"The small and middle sized urban departments cannot ignore consolidation in the current economic environment. The efficiencies created cannot be questioned. We cannot continue to operate like we have. The balance of desire for home rule with cost…"
"Todd, you put your finger right on the political problem, and the Eugene-Springfield merger happened with a three year plan that took full effect when the Springfield chief retired. Other political solutions are possible from either the ground…"
"I agree totaly. We have to look at the big picture, the people in our cities. The problem we have here is that all the chiefs dont like that because they have their own little kingdome. They dont want to give up controll. …"
"Regional fire service is long overdue in many places in the country, especially on the East Coast where fire district boundaries that date from the colonial era make no sense any longer. Camden County, New Jersey is a prime example. Some…"
"Hello John Lewis,
As a politically retired Captain of 35 yrs I feel your pain. The answer is that volunteers are not required to maintain any continuing education after passing the fire academy. As a heavy debated issue for many years and I…"
"Wow, it's finally happening there to. Locally regionalization has been very beneficial with the ability to upgrade and make heavier responses for F/S, R/Q, T/C and such. No boundary limits, no politics and more manpower to the calls…"
I started this post in April of 2008 and here it is Feb, 2011 and the push is on, not just in NJ but on a national level. The politicans have seen the light before we have and they will make us go blind. We have failed to see our…"
"Interesting discussion here... When I entered the FS I did not know that other areas of the Country did not have Local Government, Counties, State and Feds. I was on another website and made the comment "send your RFP to the County…"
Have we reached a point in the fire service to better serve our communities and cities, we should regionalize our resources to respond to the increasing need for manpower to fight fires ,money for budgets and equipment, by eliminating borders and creating a response area supported by a regional tax ? I believe the Idea has merit. Your Thoughts.
"Regionalization has worked well in Washington State where there are many departments creating larger more efficient organizations. They generaly do not save a lot of money on the front end but over the long term, there is a reduction in duplication…"
Joe I like a person with an open mind, you present an objective well informed approach. I was intently interested in all you had to say up to the last sentence. "CHIEFS" what to do with them. My experience with chiefs is they…"
Heres my take on your question! I like the term FAST (firefighter assist and search team) because it truly stands for the purpose of those gathered with specified equipment to assist, find, rescue one of our own.(stoneage) Rapid…"
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sorry to hear they don't get it
sometimes the good old boy club is stronger than the leadership
they don't get it that u r looking out 4 them -- saving them from themselves
their actions could have hurt them and thioer brothers
shame on them and the rest of the dept for not supporting u
on the good note, you did your job -- everyone went home
No, I'm not the "producer" of cop vs. fireman. Though I'm a huge fan as well. The picture above was taken while I was helping out with a class in Fairbanks, Alaska. They found a way to purchase the puppets and just have fun with them. They are not the originators either.
Though I did hear that both Perry and Jake may make an appearance at the FOOLS convention in Seattle next month. If you are a FOOL, get your arse registered.
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