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FED UP

Knoxville, TN

#1 Jan 16, 2013
What a bad name the AVFD has now thanks to the greedy man that is over it now. Shame on him and his cohorts who have instituted this .08 cents per square foot on each property owner in their district to pay for the AVFD services. Shame on the 7,000 plus people that have paid their dues without giving our mayor Terry Frank a chance to help us out in getting this outrageous payment nixed. Little does this man nor the fire dept care about any of the people here who just absolutely cannot afford to pay the fee for service from them. Good luck on collecting from every one AVFD and do us all a favor and please take the Voluntary out of your name because you are anything but voluntary when you made this outrageous tax that NOONE wants. The 7,000 plus people that have paid must make good money because most of the people that you were supposed to be in it to serve are poor hard working lower clas people. VERY DISSAPPOINTED IN AVFD.
Lucifer

Duluth, GA

#2 Jan 16, 2013
FED UP wrote:
What a bad name the AVFD has now thanks to the greedy man that is over it now. Shame on him and his cohorts who have instituted this .08 cents per square foot on each property owner in their district to pay for the AVFD services. Shame on the 7,000 plus people that have paid their dues without giving our mayor Terry Frank a chance to help us out in getting this outrageous payment nixed. Little does this man nor the fire dept care about any of the people here who just absolutely cannot afford to pay the fee for service from them. Good luck on collecting from every one AVFD and do us all a favor and please take the Voluntary out of your name because you are anything but voluntary when you made this outrageous tax that NOONE wants. The 7,000 plus people that have paid must make good money because most of the people that you were supposed to be in it to serve are poor hard working lower clas people. VERY DISSAPPOINTED IN AVFD.
I know that they only went to pay and spray because they are too lazy to stand in the road and collect donations. They didn't want to do it anymore so they only spray when you pay now.
over it

Knoxville, TN

#3 Jan 16, 2013
Yes very very sad. They should take that sorry bastard to the woodshed. We are now paying for a man to set on his ass and collect a paycheck he is undeserving of.
confused

Powell, TN

#4 Jan 16, 2013
So what are you saying? Unless we pay the the Anderson Co Fire dept they wont put out a fire at our house?
Subs

Hendersonville, NC

#5 Jan 16, 2013
Jimmy big talk Brubaker quit stirring this up. Quit hiding behind these fake names. You are the only one opposed to this.
confused

Powell, TN

#6 Jan 16, 2013
I myself do not know anyone at any fire dept in Anderson County. I just came across this post and was wondering if I was understanding correctly. Will someone explain it to me? If I need to pay please let me know who to contact. I ALWAYS give a donation when I see firefighters out. I know I appreciate all you guys do for our community and others.
total bs

Concord, NC

#7 Jan 16, 2013
I am not Jimmy and I am totally against it. How you gonna call yourself andersonville VOLUNTEER fire department when I have to pay you!!!!? You say you don't have funds but yet you go into citys and other counties making them pay telling them its for mutual aid!
total bs

Concord, NC

#8 Jan 16, 2013
Subs wrote:
Jimmy big talk Brubaker quit stirring this up. Quit hiding behind these fake names. You are the only one opposed to this.
Oh and hey pot, aren't you too hiding behind a computer and a screen name? You can be kettle if you'd like either way their both black
heisdead

Knoxville, TN

#9 Jan 18, 2013
confused- they'll put your house out like they're co. police extinguishing black randy's life, but you be paying for it after.
Citizen Kane

Lake City, TN

#10 Jan 18, 2013
Hey; that is Anderson County for you.

If you cannot get a job; why not create a job and force the customers to pay for it. Sounds like CUB as well...

Sad that the leadership in this county lets the constituents get railroaded like this...I thought Terry Frank would have been a good mayor and stop some of this stuff.
Not a firefighter

Knoxville, TN

#11 Jan 18, 2013
No TRUE Firefighter would ever be Pay to Spray only. You can call yourselfs "Firemen" but you are not. You are nothing but greedy wannabes at the AVFD.
avfd

Knoxville, TN

#12 Jan 21, 2013
just let it be pay your dues.... these men come put out your fire for free and come to car wrecks and wherever their needed unpaid... brubaker stopped them from having boot drives... lets act like adults...
Richard

Knoxville, TN

#13 Jan 21, 2013
avfd wrote:
just let it be pay your dues.... these men come put out your fire for free and come to car wrecks and wherever their needed unpaid... brubaker stopped them from having boot drives... lets act like adults...
Boot drives??? Really?!?!
Stop being lazy! You want the hoes and everything else that comes with being a fighter. But you don't want to stand in the street and ask for handouts where you should. If you want paid, take the REAL test and see who is left. Stop being wimps. Alot of the people you are asking to pay a mans salary would LOVE to replace you. Right now. FOR FREE!!!!!! You all had better look in the mirror.
Sam

Oak Ridge, TN

#14 Jan 22, 2013
Firefighters should get payed but if you're getting payed you're not volunteering, its your job. Volunteer firefighting is too honorable for most people these days. Hard to blame them tho.
Too broke to pay

United States

#15 Jan 22, 2013
But, what if you dont have the money to pay? Even as adults some people cannot pay these taxes that they have instituted without our say. What if paying the Volunteers for volunteering to do a job means taking food off of your family's table or it takes the money away from paying the high dollar electric bills that CUB has instituted on all of us to pay for their new buildings, what then? Are we not acting as adults because we are poor?
Kicker31

Knoxville, TN

#16 Jan 22, 2013
I'm not in favor of the change, but I did donate $50 per year like they asked. How many people are angry about this change, yet they didn't donate the first dollar? And as to lower income families, if you read the back of the letter you would know that you can apply for assistance with this fee.
Judd

Oak Ridge, TN

#17 Jan 22, 2013
Well, if you don't like it you can get together some fine people in your area and start another department.
lets do this

Brandon, FL

#18 Jan 22, 2013
Judd wrote:
Well, if you don't like it you can get together some fine people in your area and start another department.
And that is what should be done. They're all sorry losers now maybe we can get some real fire fighters that love their jobs not some idiot reject that has really force you to pay to be called a "paid fireman"
Too broke to pay

United States

#19 Jan 23, 2013
I agree lets do this. I too donated the $50.00 fee to help out when I could but do not in any way agree that this should be brought out in the way that the greedy man over this has brought it out. NO way should we be told we are gonna pay or lose our home. I have news for them if the people there cannot afford to pay the .08 per square foot for protection, how in the world do they think if these peoples house catches on fire and they come to put it out that they are going to collect the kind of money that they are expecting to be paid to put it out. GET THIS AVFD. The people that you are taxing DONT HAVE THE EXTRA MONEY TO GIVE.
Kicker31

Knoxville, TN

#20 Jan 24, 2013
Too broke, you can apply for assistance. They will still come to your home if your not a member, but the fee they will charge will be alot higher.

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