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About fire2141

  • Birthday 04/10/1959

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  • Location Hopewell Junction, Formerly Golden's Bridge
  • Primary Sector You Work In Unspecified
  • Your Primary Role Unspecified
  • Past Experience Navy Crash Crew, Ex-Chief
  • Interests My 99 Nassua Blue Corvette

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  1. The C & O team determined the fire was caused by a faulty shoreline (Kussmau) connection, that's hardly tinkering.
  2. some things are better off not said.
  3. Maybe some of us that live in the area and have friends in Arlington FD have a better picture as to what's actually going on there. If the chief as well as the chauffer's have no issues, why then the commissioners? Who better then them knows what's safe or not. Remember, these people are in the public safety business. Last I knew commissioners weren't driving the apparatus. People are burning flags across the country and when our brothers answer their final call and there coffins are draped with them this flag ban stings even more. This is arbitrary and capricious. If the size of the flags were an issue then how about a smaller flag rather than an all out ban?
  4. Some of the outrage may have been sparked by what happened in Coventry Rhode Island when a commissioner there stated "They look like a bunch of yahoos," Gralinski said at a board meeting. "Like in the paper, like ISIS is Syria going to take over a city. I don't think they need that big flag on the back of the truck. That's not America to me. Those are a bunch of terrorists. So, I'm going to ask you to take the flag off the truck." I think this recent flag ban may be a thinly veiled attempt by the Arlington commissioners to do the same. I support the flags, especially at a time when the country is so divided. http://turnto10.com/news/local/central-coventry-fire-district-asked-to-remove-american-flags-from-trucks
  5. Amen to that.
  6. That is BS, I work for NYCDEP and the flow rates are broadcast over the two way radio from Shaft 18 in Valhalla to Hillview in Yorkers hourly, 24/7. If it were sensitive information they wouldn't be doing it.
  7. If Vassar College paid their fair share in taxes.......
  8. as nice as it is, this picture saddens me as I was the chairman of that truck committee. At least it wasn't a total loss.
  9. Mike was a really awesome guy. I worked with him back when he worked at NYCDEP. I can't say enough good things about him. This is a fitting tribute to him.
  10. I may be a bit biased, but to land a plane at 200mph on the pitching and weaving deck at night on an aircraft carrier takes the experience and guts that are needed to fly commercial rigs as well. That's who I want flying me.
  11. Since liberals are so quick to point out that Allah is God, it would appear that all bases are covered in stating "in God we trust" with the exception of atheist and the PC crowd.
  12. I've been on both sides of the volunteer/paid argument having served as a firefighter in the military and as a volley for many years. With that being said I'm not biased one way or the other. The fire service in this country was built on the backs of men who volunteered for their communities. Is it perfect, no. The paid fire service from what I've read of late is also far from perfect. There have been many discussions on here about lack of manpower and over utilization of mutual aid, shoddy equipment and other caveats. Additionally studies of fires burning hotter is of equal consequence to both paid and volunteer. The point of this discussion was originally about misappropriated funds and the FD's apparently bloated budget. Can you imagine how large the budget would be with a paid compliment? Last I looked, Mahopac wasn't loaded with foundations. There has been many houses saved in your community. My question to you is, if you know what's so direly lacking and have a wife and possibly children, then why are you endangering yourself and family by living there?
  13. They only look the other way if it's an elected official or nepotism, cronyism or favoritism is involved.
  14. for all of you fellow Mack aficionados......http://capecodfd.com/PAGES%20Special/Macks1.htm