much more aesthetic and immersive transportation. ))

Hopefully you won't have to take a ride in the back of an ambulance anytime soon but, if you do, at least your transportation will be more pleasant due to our investment.




During the month of February, the Fire Department received a substantial amount of reinstatement requests compared to other months. Overall, the department received [b]sixteen[/b] reinstatement requests, fifteen of which were successful or are still pending. Out of those fifteen successful reinstatement requests, three of them were offered & reinstated into Fire Officer positions within the department. This, combined with the immense amount of applications received during the month, has resulted in a massive boost to the amount of people employed by the Red County Fire Department to assist the public. Zeke Swiger, our new Battalion Chief, was reinstated as a Fire Captain. Caroline Shay, who is no longer in the department, and Jamie Cole both also reinstated as Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain respectively. Meanwhile, the others were offered positions ranging from Probationary Firefighter up to Firefighter II. This increase in employment surely shows a bright future ahead, as people have been noticing the vast improvement within the department and wish to return to their duties.




Late February, an Event Supervision system was implemented by Fire Chief Richard Bleakley. Supervised and handled entirely by the Community Relations division, this program allows members of the public and other organizations to request the Fire Department to oversee any events they may be planning, such as marathons or races. The Community Relations division will dispatch assigned EMTs and Paramedics to the event on specialized units chosen for the specific type of event to be able to provide rapid medical care to anyone who requires it on scene without having to wait for a bulky Rescue Ambulance to arrive first. This allows for quick assistance provided by the Fire Department who're already on scene. Implemented only a few days ago, we've already received a request for an event to be supervised and the Community Relations division is handling it. Hopefully medical care won't have to be provided, but if it does, we'll be ready!




Employee of the Month

The Employee of the Month award is granted to those who show extreme dedication and initiative for the department to the point where it is noticed by the Fire Officers and Chief Fire Officers, going completely above and beyond the line of duty in their service to the public. For the month of February, the award has been given to Amanda Carter. Throughout the month of February, Amanda Carter has shown nothing but excellence during her time in the department, with countless staying online for hours at a time when nobody else is online to assist her and yet still powering through every call she can with exceptional performance.

Exceptional Probationary Award

The Exceptional Probationary award is granted to those who display tremendous amounts of dedication to the department and show it in the field and have overall incredible performance during their probationary period. For the month of February, the award has been given to:

  • Dylan Brooks
  • Amanda Carter
  • Tanaquil Snow

Throughout their probationary period, these three have displayed great dedication to the department and treated countless patients, often being forced to patrol alone due to the lack of available units and still performing well without people to guide them on patrol. Therefore, they have all three been granted the Exceptional Probationary award.



I've decided to implement an Ambulance Crew system. Similar to our company system, this allows our EMTs to make use of our newly refurbished ambulances and patrol with three or four members of the department for excellent medical scene coverage and friendship development within the department. This allows for members to consistently patrol with the same people day-in and day-out, allowing them to enjoy their shift a lot more with their friends and provide exemplary teamwork due to the already-formed bonds of all occupants of a singular ambulance crew. Hopefully, this will provide an incentive to come on-duty a lot more, but if that doesn't then perhaps incentives regarding rewards for optimal and high-quality ambulance crews would allow for an incentive to form such a crew. You'll likely find an ambulance with a few members, often one paramedic with the rest being EMTs, patrolling and looking to help the public in the quickest and most efficient way possible. Be sure to interact with our employees to learn a little more about our department, we're guaranteed to be friendly and comforting to the people we serve.



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