"Sorry that I cannot give you the other side because I agree that firearms of any kind do not belong on an ambulance or fire apparatus. Now if someone wants to pay for a ballistic protective liner for my Turnout coat I would support that. …"
"If the cost becomes prohibitive that means that the basic design of the structure is defective. It is not the job of fire code enforcement authorities to control costs on a project. It is a binary question by which I mean that there are…"
"Oh you can't answer that question. They would all be replaced by career staff. That is what some of my IAFF colleagues believe. If the volunteers would just stay home there would be endless expansion in the career ranks. …"
"If you can provide EMS at a lower cost for the actual delivered service then that is a good thing. To me that means doing it with the existing staff OR fully justifying any increase in staffing. One fatal mistake I think many fire…"
""text will be added to prohibit backup alarm override switches" I would hope that you could include some sort of exception on this for a backup alarm that could be disabled from a push button on the rear exterior of the unit. …"
"Even if the drivers were fully qualified in compliance with NFPA standards that does not assure the condition of the vehicle they are driving. I have to wonder if any of them have been forced be economic conditions or family budget priorities…"
"If objective one is that everyone goes home alive and the chief's actions were jeopardizing the fire fighters' safety then what choice did they have once the board reinstated him. They can ride apparatus that he is in control of or…"
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