Thank you firefighters.

Thank you firefighters.

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The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#1 Jul 28, 2014
I want to thank all the U.S. Forest Service firefighters who responded from all over Caulifornia to stop the Sand Fire while CDF did structure protection..

Job well done!
Steve

Oroville, CA

#2 Jul 31, 2014
I want to thank the landscaping crew at DeGarmo Park for keeping this park looking so beautiful, good job guys.
Heroes

United States

#3 Aug 1, 2014
Cal Fire ROCKS!

Volunteer Firefighters do too!!!

Thanks for your service.
Smokey

Oroville, CA

#4 Aug 2, 2014
California Governor Jerry Brown today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to enable the availability of vital firefighting cost reimbursement for local, state and tribal agencies responding to the Eiler Fire, that has burned into the community of Hat Creak near Burney.
"California is very thankful that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a resource like this grant to assist our fire agencies with cost reimbursement," said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci. "
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#5 Aug 2, 2014
Smokey wrote:
California Governor Jerry Brown today secured a Fire Management Assistance Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to enable the availability of vital firefighting cost reimbursement for local, state and tribal agencies responding to the Eiler Fire, that has burned into the community of Hat Creak near Burney.
"California is very thankful that the Federal Emergency Management Agency has a resource like this grant to assist our fire agencies with cost reimbursement," said Cal OES Director Mark Ghilarducci. "
And repubicans want to get rid of FEMA. The agency/operation works pretty well when repubicans aren't screwing it up.
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#6 Aug 9, 2014
And the trash who complain about government worker make me puke.

8 firefighters burned battling California wildfire

http://news.msn.com/us/8-firefighters-burned-...
Steve

Oroville, CA

#7 Aug 19, 2014
Governor Brown fears pension spiking.
Brown is objecting to counting extra pay given for short-term promotions, which he says disregards his pension reform law passed in 2012.
http://www.actionnewsnow.com/news/governor-br...
Ruth

Oroville, CA

#8 Aug 19, 2014
Two men hope that within a few months, banners will dangle from city light posts to rec­ognize the area’s active- duty military.

The organization Chico Military Heroes will be presenting its concept to the Chico City Council tonight, asking for formal approval of a license agreement to display the banners in the public right- of-way. Each vinyl banner would have the name, photo and military branch of a service member from the Chico area, with the poten­tial to post up to 500 banners throughout town.

I'd like to especially thank that special Marine that is so dear to me.
Steve

Oroville, CA

#9 Aug 21, 2014
The right is wrong wrote:
And the trash who complain about government worker make me puke.
8 firefighters burned battling California wildfire
http://news.msn.com/us/8-firefighters-burned-...
The state pension board has approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to increase retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.
On Wednesday, Brown said the California Public Employees' Retirement System board "got it wrong" in counting temporary raises toward retirement calculations.

The board voted 7-5 to allow supplemental payments to be credited toward pensions for employees hired after Jan. 1, 2013. The extra pay can be given for such duties as changing a street light or undergoing additional police training.
The right is wrong

Sacramento, CA

#10 Aug 21, 2014
Steve wrote:
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The state pension board has approved nearly 100 types of supplemental pay that can be used to increase retirement benefits for newer public employees, one of which drew a strong rebuke from Gov. Jerry Brown.
On Wednesday, Brown said the California Public Employees' Retirement System board "got it wrong" in counting temporary raises toward retirement calculations.
The board voted 7-5 to allow supplemental payments to be credited toward pensions for employees hired after Jan. 1, 2013. The extra pay can be given for such duties as changing a street light or undergoing additional police training.
I have to go with the Governor on this issue. If the additional retirement funding is based on what a fireman does that's fine. If it's based on upper management being promoted just to spike their retirement I say no.

If you go back and review the true history, and PERS retirement data bares it out its been the boys at the top who were involved in the spiking, not the fireman putting his/her life on the line every day.

And all those obscene retirements, they're the boys at the top.
Steve

Oroville, CA

#11 Aug 21, 2014
Training counts for their retirement. I hope they don't take their tax payer funded training into the private sector upon their "early retirement" and with it launch another career. If that be the case, taxpayers should be entitled to a fair portion from income resulting from said training.
The right is wrong

Lincoln, CA

#12 Aug 21, 2014
Steve wrote:
I hope they don't take their tax payer funded training into the private sector upon their "early retirement" and with it launch another career. If that be the case, taxpayers should be entitled to a fair portion from income resulting from said training.
That's exactly what the boys at the top do. They work for the state for a few years, promote (spike their wages) retire and go into private industry. I'm speaking generally of all departments.

Low and mid -level people, they usually work until they're 65 or so unless the their body gives out.

Early retirement for cops, it's a rape job! Why not for firemen?

2013:
105 cops died on the job!
http://www.odmp.org/search/year/2013

106 firemen died on the job!
http://apps.usfa.fema.gov/firefighter-fatalit...
Steve

Oroville, CA

#13 Aug 22, 2014
Four firefighters were injured — two seriously — when a fire truck's ladder got too close to a power line after they helped college students take part in an ice bucket challenge, police said Thursday.The firefighters had just finished dousing cold water on the Campbellsville University marching band and were lowering the ladder when they were shocked by electricity. Two firefighters were in the bucket and two were on the main part of the truck.

No students were hurt.
Steve

Oroville, CA

#14 Aug 22, 2014
Electricity will shock you just from being too close to high voltage energized lines: To be on the safe side always maintain at least 20 feet clearance of the lines. Most crane operators are killed in tip over accidents. Most people working near a crane that becomes energized are killed by electrocution. If you are near a crane or something else that becomes energized from electrical lines, don't move unless you are in eminent danger until the local utility assures you that the lines are deenergized because the ground around the energized object has just become energized too. If you touch the energized object or take a step within the energized area you will have created a difference in potential which allows electrical current to pass through you. If you are in eminent danger and must move, shuffle your feet across the ground without lifting either of your feet off of the ground. In other words drag your feet across the ground without loosing contact with the ground. If you see a downed power line, keep a safe distance. The ground around the downed line could also be energized. Also the line could be reenergized causing it to jump around if it is not currently energized.
accepting responsibility

Lincoln, CA

#15 Aug 22, 2014
A significant umber of the cops were killed in single car accidents, which really weren't accidents because the highly trained cops were traveling to fast for conditions. Highly trained?
Steve

Oroville, CA

#16 Aug 29, 2014
The finishing touches of a 9/11 memorial at Fire Station 5 in Chico are nearly completed.
"The whole thing about this project is 'For the brothers, by the brothers,'" said Dave Main, a fire captain with the Chico Fire Department.
Landscaping around the monument still needs to be added, but the entire monument will be ready for the dedication, which is September 11th at 11 a.m.
Did they ever fix their leaking roof ?
Steve

Oroville, CA

#17 Aug 29, 2014
Online memorials are spaces created to remember, celebrate, or commemorate those who have died. Although memorials may be as simple as a one-page HTML webpage document giving the name of the deceased and a few words of tribute, many are more developed and allow users to add their own words and photos.
Anyone can now easily create a memorial in cyberspace and it is becoming increasingly popular to do so. Members of the Facebook generation will have no difficulty getting their heads around this but those finding difficulty with the concept might consider that an online memorial is the most effective way of bringing together a community of grieving people who are geographically scattered.
Steve

Oroville, CA

#18 Sep 22, 2014
Kentucky firefighter has died from burns suffered last month while helping college students participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge..
Capt. Tony Grider, 41, died Saturday from burn-related injuries, dispatcher Mark Coker told CNN. Grider and three other Campbellsville firefighters were shocked by a power line as they sprayed water on a group of college students.
Steve

Oroville, CA

#19 Oct 1, 2014
Butte County deputies are looking for an intruder who broke into a fire station, and got into a scuffle with a firefighter and escaped as the firefighter was unable to contain the intruder.
http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/firefighter-...
Gomer

Oroville, CA

#20 Oct 19, 2014
Five Chico City Council members voted against the Military Hero banners.
The local military heroes have been ignored while the fire fighters in NYC have a permanent memorial in Chico and statue honoring a Hmong General has been erected at City Hall.


I would like to ask the firefighters to share their memorial space honoring the NYC firefighters with the local military heroes.
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