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Firefighters Battle Blaze in Merrick Home

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slw

Bronx, NY

#1 Mar 31, 2011
slow slow voilley
Fire Houses on LI

New York, NY

#2 Apr 9, 2011
I always like the fact Fire District Volunteers say they "do it for free" while in fact they get a 25% reduction in property taxes, free college, retirement and a pension from the Fire districts, plus they all get a one week paid vacation for FREE?

Plus all the perks of using Fire equipment at home, use of Kitchens and over the top catering Halls and clubs in these Fire houses.

These over the top Fire houses have got to stop on Long island they are putting us in a financial crisis with too much equipment that’s never used and the over the top fire houses less then 1 mile from one another.

Merrick is a know abuser, unnecessary renovations , purchasing unneeded equipment, SUV Fire Dept issued more out of town then in town, when in town you see them in the BARS.

These Volunteer Fire Districts need to Merge, stop buying, stop building, and stop renovating and stop buying SUV every 3 years, CUT BACKS.

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The United States of America

#3 Apr 9, 2011
Fire Houses on LI wrote:
I always like the fact Fire District Volunteers say they "do it for free" while in fact they get a 25% reduction in property taxes, free college, retirement and a pension from the Fire districts, plus they all get a one week paid vacation for FREE?
Plus all the perks of using Fire equipment at home, use of Kitchens and over the top catering Halls and clubs in these Fire houses.
These over the top Fire houses have got to stop on Long island they are putting us in a financial crisis with too much equipment that’s never used and the over the top fire houses less then 1 mile from one another.
Merrick is a know abuser, unnecessary renovations , purchasing unneeded equipment, SUV Fire Dept issued more out of town then in town, when in town you see them in the BARS.
These Volunteer Fire Districts need to Merge, stop buying, stop building, and stop renovating and stop buying SUV every 3 years, CUT BACKS.
Whats wrong paid guy, your over inflated head didnt fit through the local volly firehouse door??
Enough

Chicago, IL

#4 Apr 12, 2011
Enough of the slow responding Volunteer LI has, they are all rejects the FDNY did not want so now we have 3rf class fire fighters who are not proprty trained.

The Volunteers are more comcerned about partys, who get what old equipment and why.

The biggest scammers - LI Volleys
Fire Depts

New York, NY

#5 Apr 17, 2011
~~The Volleys are the biggest complainers, but they get so many perks from being volunteers. I agree LI need to merg fire houses in towns, and consolidate - then sell off unneeded property.

~~We are in a Time of Change, but the Volunteers just keep spending and buying unneeded requipment that collects dust, and fire houses renovations, making the next biggest and over the top fire house.
Merrick Friendship

New York, NY

#6 May 1, 2011
What we are all saying: I believe Volunteer consider arriving at the scene when the first Volley car shows up with blur light a flashing and they start putting gear on from the trunk of a car.

That’s not being ready to extinguish or still not enough members to enter the building for a rescue. Then 10 or 15 mins later the trucks arrive usually with 1 member sometime 2 still not enough guys to fight a fire, then you play the waiting game for more Honda, Nissan or SUV with blue lights flashing that maybe 25 to 30 mins later.

Bottom line Volunteer are unorganized and unprepared slow and late to respond.

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