COLD SPRING HARBOR: Fire district exe...

COLD SPRING HARBOR: Fire district exempt from residency limits

There are 10 comments on the Newsday story from Jul 25, 2008, titled COLD SPRING HARBOR: Fire district exempt from residency limits. In it, Newsday reports that:

Gov. David A. Paterson signed legislation earlier this week allowing Cold Spring Harbor Fire District to exceed the 45 percent limit of volunteers residing outside the district.

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L I Firefighter

Saint Albans, NY

#1 Jul 25, 2008
A former resident of Cold Spring Harbor that may have moved to a new address outside of the fire district line is one thing; this volunteer has community ties and will probably maintain his commitment of seving the communiy. What motivation does an outsider who has never lived in Cold Spring Harbor have ?
East Ender

Farmingdale, NY

#2 Jul 25, 2008
They are buffs and if the equipment and perks at CSH FD are better than surrounding FDs, they will do it. Follow the money, follow the money. Long Island's volunteer fire and EMS system........Full time cost, with part time performance.

Long Island is always compared demographically against Fairfax County VA in terms of size, density population, per capita income etc. Fairfax residents pay less in taxes than Long Islanders, have a paid PROFESSIONAL fire and EMS system and their FF's/EMS personnel make more than FDNY. When you eliminate the district managers, fire chiefs with take home SUV's and unlimited gas cards to commute to NYC, fire commissioners conventions, fire chief's conventions, 100K installation dinners, custom one of a kind spec'd pieces of apparatus, gold leaf on the trucks, bolling alleys, pools, fully stocked bars and nautilus gyms AND Personal trainers you will see that Long Islanders are being ripped off and deserve better for their tax dollars. Trust me when I tell you that the lines to be a FF or EMT on Long Island would be out the door for half of the price of what NYC pays it's personnel. The difference is there wouldn't be a need for the waste and duplicative services every 3-5 miles as there is now. Spend the money on personnel and not taj majals, conventions, trips, booze and take home cars. We might actually get a class A pumper or an ambulance on scene in less than 15 minutes like it takes now. BTW brain death when you are in cardiac arrest occurs in 3-4 minutes, so by the time they show up it is too late. That and 15 minutes of a working structure fire guarantees there won't be much left salvagable other than the foundation.
jjjr

Bronxville, NY

#3 Jul 25, 2008
The simple reason they need the "out of town" vollies is that the people of Cold Spring Harbor are rich, fat, lazy, assholeswho want everyone else to do the dirty hard work of firefighting! This is not new, rich towns all over L.I. have these same people, can't be bothered to protect their towns and want someone else to do it! Typical!
Ex-Volly

Tampa, FL

#4 Jul 27, 2008
East Ender said: "Fairfax residents pay less in taxes than Long Islanders, have a paid PROFESSIONAL fire and EMS system and their FF's/EMS personnel make more than FDNY....."
GO THERE....since you are a disgruntled Jake. And don't let the door hit you in the A**. Real LI'ers are responding to the firehouse to help their communities.
East Ender

Farmingdale, NY

#5 Jul 28, 2008
Ex-Volly wrote:
East Ender said: "Fairfax residents pay less in taxes than Long Islanders, have a paid PROFESSIONAL fire and EMS system and their FF's/EMS personnel make more than FDNY....."
GO THERE....since you are a disgruntled Jake. And don't let the door hit you in the A**. Real LI'ers are responding to the firehouse to help their communities.
Yeaahh right, well your ISP says St. Petersberg FL. So are you retired down to FL b/c you couldn't afford it up here? Did you flee Long Island to take a paid FF/EMS job down in FL?

If the gravy train districts didn't kill the goose that laid the golden eggs w/ the drinking club perks of being a vollie, there would be plenty of decent paying paid jobs up here so buffs who couldn't get onto FDNY would ba able to stay on LI and contribute to the economy, not have to resort to fleeing to FL like you have done after collecting your pension from being a laborer w/ the town or a hack w/ the Suffolk Water Authority.
Former LI FF

Fort Collins, CO

#6 May 30, 2009
Hey East Ender...Tell us how many teachers in Fairfax County make more than $80K/year...while you are there let us know how much their paid professional police force makes. Reign in the out of control school districts, then you may target the fire districts...who coincidentally take in less than your library. Sorry you are so upset, but get your facts straight.
jonny rotten

Hawley, PA

#7 May 30, 2009
East Ender wrote:
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Yeaahh right, well your ISP says St. Petersberg FL. So are you retired down to FL b/c you couldn't afford it up here? Did you flee Long Island to take a paid FF/EMS job down in FL?
If the gravy train districts didn't kill the goose that laid the golden eggs w/ the drinking club perks of being a vollie, there would be plenty of decent paying paid jobs up here so buffs who couldn't get onto FDNY would ba able to stay on LI and contribute to the economy, not have to resort to fleeing to FL like you have done after collecting your pension from being a laborer w/ the town or a hack w/ the Suffolk Water Authority.
or he could be just like you and tired of the hour and 1/2 commute to NYC for 68,000 per for a thankless job in the ghetto,and want to be like NYPD do 2 years in some south brooklyn rat hole and transfer to ncpd for 100 grand per year right. Or your a UFA koolaid salesman.
Volunteer

Bronx, NY

#9 Oct 7, 2011
You clearly don't know what your talking about. We aren't buffs. I am a CSHFD member and I never lived there. I joined their because they were shirt handed and needed people. Get yOur facts straight before you post on the web.
Cold Spring Firefighter

Cos Cob, CT

#10 Nov 2, 2011
You clearly don't know your facts guy. Im a member of Cold Spring Harbor FD and I dont live there. I joined there because they needed help as did many of us did who live in other districts. Before you make a fool of yourself online again you should really do some research or know what you talking about. Btw I am sorry this response took 3 years but I just saw this, sorry you wasted your time writing your comments.

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#11 Nov 3, 2011
L I Firefighter wrote:
A former resident of Cold Spring Harbor that may have moved to a new address outside of the fire district line is one thing; this volunteer has community ties and will probably maintain his commitment of seving the communiy. What motivation does an outsider who has never lived in Cold Spring Harbor have ?
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