Cops: Firefighter was drunk while responding to blaze

Full story: WNYT Albany 7
A volunteer firefighter is accused of drunken driving while responding to a fire in Guilderland overnight. Full Story

Fairport, NY

#1 May 7, 2010
Seriously? When is this going to STOP???? People if you want to drink go ahead but for the safety of all of us including your family and yourself DON'T DRIVE!!!!!!!!!! Please I don't deserve to die nor do my children because you want to drink and drive! STOP being SELFISH!!!!!!!!!!

Albany, NY

#2 May 7, 2010
He should have been arrested, he was of no help and actually hindered the situation by hitting the officer

Albany, NY

#3 May 7, 2010
I hope they throw the book at him, he is a disgrace to the department and should be removed from office,he should have known better. Those who do public service need to be held to a higher standard and we have to make them accountable for their actions enough is enough!!! So tired of drunk drivers lives are being lost because of them very irresponsible to say the least. I hope the office is OK.
ems worker

United States

#4 May 7, 2010
this is the inherent safety risk of having the "all call" system for fire department (and EMS) volunteers...a fire is too tempting to avoid when the alarm sounds.
schedule shifts or watches and be responsible to yourself and the community during that dedicated time.
That said, my thanks to all the responsible volunteers out there who put in countless hours into providing high quality care.
Not right

New York, NY

#5 May 7, 2010
Volunteer fire fighters are nutzo's. I hear the more they respond to the calls the more they rack up and perks!
They're always back stabbing each other so they can get use of the dept's SUV and drive all over the place like it's their person vehicle!!!
What??? You don't believe me, then next time your driving around ASK YOURSELF why is a fire fighter's SUV from a different town driving in the wrong town???
paul wied

Old Chatham, NY

#7 May 8, 2010
this is the kind of help you receive in this state?
Bill Dikant

Queensbury, NY

#8 May 8, 2010
Not all Volunteers act in this dangerous manor.Volunteer Fire Depts. do have a bar area and the rule is If you Drink, you do not respond!.Don't crap on all the Volunteers for some acts of stupidity by others in the group.For the one who added the "Spam" marker, your NUTs!.

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