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About somebuffyguy

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  • Location County 60
  • Gender Male
  • Primary Sector You Work In Fire
  • Your Primary Role Firefighter

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  1. Can anyone explain to me what this fascination is with red lights? Why would someone join any agency, exclusively for red lights?
  2. http://mtkiscony.virtualtownhall.net/Pages/MtKiscoNY_Emergency/index
  3. And where do you think the insurance companies get that money from, Narnia? The cost is paid by the property owners paying their insurance.
  4. http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/new-jersey-roosevelt-volunteer-fire-department-bond-vote-badge-417487813.html Link to the story. Why should a town of 900 people, and not even 2 square miles have its own FD ? Great merge it with nearby departments and let the members join other departments in the area.
  5. The Westchester Fire Advisory Board is having a quarterly meeting tonight at 4 Dana Road, Valhalla, NY beginning at 7:30 p.m. I expect to see all you Monday Morning Quarterbacks there ready to explain how you'll fix the entire county fire service like you claim you can on here.
  6. The following information comes from the Pace University study of FD consolidation (2009): There are 4 stations in Mt Vernon. There are 4 engines, 2 trucks,1 rescue and one command vehicle. 16 firefighters and 5 officers are on duty. A reported structure fire gets 2 engines, 1 truck, 1 rescue and the command vehicle, this brings 9 firefighters and 4 officers. 3 of the 7 apparatus have no officer assigned on a given shift. Those are the only questions I could answer using that information, and some of it may have changed the past 8 years. Here's a copy of the report, it may have more information regarding Mt Vernon you're looking for as well as being an interesting read for anyone interested in the fire service in Westchester and in general. https://edgemontecc.files.wordpress.com/2014/11/firereport.pdf
  7. What % of minorities need to pass like on the last fire exam ?
  8. Not sure about NY but Kings County (Seattle WA) EMS has started making their own Epi kits that only cost $15 wig each does costing an additional $5. They've also begun to sell these kits to other agencies . http://kuow.org/post/king-countys-incredibly-cheap-answer-epipen
  9. Already have a fire job, not leaving to go to a city who's mayor is more concerned about his political career and would sell out his city to get a chance at the state house. My concern is the degradation of standards in the fire service in the interest of diversity. I don't know if you could say the hiring process have gone well if it leads to hiring firefighters who ... Get arrested for child abuse http://fox61.com/2016/04/19/female-hartford-firefighter-arrested-for-assaulting-her-child-over-2-years/ Assault fellow officers on the fireground http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/troubleshooters/Hartford-Firefighter-Arrested-Confrontation-Lieutenant-Patterson-Dalton-323005331.html Act recklessly with firearms http://www.courant.com/breaking-news/hc-hartford-firefighter-arrested-1204-20141203-story.html Are forced to resign after FOUR DUI arrests http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Hartford-Firefighter-on-Leave-After-Driving-Under-Influence-Arrest--289584071.html Operate "drug factories" selling coke and ecstasy!!! http://www.nbcconnecticut.com/news/local/Hartford-Firefighter-Charged-With-Running-Drug-Factory-164923516.html These are just the first stories from the past few years that pop up in a quick Google search. Are you seeing this kind of criminal behavior in such numbers in departments like Greenwich, Norwalk or anywhere in Westchester (besides cities that hire only residents to promote diversity)? No, you're seeing this is Hartford, in Bridgeport, and New Haven. Cities that dumb down tests and give city residents enormous legs up on the test. Even if Hartford had no residency preference I wouldn't be taking this test, so that's not what matters to me. What infuriates me about this is seeing the fire service dumbed down to the point that criminals who can barely read or write their own names are being handed jobs, while guys from out of town who actually want the job and would work hard don't get a chance.
  10. Must be a city resident to apply? I'm sure that's gonna go well .
  11. Their website has a page listing their officers, not sure if it's up to date. http://www.montrosefire.com/fire_officers.php
  12. New list means a new process. When I took the Westchester cpat I was told it was good for one year (in that same list). If there's another academy there will be a CPAT, if you are being looked at for the next academy you will be called to take the CPAT. If you are not being looked at you won't get a call. Stop worry about when the next CPAT, academy, or batch of canvassing letters are. If it applies to you, you will be contacted .
  13. I gotta say my favorite is this tribute to "salvage and overhaul". http://www.blackhelmetapparel.com/product.php?id=Salvage and Overhaul Firefighter T-shirt&nosto=pagetemplate-nosto-1 I can't believe people buy this stuff, save some time and just flush your money directly into the toilet and cut out the middle man.
  14. Don't really think this is the right place to spread a rumor about 18 people losing their livelihoods. If you're someone who'd be directly affected by this I'd imagine you'd have a better source than this website. If this post was about my department I sure wouldn't want to hear about it here first. I understand the original poster is just looking for info but this isn't the right place. If it's true it'll come out and we'll all hear about it soon enough, if it's false then we're just causing people to worry over nothing.
  15. That or when the median household income is nearly 200K, there's a little cash lying around to pay firemen.