Firefighters Who Smoke Bad Role Models?

Firefighters Who Smoke Bad Role Models?

There are 11 comments on the WOWT-TV Omaha story from Jan 4, 2009, titled Firefighters Who Smoke Bad Role Models?. In it, WOWT-TV Omaha reports that:

Troy Hughes, the new Fire Chief in Grand Island, Nebraska says firefighters who smoke aren't being good role models.

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“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#1 Jan 4, 2009
Make sure when your home is burning and the firemen are coming to save you that they were not smoking cigarettes before they arrived. If they HAVE been smoking, tell them to return with a crew of non-smokers. Hopefully, you won't burn to death while you wait. IDIOTS
Prime time

Broken Bow, NE

#2 Jan 4, 2009
Troy Hughes is a useless dolt. I wonder how long he's been out on parole.
Haz to Bsaid

Anderson, IN

#3 Jan 5, 2009
Is Troy getting a grant from RWJ? Think about it for a minute Troy. Would you rather have a kid that looks to a firefighter who might smoke tobacco (God forbid) which is still legal. Or, would you rather the kid look up to someone who gets arrested, fails drug tests, constantly in fights, you know - like an NBA player.

Troy has pulled the old "nothing else works so we'll play the - for the children ploy" and is getting airtime.
Spellchecker

Fort Worth, TX

#4 Jan 21, 2009
Sheri wrote:
Make sure when your home is burning and the firemen are coming to save you that they were not smoking cigarettes before they arrived. If they HAVE been smoking, tell them to return with a crew of non-smokers. Hopefully, you won't burn to death while you wait. IDIOTS
you stupid SOB. I think if I knew it was you I would turn around and let your house burn. What's it to you. It's up to them if they smoke. I don't smoke but am a firefighter. I have risked my life plenty of times helping others. It's like you are a bad role model on topix for being such a freaking retard.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#5 Jan 21, 2009
Spellchecker wrote:
<quoted text>you stupid SOB. I think if I knew it was you I would turn around and let your house burn. What's it to you. It's up to them if they smoke. I don't smoke but am a firefighter. I have risked my life plenty of times helping others. It's like you are a bad role model on topix for being such a freaking retard.
Uh, Spellchecker, Sheri was being srcastic. She certainly would agree that it's up to them if they, or anyone else smokes. Y'all owe her an apology.

“Fredneck County Md”

Since: Feb 08

Small Town

#6 Jan 21, 2009
sarcastic (sp)

“KISS THIS SMOKERS BUTT”

Since: Jun 08

Location hidden

#7 Jan 21, 2009
Due to the job fire fighters have and conditions of job, I don't think they would worry about a wisp of tobacco smoke and only a fool in a burning smoking house would care if the FF smoked or not.

Children look up to FF's because of their bravery not their personal choices

“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#8 Jan 21, 2009
Spellchecker wrote:
<quoted text>you stupid SOB. I think if I knew it was you I would turn around and let your house burn. What's it to you. It's up to them if they smoke. I don't smoke but am a firefighter. I have risked my life plenty of times helping others. It's like you are a bad role model on topix for being such a freaking retard.
I don't know where your anger came from, but I was wondering what fool would worry that the firemen coming to save their sorry asses might have been smoking cigarettes. I count firemen as heroes, so you are arguing with the choir on this one.
Haz to Bsaid

Anderson, IN

#9 Jan 21, 2009
Sheri wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know where your anger came from, but I was wondering what fool would worry that the firemen coming to save their sorry asses might have been smoking cigarettes. I count firemen as heroes, so you are arguing with the choir on this one.
Sheri I for one always appreciate your sarcasm. The only thing that honks me off about your sarcasm is you are almost to my level of sarcasm. I feel challenged!

“Just Say No to Smoking Bans”

Since: Jul 07

Location hidden

#10 Jan 22, 2009
Haz to Bsaid wrote:
<quoted text>Sheri I for one always appreciate your sarcasm. The only thing that honks me off about your sarcasm is you are almost to my level of sarcasm. I feel challenged!
Life without sarcasm is just DULL
Fletch

Greenfield, IN

#11 Jan 22, 2009
Firefighters are professionals. They of all people can handle a burning stick of paper and leaf. It would be more embarassing for a firefighter's role model image if they CAUSED fires by carelessly dropping the burning butts.

Never has this society tried to push and dominate their way to everyone as these "clean air nazis". Freedom of choice is not in their close minded vocabulary.

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