#21 Nov 5, 2011
I'm glad I wake up everynight for bullshit calls and go on rescue calls. Do me a favor, if you ever need us in Mass, and your one of the people who don't understand firefighting and rescue, please let one of the members who woke up to rescue your family or friends know that you feel this way.
The most horrible thing you should be ashamed of is, even if you tell them you despise everything the department does, they will still help you, and believe me, you dont deserve it.
#22 Aug 5, 2012
Please let me know what Dept is geting
"Free College, Free Insurance, perks of Free hall rental at mosy over the top fire houses. They also go on a 1 week paid vacation and they are nice places like Cancun and Bermuda
I am looking to change Depts as we do not get the perks listed above.
While we do get a property tax reducton I am not sure how much but no were near 35% and also do get a small pension depending on years of service and age. The only insurance we get is VFBL which is like workmens comp and only pays if you are injured in the line of duty.
Most members did not join for benefits they joined to be part of a comunity that helps the comunity. Granted some do not know how to behave but please do not paint the entire fire service with the same brush based on a few imature drunken members
#23 Dec 18, 2012
We know a little more than you thdrinkink... Ha Ha!
#24 Feb 5, 2013
well i disagree with this because my dad is a volly with massapequa not all of the volunteers were drunk
#25 Feb 6, 2015
Love to know where you get your facts. The tax reduction is only if you own a home. The reduction is several hundred dollars a year and not the value posted above. The pension is great, but not significant - for every active year you put in, you are awarded $20 per month at age 60. Nice, but when you consider the time for training and fire/rescue calls, it does not truly compensate for the time, but again it is nice. The fire houses, equipment and other 'perks' are very good and necessary to do what is needed to be done. The event in question was the 100 year anniv. Other departments came in to man the Massapequa fire houses to respond to calls. This gave the Massapequa members a chance to come together a have a party. If this happens once every 100 years, so be it. But to define them for this event and not the countless hours of service they put in while you are home is horrible.
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