City considers merging fire department with Seminole

Commissioners are expected to pass a resolution on Monday setting the stage for consolidating the fire department with Seminole County, but it's not the only option on the table. Full Story
Nikki

United States

#1 Jun 21, 2009
Someone should take a look at the City Manager's pay and benefits and compare them to those of the surrounding cities, maybe she should take a pay cut to offset the budget.
Eric Cartman

Winter Park, FL

#2 Jun 21, 2009
Finally some commissioners with some common sense and fiscal responsibility.
Learned something

Orlando, FL

#3 Jun 21, 2009
Maybe Orlando/Orange county should take note!!!
Concerned in Casselberry

Windermere, FL

#4 Jun 25, 2009
I was at that meeting. The city council voted to spend $170,000 to buy a piece of property to create a new park. Then they had the nerve to complain that they didn't have enough money to pay for the fire department. Geem I wonder why?

“GW BUSH Started this Bail Out.”

Since: Dec 06

born in Buffalo,

#5 Jun 25, 2009
Seminole County should be one big metro fire department. Slowly it is going that way.
Best thing that could happen
Clayton Bigsby

Winter Park, FL

#6 Jun 25, 2009
Concerned in Casselberry wrote:
I was at that meeting. The city council voted to spend $170,000 to buy a piece of property to create a new park. Then they had the nerve to complain that they didn't have enough money to pay for the fire department. Geem I wonder why?
A park actually benefits the citizens that live here. Not some stupdid FF and their outrageous pay and benefits!
Jake

Melbourne, FL

#7 Jun 25, 2009
Learned something wrote:
Maybe Orlando/Orange county should take note!!!
There is a big difference. Orlando residents have a department that is highly efficient, has response times of 3-5 minutes and has an ISO rating of 1. Orange County fire dept has 8 minute response times and an ISO rating of 4 or 9, depending on where you live.
Seminole County is a highly efficient department that could well serve the Casselberry area. The Casselberry Dept is a typical, small town department that would best serve it's residents by having Seminole County provide protection.
Orlando residents don't plan to have their service or response times diluted by consolidation. It would not serve us well and it's really up to us...not county residents.

“GW BUSH Started this Bail Out.”

Since: Dec 06

born in Buffalo,

#8 Jun 28, 2009
This Clayton Bigsby has a deep heater of Firefighters. His verminous remarks are repeated in every post that he writes. Never a positive work about the good firefighters do.

It would be a better place if no one responds to his HATE for our Public servants.

He says the same garbage over and over and states nothing but false information.
How sad

Rock Hill, SC

#9 Jun 28, 2009
Good idea!Has to be a great money saver.Every fire department should be county wide,some day they will be.Not!
Casselberry Resident

Orlando, FL

#10 Jun 29, 2009
What will Commissioner Susan Doerner do when her neighbor has a pit fire in his back yard?????????
Sickofher

Winter Park, FL

#11 Jun 29, 2009
Susan Doerner needs to get the boot.
WOW

Orlando, FL

#12 Jun 29, 2009
Jake wrote:
<quoted text>
There is a big difference. Orlando residents have a department that is highly efficient, has response times of 3-5 minutes and has an ISO rating of 1. Orange County fire dept has 8 minute response times and an ISO rating of 4 or 9, depending on where you live.
Seminole County is a highly efficient department that could well serve the Casselberry area. The Casselberry Dept is a typical, small town department that would best serve it's residents by having Seminole County provide protection.
Orlando residents don't plan to have their service or response times diluted by consolidation. It would not serve us well and it's really up to us...not county residents.
Jake...Please explain how response times would go up? OFD does have response times greater than 8 min in Lake Nona.

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