harrogate fire dept.
just here

Detroit, MI

#1 Jan 24, 2009
how is harrogate fire dept. doing now good or bad would like to know what people are saying?
A FRIEND

New Tazewell, TN

#3 Jan 27, 2009
Well i see them out responding to calls and working fires/wrecks and i think they have come a log way and that they are doing therer jobs as best they can. I think they are a well oiled dept. They did save dr. days sons house but there has allso been someone lighting a lot of fire and that aint never good but harrogate puts them out and moves on... lets face it everyine has good days and bad days and it looks like hVfd is starting 09 off on a good foot.

“Keyboard Cowboy”

Since: Feb 09

Harrogate.

#4 Feb 4, 2009
Pfft. I know one of them. They're good dudes. I don't see anybody else running into burning buildings to save people they don't know. o_o; Woot. Go HVFD.
gutter trash

Winchester, KY

#5 Feb 4, 2009
i've never know of em getting to the scene in time to rush into the burning building. usually just get there in time to save the foundation!

“Keyboard Cowboy”

Since: Feb 09

Harrogate.

#6 Feb 4, 2009
lmfao. you've got me rolling, dude.
Next door

Tazewell, TN

#7 Feb 5, 2009
Our response time is around five/six minutes.
That's pretty good for getting out of bed, getting dressed, shoes on, and heading out the door, scraping the ice off your windshield, and to the station, in a truck, and on scene.
If you think you can do it better, do it your damn self.
gutter trash

Hayesville, NC

#8 Feb 5, 2009
If my place happens to catch on fire I dont want any of you idiots around it..... I could do better with a water hose!
next door

Tazewell, TN

#9 Feb 5, 2009
Good luck with that.
Thats what you think

Harrogate, TN

#10 Aug 15, 2012
gutter trash wrote:
If my place happens to catch on fire I dont want any of you idiots around it..... I could do better with a water hose!
...Tell us where your place is and we will be sure not to show up!!!
A firefighter

Winchester, KY

#11 Aug 15, 2012
If you are one of us (that's what you think) that is not a very good thing to say. Comments like that are what gives us a bad reputation.
As for anyone else please come and join the dept. There are oer 3,000 people in Harrogate and only about 16 0r 17 people that volunteer. We train on our own time. Use our own vehchles to respond etc. We get up in the wee hours of the night to go to a call without thinking of our own safety leaving our families at home to worry about us while we ae gone.
I could go on and on but untill you are a volunteer firefighter you will nwver understand. We are cussed and talked about all the time but we just go on.
Until you put on the boots and walk in my tracks on a fire call don't judge me. I have seen burned bodies and been pounded by shell casings from exploding ammunition. Had gas cans and propane tanks explode around me. I have seen children cry because they have lost everything but I keep going back. I have seen thigs that would make most people quit after their first time on scene. So I will close with this. If you want to help the community, come and volunteer instead of talking about us and putting us down. We are only human!!!
HFF 123

Harrogate, TN

#12 Aug 25, 2012
I just love how people talk about us and think we dont know what we are doing. There is some guys up there I would trust with my own life. You dont know what we go through and put up with. If you think its so easy feel free to come join. We meet every tuesday night. We have an on scene time of 4-6 minutes through the day and 8-11 through the night which is pretty good for being at home in your bed. And if you think you could do better with a water hose go ahead you wont have enough pressure for it, but feel free to try. We have saved a few houses here lately. Please dont talk bad unless you know what your talking about. It takes special person to risk their lives for no pay and for someone you dont even know.

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