have PSI take over fire department
fireman

Woodridge, IL

#21 Jan 7, 2010
simple math wrote:
not just fp all fire departments
hey why dont they replace you with someone less qualfied and come and go constantly so they dont get any experiance hope they show up for you when you need them . whats your job
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#22 Jan 9, 2010
if residents knew about PSI we know what way they would vote .PSI of course , towns really need to look into that like i did , i wish my town did save my tax dollars
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#23 Jan 9, 2010
fireman wrote:
<quoted text>hey why dont they replace you with someone less qualfied and come and go constantly so they dont get any experiance hope they show up for you when you need them . whats your job
i was in the fire service for years, now looking from the outside in PSI deserves more respect, firemen r ambulance helpers, come on 1 maybe 2 fires a year and they complain about more money , ems is where its at. and if u know anything PSI will always have someone on duty. PSI/pssi is the future of the fireservice
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#24 Jan 9, 2010
firemen need to stop cry so much and take a look around all the firemen getting laid off , villages are getting wiser to the situation and when they figure out how much money they would save there will be alot more lay offs. i know in my town they can get rid of at least 1-2 per shift
Concerned Citizen

United States

#25 Jan 9, 2010
home owner...you can't fire all union firefighters (or all union people in the private sector either) and replace the with psi (or nonunion people)..it's illegal and called union busting to do that. It would put the village into a huge class action lawsuit that has case precedent of losing.
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#26 Jan 9, 2010
good point all we r looking for is alittle respect and not be treated like shit at these fd. id hate anyone to lose there jobs just stop the bitching and help the medics
radio on

Westchester, IL

#27 Jan 9, 2010
well jack franklin park fd does help the medics and from what I hear is not that bad of a place to work for the medics. They respond on every call with them. They help with lifting and in the back of the ambulance. They sometimes even drive the ambulance. The majority of towns dont even do that? When these medics leave franklin park to go to a another fire department job they are usually in for a rude awakening because they were so used to being HELPED all the time by the franklin park firemen. How much more help do you psi employees need?
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#28 Jan 9, 2010
they go to other department to be cross trained as ff which means more money,they get treated like shit over there ask who does all house duties Medics who does most of shopping Medics , so the firemen can sit around on there as and bitch. my opinion the high paid peson should be medic not ff
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#29 Jan 9, 2010
if medics got paid more over there they wouldnt leave, the union medics they have dont want to be on the ambulance that would mean doing more work and take away from recliner time and workout time. i know theres not alot of fires thats for sure fp and all dept.
Over Rated

Princeton, IL

#30 Jan 9, 2010
nunya wrote:
Stone Park isn't union. They're part time.
Stone Park is not a fire department. It is a play fire dept for a bunch of FANS, like their Chief who is the ultimate FAN. Gos to the firehouse and pretends he is really a fireman. Could never pass an entrance test and get on a real department. Has been thrown off a bunch. Dont confuse people with comparing SP to any other actual FIRE DEPARTMENT.

Franklin Park has a great dept with a great bunch of guys. Good Luck, I hope you all come out OK.
Anthony G

Westchester, IL

#31 Jan 9, 2010
Jack good luck with your wonderful lifelong career as a PSI paramedic. Im sorry you could not pass a physical, written examination, or background check to be a firefighter. Have fun working with a new partner every few months and getting bounced from department to department. You are clearly jealous and disgruntled.
radio on

Westchester, IL

#32 Jan 9, 2010
jack I am sorry that they ask the paramedics to run a mop or sweep for 15 minutes of their 24 hour shift, oh my god no wonder nobody wants to work there. The firefighters are doing multiple tasks throughout the day and training because they are held accountable, whereas the paramedics have to sit through one hour a month of continuing education and NOTHING MORE. Real rough life there for the paramedics, they should get paid more. And you are wrong about the UNION ff's not wanting to be on the ambulance. They have been trying to take over the ambulance for some time now but because of political contributions by PARAMEDIC SERVICES OF ILLINOIS they have stayed in franklin park. Look on the illinois campaign disclosure website and see their contributions to the former franklin park administration. You mean to tell me that they are in the towns they are because of quality. You are kidding yourself kid! They donate big time politically. It is almost a million dollar contract and is more than that in Melrose Park, Cicero and Berwyn. Why has it never gone out to bid? Oh because of the politics. Well I am sorry but as a taxpayer I want the best services and not political temp workers. The department I work for HAD a private contract and getting rid of them was the BEST thing for the community and the department. Your own company has stated that they are not about quality but cost. Sorry but as a homeowner and parent I want quality service and responsible politicians. Why is that so hard in franklin park?
Splish-Splash

La Grange Park, IL

#33 Jan 9, 2010
Anthony G wrote:
Jack good luck with your wonderful lifelong career as a PSI paramedic. Im sorry you could not pass a physical, written examination, or background check to be a firefighter. Have fun working with a new partner every few months and getting bounced from department to department. You are clearly jealous and disgruntled.
Maybe they are,since you make nearly 3 times they do while you sit in the recliners ,watching big screens and fatten up,and fight 1-2 fires a year.All while 25-50 ff from other towns show up to do your jobs for you ,and then you stand around and b.s.Just like City of Chicago workers,2-3 guys working and 8-10 more watching them work.What a racket!!!All while fooling the public!!!Well most of them,anyhow.
sam

Elmwood Park, IL

#34 Jan 9, 2010
our fire dept is fine.. i see nothing wrong with our guys, they always seem to be on top of things. i think the people who want to privatize everything are just crazy or being paid to say the things they're saying. lets focus on the real problems and stop promoting these crazy ideas..
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#35 Jan 10, 2010
Anthony G wrote:
Jack good luck with your wonderful lifelong career as a PSI paramedic. Im sorry you could not pass a physical, written examination, or background check to be a firefighter. Have fun working with a new partner every few months and getting bounced from department to department. You are clearly jealous and disgruntled.
1st off i never tested for a department. i am in better shape then every one in that dept. by far .i run marrathons 2 a year. i choose to do this , i like working for a living, wake up and look around you you think these towns a trustee r going to keep paying u ur wages to fight that 1 fire a year
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#36 Jan 10, 2010
radio on wrote:
jack I am sorry that they ask the paramedics to run a mop or sweep for 15 minutes of their 24 hour shift, oh my god no wonder nobody wants to work there. The firefighters are doing multiple tasks throughout the day and training because they are held accountable, whereas the paramedics have to sit through one hour a month of continuing education and NOTHING MORE. Real rough life there for the paramedics, they should get paid more. And you are wrong about the UNION ff's not wanting to be on the ambulance. They have been trying to take over the ambulance for some time now but because of political contributions by PARAMEDIC SERVICES OF ILLINOIS they have stayed in franklin park. Look on the illinois campaign disclosure website and see their contributions to the former franklin park administration. You mean to tell me that they are in the towns they are because of quality. You are kidding yourself kid! They donate big time politically. It is almost a million dollar contract and is more than that in Melrose Park, Cicero and Berwyn. Why has it never gone out to bid? Oh because of the politics. Well I am sorry but as a taxpayer I want the best services and not political temp workers. The department I work for HAD a private contract and getting rid of them was the BEST thing for the community and the department. Your own company has stated that they are not about quality but cost. Sorry but as a homeowner and parent I want quality service and responsible politicians. Why is that so hard in franklin park?
ps ur training is a joke
Georgina P

Westchester, IL

#37 Jan 10, 2010
Jack the more you write the more disgruntled you really do sound.
jack

Elmwood Park, IL

#38 Jan 10, 2010
Georgina P wrote:
Jack the more you write the more disgruntled you really do sound.
im very happy with my employment NOT as a tax payer u big idiot, get it now or do i have to put it in a differt language
Reply

Downers Grove, IL

#39 Jan 10, 2010
Try a different language.
You sure do not know the English language very well.
jack wrote:
<quoted text> im very happy with my employment NOT as a tax payer u big idiot, get it now or do i have to put it in a differt language
Reply

Downers Grove, IL

#40 Jan 10, 2010
People, this is the type of person Pedersen surrounds himself with.
Impressed?
jack wrote:
<quoted text> im very happy with my employment NOT as a tax payer u big idiot, get it now or do i have to put it in a differt language

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