They called a meeting and a fire brok...

They called a meeting and a fire broke out

There are 44 comments on the The Morning Call story from Jan 4, 2008, titled They called a meeting and a fire broke out. In it, The Morning Call reports that:

A fire in an Upper Mount Bethel Township house last night didn't spread -- because 20 firefighters were already at the nearby fire station when the call came.

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Since: Oct 07

Schnecksville PA

#2 Jan 4, 2008
Maybe where you are from you have a fulltime paid Fire Company, Almost all stations in this area are Volunteer, including Upper Mount Bethel. These people risk their lives and get no pay, they leave their family to go to God knows what wether it be Dinner Time, little Timmy's Birthday Party, or two o'clock in the morning at a moments notice. Cut them some slack and show some respect for people who evidently have more Civic Concern then you, they actually try to help others.
bruno_rs

Moorestown, NJ

#3 Jan 4, 2008
Good idea wrote:
A fire in an Upper Mount Bethel Township house last night didn't spread -- because 20 firefighters were already at the nearby fire station when the call came
Maybe you should meetings around the clock so you dont burn the rest of the fires you have down to the foundation!
too bad those like yourself can't be thankful and/or supportive of the couragious actions of others. it takes a BRAVE person to volunteer their time AND risk their own safety and/or lives for the sake of others... many times complete strangers. on the other hand, leave it to the COWARDS to just stand there "foolishly" passing judgement while the heros' are in the middle of an emergent and/or life threatening situation. it's too bad you couldn't find better use of your time. btw... maybe you ought to use spell check... your last sentence made about as much sense as the intent of your post!
Pachacutec

Fort Collins, CO

#4 Jan 4, 2008
Thank you "Tiger Tom" and "bruno_rs;" I was a volunteer firefighter/EMT some years back and people were always astonished when they asked how much I was paid for the job and I said "nothing." It was something I did because I wanted to, because I wanted to help others. And you respond to calls no matter what else is going on in your life, no matter what the weather. I doubt any volunteer firefighter goes into the job to earn "brownie points" or gold medals, but I have to admit that a "thank you" from the public would've been nice once and a while.
Hoorah

Allentown, PA

#5 Jan 4, 2008
Thank you thank you volunteers!

Great job - keep up the good work!!

:)
mother of firefighter

United States

#6 Jan 4, 2008
Good idea wrote:
A fire in an Upper Mount Bethel Township house last night didn't spread -- because 20 firefighters were already at the nearby fire station when the call came
Maybe you should meetings around the clock so you dont burn the rest of the fires you have down to the foundation

You sound like a really moran....these firefighters volunteer their time and risk their lives to save people and their belongs. I understand these fire companies have extra pagers so why don't you volunteer YOUR time. OH, AND WHERE THE HELL ARE YOU FROM....lala land, GO BACK.
amanda

Philadelphia, PA

#7 Jan 4, 2008
Good idea wrote:
A fire in an Upper Mount Bethel Township house last night didn't spread -- because 20 firefighters were already at the nearby fire station when the call came
Maybe you should meetings around the clock so you dont burn the rest of the fires you have down to the foundation!
Hmm....what is your address? I hope the fire fighters take their time getting to your house.

No one can understand the dedication, determination, long hours, and skill these brave men and women have unless you take time and volunteer. Kudos to all volunteers - fire fighters, fire police, ambulance crews, member, and every volunteer that has ever made a hoagie, sold a ticket, set up tables and chairs, or mopped the floor. And remember when the tones drop for "Good Idea's" house take your time!
Great Job

Washington, DC

#8 Jan 4, 2008
To ALL agencies involved GREAT JOB! I know first had after being a firefighter how tough the job can be and you guys rock. ALL OF YOU!

Since: Mar 07

Shoemakersville, PA

#9 Jan 4, 2008
all of these guys definately deserve our praise and thanks....not just for the fire fighting but for the countless hours they spent out with the departments, along the river, before and after the 3 floods over the past couple years also...if YOU ALL ONLY KNEW...and what SOME PEOPLE put them through...we love ya guys AND gals
bruno_rs

Moorestown, NJ

#11 Jan 4, 2008
Chris wrote:
I hate firefighters. They are all white, redneck alcoholics. Espcially in this part of the state.
now that took alot of thought... i bet your tired, FOOL!!
mother of firefighter

United States

#12 Jan 4, 2008
Chris wrote:
I hate firefighters. They are all white, redneck alcoholics. Espcially in this part of the state.
WHAT AN ASS YOU ARE, GO BACK WHERE YOU BELONG...YOU PIECE OF SH*T.

Since: Oct 07

Schnecksville PA

#14 Jan 4, 2008
Chris wrote:
I hate firefighters. They are all white, redneck alcoholics. Espcially in this part of the state.
That's interesting I know several Black and Hispanic FF Personally, and many white ones who only drink occasionally, if at all.

Chew on this, with this statement you are admitting YOU are as much a racist as any who would degrade you for your ancestory making YOU part of the problem also
amanda

Philadelphia, PA

#15 Jan 4, 2008
Chris wrote:
I hate firefighters. They are all white, redneck alcoholics. Espcially in this part of the state.
Will you hate them when your house is buring or you have a bad accident and they have to assist the Ambulance Crew? People like you have no clue!
YouDumbAsS

United States

#16 Jan 5, 2008
Good idea wrote:
A fire in an Upper Mount Bethel Township house last night didn't spread -- because 20 firefighters were already at the nearby fire station when the call came
Maybe you should meetings around the clock so you dont burn the rest of the fires you have down to the foundation!
Are you kidding me? Do you have any idea what it takes to do this job? I suppose that you think just because we are volunteers that we do not have the qualifications needed to stop a fire from burning. Are you kidding me or are you just naturally retarded? Because last time I checked, many volunteer firefighters have the same if not more qualifications as paid firefighters. The difference between us and other areas, is that we do not have companies that are paid. So hense we volunteer our time. Because we are volunteers does not mean that we treat fires any different then ones that are paid.
So next time you make such a comment why don't you pull you head out of your ass and live a day in our lives!
Firefighter CMR

United States

#17 Jan 5, 2008
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>
LISTEN HERE YOU FIRE-STARTING ALOCOHOLIC REDNECK...WHY DON'T YOU GET YOUR SONS TEETH FIXED YOU DIRTY HICK.
I guess in your neck of the woods maybe you have red neck alcoholics working on the fire co. So are we fire fighting or fire starting rednecks? And why do you feel the need to generalize every single firefighter as an alcoholic?
Wait I get it now, these were the reasons that were given to you when your application was denied.
"Sorry Chris we cannot accept you into the fire company because you are a redneck alcoholic that needs to get his teeth fixed."
It's ok. We won't all deny you.
But let me tell you this, whether someone is a redneck, an alcoholic, toothless or all three together, if they come to save your home or someone elses and get the job done, who really cares.
When you are someone that stands on the sidelines watching rather then doing the job, shut the F**K UP!
mother of firefighter

United States

#18 Jan 5, 2008
Chris wrote:
<quoted text>
LISTEN HERE YOU FIRE-STARTING ALOCOHOLIC REDNECK...WHY DON'T YOU GET YOUR SONS TEETH FIXED YOU DIRTY HICK.
you have alot of nerve. who the hell do you think you are, you really proved to all of us that you really are an asshole with no respect for heroes that save lives everyday. why don't you go to one of these redneck stations and tell them to their face what you think. see what happens. i bet it ends with a lot of your screams and them still taking you to the hospital. because what they do will never be afected by a no nothing coward that has to use a computer to speak their mind. your probably one of the ignorant people that start the fire. I am very proud of my son and the other firefighters, so watch what you say...shitbag.
bruno_rs

Moorestown, NJ

#19 Jan 5, 2008
i'm coming to the conclusion this fool has gotten what he(?) set out for... attention. guess he could not get it elsewhere and all the more fun if others get all worked up about his moronic rants, all the while HIDING behind his computer. for some... ANY attention is good attention. what a pathetic and lost individual... always riding the "coat tails" of others and/or attempting to steal their thunder.

Since: Mar 07

Shoemakersville, PA

#20 Jan 6, 2008
bruno_rs wrote:
i'm coming to the conclusion this fool has gotten what he(?) set out for... attention. guess he could not get it elsewhere and all the more fun if others get all worked up about his moronic rants, all the while HIDING behind his computer. for some... ANY attention is good attention. what a pathetic and lost individual... always riding the "coat tails" of others and/or attempting to steal their thunder.
AMEN!
bruno_rs

Moorestown, NJ

#22 Jan 6, 2008
Keith1_e wrote:
people do not volunteer for NOTHING ...they must be getting something in return.
your right!!! SOME won't do anything unless they receive 10 fold in return... sound familiar? thankfully, your way of thinking does not apply to all... if it did, we'd be in big trouble. without TRUE volunteers this world would not be able to function. there is NOTHING in life you, i, or anyone can do which is COMPLETELY on our own... without the help (paid or free) of others. it's sad so many people are completely self absorbed and cannot understand and/or value the desire and/or benefit of selflessly helping others. what's in it for me, will get you nowhere when all is said and done. good luck to you though... you're gonna need it.
OLDE DUDE

Bethlehem, PA

#23 Jan 6, 2008
I TAUGHT IT WENT LIKE "we went to a fight and a hockey game broke out".
mother of firefighter

United States

#25 Jan 7, 2008
Keith1_e wrote:
<quoted text>Yes it DOES !!! People are just not honest enough to admit what they get "on the side" from volunteering.
Yes, your right, they do get something out of it....it's called a good feeling that they were there to help someone in need, they saved a life or someones home they worked so hard for. You should try it, maybe then you wouldn't be a self centered asshole like your making yourself look. Sounds to me like YOU would be one of those people not doing anything for nothing. Try it, you to might feel good about yourself.

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