Community members still unsatisfied w...

Community members still unsatisfied with explanation of police, fire cuts

There are 6 comments on the Mercury-Register story from Jun 6, 2012, titled Community members still unsatisfied with explanation of police, fire cuts. In it, Mercury-Register reports that:

City staff explained what led to police and fire department cuts, but community members asked for more answers Tuesday night at the Chico City Council meeting.

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Since: Sep 08

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#1 Jun 6, 2012
I say if the city can save that much money that fast they need to start closing down more fire stations more often.
It is OK, we pay plenty in insurance to cover the loss anyway.
Sparky

Nelson, CA

#2 Jun 7, 2012
stephens1949 wrote:
I say if the city can save that much money that fast they need to start closing down more fire stations more often.
It is OK, we pay plenty in insurance to cover the loss anyway.
The insurance rates wiii increase without fire protection resulting in net zero savings.

Since: Sep 08

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#3 Jun 7, 2012
Oh, I understand what you are saying is, between the two, they have a monopolized "racket" and an unspoken conspiracy going between them. At the expense of the taxpayers.
I say it would be good if a volunteer group would take over the cities fire fighting jobs and equipment. How much would that save? I am sure services would improve. Maybe even enough to buy new power brooms.
Brandon Borden

Chico, CA

#4 Jun 16, 2012
I think it is funny that someone would like to decrease the fire department. Maybe he doesn't understand how much they do behind the fire and medical scenes. Not only do they teach all sorts of fire, medical and general safety but they go onto construction sites and make sure that everything is up to code. Making sure people are safe while construction company's cut every corner possible. These guys have probably helped your best friend out, without you even knowing! Enjoy your life without the men and women who really help the public while taking pay cuts every other year and still wearing a smile.

Since: Sep 08

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#5 Jun 17, 2012
Brandon Borden wrote:
I think it is funny that someone would like to decrease the fire department. Maybe he doesn't understand how much they do behind the fire and medical scenes. Not only do they teach all sorts of fire, medical and general safety but they go onto construction sites and make sure that everything is up to code. Making sure people are safe while construction company's cut every corner possible. These guys have probably helped your best friend out, without you even knowing! Enjoy your life without the men and women who really help the public while taking pay cuts every other year and still wearing a smile.
Yes
I do see where fire fighters unions have found unfathomable ways of nano managing the public while continually and maliciously asking for the hog trough to be refilled by taxpayers. Fire fighters, a once noble, respectable and honorable occupation now reduced to government authoritarian, egotistical, badge packing arrogant, parasites. Hiding behind a mask of their historical accomplishments as "heroes"!
Well I as a tax payer do not want or need a Nanny enforcing costly frivolous codes that are being used as tools of harassment. Helping the public...not true, you are hindering the public giving a false sense of security. What you fire fighters are doing is bleeding the public, suppressing the public, burdening the public productivity while wrongfully suppressing natural wwild fires that are beneficial to the natural environment in many ways you are probably not aware of.
Burning the fuel nine months out of the year should be your priority. Creating and assisting nature in making natural fire breaks that keep big fires from gaining momentum. Burning thick high brush you have wrongfully clam idly protected for generations.Brush that harbors bugs beetles, fleas, ticks that over multiply causing unprecedented, incalculable, costly damage to the forest and our economy. Killing fish, bats all wild life including the accidental sacrifice of your brothers in many needles "accidental" deaths. Consequently bringing in greedy opportunistic corporate chemical companies to wrongfully profit at the same time they pollute and destroy our environment along with our immune systems.
Bottom line is we can not afford you. You have gone over the edge into greedy government insanity!
"Badges, we don't need no stinking badges"! Google it!
A small opinion fighting a great injustice....!
Crash Dummy

Chico, CA

#6 Jun 19, 2012
Brandon Borden wrote:
I think it is funny that someone would like to decrease the fire department. Maybe he doesn't understand how much they do behind the fire and medical scenes. Not only do they teach all sorts of fire, medical and general safety but they go onto construction sites and make sure that everything is up to code. Making sure people are safe while construction company's cut every corner possible. These guys have probably helped your best friend out, without you even knowing! Enjoy your life without the men and women who really help the public while taking pay cuts every other year and still wearing a smile.
Decrease their lucrative, budget busting salaries and benefits. This way we can actually hire more firefighters. If they go on strike for more money, fire them. You'll have a long list of qualified replacements to choose from.

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