Dunkirk: Whittle down fire halls

Dunkirk: Whittle down fire halls

There are 12 comments on the Observer story from Mar 25, 2013, titled Dunkirk: Whittle down fire halls. In it, Observer reports that:

Dunkirk Mayor Anthony J. Dolce hit all the high - and low - points earlier this month in his State of the City speech.

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KillerB3

Dunkirk, NY

#1 Mar 25, 2013
Think of this. We have 24 paid fire fighters for the city of Dunkirk. That's only 8 per shift without anyone having a day off. If you think that is to many, I say what if it was your home catching on fire?, I would want them to try and save as much as possible but with low man power you are likely to lose everything. The price we pay for these men to put their lives on the line for us is not much at all. These men just don't fight fires, what about all the rescue calls they get each and every day and the life's they save by responding as quick as they do and the training they have. You want to save money in this city, I think you need to look at other departments first because the fire department are a valuable resource that we need and should fund a little better.
Fireman

Dunkirk, NY

#2 Mar 25, 2013
The call was for consolidation of the three fire halls. This has been the call for many years. It is worth the time to look in to the matter because of the repair work that has to be done to bring them up to par.
OTB

Dunkirk, NY

#3 Mar 25, 2013
KillerB3 wrote:
Think of this. We have 24 paid fire fighters for the city of Dunkirk. That's only 8 per shift without anyone having a day off. If you think that is to many, I say what if it was your home catching on fire?, I would want them to try and save as much as possible but with low man power you are likely to lose everything. The price we pay for these men to put their lives on the line for us is not much at all. These men just don't fight fires, what about all the rescue calls they get each and every day and the life's they save by responding as quick as they do and the training they have. You want to save money in this city, I think you need to look at other departments first because the fire department are a valuable resource that we need and should fund a little better.
Agree
III

Fredonia, NY

#4 Mar 25, 2013
Fredonia does it with 6 full and 2 part time. Keep as many as you can. Village did not act on the grant to hire 9 more full time men, which would bring the staffing up to the MINIMUM suggested for a Village this size. That in itself is a shame, BUT NOT TO WORRY the Red white and booze festival will go on, and the Farm festival and Alumni weekend. It is going to take another tragedy for people to wake up and realize how short staffed they are and the good job that they do. PS I am not a fireman or a volunteer, just a taxpayer.
HammerTheNail

Lockport, NY

#5 Mar 25, 2013
eliminate the paid department. contract out ems. volunteers can handle just fire calls. more volunteers would join if the paid guys were gone since they are the reason there are so few volunteers.
Boris

Buffalo, NY

#6 Mar 28, 2013
HammerTheNail wrote:
eliminate the paid department. contract out ems. volunteers can handle just fire calls. more volunteers would join if the paid guys were gone since they are the reason there are so few volunteers.
Somehow I think you hit the nail on the head.
bill

Fredonia, NY

#7 Mar 28, 2013
over paid fat truck drivers
dunkirk polok

Buffalo, NY

#8 Mar 28, 2013
leave the fireman alone you idiots, get ride of the city workers who pad overtime till they retire at least the fire boys will save your life when you call them, and another thing half the people in city hall do nothing start with the assessor the water dept half the people in the clerks office and the useless development dept and last but not least the janitor who makes over fifty thou.
kory a

Buffalo, NY

#9 Mar 28, 2013
i'll come do the study. just write me a check. they are right over there, top left drawer.
long ball hitter

Albany, NY

#10 Mar 29, 2013
what ever happened to hose 1 on 4th street?
dunkirk polok

Buffalo, NY

#11 Mar 29, 2013
hose one was closed thanks to urban renewal,we all know what a mistake that was, jesus that was one great fire hall and who that knows remember all the great firemen were there, my friend bill hagberg for one fireman of the year gosh where did the city go wrong what a great place this city used to be they say stop living in the past but boy i can remember what it was polok is sad to say them were the good old days
Hoser

Fredonia, NY

#12 Mar 29, 2013
I didn't know parking lots could burn down.

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