Volunteer Firemen
HarryO

United States

#1 Feb 26, 2013
I know they are doing a good thing but someone needs to get these yahoos under control. First of all they are not professional drivers with CDL's and today i saw one of them nearly run 3 cars off the road cause he was flying down the road weaving in and out and nearly hitting everything he passed. They are gonna kill someone if not them selves one day it's surprising none of these morons have wrecked already.
SM resident

United States

#3 Feb 26, 2013
Most of them take it way to far. And smith mills is the worst by far. I couldn't tell u how many times houses or other structures have been destroyed cause these people can't respond in time. No joke several years ago the building right beside the smith mills fire dept burnt to the ground, and 2 years ago a guy on mill street out here lost his rv and his detached garage because these guys couldn't get there in time. If you don't know where mill st is it's about 2 blocks away if that far what a joke the smith mills fire dept is. 
HarryO

United States

#4 Feb 26, 2013
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Not all volunteer firemen are idiots like that one...what kind of vehicle were they in? There is a guy around town using his light and speeding for no reason [/QUOTE] It was a older suv either a blazer or old explorer dark green.
Fireman

Owensboro, KY

#5 Feb 26, 2013
SM resident wrote:
Most of them take it way to far. And smith mills is the worst by far. I couldn't tell u how many times houses or other structures have been destroyed cause these people can't respond in time. No joke several years ago the building right beside the smith mills fire dept burnt to the ground, and 2 years ago a guy on mill street out here lost his rv and his detached garage because these guys couldn't get there in time. If you don't know where mill st is it's about 2 blocks away if that far what a joke the smith mills fire dept is.
If its such a joke, why don't you join and then you will see the struggles in volunteer firefighting. They have full time jobs and work OT and have a home life just like everyone else, so they go when they can. It's hard to find people who are willing to give up so much for a volunteer fire dept so most are under staffed.
fire

Newburgh, IN

#6 Feb 27, 2013
A little information for those who think they know it all...
Even if you drive an emergency vehicle,(ambulance) you do not have to have a CDL! Defensive driving course, yes.
I agree that some
Volunteers go way overboard, however, without the well informed and trained guys and gals out there, a lot more fire destruction would happen. They get up in the middle of the night and leave their families on their day off to save your house or building. Not all can be saved.
We should thank them for taking time out of their days to help us. Not bash them for not being able to save every burning building.
French Model

Tucker, GA

#7 Feb 27, 2013
SM resident wrote:
Most of them take it way to far. And smith mills is the worst by far. I couldn't tell u how many times houses or other structures have been destroyed cause these people can't respond in time. No joke several years ago the building right beside the smith mills fire dept burnt to the ground, and 2 years ago a guy on mill street out here lost his rv and his detached garage because these guys couldn't get there in time. If you don't know where mill st is it's about 2 blocks away if that far what a joke the smith mills fire dept is.
What have your volunteer contributions to the fire department been? Since you you know so much about them you know they along with all the fire departments in Henderson county (except Henderson city) are 100% volunteer. So all the people are doing this for free and taking time away from their families to help. Again I'll ask, what do you do to help them? Because hiding behind a computer screen doesn't do anything. Get off you butt and participate. A friend of mine is a volunteer on the east side of the county and he told me several months ago all the fire departments are struggling for help. He said people are quick to judge but slow to help.
wife and volunteer

Tucker, GA

#8 Feb 27, 2013
SM resident wrote:
Most of them take it way to far. And smith mills is the worst by far. I couldn't tell u how many times houses or other structures have been destroyed cause these people can't respond in time. No joke several years ago the building right beside the smith mills fire dept burnt to the ground, and 2 years ago a guy on mill street out here lost his rv and his detached garage because these guys couldn't get there in time. If you don't know where mill st is it's about 2 blocks away if that far what a joke the smith mills fire dept is.
Ok! First of all you are a moron and should seriously educate yourself before making such ignorant comments! These men and women VOLUNTEER their time and energy to serve their communities! The majority if them take great pride in this!!!( there are always those few who go overboard). A lot of the time they don't meet your respond time standards are because they are at work! If they work in town, and have to leave their paying job to help their community....they have to drive all the way to their station and get the trucks and then travel to the location of the fire! They aren't getting paid! They don't sleep at the station!! They can't just jump in the truck when they're called out! Most of the time they aren't at the station! It amazes me how some of you bash these volunteers!! They sacrifice family time, pay, and sleep to serve their community....for no pay.....and very little recognition!!! They are selfless and caring individuals who genuinely care for their neighbors! Maybe you should go to your local volunteer fire department and volunteer to join the auxiliary! Maybe then you'll get a sense of what a selfless act is and truly see what these mean and women give up for their communities!!!!
fireman suck

Willowbrook, IL

#9 Feb 27, 2013
leave it to the departments that get paid for it. best thing to do is just buy some insurance fireman and cops kill me since 9 11 they think they are really special you know the dangers of the job before you took it so deal with with if something happens dont expect praise for something you are paid to do what a joke!!!!!!
wife and volunteer

Tucker, GA

#10 Feb 27, 2013
fireman suck wrote:
leave it to the departments that get paid for it. best thing to do is just buy some insurance fireman and cops kill me since 9 11 they think they are really special you know the dangers of the job before you took it so deal with with if something happens dont expect praise for something you are paid to do what a joke!!!!!!
This post is about Volunteer fireman! They don't get paid dumba$$!!! And yea the ones who do...and policeman....AND our servicemen know the risk they're taking before going into their line of work. They also know the kind of IGNORANT, UNGRATEFUL, SELF SERVING A$$HOLES THEY ARE PROTECTING! Yet they chose to do it anyways! Not for the recognition or praise....but because they love their country and community! It doesn't hurt to praise them! They deserve it! Wether paid or not!! It's a sad world when what should be the most respected occupations are bashed instead of praised! Pathetic!!!!
sherthinkohio

Henderson, KY

#11 Feb 27, 2013
be even better what they steal from your house volunteer smmmhh

Since: Feb 13

United States

#12 Feb 27, 2013
SM resident wrote:
Most of them take it way to far. And smith mills is the worst by far. I couldn't tell u how many times houses or other structures have been destroyed cause these people can't respond in time. No joke several years ago the building right beside the smith mills fire dept burnt to the ground, and 2 years ago a guy on mill street out here lost his rv and his detached garage because these guys couldn't get there in time. If you don't know where mill st is it's about 2 blocks away if that far what a joke the smith mills fire dept is. 


The reason smith mills has longer response time is because there are to many resident that like to run there mouth and not volunteer there time. The members they do have live out of the district but volunteer so there is fire support in your district. If you have a problem report to the station and start training! Until then shut the hell up!!!
wife and volunteer

Tucker, GA

#14 Feb 28, 2013
Fire1234 wrote:
<quoted text>The reason smith mills has longer response time is because there are to many resident that like to run there mouth and not volunteer there time. The members they do have live out of the district but volunteer so there is fire support in your district. If you have a problem report to the station and start training! Until then shut the hell up!!!
Amen! Amazing!! These people don't have a clue what it takes to volunteer! They all want to run their mouths but no one wants to volunteer their time!
volunteer fire women

Owensboro, KY

#15 Feb 28, 2013
Look this is stupid why talk $hit about someone who one day may save your life that's just dumb trust me the moment u r trapped in a burning house (if you ever r) will be the day u love the ones u r talking smack about
AAAA

Union Star, KY

#16 Mar 1, 2013
sherthinkohio wrote:
be even better what they steal from your house volunteer smmmhh
Inquiring minds want to know. Who r u accusing of stealing now and WHAT? lol
Tippers

Tucker, GA

#17 Mar 1, 2013
I want to personally thank volunteers! thank you all for fighting the cause and risking your own life. Thirteen years ago my life was spared by a volunteer fireman. He is my angel because he too was hurt rescuing me. This lady thanks all of you men and ladies giving of yourself!
just saying

Loves Park, IL

#18 Mar 2, 2013
house next to corydon fire department burned down a few years ago...then the fire department burned down....?
sherthinkohio

Henderson, KY

#19 Mar 2, 2013
if anyone wants to start a supreme court some needs to be stopped goes further than fir3man your local p

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