Firefighters head off to help Los Alamos

Firefighters head off to help Los Alamos

There are 10 comments on the Farmington Daily Times story from Jul 16, 2011, titled Firefighters head off to help Los Alamos. In it, Farmington Daily Times reports that:

Despite the prospect of rough conditions, sleeping in tents and surviving on camp rations, a crew of unfazed Farmington firefighters left for Los Alamos on Friday.

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cut the fire department

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Jul 16, 2011
It's obvious if we don't need them here (working/putting out fires), then we need to cut the number of firefighters on the payroll and save us taxpayers some money.
Fresh air

Albuquerque, NM

#2 Jul 16, 2011
Be safe. Firefighters are truly angles. Would be a world of hurt if we didn't have them.
citizen

Farmington, NM

#3 Jul 16, 2011
cut the fire department wrote:
It's obvious if we don't need them here (working/putting out fires), then we need to cut the number of firefighters on the payroll and save us taxpayers some money.
Cut the FD huh? You know whats funny about you man, you will be the first DB to call the FD when you get in trouble!! I think if thats how you feel you shouldn't be allowed to call FD or the Police for that matter. These guys are professionals and are darn good at what they do!!! Theres a good chance you might need them some day so you should probably watch what you say!!!!
Local

Colorado Springs, CO

#4 Jul 16, 2011
cut the fire department wrote:
It's obvious if we don't need them here (working/putting out fires), then we need to cut the number of firefighters on the payroll and save us taxpayers some money.
The folks in and around Los Alamos probably thought they had all the firefighters they had too many firefighters until they were hit with this disaster.

Cutting back on fire protection to "save money" especially during fire season exposes "us taxpayers" to huge risks for very little reward.
Local

Colorado Springs, CO

#5 Jul 16, 2011
cut the fire department wrote:
It's obvious if we don't need them here (working/putting out fires), then we need to cut the number of firefighters on the payroll and save us taxpayers some money.
Sorry, meant to write:

The folks in and around Los Alamos probably thought they had too many firefighters until they were hit with this disaster.
hoser

Florence, AL

#6 Jul 16, 2011
Everday people go to work and do their joband pay taxes and nothing in the news about them,those firefighters are only dong what they are paid to do , no need to make heroes out of those drunks.
HaveAgoodTime

Rio Rancho, NM

#7 Jul 16, 2011
It is good to see our fire department get some real experience, besides they need to have a break from Rob Mayes and all his family affairs - it is not easy to work for someone that you have little if any respect for.
Bruce Conway

Sidney, Canada

#8 Jul 18, 2011
Yes, the CTBTO has extremely sensitive radiation monitors all over the world. Problem is they've turned off their readings saying that levels are safe.

We already know levels are not safe because we have independent data from rainwater in the Pacific Northwest (about 4 times safe levels in July, 2011 - posted on YouTube by connectingdots1).

Lesson: If things are unsafe, they'll up the safe limits, give you false readings, or they won't tell you. This is what we're experiencing now with Fukushima, and with Los Alamos.

If anybody has a reading for a single fish in the Pacific NW, let me know. EPA?
Bruce Conway

Sidney, Canada

#9 Jul 18, 2011
citizen wrote:
<quoted text>
Cut the FD huh? You know whats funny about you man, you will be the first DB to call the FD when you get in trouble!! I think if thats how you feel you shouldn't be allowed to call FD or the Police for that matter. These guys are professionals and are darn good at what they do!!! Theres a good chance you might need them some day so you should probably watch what you say!!!!
Are they trained in fighting radioactive fires? Los Alamos has 800 dumping sites all around it. Studies back in 2007 alerted authorities to high levels of radioactive materials all around the site.

Remember what they're now worried about at Chernobyl - forest fires spreading radioactivity.
WWW

Farmington, NM

#10 Jul 19, 2011
hoser wrote:
Everday people go to work and do their joband pay taxes and nothing in the news about them,those firefighters are only dong what they are paid to do , no need to make heroes out of those drunks.
Your statement lacks intelligence. They are not ALL drunks and really I for one am getting sick of reading peoples uneducated comments concerning such. Yes, they are just doing there jobs and getting paid for it. However, there job is a little different from most. Go back to cooking your hamburgers at the local burger hut and keep your ignorant comments to yourself.

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