Eastern Kanawha fire departments make up

Eastern Kanawha fire departments make up

There are 31 comments on the Big News Network.com - West Virginia News story from Feb 26, 2011, titled Eastern Kanawha fire departments make up. In it, Big News Network.com - West Virginia News reports that:

Kanawha County Fire Coordinator C.W. Sigman smoothed over a dispute between leaders of the Chesapeake and East Bank fire departments earlier this week.

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The Donald

Hansford, WV

#21 Mar 3, 2011
Do "volunteer" fire Departments get "paid" for calls they run by billing insurance companys for services rendered? If so well we know why C14 drafted the letter and had a hissyfit, It's all about the Dollar, dollar bill and not so much "public safety". Good God man.....
james

Jayton, TX

#22 Mar 3, 2011
The only way volunteer fire departments get paid is by billing insurance companies for calls in their respective areas. State law does not allow them to bill for calls in mutual aid areas. The only way the can receive money in mutual aid areas is if a piece of equipment or gear is damaged on that call, then they have the department they assisted get reimbursement for them through the insurance company. There are some "paid on call" departments in the state that pay their members a certain amount (not much) per call.
In the Met

Cedar Grove, WV

#23 Mar 10, 2011
Fire depts do have expenses. Fire trucks and equipment aren't cheap. That's why they bill. It doesn't mean they are getting "paid".
The Donald

Lansing, WV

#24 Apr 29, 2011
Well I do have to disagree with you James, after a little of research, County VFD's get money from the county, several thousands dollars a year in fact and from what I been told Marmet VFD sits on top of the volunteer world as they receive a crap load of cash from the city as well as the county, and I do believe they have a "payroll" too, only disguised as a clothing allowance. From reports I’ve seen they have members that do not respond to calls and can barley walk on the “payroll” to recieve the clothing allowence. Kinda put an asterisk * on the word Volunteer, eh?
james wrote:
The only way volunteer fire departments get paid is by billing insurance companies for calls in their respective areas. State law does not allow them to bill for calls in mutual aid areas. The only way the can receive money in mutual aid areas is if a piece of equipment or gear is damaged on that call, then they have the department they assisted get reimbursement for them through the insurance company. There are some "paid on call" departments in the state that pay their members a certain amount (not much) per call.
james

Elizabeth, NJ

#25 Apr 29, 2011
Yea I have to agree with you. I apologize I should have also put in there that departments get county and state money. Alot of departments get extra funding through billing and other ways.
sheesh

Fairfield, VA

#26 May 13, 2011
Yeah MFD fireman get around $5 or something for the calls they go on to reimbursement them for clothing that gets damaged on calls. If you consider that 'payroll" then okay. Winder why Donald hasn't volunteered for this cash cow yet?

Since: May 11

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#27 May 14, 2011
If all the politicians would just mind there own business, the Fire Fighters and Chiefs would make the right decisions to take care of there communities.
just curious

Chicago, IL

#28 May 24, 2011
bpdm wrote:
If all the politicians would just mind there own business, the Fire Fighters and Chiefs would make the right decisions to take care of there communities.
AMEN!
what

Beckley, WV

#29 Jan 5, 2012
stupid
Just saying

Charleston, WV

#30 Jan 5, 2012
Tax Payer wrote:
If all of the politicians would just mind there own business, the Fire Fighters and Chiefs would make the right decisions to take care of there communities. It's the same thing as usual, Micromanagement from the commission level. The firemen have done this for years give them more funding and let them run there area!!
BULLCRAP!!!!!!!!! The fire departments are just as political. They need more regulating, especially the volunteer ones.
Really

Charleston, WV

#31 Jan 9, 2012
Bill wrote:
This article is a joke and should have never even been wrote. If Rusty Marks would get off of Kent Carpers nuts if wouldnt have anything to wite about....
There are many VFD cronies on Kent Carpers nuts.

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