Riding to the rescue

Riding to the rescue

There are 38 comments on the Boston.com story from Apr 15, 2010, titled Riding to the rescue. In it, Boston.com reports that:

The "big one'' is every fire department's fear mantra. But when a big one hit Stoughton in January - a four-alarm fire on Capen Street - nearly half of the firefighters in town were already out on medical calls.

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old townie

Avon, MA

#1 Apr 15, 2010
Not surprising, Town Meeting would rather have a High School football team than a fully staffed fire department. The minimum manning is only 9 men, it should be 11 men, but we don't have the staff. There will be a big one some day, I only hope we don't have a tragedy
Doink the Clown

AOL

#3 Apr 15, 2010
Maybe Coach Burke can man a truck.

Clowns Rule Stoughton.
PMT

Bridgewater, MA

#4 Apr 16, 2010
I'd rather cut the football team for increased academics rather then put it towards the fire department.

Maybe then we'd have people smart enough to not put a penny in their circuit breakers... or stuff their mansions with crap.
Doink the Clown

AOL

#5 Apr 16, 2010
Spoken like a Stoughton FF!

Clowns Rule!
Clown Hater

Holbrook, MA

#7 Apr 16, 2010
old townie wrote:
Not surprising, Town Meeting would rather have a High School football team than a fully staffed fire department. The minimum manning is only 9 men, it should be 11 men, but we don't have the staff. There will be a big one some day, I only hope we don't have a tragedy
Yeah right!! 2 men men on every shift so they can ride around in Fire Trucks running their errands and paying bills on our time so it doesn't interfere with their second jobs. I only have time to work 1 job and it's 65 hours to survive. I think we have a good Fire Dept but stop stuffing it down my throught. You get paid a good salary. If you don't want the job, quit... there will be over 100 people lined up to take it.
I am an old townie too

Holbrook, MA

#8 Apr 16, 2010
old townie wrote:
Not surprising, Town Meeting would rather have a High School football team than a fully staffed fire department. The minimum manning is only 9 men, it should be 11 men, but we don't have the staff. There will be a big one some day, I only hope we don't have a tragedy
Spoke like a true "Hero" I'll never ever will I forget the day our Stoughton Firefighters invited their colleagues to our town to slap us in the face and call us Un-patriotic!!! That's right remember??? I do and every time I see a Firefighter going down the street I remember that day. Every time I vote for the fire budget, I remember that day. If my house catches fire do your job. Don't keep telling how much of a "Hero" you are. Prove it to me and make a difference in our town. The residents have paid enough as a result of employees who think they are better than the rest of us.
Holy Cow Cappa

Holbrook, MA

#9 Apr 16, 2010
Doink the Clown wrote:
Spoken like a Stoughton FF!
Clowns Rule!
I can't believe it...I agree with Dink!!

Maybe if the water was running when Sky Eye 5 was circling the fire would have been out versus watching about 25 firemen walk around while the ladder was up in the air with nobody on it. Maybe when Cheng Du burned we wouldn't seen an out of town truck be first on the scene. Thats right...us taxpayers pay attention too.
Doink The Clown

Whitman, MA

#12 Apr 16, 2010
Holy Cow Cappa wrote:
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I can't believe it...I agree with Dink!!
Maybe if the water was running when Sky Eye 5 was circling the fire would have been out versus watching about 25 firemen walk around while the ladder was up in the air with nobody on it. Maybe when Cheng Du burned we wouldn't seen an out of town truck be first on the scene. Thats right...us taxpayers pay attention too.
Yes... That was plastic Doink you agree with!!
He is Dink!

This clown supports the SFD!!!

This is Definitely Clown Town!
Doink the Clown

AOL

#14 Apr 16, 2010
We love the SFD. They kick butt!
Doink The Clown

Whitman, MA

#16 Apr 17, 2010
Plastic aol Doink is learning!!!

This is Clown Town!
Doink the Clown

AOL

#18 Apr 18, 2010
SFD is excellent. When do we start the recall of Cynthia? Do we wait for Ethics Commission ruling on free rides, or start now?
Recall NOW

United States

#19 Apr 18, 2010
Doink the Clown wrote:
SFD is excellent. When do we start the recall of Cynthia? Do we wait for Ethics Commission ruling on free rides, or start now?
Sadly start now. Apparently the rides won't stop and the State Ethics Commission NEVER stops.
Doink The Clown

AOL

#20 Apr 18, 2010
Did Bob Barbell pull the papers for the Recall yet?
Recall Now

United States

#21 Apr 18, 2010
Doink The Clown wrote:
Did Bob Barbell pull the papers for the Recall yet?
Let's hope so!
Brockton Fire Guy

Brockton, MA

#22 Apr 18, 2010
Holy Cow Cappa wrote:
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I can't believe it...I agree with Dink!!
Maybe if the water was running when Sky Eye 5 was circling the fire would have been out versus watching about 25 firemen walk around while the ladder was up in the air with nobody on it. Maybe when Cheng Du burned we wouldn't seen an out of town truck be first on the scene. Thats right...us taxpayers pay attention too.
you have no clue of firefighting, the water was running only they were fighting the fire from the inside. If the water was running from the ladder trucks it would have pushed the fire down on the guys inside the house, therefore get a clue.
Doink The Clown

Whitman, MA

#24 Apr 18, 2010
Doink The Clown wrote:
Did Bob Barbell pull the papers for the Recall yet?
Hey Plastic Doink... Why don't you call him and ask???

This is Clown Town.. Nothing will ever change!
Doink the Clown

AOL

#25 Apr 19, 2010
He didn't answer his phone. Wimp.

Clowns Rule!
Doink The Clown

Whitman, MA

#26 Apr 19, 2010
Doink the Clown wrote:
He didn't answer his phone. Wimp.
Clowns Rule!
WOW... did you think of that all by yourself liver lips???

If you only had a brain!!!
Instead... you are a stain!!!

Nice try plastic boy!!!

This is MY town... CLOWN TOWN!!!
Doink The Clown

Whitman, MA

#28 Apr 19, 2010
Shades wants to be like Doink!!!!

Doink reports Real Truth, REAL NEWS.... not that warm fluffy crap shades shovels!!!

This is CLOWN TOWN!!!
Again

Brockton, MA

#29 Apr 21, 2010
If you recall CW, do you want Cappa? You people are never happy. Criticize, complain, make insulting remarks, all from behind your anonymous computers. Are any of you Town Meeting Reps?
Did any of you run for Selectmen? What committees do you serve on? Who are the REAL nitwits?

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