Orland Fire Protection District

Orland Fire Protection District

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Dorian Gray

Orland Park, IL

#1 Feb 5, 2013
Really seriously..this club cant be disbanded???? If not why not??? If so how and how soon???
Snowbird

Estero, FL

#2 Feb 15, 2013
Great job done by the Italian Chief who saved that young feller who had the heart attack.
bob no last name

Orland Park, IL

#3 Feb 21, 2013
Snow bird?? You have your Orland Park paid pension?? Retired
on the tax payer dime??? Do you pay Illinois or Orland Park taxes???
The double paid clown was helped by a 17 year old life guard?
Enjoy fool when will TAXPAYERS wake up?????
CitiZEN7

Tinley Park, IL

#4 Feb 27, 2013
I've seen an Orland Park fire truck in the parking lot at the Orland Park Meijer store several times. One morning I watched while a couple of guys loaded it up with groceries. Doesn't the fire house have a more gas efficient vehicle they could use to run errands and get groceries?
CitiZEN7

Tinley Park, IL

#6 Feb 27, 2013
oh well wrote:
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So they can then drive back to the firehouse to pick up the engine to run a fire call? Then residents will complain about call times.
So, that's the best solution they can come up with? Send out the whole team in the fire truck to get groceries? Wouldn't it make more sense to send one guy out for groceries, and have him meet the others at the fire if they get a call?
oh well

United States

#7 Feb 27, 2013
CitiZEN7 wrote:
<quoted text>So, that's the best solution they can come up with? Send out the whole team in the fire truck to get groceries? Wouldn't it make more sense to send one guy out for groceries, and have him meet the others at the fire if they get a call?
So then they are taking 2 vehicles to the fire? Plus the fact that there are a certain number of guys on the rigs at one time for a reason. They all have a job to do at a call at the same time. They can't wait for their partner to show up. I understand what your saying but any way you want to cut it, it wouldn't work and there will always be someone there to complain.
CitiZEN7

Tinley Park, IL

#8 Feb 28, 2013
oh well wrote:
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So then they are taking 2 vehicles to the fire? Plus the fact that there are a certain number of guys on the rigs at one time for a reason. They all have a job to do at a call at the same time. They can't wait for their partner to show up. I understand what your saying but any way you want to cut it, it wouldn't work and there will always be someone there to complain.
Sorry, but it's a waste of resources to be using the fire truck to run to the store for groceries. Use a delivery service like PeaPod. It would be cheaper.
oh well

United States

#9 Feb 28, 2013
CitiZEN7 wrote:
<quoted text>Sorry, but it's a waste of resources to be using the fire truck to run to the store for groceries. Use a delivery service like PeaPod. It would be cheaper.
Peapod every single day? Your delusional.
CitiZEN7

Tinley Park, IL

#10 Feb 28, 2013
oh well wrote:
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Peapod every single day? Your delusional.
So, they are taking the fire truck out to run errands every single day? Then it's worse than I thought and should be investigated.
oh well

United States

#11 Feb 28, 2013
CitiZEN7 wrote:
<quoted text>So, they are taking the fire truck out to run errands every single day? Then it's worse than I thought and should be investigated.
This happens in every single town across the country. These guys spend 24, 48 or 72 hours away from home. They need to eat don't they?! Pretty sure its an engine and not a truck but someone as uneducated as to the job and duties of a firefighter I guess I can't expect you to get that right.
CitiZEN7

Tinley Park, IL

#12 Feb 28, 2013
oh well wrote:
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This happens in every single town across the country. These guys spend 24, 48 or 72 hours away from home. They need to eat don't they?! Pretty sure its an engine and not a truck but someone as uneducated as to the job and duties of a firefighter I guess I can't expect you to get that right.
If you could back up your opinion with facts, you wouldn't have to rely on insults.

Firefighters are public servants and have a duty to be good stewards of resources paid for by taxpayers' money.

Using a fire engine to run errands is not a good use of resources.
misled as usual

Orland Park, IL

#13 Feb 28, 2013
CitiZEN7, OH WELL has it right, that's what fire departments do across the country. And guess what those 3 guys shopping at meijer with the engine are also paramedics, and that rig carries paramedic equipment, so they are also available for any medical run that comes in....oh yes and car accident as they carry the "Jaws of life"" too.

And by the way the department DOES NOT pay for their food as many people assume. They pay for it themselves.

The funny thing is how many people complain about the fire department but has no idea how it runs.
bob no last name

Orland Park, IL

#14 Mar 1, 2013
Great replys-- must have just come back from Mirer---I saw the truck
and three splendid individuals tee shirts and suspenders strolling
across the lot Engine No, 5??? I know these poor underpaid
individuals pay for their own food or else Whole Foods
would be packed with fire trucks-
Seriously tax payers of Orland Park look at you tax bill--thank
you for your comments---need to change this now---start
with the OPFD-- president--I use that title or term very
loosely---We just got a !% tax increase---but its closer to3%"
because of Cook county regulations" but if "THEY" dont use it
"WE'LL give it back to you......
Radioactiveman

Orland Park, IL

#15 Mar 2, 2013
CitiZEN7 wrote:
I've seen an Orland Park fire truck in the parking lot at the Orland Park Meijer store several times. One morning I watched while a couple of guys loaded it up with groceries. Doesn't the fire house have a more gas efficient vehicle they could use to run errands and get groceries?
How about your wife stopping in at the firehouse and take their grocery list with her when her when she goes shopping. She could make some new friends and they would get their food. Sounds like a very efficiient plan to me. Oh wait, she might decide that you are a tool. Maybe not such a good plan after all.
Cooter

Orland Park, IL

#16 Mar 3, 2013
If the taxpayers have been reading the papers or watching the news they should be wide awake..
oh boy

Midlothian, IL

#17 Mar 4, 2013
Orland Fire back in the oaper
just me

United States

#18 Mar 5, 2013
oh well wrote:
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So then they are taking 2 vehicles to the fire? Plus the fact that there are a certain number of guys on the rigs at one time for a reason. They all have a job to do at a call at the same time. They can't wait for their partner to show up. I understand what your saying but any way you want to cut it, it wouldn't work and there will always be someone there to complain.
ok so when they get a call they have to wait for the one guy to come out of the store, as a tax payer not a tax taker like them, I say fire them and replace them with part-time people, contract the ambulance to trace,
Get Real

Oak Forest, IL

#19 Mar 5, 2013
Pretty sure they don't stand in line and wait to pay for the groceries and then go to the call...
Your right maybe they should fire them all - give you a part time or paid on call department with contract ambulance then maybe you and the rest of the haters will realize how good you all had it - by then it will be too late. But hey, you all saved on your taxes!
Remember - sometimes the grass isn't always greener on the other side!
oh well

United States

#20 Mar 6, 2013
just me wrote:
<quoted text>ok so when they get a call they have to wait for the one guy to come out of the store, as a tax payer not a tax taker like them, I say fire them and replace them with part-time people, contract the ambulance to trace,
Umm no. They all go into the store to shop. When they get a call they have to leave their cart and go. What are you talking about "tax taker"?! They have to pay taxes as well. Hey you work 105 hours every 2 weeks. Pretty sure you won't be complaining about this stupid crap.
bob no last name

Orland Park, IL

#21 Mar 8, 2013
Oh well you should get training on the decimal point--since your
all always training---you get paid for 105 hrs every two weeks
(thats the point of this)) you work 10.5 hrs very two weeks--I am sorry
your lucky to "Work" 1.5 hrs every two weeks--I need decimal lessons --

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