First Coast Firefighters Saving Homes in Central Florida

There are 8 comments on the First Coast News Jacksonville story from May 14, 2008, titled First Coast Firefighters Saving Homes in Central Florida. In it, First Coast News Jacksonville reports that:

Firefighters from three First Coast agencies are working as one unit, protecting homes and buildings as fires continue to burn in Brevard County.

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ffff

Jacksonville, FL

#1 May 14, 2008
its great that our local firefighters are helping down south, my question is why does the city take front line equipment out of service to send south and make our firemen and local taxpayers have to deal with spare , sometimes delapidated equipment???
B-man

Jacksonville, FL

#2 May 14, 2008
The spares are also sent on these task forces. Our firefighters and local taxpayers have to deal with these sometimes delapidated rigs anyway when the frontline equipment goes in for service. We do the same thing for hurricanes and other natural disasters, just as we would expect other agencies to do if we were in trouble.
Mallory

Jacksonville, FL

#3 May 14, 2008
Thank you so much for keeping the community posted of the going-ons with the forrest fires. My brother is a firefighter and is traveling down there to work for the next few days. I will be checking back daily for new information.
pookie

Jacksonville, FL

#4 May 14, 2008
why don't you find our fire fighters and do an interview for us? My husband has been there since Monday battling the fires and is staying at the Cocoa Beach hotel each night with the other JFRD personnel...sure would be nice to see our local heros on our local news.
pookie

Jacksonville, FL

#5 May 14, 2008
ffff wrote:
its great that our local firefighters are helping down south, my question is why does the city take front line equipment out of service to send south and make our firemen and local taxpayers have to deal with spare , sometimes delapidated equipment???
Probably because they want to make sure they make it to their destination without breaking down on the side of the interstate and out of service for hours upon hours. IMO of course.
Islander

Bryceville, FL

#6 May 14, 2008
B-man wrote:
The spares are also sent on these task forces. Our firefighters and local taxpayers have to deal with these sometimes delapidated rigs anyway when the frontline equipment goes in for service. We do the same thing for hurricanes and other natural disasters, just as we would expect other agencies to do if we were in trouble.
I dont think this was a "natural" disaster. It appears a man with a supermullet haircut is being held for starting these fires.

If in fact he did it, he should dropped in the middle of the biggest blaze. No room for scumbags like him. As a matter of fact, I wish they would drop the rest of the thugs I read about today in the same blaze, save us some tax dollars.
Super Mullets Rule

Jacksonville, FL

#7 May 14, 2008
They send the frontline pieces of equipment because it is under warranty. This way if it breaks down, you don't have to pay to have it towed back here.

Also, when an emergency is declared, FEMA and other disaster agencies have strict specifics as to what can be sent their way.
tomtom

Jacksonville, FL

#8 May 14, 2008
How about the doing a story on the firefighters doing almost all of the work. Division of Forestry, Wildland Firefighters. You always hear or see the local or county firefighters on t.v. or in the newspaper all clean, drinking gatorade and the Wildland Firefighters in the background covered in dirt and soot, sucking in smoke and usually not having anything to drink for hours. Wildland Firefighters do all of this for around $22,000 a year and the others making around $40,000. My hat goes off to the Wildland Firefighters. I still appreciate everything the local firefighters do and I commend them for volunteering to go done there and make that overtime money.

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