HEMET: Fire Department facing layoffs

HEMET: Fire Department facing layoffs

There are 31 comments on the The Press-Enterprise story from Jun 20, 2012, titled HEMET: Fire Department facing layoffs. In it, The Press-Enterprise reports that:

Hemet is considering laying off almost 20 percent of its Fire Department, which officials say could force a fire station to shut down, in order to help close the city's $1.4 million budget shortfall.

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m

Los Angeles, CA

#21 Jun 29, 2012
Kat wrote:
<quoted text>what the hell did you say? I dont understand a damn thing you said....can you write in English?
I know what he said
watchtower

Moreno Valley, CA

#22 Jun 29, 2012
The most disgusting aspect of this whole mess is that Hemet City management has not taken any pay or benefit reductions. They require everyone else that works for the city to reduce their income, but not the Managers. Did you know that the City Managers budget was increased from $600,000 to $900,000? A lot of the City management team was partly paid from redevelopment funds. California ended the redevelopment program, so you would think that these managers would have to reduce their pay. But, no! They just took more from the general fund. In fact, they just "reclassified" some management employees. I will bet that the reclassification included a pay increase.
know stuff

Grayson, LA

#23 Jul 6, 2012
watchtower wrote:
The most disgusting aspect of this whole mess is that Hemet City management has not taken any pay or benefit reductions. They require everyone else that works for the city to reduce their income, but not the Managers. Did you know that the City Managers budget was increased from $600,000 to $900,000? A lot of the City management team was partly paid from redevelopment funds. California ended the redevelopment program, so you would think that these managers would have to reduce their pay. But, no! They just took more from the general fund. In fact, they just "reclassified" some management employees. I will bet that the reclassification included a pay increase.
What you are saying is that the FAT folks at the top get more, while the thinning group of employees actually doing the work get less?

This is EXACTLY what is going on...at every level of the US economy, in both public and private sectors.

Our US economy will not recover until/unless this power-and-money grab by the "elites" and "power brokers" is stopped. The disappearing middle class is THE driver of our ENTIRE economy, so once the middle class is eliminated.......

You get my point. I can only hope that a lot of other taxpayers get it too. We taxpayers are paying to eliminate ourselves from the new "system" that is ready to take over.

By the way, I am not a Tea Partier, tree-hugger, nor a member of the Wall Street (or wherever) "takeover" movements, not a Democrat or a Republican...just a simple guy trying to make enough to survive, and leave a better place for my children. Without a flourishing middle class, the USA is doomed to spiral into Socialism or Communism. Sad. Very sad.

Stay tuned, and wait to see what happens. OR, get out there and MAKE A DIFFERENCE! So much apathy about everything now. Does anyone have a spine anymore? Or are we all just willing to bent over backwards?

Duncan

Burnaby, Canada

#24 Jul 30, 2012
I find this interesting that fire departments haven't considered going to a depot style deployment like other emergency services. They could set up 4 or 5 depot stations, where you and your crew pick up your fire vehicle and depoy to your service area. By selling off all the fire stations, savings would be in the millions for cities. Other programs could be implemented like its everyone responsibility to have a basic first aid and CPR course. Thus reducing the demand on first responders.
joe

United States

#25 Jul 31, 2012
" I find this interesting that fire departments haven't considered going to a depot style deployment like other emergency services."

while youre waiting on the people who are going to save your life, remember that you got a bargain and saved money by increasing the time it took them to get to you.
dumbass. maybe your life isn't worth saving. mine and my loved ones are. i'm happy to pay more in taxes to have a fire station evey couple of square miles, and simply take that tax money away from giant welfare payouts for the professionally useless and obscenely overpaid department heads to fund full fire and rescue services.
eoj

Concord, CA

#26 Jul 31, 2012
Joe,

Is a brainless fighter fighter sitting at his computer eating tater tots waiting for a call.... probably friends with David Harvey. The jig is up your days of feeding off the public is coming to an end.
eoj

Concord, CA

#27 Jul 31, 2012
*Correction* "Fire Fighter"
Jorge D

San Jacinto, CA

#28 Aug 4, 2012
"eoj", you are a simpleton. Joe's point is well taken, it would serve us better to spend our hard earned tax dollars on services inside our own communities instead of allowing politicians to give money to people that live far from us and have little connection to our existence.

What part of that concept is difficult for you?

If firemen do not work hard enough to suit you, simply change their activity by scheduling their off time to include training, like the military does.

If they are sitting at a computer, that is your fault for allowing it. That is called a people problem, and solvable by simple managerial correction.

Why don't you become a fireman so you can ensure that they will not waste valuable public time?
Arnold

United States

#29 Aug 5, 2012
joe wrote:
" I find this interesting that fire departments haven't considered going to a depot style deployment like other emergency services."
while youre waiting on the people who are going to save your life, remember that you got a bargain and saved money by increasing the time it took them to get to you.
dumbass. maybe your life isn't worth saving. mine and my loved ones are. i'm happy to pay more in taxes to have a fire station evey couple of square miles, and simply take that tax money away from giant welfare payouts for the professionally useless and obscenely overpaid department heads to fund full fire and rescue services.
The problem with more taxes Joe is good money is already being wasted.
No accountability.
I sugest:
Need to save 20 % of budget ?
Stop paying fireman to shop, cook, eat and sleep.
Save another 20 %?
Stop paying for trips to the gym.
Save more ?
Decertify the criminal public employee union.
Robert

San Jacinto, CA

#30 Aug 5, 2012
Instead of prancing around the park in their cute little shorts, the fire queens could be doing star testing right there in the park. if they want to earn that public adulation they hold so dear, how about rolling hose, climbing ladders, cutting cars apart with jaws and doing some real training, right in the public eye. for crying out loud, the old walmart that the city paid almost a million dollars in free fees to be built is a perfect place to train.

(i know, a controlled burn and we could have another park area for the parks department slugs to sleep in every day.)

after a while, the public would quit gawking because the morons that live here would slowly realize they were just training.

two birds, one stone.

but that would make too much sense. and it would be work.

what was i thinking.
Recall Hemet City Council

South San Francisco, CA

#31 Nov 17, 2013
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