I agree!I will keep this simple so your one brain cell does not get overloaded. So here is how the story goes....Once upon a time there was a firefighter that responded to the station in his own vehicle (maroon truck) wearing his uniform (black cargo pants and fire department shirt. As he entered the driveway at the station, his turbo charger failed (it’s a diesel truck). He coasted to the parking space and responded to the call (a structure fire at a residence..... oh sorry, a house on fire). He made the call and when he got back to the station on the big fire truck, he and another volunteer firefighter began making repairs. Since there are no tools at this station (budget cuts because the citizens complain) he was using his own. Others at the station came out to watch the activities. These folks were in uniforms also.......hmmmmm, I see a pattern here........still with me? If not, I will wait for you to digest all of this information. This volunteer spent his own money to come to the station, spent his own money to make repairs then spent his own money to go back home. All for you, the citizen, who now wants to trash this individual for doing something for you. It may have not been your house that day but it may be tomorrow. These folks do this because this is their way of giving back and keeping your tax rate where it is. You do not pay these folks a salary………But you do buy the uniform. You may reply “he is an idiot for doing this”. Maybe so, but this is his hobby just as yours is to complain about what others are doing. Nonetheless, you will mull this over and make an attempt to reply so you have the last word. That’s fine with me. I hope this has been kept simple for you to understand. I tried not to use big words. As stated by others, you are invited to stop by the station and talk about this one-on-one. They love meeting the citizens. I am just glad the individual was not wearing a military uniform……………you would have had to complain to the President. To those that are part of the DPVFD……….Thank you for being there when we need you. If your vehicle breaks down, I will be more than happy to help you make the repairs. Let me know and I will put on my uniform and stand with you.
Please remember that there those of us who appreciate the sacrifice those of you who volunteer and make our city a much safer place to live.