Bristol Virginia Fire Department

Bristol Virginia Fire Department

Posted in the Bristol Forum

First Prev
of 2
Next Last
Red

Bristol, TN

#1 Mar 11, 2012
I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks about the Bristol Virginia Fire Department with everything that is going on there. There have been people fired, lawsuits, people to quit and the list goes on.

Since: Mar 12

Charlotte, NC

#2 Mar 11, 2012
Red wrote:
I'm curious to hear what everyone thinks about the Bristol Virginia Fire Department with everything that is going on there. There have been people fired, lawsuits, people to quit and the list goes on.
This is a fine department, and you clearly did not.cut the criteria to make it or you wouldn't be on here. Go find a job. You likely thought you could sit on your ass all day and they got rid of you. Im guessing they trimmed the fat to become a better agency, and you we're the fat. Piss off.
lebron

Richlands, VA

#3 Mar 11, 2012
Quando Quando Quando wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a fine department, and you clearly did not.cut the criteria to make it or you wouldn't be on here. Go find a job. You likely thought you could sit on your ass all day and they got rid of you. Im guessing they trimmed the fat to become a better agency, and you we're the fat. Piss off.
Heard you were the pivot man at the firehouse LOL.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#4 Apr 26, 2012
Quando Quando Quando wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a fine department, and you clearly did not.cut the criteria to make it or you wouldn't be on here. Go find a job. You likely thought you could sit on your ass all day and they got rid of you. Im guessing they trimmed the fat to become a better agency, and you we're the fat. Piss off.
Quando you apparently havent been in Bristol in some time or have your head in the sand. Lots goin on in the dept. Red hit pretty close to whats goin on
random fella

United States

#5 Apr 26, 2012
Why start the drama?
question

Bristol, TN

#6 Apr 26, 2012
does that homosexual Mike Montgomery still work there? boys, before you defend him check out the gay cruising websites and you will find him on there.
SLAG

Bristol, VA

#8 Apr 28, 2012
question wrote:
does that homosexual Mike Montgomery still work there? boys, before you defend him check out the gay cruising websites and you will find him on there.
Now why would we want to go to that website? The "Question" is how did you find it and why where you on it looking? Nothing personal just messing with you!:>)
question

Bristol, TN

#9 Apr 28, 2012
because he is an old closet case queer who has all of his fire dept buddies convinced he is straight. but his profile can be found on there. just dont be strutting around the bunk room 1/2 dressed.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#10 Apr 28, 2012
question wrote:
because he is an old closet case queer who has all of his fire dept buddies convinced he is straight. but his profile can be found on there. just dont be strutting around the bunk room 1/2 dressed.
You seem to be the only one that has a problem with it. Whats the big deal. This thread was started about issues at the FD. If you want to personally attack somone based on thier alleged sexuality go start your own thread.
I would hope that the men and women of the FD would be professional enough to not be worried about somones orientation.
I have heard FD morale is low and they seem pretty beaten down from what I have heard/seen.
RED

Blountville, TN

#11 May 14, 2012
Quando Quando Quando wrote:
<quoted text>
This is a fine department, and you clearly did not.cut the criteria to make it or you wouldn't be on here. Go find a job. You likely thought you could sit on your ass all day and they got rid of you. Im guessing they trimmed the fat to become a better agency, and you we're the fat. Piss off.
I don't work at the fire department and never have. Sounds like you are a little pissed that you aren't there. The fire department gets made fun of because of the bs that the so called chief does and how he acts. He is running it in ground and all the firemen hate him and can't wait until the day he is gone. Which may be sooner than they all think with a pending lawsuit in the works. I hope they take him down so the fire department can be a great place for the people I know to work again.
opinionated

Bristol, VA

#12 May 14, 2012
I know a lot about the BVFD and there is a need for more fire fighters on the trucks there should be 4 not 2 or 3. The city cares less if the department gets the personnel they need to do the job and that effects the ISO rating. Engine 2 and Tower 3 was a miracle to get new equipment deliveried. Downtown should have a new engine and tower not a quint. Station 3 needs extra persons and should run both the Supton and the Pierce. City council lets the P.D Public Works, get what ever the hell they want and The fire dept has the fight tooth and nail to get a pot to piss in. The chief is a good man Jay concerning Mike he is a dam good fire fighter hell he may play the atomic sit ups joke from time to time or eat beans and fart you out of the bunk room but he does his job and makes sure the job is done right and beyond. BVFD should get the respect morale and support of the city that it needs instaed of bashing it get these politcians to get the man power it needs to handle the calls right.
opinionated

Bristol, VA

#13 May 14, 2012
What Mike does is no ones business it s between him and god. By the way I have seen him with plenty of women. Oh who knew the first female fire fighter was a lesbian bash her maybe she will kick your ass and we will laugh our butts off at you will she does it.

Since: Apr 12

Location hidden

#14 May 16, 2012
I agree we need more personell on the trucks. Its silly to spend a million on a tower and hire nobody to staff it. At station 3 the firefighters have to guess what truck they need and swap thier gear to it each time hoping they dont foreget anything vital and get out the door in a decent time. I have witnessed it circus music would be appropriate.
They have had openings to promote people up the ranks since August but the so called "chief will not do it. So why would he be in any hurry to hire new firefighters they are barley getting by as typical so why bother. I believe there is a personal vendetta against somone eligible to promote or he is waiting on one of his "boys" to be eligible.
It dosent matter how may are on those trucks if they are not in thier area. Engine 2 and 3 spend a lot of time downtown. This adds quite a bit to how long it takes them to get to the outskirts of the city. tThats the whole reason for those stations anyway.
Meanwhile lower ranking officers are having to step up and cover these positions without being gligible for the pay of that postion. Very unfair and demeaning. It dosent matter to "chief" he gets rid of all that oppose him.
The Firefighters are miserable. Go ask any of them how thier stress level compares to a few years ago. I have talked to people that have been FIRED and they said it was a huge relief when they walked out the door. I used to see they guys out eating they all looked happy and well. I have not seen them out eating together in a long time
The city is probably going to need the tax increase for the pending lawsuit in the FD and apparently one is coming up in the PD too. Some get thier badges and appaerntly it goes to thier head and they think they are king.
Lookout taxpayers this can potentially cost you a lot of money.
BVFD has some awesome Firefighters and does a great job with what they have but they re being treated poorly and unfairly.
I saw engine 2 at the old flav-o-rich plant. I asked the oys waht was up. Said they were sent ther to shovel piegeon poop and clean up the dock. Really? Cmon is that what the fd is sposed to do or are we beating people down?
Hmm mabey they will come clean out my basement I dont wanna mess with that asbestos stuff.
opinionated

Bristol, VA

#15 May 16, 2012
Having them shovel bird poop out of the old milk plant wtf is the city on crack hell the sheriff has trustees that could of done that instead of fire fighters the inmates are free labor and the where red scrubs the say Bristol VA City Jail Inmate not screw with emergency response time of our emergency responders. The city officials must be using them bath salts or meth or what ever the hell. Give the city manager a drug test and who ever had the fire chief the order for station 2.
No BS

Bristol, TN

#16 Aug 13, 2012
Why the hell was a million dollar tower used for a video platform during the recent concert ? REALLY ?! A lift could have been rented for that purpose. Are they a fire department or a video crew? Apparently they need to get their shit together and decide if life safety is more important than movie making ! WTF ? Chief must be a real idiot
Tim Sturgill

Richmond, VA

#17 Aug 31, 2012
I dont know what goes on with the fire dept,but as for Mike Montgomery I know he is gay and that doesnt bother me I served 11 yrs as a firefighter with him and Im damn proud to have worked with him. What he does on his own time is up to him. He is a good person and a hell of a good firefighter and as you see Im not ashamed to put my name on my post.
Tim Sturgill

Richmond, VA

#18 Aug 31, 2012
As for the BVFD I think they are a great bunch and if I ever change professions I'd work there.
Jack

Charlottesville, VA

#19 Aug 31, 2012
No BS wrote:
Why the hell was a million dollar tower used for a video platform during the recent concert ? REALLY ?! A lift could have been rented for that purpose. Are they a fire department or a video crew? Apparently they need to get their shit together and decide if life safety is more important than movie making ! WTF ? Chief must be a real idiot
Tower is there. Cost to rent a platform? Why? The tower is for training, and the FD wasn't training that night. Pretty good use of the resources to me.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#20 Sep 5, 2012
Jay Bolling needs to be fired. That lawsuit says it all about what a three ring circus is going on there. None of the guys respect him and he can't get anyone to come to work there because the word is out about how bad the fire department is. And another thing I know for a fact that there is another employee that still works at the fire department that was on medical leave and worked a full time job while on leave. Why didn't Jay fire him for doing the same thing Robert did?

Jay needs a cab ride out of the station...who wants to take a collection for the cab fare?

Worst Chief in the history of the department.
no justice

Bristol, TN

#21 Sep 5, 2012
Jack- referring to an aerial tower with real tires,$ 1 million-NOT a training tower. Keep up here :-) I guess No BS saw it being used.

Anyway, Red Head you nailed it. Bolling's behavior is far below that of a real Chief. Management by intimidation went out in the 1970's. I'm sure he knows better, but if you can't earn respect, then you have to forcefully demand respect like he does.

Yes, worst leader in dept's. history. First to be drawn into a Fed Court lawsuit. He'll have his vengeance taken out on his personnel. That's a sure bet.

Funny how nothing is done about his buddy you mentioned too. Maybe that's not "work" though.

A cab ride would be great. The city would be better off. The department could again rebuild the image it once had as being a good place to work. I hate that the members have to deal with the torment of Bolling.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker
First Prev
of 2
Next Last

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Bristol Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Bristol VA City Counci (Jan '17) 53 min Harold 922
rachett ranch in Bristol,va (Jan '17) 3 hr leakybonerstothaf... 36
Angry Eyes at Sams 19 hr MoGo 21
Bondage Thu Hmmm 37
City of Bristol - Public Safety Thu Gary 2
Bristol VA City Council Meeting 4-10-18 Thu Need a new council 2
whos into fisting? Apr 17 MoGo 3

Bristol Jobs

Personal Finance

Bristol Mortgages