Volunteer fire department struggling ...

Volunteer fire department struggling to make ends meet

There are 30 comments on the WBOY-TV story from Jun 21, 2012, titled Volunteer fire department struggling to make ends meet. In it, WBOY-TV reports that:

The Barboursville Volunteer Fire Department says people who live within city limits pay an annual fire fee which helps it offset its expenses.

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BVFD FF

Huntington, WV

#22 Oct 5, 2014
I read all the articles and all i can think is wow! So first, only firefighters in cabell county who are paid are employees of the city of Huntington FD. Barboursvilles secretary is paid only for office duties she does not run calls while Shes on the clock. you will by far be more likely to need the FD in the event of a motor vehicle accident rather than a house fire. So think about that. And though shit if you don't like them washing there cars it is what it is. And if you truly have a issue with any department bring it to there attention.
Todd

Stafford, VA

#23 Sep 11, 2015
BvilleHSalum wrote:
Are these guys truly volunteers or are they getting paid? I am confused. Until I hear that the secretary (who I am assuming drew a paycheck, in addition to what she stole) pays back every dime....when I get their "bill" in the mail it will likely find my trash can.
Sir these guys are 100% volunteer they don't get a dime for the hours of training an hard work they out in on calls ! an that secretary is in prison an has been replaced by a long time member of the department an yeah throw that statement request in the trash just remember that 50$ a year is buying life saving equipment to save your ass or your loved one you jackass.
Todd

Stafford, VA

#24 Sep 11, 2015
Todd wrote:
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Sir these guys are 100% volunteer they don't get a dime for the hours of training an hard work they out in on calls ! an that secretary is in prison an has been replaced by a long time member of the department an yeah throw that statement request in the trash just remember that 50$ a year is buying life saving equipment to save your ass or your loved one you jackass.
By the way Barboursville is the 14th busiest Fire House in the State the rest of that top 15 is mostly paid departments but Barboursville is 100% volunteer they average 2-3 calls a day Huntington right down the road average 6-9 calls a day they have 6 stations with 6 Engines 2 ladder trucks an rescue on duty with 27 paid guys 24hrs a day Barboursville has 1 station with 3 engines a rescue an a ladder that's ran by volunteers so don't talk bad about them guys an gals they work there ass's off to keep there community safe!
Todd

Stafford, VA

#25 Sep 11, 2015
umwau wrote:
They would save alot of money if all the fire Dept. didn't bring their cars to the station to wash them!!!!
Really those guys an gals run the hell out of there vehicles daily driving to the station for multiple calls a day to save ass holes like you maybe you should stop bitching about them washing there cars an pitch in some money or try to help get them paid an I'm pretty sure every fire EMS an police department there people wash there vehicles there. Barboursville is 100% volunteer an are in the top 15 busiest fire stations in the state they run over 1500 calls a year those guys deserve to be paid way to busy to be volunteer!
Frank

Stafford, VA

#26 Sep 11, 2015
Wow wrote:
They can let my house burn. I'm not giving them $hit until the money gets paid back. I'll make a huge profit from insurance if that ever happens.
That ladies in prison an yeah Better hope your trapped in there when it burns karmas a bitch buddy your to big of a bitch to do what they do so they look down on your dumbass
Jake

Stafford, VA

#27 Sep 11, 2015
Bville sucks wrote:
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Maybe they should ask for donations instead of sending out bill ordering you to make a donation. Besides has to be worst fire department around, Green Valley makes it to Barboursvilles calls be Barboursvilles does.
Wow this post showed your true intelligence about fire service Barboursville is the number 2 rank fire department in the county under huntington Bc they're paid an green valley ? Really dude Barboursville runs 75% of green valleys calls Bc they NEVER RUN THERE OWN your a true dumbass Barboursville is 100% volunteer an one of the best trained an equipped departments in the state the only thing they lack is not being pairs an staffed 24hrs for as busy as they are.
scott

Hurricane, WV

#28 Sep 27, 2015
Ed armbruster runs calls in his state car big deal
Sayit2myfacepuss y

Proctorville, OH

#29 Oct 9, 2015
Herea what i have to say about all of you keyboard warriors on here talking shit about the fire department if your house ever catches on fire or you get in a wreck handle it yourself because I mean since you know so much more than they do you should be able to handle it yourself
Ur a selfish POS

Proctorville, OH

#30 Oct 9, 2015
BvilleHSalum wrote:
Are these guys truly volunteers or are they getting paid? I am confused. Until I hear that the secretary (who I am assuming drew a paycheck, in addition to what she stole) pays back every dime....when I get their "bill" in the mail it will likely find my trash can.


Who are you likely to call if your house catches on fire the fire department and they'll come and take time out of there day and come put it out they will take time out there day to help you and get nothing out of it but you can't pay a few dollars to help them out I think personally if people like you call them for help they should tell you to handle it yourself and let your house burn to ground but they will still come out a help you even if you don't deserve it there is a special place in helll for assholes like you
Sara S.

Huntington, WV

#31 Oct 13, 2015
What you haters need to do is post your name and address so that way when you need help with your home or anything else they will know not to show up since y'all like to talk shot.. How would you feel if they would do that and your pet or a family member was in the house???? You really need to sit and think about it before you run off at the mouth.:-)

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