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wrong info sad

Chicago, IL

#23 Sep 19, 2013
The response of multiple departments to an incident is nothing new and is a practice in every community in the Chicago area. Even Orland, with 6 manned fire stations. Mutual Aid provides resources quick to a fire in all our communities!!! NO VILLAGE in our area can afford to staff a minimum of 15 firefighters (NFPA STANDARD)needed to respond to a structure fire. This isn't the 1960's or 70 where we stick just anyone willing to volunteer on a fire truck. Many hours of training are required and many more hours of continual training are necessary. Midlothian Fire Department is doing things right and should be commended for finding a way to upgrade their service to their residents!!
Thinking Clearly

United States

#24 Sep 19, 2013
sad wrote:
We had a fire in town a few days ago, we only had one fire truck show up, everything else just sat in the firehouse, along with a fire truck from Country Club Hills, its not a good idea for the fire department to take over all the ambulance calls, when they can't even staff our own fire department, other towns that responded, Crestwood, Posen, Alsip, Hazel Crest and a few others,
I just couldn't help myself, I had to post on this after not posting in several years. First off, I am not a firemen, the opposite actually. All fire depts. have a mutual aid agreement with the towns around them. So if an apartment fire breaks out your going to see a large response from neighboring towns, even if just as a precautionary measure. This doesn't mean our FD can't man a station. Esp. since where the fire broke out was West of the tracks, thus Station 1's area, or in other words where the full timers work.
know your facts

Chicago, IL

#25 Sep 19, 2013
First, there were 4 fulltime and 3 parttime members of midlothian fire department at that fire. Second, posen, crestwood, and oak forest automatically respond to any fire incident on midlothian per a mutual aid agreement. Third, there were 2 midlo firemen as well as 4 blue island fireman back at the station just in case a second call came in. Don't assume they couldn't "man the call".
Haha

Chicago, IL

#26 Sep 22, 2013
know your facts wrote:
First, there were 4 fulltime and 3 parttime members of midlothian fire department at that fire. Second, posen, crestwood, and oak forest automatically respond to any fire incident on midlothian per a mutual aid agreement. Third, there were 2 midlo firemen as well as 4 blue island fireman back at the station just in case a second call came in. Don't assume they couldn't "man the call".
Not true. Why was only one fire truck at the fire.
Interested

Orland Park, IL

#27 Sep 23, 2013
1 MFD Fire Engine, 1 MFD Squad, 1 MFD Chief Vehicle, 4 FT, 3 PT MFD'ers PLUS Auto and Mutual Aid Companies and YES, 2 Midlo + Change of Quarters companies back in station for potential next runs.

So YES, true.
haha

Chicago, IL

#28 Sep 24, 2013
Interested wrote:
1 MFD Fire Engine, 1 MFD Squad, 1 MFD Chief Vehicle, 4 FT, 3 PT MFD'ers PLUS Auto and Mutual Aid Companies and YES, 2 Midlo + Change of Quarters companies back in station for potential next runs.
So YES, true.
yes only one engine.the oldest one they have 30+ years old funny how they say need more money for equipment and the still use the oldes one in the fleel, and. 2 of the full timers were the chief and the ass chief. Yes don't forget the $50, 000 new chief suv
haha

Chicago, IL

#29 Sep 24, 2013
This is not the first time we only had one engine responded to a structure fire in our town. By the way when Crestwood has a fire they never have a problem with staffing that fire station and everything they will respond, thy wre part time paid on call
my view

United States

#30 Sep 29, 2013
Crestwood uses other towns too. Just yesterday oak forest
Scanner MAn

Eustis, FL

#31 Sep 30, 2013
my view wrote:
Crestwood uses other towns too. Just yesterday oak forest
I listen to the scanner all the time. I agree with you. On Saturday Crestwood was very busy. There were 3 times that they had two or three calls in progress at the ame time. They called in Palos Heights, Oak Forest and Alsip for assistance. But in reality from what I hear Crestwood is way busier then Midlothian is.
McKinley

Chicago, IL

#32 Oct 5, 2013
haha wrote:
<quoted text>yes only one engine.the oldest one they have 30+ years old funny how they say need more money for equipment and the still use the oldes one in the fleel, and. 2 of the full timers were the chief and the ass chief. Yes don't forget the $50, 000 new chief suv
Let's get the most important issue here out.... Taxes! Tax payers in Midlothian pay very low property taxes. If you want newer vehicles for your FD pay more taxes. You want better schools pay more taxes. Stop complaining and rebuild your community. It looks like shit and you have no one else to blame.
why

Alsip, IL

#33 Oct 5, 2013
McKinley wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's get the most important issue here out.... Taxes! Tax payers in Midlothian pay very low property taxes. If you want newer vehicles for your FD pay more taxes. You want better schools pay more taxes. Stop complaining and rebuild your community. It looks like shit and you have no one else to blame.
I agree with everything you said...IT WOULD HELP IF THE BUILDING INSPECTORS STOPPED TAKING BRIBES & ACTUALLY STARTED DOING THEIR JOB!!!
wow

Chicago, IL

#34 Oct 10, 2013
McKinley wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's get the most important issue here out.... Taxes! Tax payers in Midlothian pay very low property taxes. If you want newer vehicles for your FD pay more taxes. You want better schools pay more taxes. Stop complaining and rebuild your community. It looks like shit and you have no one else to blame.
We do have newer vihicles why are the still using that old engine. You want to save money fire them and hire part-time people,
wow

Chicago, IL

#35 Oct 10, 2013
my view wrote:
Crestwood uses other towns too. Just yesterday oak forest
, yes they use all part-time people, and all the equipment they have will respond to a fire, not like us
haha

Chicago, IL

#36 Oct 11, 2013
Interested wrote:
For those who are worried about Midlo being too busy to handle this...one need only look at the last ### of Years that they have provided the current, "BLS show up and assist Bud's ambulance", operation.
To date, there has not been an EMS call where they weren't able to send a crew to the scene to assist Buds...squad in Harvey or elsewhere.
Sure, multiple calls may tax the system and multiple EMS calls will require reaching out to neighbors - much like the rest of the southland does each and every day.
So, if they have always been able to show up with the Midlothian Ambulance to assist...one could suppose they will be able to transport now instead of just handing over patient care to Buds.
and they're new and ambulance
is over 10 years old
haha

Chicago, IL

#37 Oct 11, 2013
Wondering Why1 wrote:
That's a good thing finally. Sounds like the days of a high Village contract with a company whose closest Ambulance was in Dolton are over with. Other than the high contracts, also billing the Patient for services. Looks like this town is finally going in the right direction again.
the new ambulance is over 10 years old,
haha

Chicago, IL

#38 Oct 11, 2013
McKinley wrote:
<quoted text>
Let's get the most important issue here out.... Taxes! Tax payers in Midlothian pay very low property taxes. If you want newer vehicles for your FD pay more taxes. You want better schools pay more taxes. Stop complaining and rebuild your community. It looks like shit and you have no one else to blame.
we do have newer vehicles, they don't do any good if they just sit in the firehouse .not being used, why does the chief I have a brand new SUV, and the residence will be riding in an ambulance that should be in the junkyard
know your facts

Chicago, IL

#39 Oct 11, 2013
Don't forget to support the fire department on Sunday at the annual pancake breakfast. They put out a nice spread of food. And I'm sure they'll be more than willing to answers any concerns you have with their service.
Haha

Chicago, IL

#40 Oct 17, 2013
trumbull wrote:
I'll feel safer using our own people.
they are buying a pice of junk 14 year old ambulance that a town in Mexico didn't even want. WHEN we had a private Ambulance service you had a 4, paramedics that would respond now you only have 2,
Interested

Lockport, IL

#41 Oct 18, 2013
Quit crying...the changes (for the better) are being made, in spite of your false protests.
survivor

Schererville, IN

#42 Oct 18, 2013
Haha wrote:
<quoted text>they are buying a pice of junk 14 year old ambulance that a town in Mexico didn't even want. WHEN we had a private Ambulance service you had a 4, paramedics that would respond now you only have 2,
Feel free to open up your wallet and buy the town a brand new one then. Or, do you work for Spuds and Terry'd ndilapidated party put you up to this posting. At least you won't have to wait if YOU call them to come from another town then get caught by a train.

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