Meigs County Ambulance Service

Meigs County Ambulance Service

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Person27

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#1 May 5, 2010
I personally hope Garland gets elected and takes Tony Finnel out once and for all! He's nothing but a two faced hyprocrite who screws any women who he can get his hands on! He fired one of the best employees he had "Helen" for no damn reason. What goes on in her personal life is HER buisness, and no one elses! Tony, how many of your employee's have you slept with? I think I can name a few. Lisa Ingle and Missy Denton! Hell, you fire Helen for something that happened in her own time, but you continued to let Lisa work for you after her and her husband posed naked on one of YOUR fire trucks, and posted the pictures on a web site? Truth be known, you were probably the ones taking the pictures. I hope and pray that Garland gets elected and takes your job right out from under you. The Ambulance Service needs someone decent to run it, and not some low life man whore. Maybe after Tony looses his job, Helen can go back to working on the ambulance. She was an Excellent EMT, and very good at her job!
Trucker

United States

#2 May 5, 2010
Person27 wrote:
I personally hope Garland gets elected and takes Tony Finnel out once and for all! He's nothing but a two faced hyprocrite who screws any women who he can get his hands on! He fired one of the best employees he had "Helen" for no damn reason. What goes on in her personal life is HER buisness, and no one elses! Tony, how many of your employee's have you slept with? I think I can name a few. Lisa Ingle and Missy Denton! Hell, you fire Helen for something that happened in her own time, but you continued to let Lisa work for you after her and her husband posed naked on one of YOUR fire trucks, and posted the pictures on a web site? Truth be known, you were probably the ones taking the pictures. I hope and pray that Garland gets elected and takes your job right out from under you. The Ambulance Service needs someone decent to run it, and not some low life man whore. Maybe after Tony looses his job, Helen can go back to working on the ambulance. She was an Excellent EMT, and very good at her job!
. Helen is out, Tony is in and GARLAND WON'T WIN!!! Get used to it! Missy and Tony have never slept together, that is a nasty lie! Garland needs to stop spreading his bullshit and visit more funeral homes, his old ass will be in one soon! Lmfao! Has anyone ever known a smart Lankford?
hoping for change

United States

#3 May 6, 2010
person 27 I agree with you but tony didnt sleep with Lisa Ingle, him and his wife and his circle of low life want to be better than anyone else didnt like her after she stood up for herself and made things hard for her like they did for Helen. There are plenty of qualified persons who can take over and run the EMS service. Tony Finnel is the biggest hypocrite you will ever meet. Ralph Link was shunned by Tony for a long time until Tony saw he could use him and his family for free labor. Tony has asked certain people with EMT licences to work for free for a certain period of time to Prove they could, Mr. Finnell there is this thing called the labor board that would and could get you in trouble in itself. How many others has Tony or Sharon decided they didnt like and forced out of the EMS service? I hope more people find out about this site and expose him and his family for what they really are. Tony and Missy having an affair, Thats old news been going on for years, Missy Denton doesnt do anything but walk around thinking her shit dont stink and truth be known if she would get her head out from between Tony's legs she would be able to realize her shit does stink. VOTE FOR GARLAND lets keep the change coming!
Person27

AOL

#4 May 6, 2010
Trucker, you must be in the low life circle of the Finnel's..Your probably just as bad of a low life hypocrite as Tony is. && Hoping for change, I agree with everything you said. Lets just hope Garland gets in and takes the Finnel's out for good! Maybe they will all move far far away!
wahtitis

United States

#5 May 6, 2010
unless you see these people sleeping together your just as low as the next person for spreading it around...quit hatin and be glad we got people to do those jobs. just cause u think they ain't qualified don't mean crap! lets see u try to do it and make everyone happy.
Chris Graham

Covington, LA

#6 May 6, 2010
Alright,,, You people are all crazy... Lisa Ingle and her husband are great people. I have know her husband since we were in elementry school, They moved away casue of this same shit... The pictures were not taken on a fire truck, they were not taken by Tony, Or Me before any one says,, They were taken in their home, in the privacy of their bed room, and were stolen by thier neighbors Neice that was babysitting for them, and thier neighbors posted the pics on the web, no I have not seen them but I was told first hand by Clyde Ingle Lisa's husband was a Sheriffs deputy here and is currently in Blount County. Ralph Link is a paid employee of the Brick House.. He dosent work for free...you people are dumb asses.. As far as the EMT's that work for free yeah it happens.. for 3 days when you first start working for Meigs EMS.. During Driving oreientation... I did it and several others have... You do nothing in the back all you do is drive to get use to the trucks... And the only reason it is on your time and you are not paid is to save money and overtime on the EMS payroll... After that you are paid any time you are working or even get the other truck to run calls in. So no No one works for free after their first 3 days... You people are crazy.. Get a life and worry about yours and yours alone.. Vote KEN>>>>
A Real Meigs Countian

Smyrna, TN

#7 May 7, 2010
I have observed Tony Finnell work in Meigs and other training sessions and planning meetings all over Tennessee for the past ten years, he is never anything but Professional and is as respected as any EMS head in the State. Meigs County is lucky to have this man in service in this county. Missy Denton is a professional, hardworking Christian woman and I can not believe the slander I am reading here. I do not think this approach on Garland's part will work, I think the men and women who work with Tony Finnell will stand up on election day and defend him and I assure you it is going to cost Mr Lankford dearly! The only thing I have ever seen Tony Finnell guilty of, is working his wife and children and inlaws for Meigs County for free! Tony Finnell and Ken Jones are both proven public servants. Garland Lankford is a "Me" person and his closest supporters will tell you "he will lie", just ask Big Joe? Do we need a known lier as our Mayor? Our city mayor embarassed the entire town and his family and church, do we want another like him?

Let's keep what we have for now!
Life-long resident

Covington, LA

#8 May 7, 2010
Can't comment on Tony-- have only heard good things about him, but never met him.

Helen, on the other hand...she was on leave for forever because she couldn't pass a drug test. Once she was finally ready to come back, she kept trying to mess with things she wasn't qualified to mess with (temperature in the ambulance, for example-- several families complained about the temps she set, so she was told not to). They confronted her about it, and she -quit-. She told people that she quit, and then later went around saying she was fired.

Helen was always unprofessional and she reflected badly on the county. Was glad to see her quit.

Chris, just wanted to let you know that a ton of people appreciate the work you do.
Mother of a Firefighter

United States

#9 May 7, 2010
My son told me of this site and is a county Firefighter working in the 3rd District of our community on a volunteer basis. It is time to set thie record straight. My son has struggled with what to do with the things he knows goes on in this department. Tony Finnell, Missy Denton, Sharon Finnell, Doug O Daniel, Tony O Daniel, David Ellis all have sat around the EOC talking about Helen, who has survived breast cancer not a drug problem. Tony didnt like an affair she had while she was not working and took that out on her and did nothing to Carl Withrow that was just as guilty as Helen was. I see a problem there. Mr. Graham I had alot of respect for you as my son has had nothing but good things to say about you and the way you have helped him. But how can you defend Tony Finnell when you know first hand of the heartache that man and his staff cause for others withing the departments. My opinion has certainly changed of you. I encourage my son to stand up for what is right, but he insists the consequences would be awful for him. It is a shame and a disgrace that these things go on in that department. Fear is no way to run things Mr. Finnell. It takes courage and honor to do the right things and stand up for your fellow firefighters, it takes a coward to hide behind a lie. I encourage everyone to look beyond the cover of the book and see the everyone for what they are worth. Being an ASS as Mr. Graham puts it is one thing. But being down right wrong is another, and our community as a whole needs more leaders. Hugh Bryan I hear wont even stand up to Mr. Finnell and he is the Fire Chief. Someone needs to change that department all the way around, even if it means replacing them all. Its not right to have to do the job they have to do and do it in a hostile enviroment.
Life-long resident

Covington, LA

#10 May 7, 2010
@Mother of a Firefighter

Helen suffered from a drug problem. She had breast cancer, got the cancer removed, got implants, and then got hooked on painkillers.
Tony ODaniel

Waterloo, Canada

#11 May 8, 2010
Mother of a Firefighter wrote:
My son told me of this site and is a county Firefighter working in the 3rd District of our community on a volunteer basis. It is time to set thie record straight. My son has struggled with what to do with the things he knows goes on in this department. Tony Finnell, Missy Denton, Sharon Finnell, Doug O Daniel, Tony O Daniel, David Ellis all have sat around the EOC talking about Helen, who has survived breast cancer not a drug problem. Tony didnt like an affair she had while she was not working and took that out on her and did nothing to Carl Withrow that was just as guilty as Helen was. I see a problem there. Mr. Graham I had alot of respect for you as my son has had nothing but good things to say about you and the way you have helped him. But how can you defend Tony Finnell when you know first hand of the heartache that man and his staff cause for others withing the departments. My opinion has certainly changed of you. I encourage my son to stand up for what is right, but he insists the consequences would be awful for him. It is a shame and a disgrace that these things go on in that department. Fear is no way to run things Mr. Finnell. It takes courage and honor to do the right things and stand up for your fellow firefighters, it takes a coward to hide behind a lie. I encourage everyone to look beyond the cover of the book and see the everyone for what they are worth. Being an ASS as Mr. Graham puts it is one thing. But being down right wrong is another, and our community as a whole needs more leaders. Hugh Bryan I hear wont even stand up to Mr. Finnell and he is the Fire Chief. Someone needs to change that department all the way around, even if it means replacing them all. Its not right to have to do the job they have to do and do it in a hostile enviroment.
. You sure are good at naming names. I must have missed yours. What I have said about Helen I can say in front of her. Not hiding behind a secret name like you and the other people trash talking on here. The part I hate about Helen being gone is her husband Steven. Sure miss my old buddy.
Mother of a Firefighter

Blair, NE

#12 May 8, 2010
Mr. O Daniel I do not know Helen or her husband Steven, just simply think that it is a shame that the things that go on down there are as they are. I am a mother that has listened to a good son struggle with the things he hears you all say. I dont know you but if you are a parent and you see your child no matter the age come home and hurt for those that are wronged I dont call that trash talk I call it honesty, something that department knows nothing about. Your loyalty is commendable to Mr. Finnell, cowards hide behind lies and deceit. I hope your children if you have them, never have to be judged like the ones in your service have been. My son has not fell victim to any of it himself, but simply feels sorry for the ones that have. He has been raised with morals and respect for others and their feelings. He was so proud to be a part of the department and be a volunteer to our community, it is hard as a mother to see the respect he had for everyone there dimminish because of the lack of morals and respect for others and their families. Tony Finnell and Hugh Bryan should be setting better examples.
Tony ODaniel

Waterloo, Canada

#14 May 8, 2010
Mother of a Firefighter wrote:
Mr. O Daniel I do not know Helen or her husband Steven, just simply think that it is a shame that the things that go on down there are as they are. I am a mother that has listened to a good son struggle with the things he hears you all say. I dont know you but if you are a parent and you see your child no matter the age come home and hurt for those that are wronged I dont call that trash talk I call it honesty, something that department knows nothing about. Your loyalty is commendable to Mr. Finnell, cowards hide behind lies and deceit. I hope your children if you have them, never have to be judged like the ones in your service have been. My son has not fell victim to any of it himself, but simply feels sorry for the ones that have. He has been raised with morals and respect for others and their feelings. He was so proud to be a part of the department and be a volunteer to our community, it is hard as a mother to see the respect he had for everyone there dimminish because of the lack of morals and respect for others and their families. Tony Finnell and Hugh Bryan should be setting better examples.
I just figured out who you are. Mary ,the Mother of Jesus. Must be , I can't think of anyone else who would cast stones at others. I agree your son is an asset to the FD and can be to others with the right guidance and leadership. I think when I see him next I will show him your comment. He will see and know you wrote this. Not sure if your calling me a coward or who that is for. But if you will notice my name is on my posting. I would ask for all you people who are interested in knowing more about the Fire Department. Applications are available. We need help in all districts. Then you can listen to people bad talk you for your volunteer work. Its still worth it in the end to feel like you have done your best to help someone in need.
DAYS OF MEIGS COUNTY

Wilmington, NC

#15 May 8, 2010
Most people can't use their name. This is still Meigs County. You are not allowed to voice your opinion with your own name. Everyone knows that you will be looking over your shoulder for a long time if you do. I don't have anything against Tony or the rest of the crew. And so what if Helen did get addicted to painkillers. Hell far, she had cancer. I have watched alot of people die from cancer. I have a good friend battling cancer now. and it hurts her so bad every day. I pray for all of you that judge Helen. That one day you all don't have to walk in her shoes one day!!! One more thing. they wanted Helen gone long before that. It's ashame. From my experience, she treated you like you were somebody. Not just a body!
A Real Meigs Countian

Smyrna, TN

#16 May 9, 2010
Tony O, those who hide behind lies and misleading comments will never put their name to it. Just do your job and don't let this garbage affect you. Those who know you and your family know better than the crap being spewed here. I think you are in pretty good company when you are slandered as being like Tony F, Hugh B and Missy D.! I hope I would be thought of as worthy as those three! I like Helen, but Directors have to step up and save the public when something as tragic as an employee getting hooked on their pain meds! I can not believe there are fools around who would suggest Tony F let a person hooked on pain meds stay on the job, especially a critical job like Helen did. I hope she recovers and is functional again, but I don't wnat her out driving and working impaired.
For some reason Garland Lankford thinks he is going to get elected by trashing Tony Finnell and his family, that's nuts! Tony Finnell could enter the County Mayor race and beat Garland any day! The people who go around talking about Tony and Hugh and Missy obviously do not know these people!
I hope the voters of Meigs, "the silent majority" will hold Mr Garlang Lankford responsible for his half truths and out and out lies, he is an embarassment to Meigs County.
Chris Graham

Dayton, TN

#17 May 9, 2010
Alright Mother of a Firefighter...I will sit down with you and your son and we can talk about it. If your son is a member of 3rd district I am his Lieutenant and I am here to talk and help him and you with any problems that you have, and help to clarify any thing you would like. Just come by I work thursday.
Audra Denton

United States

#18 May 10, 2010
I am proud to be Firefighter in Meigs County. Before I get accused of being a part of a "clan or clique', I can assure you I am apart of neither. It is knowledge within the department and outside of the department that Tony Finnell and I do not see eye to eye on many things. I will not get on here and tell any untruth about Tony. Aside form any issues Tony and I have had, I have worked at Kangaroo where toney uses his county fuel card and the rumor of him purchasing anything besides fuel with that card is CRAP! I have personally seen Tony take money out of his own pocket and put fuel in the county truck to save your county money. He makes sure your community has adequately running EMS units, as well as Fire and Rescue response units and that they are efficiently staffed 24 hours a day , 7 days a week. Tony O, Chris Graham, Jeff Layman, Doug O, David Ellis, and many more that I have had the priviledge of working beside proudly serve your community and will continue to do so in spite of the things you all have choosen to say about them. One thing about this service and the people that volunteer for you, whether we like each other or not we unite together as a team and get the job done. Missy Denton is my sister in law, make NO mistake about it, she has not ever asked me to defend her, nor would she ever ask me to defend her, the rumors you all have put on here about her and the way you all have attacked her character is ABSURD! To get on this site and say the things you have about her, and any other employee or former employee of our service is appauling to say the least. I have been on the receiving end of rumors and personal attacks on my character and I can tell you it is infurriating! If you all have perfect lives and nothing to hide then do not hide behind false names. If you know who I am and you have any questions I will be glad to answer them if they are about the department . But I will not discuss personal lives nor will I entertain the rumors and character bashing you as a community have imposed on the members of this fire department. You should be thankful for everyone in it and ALL that help run it on a daily basis. Once before we had EMS units that could not even get to you due to poor maintenance of the executive in charge before Tony turned things around. I hope you as citizens think before you vote and instead of attacking the personal lives and character of the people that serve your community, you get your facts straight. Voting for the wrong person will do harm to your community than you realize.
Mother of a Firefighter

United States

#19 May 10, 2010
Chris Graham my son is the one that you need to talk to not me. Audra, I am shocked that would also defend the ones you have defended on here, are you aware that you are one of the ones they talk about? How do you feel about your department now? How proud are you of the ones you speak highly of that have done nothing but degrade you? Ask them Audra, if they think as much of you as you do of them, maybe they will tell you the truth.
Audra Denton

Marble Falls, TX

#20 May 11, 2010
Mother of a firefighter, if you or your son is that unhappy with the things going on in the department I urge you to get in touch with his Lt. Chris Graham and discuss the obvious issues. As for your questions to me, I am proud to be a part of the Fire/rescue/EMS service, there is no greater family. I am VERY proud to have the opportunity to work with ANY of the members of the department. With any job, organization or classroom there always those that butt heads and some that dont get along with others. I can assure you anything that has been said about me , I already know and I am the first one to address it with whomever has said it. I dont break easy, and I dont need to ask them anything except when is our next meeting. Your son is an asset to the department and I am sure everyone would like for him to be happy. Communication is the key to that happiness. There are several that are there for him to talk to. I will not entertain any rumors or accusations on here any further. I am honored to have the opportunities that I have and enjoy doing the work we all do.
Jeff Layman

Cleveland, TN

#21 May 12, 2010
Mother of a Firefighter please ask your son to get ahold of Chris or even myself if he needs someone to speak with. Either one of us would be more than glad to speak with him and address any issues that he might have. Audra, thank you for the kind words and I agree 150% with you.

If Tony leaves as the EMA director the Fire/Rescue, EMS services will go back so far that I can not even imagine. As I have stated on here before Tony and I do not see eye to eye on things but in the end we get the job done for the residents of this county. The ambulance service is the best it ever has been. So I will support him until the end.

I am so sick and tired of people bashing all of the good people in this county. As they are doing on other posts and I commented under my real name on that post, why don't we put down the people selling drugs to our kids, cooking meth on this site instead of bashing the people that try and help our county and the good they do for it. Let's take our county back from the drug heads and make Meigs Co beautiful again.

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