Chief, welcome to the Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Dont be shy just jump in anywhere and get your feet wet. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.
Welcome to the FF Nation ! We could actually be related - my great grandfather Patrick O'Brien was one of 12 children when they came to this country from Ireland. He owned a construction company that built many of the firehouses and churches in NY City in the early 1900's. Oh well enjoy the nation it has plenty to offer. Stay Safe - Pete