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Ironic

Hartford, CT

#64 Jul 30, 2013
amazedbyallofu wrote:
I can't believe how incredibly low some of you have gone to say such terrible nasty vicious lies. First, Brittany was sticking up for her step father and you have the gall to say terrible things about her personally and even her beautiful daughter. I was at the wedding...Andy was not trapped...they have a beautiful family and should not have to read such terrible things on here.
Second. The fire dept. needs to regroup and reload. The newest female member has a VERY long history of embedding herself into a group and/or family. She then has to be the center of attention. Once that wears off, she starts telling lies, back stabbing, and any other thing she can do to get the attention back on her. Please founding members look beyond what is happening right now and see what started this dramatic downslide.
As for being old men...there is an 86 year old man in that dept that is still active and I'll bet if your house was burning, you were trapped in a car, or any other emergency you would be damn happy to see that face!
Also, I live in the village, am a tax payer, and never received a letter begging for money. These men and women put in many hours not only raising money, but staying up on training, being active in the community, etc. When your cellar is flooding and it's 20 degrees out, who will be there with the sump pump every few hours? Who opens the hall and feeds the people that get stranded when Rt. 12 is closed? Who were the ones that helped up during the microburst and the two ice storms? I'm thinking the people being the most critical are too young to see the big picture of what a volunteer dept is all about.
Are they perfect? Nope. They are human. And everyone has an opinion. But , I'm damn proud of our little dept and know that if I need help I will get it! I think that's what we need to focus on.
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Ironic how you blame any women for any of this! Conflicts over professionalism, violence on dept grounds, a community that is demanding a fire dept be accountable after years of conflicts but lets blame the newest member, a few months ago there was a suspension of two members, was that her fault to? Diesel fuel thefts too, ya she must have drove 15 miles to set us all up. Who cares who she is dating. But ya, slander is bad.
senior citizen

Saranac Lake, NY

#65 Jul 31, 2013
e who don't know the relationship between the village and department should not judge, if you are so concerned, run for the village board or join the fire department.
Ronald Reagan

Redwood, NY

#66 Jul 31, 2013
They are almost one int the same. Three members of the board are department members, one is the spouse of a department member, mayor has a disabled brother who is a department. I think that covers all five board members.
senior citizen

Saranac Lake, NY

#67 Jul 31, 2013
There is still separation between the Village Board and the Fire Department. As an officer of either side. Not everything comes home from either the village board or fire dep
artment.
NotFromCopenhage n

New York, NY

#68 Jul 31, 2013
I will first of all state that I do know all parties involved in this issue and have no direct problems with any of them. That being said what The chief did is wrong and there should be repercussions, as for him resigning I do not agree he has proven very competent in this position and made a mistake. Moving on, Jim Henry in my opinion has his issues however he has been very pleasant an helpful whenever I have needed him, so yes he and Terri may have faults but don't we all, as for the rest of the Henry clan as you call them, again some are better than others but none of them deserve a public lashing like this. In relation to this female member people need to quit demonizing he and remember there are 2 sides to every story, she has become a good friend and colleague. In summation I believe this thread was created to draw attention to an issue that warranted it, now however personal agendas have taken over and have done absolutely no good. Make no mistake I am not a literary genius nor do I pretend to be the end all be all answer to the problem, but take my advice sop the infighting and bickering before the damage and fallout is irreparable. Please proceed to tear this post apart and bash me at will maybe that will take the focus of the dead horse that is being needlessly beaten
knowsalot

Lake Placid, NY

#69 Jul 31, 2013
My father, his friends and my brothers1026 were Copenhagen fireman for years.They were good men and were there for a purpose. They drank ...yes! but not when it counted. They did not drink at the functions and especially not when driving a fire truck! They were men with honor and meaning. They knew right from wrong.....they knew the appropriate times to do or not do things.In their book of honor kids and wifes came first. If you wouldn't have wanted it done to your wife or daughter....you wouldn't think of doing it to someone elses girl. Where did the honor go? The horror stories of the BOYS that are in our department now will curl your hair. Our town is disgraced by the actions and behaviors that reflect on our whole little Town. We need to bring back the good ones and bring back the peoople who used to drive from all over to come to our little town for our fieldsdays.

Since: Jul 13

Bradford, VT

#70 Jul 31, 2013
This site makes me sick it's a disgrace to Copenhagen and all u sick people post I mean get a life!!!!!! Also if u have a problem with some one then tell the person face to face not behind there back!!!!!!
Concerned Taxpayer

Redwood, NY

#71 Jul 31, 2013
NotFromCopenhagen wrote:
I will first of all state that I do know all parties involved in this issue and have no direct problems with any of them. That being said what The chief did is wrong and there should be repercussions, as for him resigning I do not agree he has proven very competent in this position and made a mistake. Moving on, Jim Henry in my opinion has his issues however he has been very pleasant an helpful whenever I have needed him, so yes he and Terri may have faults but don't we all, as for the rest of the Henry clan as you call them, again some are better than others but none of them deserve a public lashing like this. In relation to this female member people need to quit demonizing he and remember there are 2 sides to every story, she has become a good friend and colleague. In summation I believe this thread was created to draw attention to an issue that warranted it, now however personal agendas have taken over and have done absolutely no good. Make no mistake I am not a literary genius nor do I pretend to be the end all be all answer to the problem, but take my advice sop the infighting and bickering before the damage and fallout is irreparable. Please proceed to tear this post apart and bash me at will maybe that will take the focus of the dead horse that is being needlessly beaten
I'm the person that started this thread, it was about field day food and the poor behavior of the chief. That was it, the Henry name was never mentioned until Jim's daughter in law injected into the conversation. Otherwise the drill team was mentioned in generalities in two sentences. Just wanted to say that, actually I think it's the second time it's been said.
Blablabla

Redwood, NY

#72 Jul 31, 2013
North country days wrote:
This site makes me sick it's a disgrace to Copenhagen and all u sick people post I mean get a life!!!!!! Also if u have a problem with some one then tell the person face to face not behind there back!!!!!!
This from the guy yesterday who bad mouthed senior citizens, saying let them die and other bulls..t. Your the one who makes me sick. All high and mighty today, your just a bully

Since: Jul 13

Bradford, VT

#73 Jul 31, 2013
Blablabla wrote:
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This from the guy yesterday who bad mouthed senior citizens, saying let them die and other bulls..t. Your the one who makes me sick. All high and mighty today, your just a bully
and ur just a jerk!! Shouldn't judge!!
Conflicts

Great Barrington, MA

#74 Jul 31, 2013
It is sad but as soon as anyone posts a basic story or question about one individual in the dept. the conversation explodes. To me it reveals the true conflict and it is clear our village and or community is not happy with how our fire dept performs, behaves or is operated. Someone asked me: what I thought the problem was? And it is sad but also clear that many of the conflicts revolve around one family. If certain members don't like the scrutiny, then instead of believing it doesn't matter what people think, simply change. Firemen serve as stewards to their communities. Your held to a higher standard because the fire service deserves to be looked up to. This higher standard should be a source of honor. I hope the dept can return to the respectful group it was in the past but I have a feeling if it doesn't, our community will continue to communicate disappointment & disgust
sideviewer

Saranac Lake, NY

#75 Aug 1, 2013
Okay this forum has really gotten out of hand. It began with a problem with the food at field day. Well perhaps there were issues and they could have easily been discussed to be taken care of and actually have been discussed. Thanks for the input.

Next was the issue regarding an incident...that is being addressed as well...both sides.

The biggest issue that needs to be stopped is the bashing of the people that volunteer on personal levels. To say that only a few are worthy, ethical,etc. is completely unfair. If there are issues with performances they are addressed and gender is not the issue. There are several females within the dept. and each one of them is accountable the same as the male members

It is completely uncalled for to constantly try to crucify a particular family who gives their all to keep the department going. From the dad, the sons, the grandsons, granddaughter, wives. They give more time, and work to the department then many of you people posting your comments know about. And I am positive that they have given just as much if not more than those members of the past you wish to talk about. Certainly we all make mistakes and no one is perfect ...but that just means that we are human....don't think more highly of yourself than you ought to think.

I am thankful for each and everyone of these volunteers including this family. If you ever needed help...They would be the first ones to be there for you. God Bless Them and the next time you want to post comments stay with the issue and stop with personal attacks
Volunteer Firefighter

Lake Placid, NY

#76 Aug 2, 2013
As a resident of the village maybe you should volunteer for the fire department and help make these changes you wish to see within the fire department and the community. Until then maybe you should think about how much work your local volunteer firefighters to for you community and maybe you shouldn't believe everything YOU hear. This page is what starts rumors and I hope your happy to be part of that. And to the rest of you who believe the fire department is being run by "bad people" maybe you should think about that the next time your local VOLUNTEER firefighters come to save YOUR house from burning down or someone YOU love when they get in a car accident. So if you really want to talk about growing up maybe you should get off your computer and do something about it instead of complaining. k, Thanks :)
residentodnu

Ilion, NY

#77 Aug 2, 2013
Volunteer Firefighter wrote:
As a resident of the village maybe you should volunteer for the fire department and help make these changes you wish to see within the fire department and the community. Until then maybe you should think about how much work your local volunteer firefighters to for you community and maybe you shouldn't believe everything YOU hear. This page is what starts rumors and I hope your happy to be part of that. And to the rest of you who believe the fire department is being run by "bad people" maybe you should think about that the next time your local VOLUNTEER firefighters come to save YOUR house from burning down or someone YOU love when they get in a car accident. So if you really want to talk about growing up maybe you should get off your computer and do something about it instead of complaining. k, Thanks :)
My dad has been a volunteer for over 30 years and would be ashamed to be a member of this department
Does not matter

Saranac Lake, NY

#78 Aug 2, 2013
meee wrote:
The kid needs his ass kicked..obviously he never got it at home...an old fashion attention getter never hurt anyone..the kid deals drugs..smokes pot..drinks underage anywhere he see fit...its a good thing he didn't mouth off to me like that cause he would have got...if john Wayne or Clint Eastwood did it..it would be OK!
A man of power should not touch another like that. If the other kept coming back then the cops should have been called for trespassing not let's beat him up and teach him a lesson.

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