Acfd hires fire chief
Hmmm

United States

#1 Jun 19, 2011
What do you citizens think about them hireing a chif with out leting us know I heard they are going to pay him around 40 thousand a year just wanted to know what everybody else thinks because it is your tax money they r spending
jcl

United States

#2 Jun 19, 2011
Can't believe they would do something like that behind everybody's back. The tax payers have a right to know how their money is spent. I would also like to know what his requirements are and if they are actually going to follow those requirements.
da one

United States

#3 Jun 19, 2011
as long as it is not chris harrod what a yutz.
Hmmm

United States

#4 Jun 19, 2011
Would rather it be chris then the one they hired mike barnes sorry excuse for a chife
jcl

United States

#5 Jun 19, 2011
Not to mention it is a volunteer department and the firefighters aren't a part of it for the money. A volunteer department is just that, a volunteer department. Anybody that is in it for the money is in it for the wrong reason.
LUTHER

Tomball, TX

#6 Jun 19, 2011
One fire run if that a week is what I hear on the scanner! I don't think that meets the requirements for a full time chief! I'm sure the man will make excuses that he does office work and that could be full time, but what about our other 120 counties chiefs, should they be full time? I think there should be a public meeting on this. Does everyone know that the county fire chief can be ousted in an election, now that this is a full time job maybe we should all throw our names in the hat! I do not know the man personally but from perceptions of other chiefs they stand around while everyone under them does the work! If he was a real man of charter he would take the salary money and divide it up amongst his men, because they make the department not the Chief! I hope firemen and women comment to this I would like to know what they think of their newly elected chief? Remember this is the only place you will be able to tell your feelings without exposing your identity!
P.S. Get ready for your county fire tax to double!
jcl

Buckner, KY

#7 Jun 19, 2011
Personally I want to know if his salary is gonna pay for all the time he spends with tje sheriff department and doing emergency management duties that are completely separate than being fire chief. I want all his time on the payroll explained. The role as assistant emergency management director is separate from being fire chief. Pick one or the other chief barnes!
Henry

United States

#8 Jun 19, 2011
All I can say if anybody wants to see the real mike barnes become a fire fighter. Then he can treat u like shit I am one of his volunteers so I know what.goes on and I think him and the president of the fire board kip halverson. are snakes in the grass this should have been open to the public so the could voice there opinion. mabey some citizens need to start calling the county judge
FD

Lawrenceburg, KY

#9 Jun 19, 2011
If he's getting that much money the Judge better get him an office and make sure he is in it 40 hrs a week! For a fire chief that's party money I mean honestly regardless of what he claims do you think he really puts in more than 5 hours a week? What's fair is fair let's make Chief Hume a full time chief at least he is pleasant to talk to!
jcl

Buckner, KY

#10 Jun 19, 2011
The situation should be taken to the fire commission or to somebody in frankfort. It is totally wrong what they did. This buddy buddy thing betweent the fire board and the chief is just wrong.
jcl

Buckner, KY

#11 Jun 19, 2011
Maybe 10 hours a week with the fire department and the rest is spent with the sheriff and em. He also drives that county truck everywhere. That truck costs alot in fuel and not much of that fuel is spent on official business.
Henry

United States

#12 Jun 19, 2011
Amen fd
Jack

United States

#13 Jun 19, 2011
I have helped anderson county with a couple of house fires and that chife barnes treats hjs guys like crap I cant belive they hired him they would be better off with a monkey as chif
wellwellwell

United States

#14 Jun 19, 2011
i have heard how he talks to the guys on the scanner, very hateful. he acts like he knows it all just because he used to be a firefighter for Lexington. He needs to realize that anderson county is not a big city department. Our men and women are VOLUNTEERS!
They VOLUNTEER to run into buring buildings
They VOLUNTEER to put the fires out
They VOLUNTEER to help us
what does he VOLUNTEER to do??? seems to me that we are paying the wrong person. we should take his $40,000 a year and pay the VOLUNTEERS
Really

United States

#15 Jun 21, 2011
We need to make our voices heard. From what I understand we may be losing alot of the volunteers over this. Mike barnes is a mean, and self righteous a$$. He thinks he knows everything.
What is going to happen to us, the citizens of anderson county, when the volunteers leave? No offense to the city fire department, but their is no way they can take care of us. We need to know exactly what is going on and how it is going to affect us.

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