City Fire Dept has little help

City Fire Dept has little help

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Scanner land

La Junta, CO

#1 Jul 7, 2012
I have been listening to the scanner for years and been noticing the fire dept and ambulance have been having issues getting calls covered wondering if it's something to do with the city admin. or the Chiefs it seems ther has been a high turn around rate in all fields Just wondering what's gonna happen when we need them and noone shows who is gonna be the blame to all this
Lamarlin

La Junta, CO

#2 Jul 7, 2012
I have to noticed the same. We had an accident a few weeks ago and needed the ambulance when they arrived ther was only 1 person on it. Then a few min later here came a second after they were getting ready to load the person another 1 showed up. It's not the same as it used to be when you would call and 7 or 8 would show up to help. I hope they get it figured out before something serious happens
Betty

La Junta, CO

#3 Jul 7, 2012
I'm not sure if it has anything to do with admin. I have friends that help out and it's the issue with getting new volunteers and keeping paid staff here. I've heard them say that there's issues in the volunteers and can't get them fixed. Let's hope the city council knows who to blame when they get residents complaining and not blame the wrong people.
Speedster

United States

#4 Jul 7, 2012
It's funny how this all is being said I got Chief Cook on one of my social sites and he made a post yesterday that read "Any organization, regardless of its talent, will only rise to the professionalism of its leadership." wonder if hes loosen faith in his orginization or the volunteers. Doesnt look good coming from the city fire chief.
Scanner land

La Junta, CO

#5 Jul 7, 2012
I wonder whats gonna come of this. Maybe it's time the city council is aware
Of the issues or who knows maybe they already know of them.
I listen to the scanner all the time I find it interesting that they have to have
Them air it multiple times to get people to calls.
Betty

La Junta, CO

#6 Jul 7, 2012
We can't just point fingers at one person or dept. I have been told its all dept having trouble getting people to cover calls. County fire is having the same issue but you don't see the chief ther getting brought up in this issue by you guys. All orginizations have issues it's just that most of them got good leaders who can fix them. From what I have been told the volunteer orginization is slacking in this part. Maybe they need to look into replacing them.
Lamarlin

United States

#7 Jul 10, 2012
I was just informed that ther is a couple of people on the ambulance that live 7 miles outside of town. When they have an ambulance call they have to drive all the way to town to make it to scene. How bizarre is that if my family needed help I wouldn't want to have to wait 10 min before they get here and take them to the hospital. I was also told its the volunteer chief that lives out ther and barely makes it to any calls as it is. What a good example to set to the orginization. Something needs to be done SOON.
Disgusted

Fort Morgan, CO

#8 Jul 13, 2012
What a bunch of whining loosers, and by that I mean you people, not our volunteer firemen. Maybe if all you Internet badasses would step out from behind the safety of your computer screen and volunteer, this wouldn't be an issue. I would rather have folks that live 7 miles out come to help me than any of you who don't even care enough to stfu and help your fellow man. Seriously get a life and stop talking sh it about something you have no idea about.
Disgusted lol

La Junta, CO

#9 Jul 21, 2012
I do know what I'm talking abt I attend council and commissioner meetings and listen to what is being said maybe you need to get a life and look into what is happening in your area. Then maybe you would stfu. This is pretty funny that everyone is leaving from the city fire dept and the chief is having trouble filling the positions this time in a couple months all the positions except the captain, asst chief and chief will be filled with new guys who don't even live around here that are only here when ther on duty. Way to go Chief can't even keep help around maybe hes the reason no one wants to work for this dept. as for the volunteers it's funny how a lot of the members wanted to end the orginization when they were called out abt their flaws. Shows what great leadership they have. It's funny how much you can find out the truth when you attend meetings and really find out how people are. So before you run your mouth go to the meetings and listen what is Bering said better yet buy a scanner then you will know how many times things have to be aired out to get things covered and know how manors available not much. What a disgrace.

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