6.23.2008

Probably Nothing

Saw a Wise County ambulance and one of the Decatur fire trucks head off down 287. Probably nothing, though. That fire truck seems to go out whenever someone strikes a curb.

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

yes the Fire Dept does. I think they are doing a good job, but they need to stay at the station more. Fuel is expensive! Especially when they leave the truch running while at the DQ

Anonymous said...

From what I understand the fire truck goes with the ambulance because the guy's on the truck are EMT's as well. If something was to happen to either the truck or the ambulance,i.e. breakdown, flat, wreck,etc. the other vehicle will continue to the scene. So what if they leave it running at DQ. If they get a call they get in and go and don't have to worry about start up. They are not always at the department because believe it or not they are driving around the community. If they get a call they are already up and running and who knows that call could only be a couple of blocks away whereas the fire department may have been 10 minutes further had they been there. People always seem to want to piss and moan about public service employees but those public service employees are always the first ones called when the pissers and moaners need them. And no, I am not a fireman or police officer and I am not related to either nor married to a fireman or Police Officer. I have seen what they do as well as experienced it and they have earned my respect.

Anonymous said...

WELL 1:40 I AGREE WITH YOU SOME, BUT I PAY FOR THEIR FUEL AND IT IS EXPENSIVE. YOU TOO PROBABLY PAY FOR SOME OF IT IF YOU LIVE IN THE CITY OF DECATUR. THE PISSERS AND MOANERS, I AGREE WITH YOU ON THAT. PEOPLE BITCH AND WHEN THEY NEED A POLICE OFFICER OR FIRE PERSON, THEY CALL. I STILL THINK THE FD IS A GREAT THING, BUT THEY NEED A FINANCIAL ADVISOR TO HELP THEM. CLASS A UNIFORMS FOR SOME OF THE TROOPS AND NOT ALL? A FEW DOLLARS HERE AND A FEW THERE, HELL THE CITY WILL NOT NOTICE. I HEAR THAT THE CITY HAS A NEW ADVISOR AND THAT WILL HELP, I HOPE. I THINK THE COMMUNITY IS BEHIND THE FD BUT WE ARE ASKING FOR A LOT IN THE NEXT BUDGET THAT I WONDER IF IT IS NECESSARY. I AM NOT A FIREMAN OR A POLICEMAN BUT I DO WORK IN A GOVERNMENT CLOSE TO THE FD SO I SEE ALL THE SPENDING

Anonymous said...

ALL CAPS IS VERY ANNOYING. MOST PEOPLE MOVE ON AND WON'T READ YOUR POST WHEN THEY SEE IT.

Anonymous said...

1:40 is correct in all aspects of the post. Seems like common sense to me. Quit being retarded. They are doing grown-up stuff you wouldn't understand.

Anonymous said...

I say give all we can, because I am not the kind to put my life on the line for things they do and for what they know. I kinda like having them around when I need them, and unfortunately I have needed them and they kept me alive until they got me help. FD and Ambulance EMT's are wonderful caring people and I don't think they get paid enough and they sure don't get the recognition they deserve. I am not related to any of them or friends with any, I just appreciate people that do what they do.

House of R & R said...

I would love to know the statistics of them "being in the right place at the right time" when it comes to an emergency call.

Anonymous said...

I hate firemen. Those trucks are like pantie removal machines.

Anonymous said...

I pray that the companies who make their fire hoses never go out of business.

Anonymous said...

fuel is expensive when they leave the truck running at dairy queen and then decide to sit and visit forever.

Anonymous said...

Every truck unless it's at the station is and always should be left running so there's no danger of it not starting when a call comes(or for that matter when it's just time to leave).
EMT vehicles are idled when not in the station so if a call comes involving a transport it's not a billion degrees in there.
The cost of idling the trucks isn't nearly enough to warrant getting your panties in a wad Gladys Kravitz.

Anonymous said...

Fire trucks also roll on every call because they carry most of the extraction/rescue gear.

Anonymous said...

The Decatur FD Vehicles are always driving arround the "community" to jusitify there exisistence! Not so "they might be closer to the next call," of which they only get about 2 a day. The DFD has to be seen casually driving arround, or at the DQ for all youn can eat catfish so the "community" actually sees them. You're right the majority of them(about 99%)are EMTS, not PARAMEDICS, and they only have engines and "brush trucks", not ambulances! These guys get paid to set a the station and watch nascar, and occasionally got to the scene of a wreck and clean up the street. Yes let's build a multi-million dollar "state of the art" station, and increase thier salaries.

Anonymous said...

Wow...another "expert" idiot who doesn't have a clue. You must have failed the entrance exam again.

Double Fake Fire Chief

Anonymous said...

5:53, you must be an idiot! You just don't have a clue what all those firemen do. I am related to one of them, and he IS a PARAMEDIC.

Anonymous said...

I doubt if they spend much if any time "just driving around the community" Any time it appears that's what they are doing they could just as easily be getting the hours in required for operator training. You would scream the loudest if an inexperienced driver hooked your mailbox while responding to a call.
Good luck with the entrance exam next time and quit starting your masturbatory fires. I hear the FD takes a dim view of that kind of history when interviewing candidates.

Anonymous said...

11:30 I'm 57 years old I did not take nor do I ever plan on taking the entrance exam.- 5:53