East hamblen fire department
jimmy dodson

Morristown, TN

#42 Feb 2, 2010
thursday night 7 pm north hamblen
Huh

Utica, KY

#43 Feb 14, 2010
JIMMY DODSON wrote:
THIS IS JIMMY DODSON SOME FACTS NEED TO BE STATED THE HOME OWNER THAT GOT CUSSED WAS ONLY CUSSED BECAUSE THEY STARTED CUSSING ME AND OTHER FIRE FIGHTERS.if you were cussed 90% of people would cuss back. WE DO THIS FOR FREE.We dont get anything for helping out. some people should show some respect how would the county like having to pay for fire service like rual metro if you live beside it and your house catches on fire they will not even come. So maybe people should think about that. i have quit whatever i have been doing to go to a fire what if everyone said no i dont belive i want to go and noone came to get you or a loved one out of your burning house. people need to grow up have some respect. if all of this is coming from a man or woman who is currently with the fire dept. please come to our meeting you know where its at see ya at 7 and if anyone would like to try being a vol. all depts offer a 60 or 90 day probation period come see if you can handle it
Maybe if we paid for fire service we wouldnt get cussed. I think you knew you were not getting paid to do this when you started so dont cry about it now.
Good grief

United States

#44 Feb 14, 2010
First of all, I do appreciate people for volunteering. I'm one myself- just not for the fire departments. There's some good volunteer firemen (and women) out there, but threads like these show what a lot of them are really like. They're apparently not real bright. If you don't have anything better to do than get on here and bad mouth your fellow members, then maybe you need to go polish the truck or go get an education or something useful.
Robert

Morristown, TN

#45 Feb 15, 2010
I heard the got rid of Bill as the chief, and put this grooms fella in. Is this true or false?
tony

Hermitage, TN

#46 Feb 17, 2010
Andy wrote:
North Hamblen County VFD Jimmy Dodson cusses home owner at a fire like a dog. I found this disrespectfull and unprofessional. I think something needs to be done about it and north hamblens raw and crued attitudes how can we fight fire together as a team when all they do is cuss , fight , bad mouth everyone.
hey dipshit before u talk about us u need to look at your dpt.cause u all do the same thing if not more and your stupid chief like to go on calls when he has been drinking if he ever shows up on another call of ours and we smell beer on him every one of you will be gone they want be a fire dept.no more and yes robbie travis and heath needs back up therethey know how to run a dept. the only reason bill got rid of them is because robbie and travis was going to run against bill and his dumb son robert and he knew they would get it and people like u would be no longer there and thats they way it should be.robbie and travis get your ass back up there
snow

Hermitage, TN

#47 Feb 17, 2010
Robert wrote:
I heard the got rid of Bill as the chief, and put this grooms fella in. Is this true or false?
as dumb as they r up there its probly true i am so glad i dont live in east hamblen cause i would have them shut down

Since: Feb 10

Dandridge, TN

#48 Feb 18, 2010
ace wrote:
Well I only know a few current members and a lot of past members. But I know from first hand experience that Andy Grooms is a complete 100% Dumb Ass!!! And if and when I do see him I will tell him to his face. I am a Fireman (20yrs.) and have been asked several times to join East Hamblen. I told them there was no snot nosed KID going to be incharge and get people killed and me be a part of it. Let me give an example that alot of you career AND volunteers know I'm right on. I was in the company of several East Hamblen firemen one night (about 7:30pm)and they had a fire alarm at a house. These guys asked me to ride along so I did in case they needed me to help. Well we all get there and not one but TWO diffrent East Hamblen members radioed dispatch and told them it was a false alarm. Someone cooking and burned the "beans". And they both (at seprate times) radioed dispatch AND their responding Engine and Tanker, advising them of such that they could back down to routine traffic. Snot Nose continued on "EMERGENCY TRAFFIC" and chewed these guys out once he got there and said "I am the Captain" and our proto calls, call for us to continue on. Well I have read these "proto Calls" and it does NOT say to continue "Emergency Traffic". Any time you run emergency traffic you are at risk of hitting a van with kids or ANYBODY!!! Totally uncalled for. To my best of knowledge "Snot Nose Brat" (Andy) is not even 21y/o yet (Which is legal age to drive or even insure someone to drive ANY Apparatus even routine traffic) and has been driving for sometime now. All it takes is one accident with him driving and power tripping and East Hamblen would lose everything in a lawsuit. They need to do something here people !!!! Well Snot Nose Brat aint the only bad seed. The Chief is too scared of him to bust him down so the Hell with it. Done have my lawyer retained.... LOL
you do not have to be 21 to drive a fire truck through VFIS at 18.
I saw it

United States

#49 May 17, 2010
Talking about VFD's, my neighbor's house caught on fire in west hamblen county. Thankfully west hamblen showed up and got it put out. The other vfd's showed up to help. Grateful for the help. But I saw something that bothered me. There was this one dumpy looking little guy that got out of the north hamblen truck. He was helping with the fire, but didn't have any turnout gear on, even when he was in the house. Not only that, but he was smoking what looked like a cigar. Real professional looking. And he was fussing at one of the other firemen and it sounded like every word out of his mouth was a cuss word. I was NOT impressed! Hope the rest of the members aren't like that!
hamblen citizen

Morristown, TN

#50 May 17, 2010
my husband and i were getting ready to mail in the envelope we got in the mail to make donations to volunteer fire dept...reading this has changed my mind. i have my own kids to raise...this thread is nothing but pathetic. you should all be more mature, responsible, and professional...you have a very dangerous and respectable (although after reading this i am rethinking that one) job of saving peoples lives and homes. this is bull shit. my respect for the volunteer firemen has forever changed. i know theres some out there that aren't involved in this but that doesn't make reading it any easier.
In agreement

Morristown, TN

#51 May 26, 2010
City wrote:
East hamblen needs a new chief.
2nd that motion.
andy grooms sister

Nashville, TN

#52 Jun 2, 2010
Robert wrote:
I heard the got rid of Bill as the chief, and put this grooms fella in. Is this true or false?
bill is still there right now and my brother is the best damn firefighter i know he is always i repeat alway there asap he knows where to go when they get a call unlike the others especially south he is a really good person he does his job in order to help people he only does what is right,mandatory and what is in the best intrest of the people he saves so all these rediculous comments are ubserd and i have talked to bill my self and i know he thinks highly of him he is not at all scared of him if/when andy takes his place as chief its because he earned it
Indian Larry

Louisville, TN

#53 Jun 3, 2010
andy grooms sister wrote:
<quoted text> bill is still there right now and my brother is the best damn firefighter i know he is always i repeat alway there asap he knows where to go when they get a call unlike the others especially south he is a really good person he does his job in order to help people he only does what is right,mandatory and what is in the best intrest of the people he saves so all these rediculous comments are ubserd and i have talked to bill my self and i know he thinks highly of him he is not at all scared of him if/when andy takes his place as chief its because he earned it
He is there ASAP and always knows where he is going, HAAHAHA well give him a big hand!!!! What good does it do to know where you are going and when you get there you cant stick your finger in you ass. WOW Wobert she is a burnin good maybe we can save the foundation.
Smoky J

Sevierville, TN

#54 Jun 3, 2010
hamblen citizen wrote:
my husband and i were getting ready to mail in the envelope we got in the mail to make donations to volunteer fire dept...reading this has changed my mind. i have my own kids to raise...this thread is nothing but pathetic. you should all be more mature, responsible, and professional...you have a very dangerous and respectable (although after reading this i am rethinking that one) job of saving peoples lives and homes. this is bull shit. my respect for the volunteer firemen has forever changed. i know theres some out there that aren't involved in this but that doesn't make reading it any easier.
Listen Hag, what do you know about anything? Watcha gonna do when you smell smoke and they aint got enough gas in the truck to come out to you? Guess you'll rethink being so uppity then.
THINKABOUTIT

Morristown, TN

#55 Jun 8, 2010
Ruthless123 wrote:
<quoted text> you do not have to be 21 to drive a fire truck through VFIS at 18.
I just sat throught this boring 4 hour class you speak of (VFIS) And it is nothing but a makeshift EVOC class that talks about driving Emergency Traffic. I asked the instructor about Mr.Grooms and he said that VFIS just covers you in your P.O.V. Not in your department equipment. He did also say that he knows this Mr.Grooms and has had MANY complaints about him. If you ask me? It is up to the Chief of the Department, because that is who it will fall back on on. But from what I have read on here? I would bet that if Mr. Grooms gets Chief... There wont be a department to even be Chief over. HE HE HE Please votr against Mr. Grooms. Here is a thought..... What if someone with more experience, training, and ability ran against him for Chief of East Hamblen? Have you evr thought about that? Then shut up and run against him, BEFORE THEY HAVE TO SHUT IT DOWN DUE TO NO MEMBERS!!!!!!!!
WTF

Morristown, TN

#57 Jun 9, 2010
You want donations yet you all are talking shit about each other & calling lady hag's...Really??? Grow up Every dept has their bad seeds they need to get rid of. I do agree Robert, Travis, & Heath should return & disagree about Hickman @ West Hamblen. Ive seen him work he would rather sit back & stuff his mouth than fight a fire. PPL YOUR JOBS ARE IMPORTANT TO THE COMMUNITY! I have supported these volunteers for yrs without the ones that care about our lives some of us would be without our homes & families. So before you bash anyone else that supports you think about going on a call & not knowing whos in the house...It could be YOUR family member. Stop worrying about each other & work together! This is so childish!
lgm

Sevierville, TN

#58 Jun 10, 2010
i think the chief at east made a huge mistake and he knows this now . he kicks out some of the best firefighters this county has to offer ! i live on the east end and if i have a fire , i will tell 911 to call north hamblen ...or at least watch over east . yes my friends its that bad . travis should be chief , robbie and heath captains . thats who i want to see show up at my house , not a bunch of kids and a half drunken chief . but from what i know is you have to be part of the department to run for chief ? thats sad and brings much concern because from what ive read and seen myself ...well...the ppl of russellville shoul have the vote for a new chief , to me its jus as important as the race for sheriff ! i say change that rule and have an open vote for that district , then we wont have these silly posts
wtf is yalls problem

Nashville, TN

#59 Jul 4, 2010
First off let me start by sayibg i have no fire training at all. i listen to my scanner alot around 7 pm, i hear the tones and listen for the diff stations to check in. east always answers, north does to but it seems like 911 has to ask for south and west 5 or 6 time and maybe they might answer the check in.
It seems to me that if you want to change some thing get in there and change it. sitting behind your computer b*tching about people wont get the job done. Go get the training and get your ass out on the fire line and save lifes. I know Andy Grooms really well, i am his brother in law. I have seen first hand the diplomas and cercifications that he holds. I have seen him drop every thing including time with his wife and kids to respond to a call. Maybe you like him, maybe you dont but untill you get your ass out there in the flames and smoke to help save people dont judge those that do. north, south west and east thank you for being there for us when we need you.
wtf is yalls problem

Nashville, TN

#60 Jul 4, 2010
snow wrote:
<quoted text>as dumb as they r up there its probly true i am so glad i dont live in east hamblen cause i would have them shut down
dont b*tch about it. if you could have them shut down then you would have done it. yes i am calling your bluff.
city

Morristown, TN

#61 Aug 17, 2010
Andy wrote:
North Hamblen County VFD Jimmy Dodson cusses home owner at a fire like a dog. I found this disrespectfull and unprofessional. I think something needs to be done about it and north hamblens raw and crued attitudes how can we fight fire together as a team when all they do is cuss , fight , bad mouth everyone.
Andy you cause problems more than anyone i know. You cry when stuff don't go your way. one of these days you will get someone killed. All you do is drive to the scene and put your gear on for a photo shoot!
Yep

Morristown, TN

#62 Aug 18, 2010
city wrote:
<quoted text>
Andy you cause problems more than anyone i know. You cry when stuff don't go your way. one of these days you will get someone killed. All you do is drive to the scene and put your gear on for a photo shoot!
this is the most true statment i have ever read!

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