building collapse
concerned

Dallas, TX

#1 Jan 25, 2012
Does anyone wonder why with all the equipment at the scene that it took so long to get the body out of the building? Everyone talks about how good the agencies in the county are and how good a job they did. Has anyone noticed the size of all the firefighters and ambulance drivers? Is anyone in this county even certified to rescue someone out of a collapsed building or did they just read about it in a magazine and spend our tax dollars on equipment they THINK they need? Seems to me like a lot of things weren't done efficiently and I would love to know what training these people have. Especially since the taxpayers foot the bill for all the equipment. Does anyone wonder the same or even think about it? I'm not bashing anyone but its scary that the people coming to save me or my family look like they could have a heart attack at any minute or that their training is inadequate
Hmmmm

Cookeville, TN

#2 Jan 26, 2012
concerned wrote:
Does anyone wonder why with all the equipment at the scene that it took so long to get the body out of the building? Everyone talks about how good the agencies in the county are and how good a job they did. Has anyone noticed the size of all the firefighters and ambulance drivers? Is anyone in this county even certified to rescue someone out of a collapsed building or did they just read about it in a magazine and spend our tax dollars on equipment they THINK they need? Seems to me like a lot of things weren't done efficiently and I would love to know what training these people have. Especially since the taxpayers foot the bill for all the equipment. Does anyone wonder the same or even think about it? I'm not bashing anyone but its scary that the people coming to save me or my family look like they could have a heart attack at any minute or that their training is inadequate
Your post really makes no sense. What do you mean by (the size of the firefighters), they were all different sizes. The firefighters have a lot of training and continue their training all year. It is very bad to say, but they were not rescuing a body. Buildings collapsing does not happen everyday in west Tennessee. The fireman done a great job. Maybe you should take your tax money and move to new york city. I am sure they deal with building collapses everyday and certify just for that.
Proud first responder

Memphis, TN

#3 Jan 26, 2012
@concerned....You need to understand that the job is not an easy one. It took so long to recover the body due to the fact that the rest of the building was in danger of falling on the people digging. To recover the body without having many more casualities, it took time to secure the area. I guarantee you that you would not be in there recovering a body. So until you have walked even 10 feet in their shoes keep your comments to yourself. They did a fantastic job. Great job to all who responded to the tragedy, you are greatly appreciated.
goodgrief

Martin, TN

#4 Jan 30, 2012
concerned wrote:
Does anyone wonder why with all the equipment at the scene that it took so long to get the body out of the building? Everyone talks about how good the agencies in the county are and how good a job they did. Has anyone noticed the size of all the firefighters and ambulance drivers? Is anyone in this county even certified to rescue someone out of a collapsed building or did they just read about it in a magazine and spend our tax dollars on equipment they THINK they need? Seems to me like a lot of things weren't done efficiently and I would love to know what training these people have. Especially since the taxpayers foot the bill for all the equipment. Does anyone wonder the same or even think about it? I'm not bashing anyone but its scary that the people coming to save me or my family look like they could have a heart attack at any minute or that their training is inadequate
Where was u jerk happening those u made fun of ?/ i bet u sorry human won't help if u could ...Thank GOD we have humans that will help others in time of need ..YES IT TOOK TIME BUT THEY DID IT SLOW WHERE MORE HUMANS LIVES WHERE NOT LOST . DUMMY . DO U HAVE ANY COMMON SENSE ??//
friend

Marshall, TX

#5 Jan 30, 2012
Not only that, but they showed renardo and his family the respect they deserved......I have as much respect for our volunteer fireman as I do for our military.....they volunteer to put our lives in front of their own...
goodgrief

Martin, TN

#6 Jan 31, 2012
I meant helping not happening .
SAM

Greenfield, TN

#7 Jan 31, 2012
People, slow down and learn how to put a sentence together! Learn how to use punctuation.Don't let a sentence just go on and on, you are killing my eyes!
whaaaattttt

San Francisco, CA

#8 Jan 31, 2012
Weakley county volunteer firefighters equal to our nation's military? You have got to be freaking kidding. Yes, they do a good job and we are lucky to have them. But dayum that is a ridiculous comparison.
concerned

Terrell, TX

#9 Feb 1, 2012
@ proud first responder, I have been the first one in burning building to save lives, I've been 30 feet under ground in holes that were collapsing to rescue people. I have done more than you will probably ever even see on tv and if I had been around that day I would have gladly been the first one in that situation. I HAVE the CERTIFICATION to be in that situation and have actually gone to school and spent countless hours of my personal time for free to get that certification. So until you walk in my shoes don't tell me what I would do. I just think the county needs to spend more time on training and learning to work more efficiently. You must be one of those who loves to turn your pretty lights on in your minivan and run 100 miles per hour across the county, putting countless numbers of lives in danger just to see some "action" and maybe get ur name and picture in the paper. I started this to raise a question to fellow citizens that even in small town USA we still need training for our government agencies.
friend

United States

#10 Feb 1, 2012
I hear ur horn....u toot it well...my advice is to respect those in the same profession, quit jacking off to the movie 'backdraft", and understand that they may be large, undertrained, mildly retarded....but they do get in the action for the same reason you do...except for the whole jacking off thing....get a life superman, tell someone who gives a shit what u say...
wah wah

Benton, KY

#11 Feb 1, 2012
whaaaattttt wrote:
Weakley county volunteer firefighters equal to our nation's military? You have got to be freaking kidding. Yes, they do a good job and we are lucky to have them. But dayum that is a ridiculous comparison.
The military gets paid. Volunteer FF risk their own lives for nothing. I think what they meant was equal respect should be given. I am proud of all those who serve our community, country!
Great Job

Mayfield, KY

#12 Feb 1, 2012
Everyone did a great job that day. We are very lucky to have hard working,caring people like our firefighters! 98% of the people are for you guys and know that you do great work. 2% of the people are dumbasses and have their head stuck up their own ass and you should not care what those shit for brains think! Keep up the great work Greenfield Firefighters!! We are truly blessed to have you serve us in our time of need!
concerned

United States

#14 Feb 2, 2012
For one, learn to spell "great job". It is extricate. Second I can back up what I talk and if you wanna be ignorant enough to believe that you are safe with your highly trained volunteers then go right ahead. I will take a chance with a water hose should I need assistance. I'm sure you are one of those people who like to rubber neck any chance you get. Just stand back and wait for the lawsuit that is coming. You will see the truth then. And attorneys have already been mentioned so its coming.
right on

Mayfield, KY

#15 Feb 2, 2012
concerned wrote:
For one, learn to spell "great job". It is extricate. Second I can back up what I talk and if you wanna be ignorant enough to believe that you are safe with your highly trained volunteers then go right ahead. I will take a chance with a water hose should I need assistance. I'm sure you are one of those people who like to rubber neck any chance you get. Just stand back and wait for the lawsuit that is coming. You will see the truth then. And attorneys have already been mentioned so its coming.
No one is going to file a lawsuit against the fire department! U r so funny and full of it. I bet u have 911 on super fast dial? U would b the one who wanted to know why the firemen were not there before u called. U r so funny and full of it. God Bless U and help u get over that giant ego.
right on

Mayfield, KY

#16 Feb 2, 2012
concerned wrote:
For one, learn to spell "great job". It is extricate. Second I can back up what I talk and if you wanna be ignorant enough to believe that you are safe with your highly trained volunteers then go right ahead. I will take a chance with a water hose should I need assistance. I'm sure you are one of those people who like to rubber neck any chance you get. Just stand back and wait for the lawsuit that is coming. You will see the truth then. And attorneys have already been mentioned so its coming.
I was just thinking. The only way a water hose is going to help u because u do need assistance is if the Doctor beats u with it. lol lol God Bless U.
Hmmm

Cookeville, TN

#17 Feb 3, 2012
concerned wrote:
@ proud first responder, I have been the first one in burning building to save lives, I've been 30 feet under ground in holes that were collapsing to rescue people. I have done more than you will probably ever even see on tv and if I had been around that day I would have gladly been the first one in that situation. I HAVE the CERTIFICATION to be in that situation and have actually gone to school and spent countless hours of my personal time for free to get that certification. So until you walk in my shoes don't tell me what I would do. I just think the county needs to spend more time on training and learning to work more efficiently. You must be one of those who loves to turn your pretty lights on in your minivan and run 100 miles per hour across the county, putting countless numbers of lives in danger just to see some "action" and maybe get ur name and picture in the paper. I started this to raise a question to fellow citizens that even in small town USA we still need training for our government agencies.
You need to do us all a favor and crawl back in the hole you came from. Hopefully many states away!
rugs

Monterey, TN

#18 Feb 3, 2012
so....building might of been hit by the bobcat? oh man...I see a huge law suit hitting greenfield
Satain

Mayfield, KY

#19 Feb 4, 2012
Hmmm wrote:
<quoted text>
You need to do us all a favor and crawl back in the hole you came from. Hopefully many states away!
Yes lord u r right!
Fireman

Mayfield, KY

#20 Feb 4, 2012
Greenfield needs a new fire truck. Bob get us one OK?
Fireman

Mayfield, KY

#21 Feb 4, 2012
Bob would a new fire truck help us? I think so. It would look god in Oct on fireman day.

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