MathiasBakerRescue/NonTransport
Barefoot

Basye, VA

#41 Jan 7, 2012
Ok, I have read all the post and I do like the rescue squad and would hate to see them go. However, face the facts. You can not scam the tax payers Medicare fund to keep afloat. This economy is going nowhere. If you can not stay in business now, it is time to close the doors. My biggest "beef" is with the county commissioners. Why would they give our over-taxed money to the rescue squad who not only committed fraud, but could not stay in business anyway? If that is the case why didn't the commissioners subsidize American Wood Mart or Eastern Building Supply, or any other business that has closed it's doors this year? You know why---the tax payers can not keep everyone. Our county commissioners needs to be replaced at the end of their term. They are out of touch with the economy and Hardy countys present income. They are waisting precious money like it is water.
WHATGIVES

Basye, VA

#42 Jan 7, 2012
Barefoot, you are correct, but let me add something...
i have talked with each of the commisioneers,
they were all against giving the money to the squad...what happened...im not sure, they tell me their wasnt enough time to have someone else start running the medical calls in that area...the squad shows up one day demanding this money, or the doors are closing the next.....so they say it was for the well being of the citizens of hardy county to keep them afloat for awhile....i can see where they were coming from there.....but then again i wouldve taken my chances of not having the squad in my area before giving them a red cent.....but again i do agree with you about the commissioneers....they couldve handle this a whole different way...Thanks for your post
stupid

United States

#43 Jan 7, 2012
Whatgives you talked to the commisioner so I guess you told him what our taxes should go for what? You have probably used services & are a hypocrite
If you feel so strong then why aren't you doing anything else about it why not give your real name your probably an old busybody with nothing else to do.why don't you try to volunteer your time to help out the squad? Everything you say just gets on my nerves really how the hell do u know so much?
WHATGIVES

Basye, VA

#44 Jan 7, 2012
i say what i feel is right....why should my tax dollars be used for a business....yes business....to help pull them out of debt.....when they were volunteer, they had no problems....someone got greedy, then they made a big mistake....they got caught.....now im expected to help them....i dont think so.....
the directors who wouldnt face these allegations decided to let the organization take the fall, taking the volunteers with them...why should it be my fault when i write these post????but i thinks its my responsibilty to make my voice heard and spread the truth ...id say along with alot of other concerned citizens would be affraid to donate to the squad now....id like to know where my money had went....possibly someones pocket, or perhaps the grant county station...
no one will come forward with the check book to show us where the monies are being spent, or how much a paid member is making, or how much these directors are being paid.....you might say its none of my business because its a business...if thats the case then why should my money going to a business when they put themselves in this situation....
----to answer some of your questions.......
i dont tell the commisioneers where to spend my tax dollars, i just let them know it shouldnt go to this business.
ive never used this business, once again i'll take my chances......
id gladly help rebuild the squad after it folds, and volunteer my time and money....
and finally... i know enough
WTF

Petersburg, WV

#45 Jan 9, 2012
whatgives, you know what, this person that uses the name stupid---- is just that "STUPID"!!!!!!
WHATGIVES

Basye, VA

#46 Jan 9, 2012
your exactly right......cant even make sense of what they are saying in some of their comments......but you made the perfect comment to sum it up.....only if they knew......
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Since: Jan 12

Location hidden

#48 Jan 10, 2012
THIS IS FOR WTF IS MY HERO BUT WTF YOU ALSO LISTEN UP TO!!!! First off im not a coward so i dont hide behind some bullshit name. Got some nerve to talk about things in Grant County. I have run in this county for over 15 years and Im going to take up for my county and also hardy county to because i have alot of family in the Baker/Needmore area. Our own parking spots!!!!!! Bitch about free drinks!!!!!Most Fire and Ems all over the United States get that little luxury after we run a call. Its that important to you join your local fire or ems service. But if thats why you join just for a free drink well your in it for the wrong reasons!!!!!!! Sure Mathias Baker has some money problems but whatever happens 911 services has to be provided to the citizens. Instead of running your mouths about something you have no clue about and badmouthing my county take the time and look into the money problems ambulance and also fire depts have when their county doesnt have a fire and ems fee. 911 doesnt make any money in this area and if it does its not much. The days of volunteering is almost a thing of the past everywhere. Do you get up in the middle of the night to go help someone thats needs medical care or perform cpr on somebodies loved one. I dont know because you hide behind a fake name and you feel big bashing those of us that are trying to make a difference in somebodies life.As you can tell those comments hit a major nerve with me slick!!!!!!!! Grow up and act and talk like you have some sense!!!!!! Like i said before i support Grant and Hardy county because the citizens look to us in their time of need.
WTF

Petersburg, WV

#49 Jan 10, 2012
Bobby Funk wrote:
THIS IS FOR WTF IS MY HERO BUT WTF YOU ALSO LISTEN UP TO!!!! First off im not a coward so i dont hide behind some bullshit name. Got some nerve to talk about things in Grant County. I have run in this county for over 15 years and Im going to take up for my county and also hardy county to because i have alot of family in the Baker/Needmore area. Our own parking spots!!!!!! Bitch about free drinks!!!!!Most Fire and Ems all over the United States get that little luxury after we run a call. Its that important to you join your local fire or ems service. But if thats why you join just for a free drink well your in it for the wrong reasons!!!!!!! Sure Mathias Baker has some money problems but whatever happens 911 services has to be provided to the citizens. Instead of running your mouths about something you have no clue about and badmouthing my county take the time and look into the money problems ambulance and also fire depts have when their county doesnt have a fire and ems fee. 911 doesnt make any money in this area and if it does its not much. The days of volunteering is almost a thing of the past everywhere. Do you get up in the middle of the night to go help someone thats needs medical care or perform cpr on somebodies loved one. I dont know because you hide behind a fake name and you feel big bashing those of us that are trying to make a difference in somebodies life.As you can tell those comments hit a major nerve with me slick!!!!!!!! Grow up and act and talk like you have some sense!!!!!! Like i said before i support Grant and Hardy county because the citizens look to us in their time of need.
Sorry you got the wrong impression. Was not and did not mean to come accross as bashing Grant Co. Was refering to the transport service mbrs has in Grant Co. As for being a volunteer, Well I have been doing it for over HALF of my life and know the stress of saving a life or someone's home.SOOO Before you judge me personally you should know me. Kudoe's to you for your 15 year's of service!! I too support Hardy as well as grant,Hampshire ,and all surrounding area's and will continue to do so.I also understand the nerve it struck with you and it has with all of us.We can only hope and pray that this mess will be cleared up and the community will not loose the well deserved services. I hope you continue to serve your county as I will Mine.
WHATGIVES

Basye, VA

#50 Jan 20, 2012
how bout that editorial in the moorefield examiner this week.....

Since: Jan 12

Fort Irwin, CA

#51 Jan 22, 2012
Sadly, the employees who are at no fault and cause no drama are suffering because of all this. Not all the employees are bad people, most aren't. I feel for those who are trying to do a good thing and have bills to pay.
Certain people running this organization have fouled up and caused this to happen. Internally it is continued because anyone who speaks up is at risk of being fired. I think MB would be in better shape if the people running it had been replaced a long long time ago.
As for Hardy Co giving them money, it's only good because good people didn't lose their job...however, I'm pretty sure its volunteer in Hardy County... saying they were afraid service could not be provided in that county says a lot for the "volunteers" over there. Grant County staffs a Petersburg station with paid people, so why exactly was it stated that Hardy Co residents had to worry? Baker is a volunteer organization and has been for years... Hm, now all of a sudden when money is tight they say they won't have services? What was done before MB became paid?
Interesting how things get when they're caught doing wrong.
By the way, on that note, employees knew what was happening was wrong and asked about it? What were they told? Do it anyways.. at least, that's what they told me, or I'd be without a job...

Since: Jan 12

Fort Irwin, CA

#52 Jan 22, 2012
Bobby Funk wrote:
THIS IS FOR WTF IS MY HERO BUT WTF YOU ALSO LISTEN UP TO!!!! First off im not a coward so i dont hide behind some bullshit name. Got some nerve to talk about things in Grant County. I have run in this county for over 15 years and Im going to take up for my county and also hardy county to because i have alot of family in the Baker/Needmore area. Our own parking spots!!!!!! Bitch about free drinks!!!!!Most Fire and Ems all over the United States get that little luxury after we run a call. Its that important to you join your local fire or ems service. But if thats why you join just for a free drink well your in it for the wrong reasons!!!!!!! Sure Mathias Baker has some money problems but whatever happens 911 services has to be provided to the citizens. Instead of running your mouths about something you have no clue about and badmouthing my county take the time and look into the money problems ambulance and also fire depts have when their county doesnt have a fire and ems fee. 911 doesnt make any money in this area and if it does its not much. The days of volunteering is almost a thing of the past everywhere. Do you get up in the middle of the night to go help someone thats needs medical care or perform cpr on somebodies loved one. I dont know because you hide behind a fake name and you feel big bashing those of us that are trying to make a difference in somebodies life.As you can tell those comments hit a major nerve with me slick!!!!!!!! Grow up and act and talk like you have some sense!!!!!! Like i said before i support Grant and Hardy county because the citizens look to us in their time of need.
Bobby, you're my hero :)
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a simple volunteer

Haynesville, VA

#54 May 20, 2012
lets all remember that the squad was new at this non-emergency transport and there were mistakes made, and I wil agree substantial mistakes. however lets also remember these are the people that rather paid or volunteer have to go all hours of the day and night and place themselves at risk to help others and do so willingly. hopefully this with be addressed by those responsible without impacting the people who are there and do what they can to help others, and if someone was responsible that will be addressed as well I am sure as there are enough great folks there to address any that are not there for the right reasons.
the truth

Romney, WV

#55 Jul 25, 2012
THEY NEED TO SHIT CANN ROB KERR OR NOTHING IS GOING TO GET BETTER UNTIL THEY DO!! HE'S A DISGRACE
Amber

Moorefield, WV

#56 Aug 15, 2012
The Mathias Baker FIRE CO is a seperate organization from the squad...they run calls together and such but are not getting any money that the squad makes and vice versa. I have worked with both the squad and fire co they have AWESOME people working for them and they do their best....ESP since many are volunteers...The people working the squad cant be held resonsible for all the problems when its actually over their head.....Some people need to remember when they are bitchin about their depts like this who they have to call when they need help bc they have cheat pains or their house is on fire...remember who is out working late with no sleep or food and is VOLUNTEERING TO HELP YOU!!!
WTF REALLY

Moorefield, WV

#57 Aug 15, 2012
Before you go bashing people you all really need to think about the stuff you say... the fire dept and squad only have the same name other than that they are no way shape or form the same dept. The FIRE DEPT is VOLUNTEER....for some of you stupid people out there that means they give up their time wake up in the middle of the night stop what they are doing to pull YOU out of a wrecked car to come Stop the flames from burning YOUR whole house down...these firefighters you are bashing on here do what they do by risking their own life!! I believe that if you wish to bash them on here...here is your turn out gear!! Gear up and you jump on that truck!...can you run into a burning house, can you bag up a kid that was killed, to help pull out a childhood friend that died in a crash....in my opinion as a firefighters girl friend if you want to bash them stand up bc when my firefighter is out helping you im home worrying if he will come home tonight alive and unharmed!!
voter

Moorefield, WV

#58 Aug 16, 2012
Well said "WTF REALLY". When people get off here and start volunteering for a rescue squad or fire department then they have a right to bash those of us who volunteer every day. So put on the gear and volunteer or shut up. You have NO right to complain as you set at home and do nothing. Baker/Mathias is not perfect but most of what they do is because they care about others.
WHATGIVES

Moorefield, WV

#59 Oct 15, 2012
SOMEONE IS SAYING THEY SHUT THE DOORS OVER THE WEEKEND??????ANY TRUTH
yes

Romney, WV

#60 Oct 15, 2012
YES they did and we only have RICHARD HAMILTON to thank
WHATGIVES

Moorefield, WV

#61 Oct 15, 2012
about time this happened, im sure people will speculate and point fingers, i just hope those who put the squad in this situation get what should be coming to them. they've taken our tax dollars only to pad their pockets....
now understand this...i dont mind paying for a service, and believe me we need the squad, but im thankful that this situation has come to this.....ITS TIME THE VOLUNTEERS WHO PUT THEIR BLOOD SWEAT AND TEARS INTO THIS ORGANIZATION GET IT BACK AND RUN IT HOW IT NEEDS TO BE RUN....
id much rather make a check to the mathias baker Volunteer rescue squad then to the deceitful people who were running this scam....i only hope the creditors who have given this group money make those idiots pay....im sure it will never happen, but we can only hope.......
DONT FORGET THE DIRECTORS WHO STARTED THIS TRANSPORT SERVICE have not only bought transport units they couldnt pay for, bought equiptment they couldnt pay for, started an additional transport business they couldnt pay for....falsafied records only to show they were making a profit, when they refinanced these buildings and equiptment, and then get caught again falsafying records that got them caught in a medicare fraud case that cost them $1 million dollars.....im glad they are no longer and should never be associated with this organization agian.......
SO TO THE PEOPLE OF THIS COMMUNITY OF HARDY COUNTY PLEASE HELP THESE VOLUNTEERS WHO WILL BE TAKING BACK THEIR STATION THE HELP THEY WILL NEED TO GET GOING AGAIN.......
MAKE SURE if you give any monies what so ever that it is given to the appropriate person, and make sure its going into a seperate account for the volunteers......i'll be gosh damned if i want my money going to pay for someone else mistake.......
OR even the simple act of volunteering at a fundraiser, or even becoming a member.....
THIS organization can be great once more.....
ALSO dont forget your fire dept....some members will be doing double duty.....so if the squad isnt your thing then join the fire dept, they also are always looking for help with their fundraising activities........
AND FINALLY.......lets say that the only choice the community will have is to get another paid facilty in this area, im still fine with this along with alot of other people in the community....POINT IS THAT IT WONT BE WHO WAS RUNNING IT WHEN THEY MADE IT FAIL.......
wtf

Moorefield, WV

#62 Oct 17, 2012
Well said- WHATGIVES!! This action is long over due. The sad thing is that the 4, not 1 or 2, that run it into the ground should be put behind bars for what they have done to this community!! And you are right, the Fire company IS willing to step up to the plate and help rebuild this squad BUT with a total different group of leader's and NO paid personel!!!! We both have said and agreed the ring leader sure left in a hurry and should still be bought to justice and not sitting in a luxury cottage on the lake at Mt Storm financed with the 2 counties money! We shall see what and who investigates Him and his groupies!

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