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tonya

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Dec 24, 2009
 
my thoughts are with your family i wonder y you live down the street and the firetrucks took so long to get there and y your were told to watch the fire yourselfs the second time is putting out fires not the fire departments job
Devils Advocate

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Dec 25, 2009
 
If it was at martins, they would have been there all night.
ttc

Des Moines, IA

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Dec 26, 2009
 
WOW, Were the people on the fire department to busy to come back again?
mel

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Dec 26, 2009
 
probably too drunk
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Dec 26, 2009
 
did not know they had a fire dept thought it was all old people that live in that ghost town
Party Boy

Marion, IL

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#6
Jan 28, 2010
 
The fire department in Neponset is strictly volunteer. As Mel said, they were "probably too drunk" (or at least a good majority of them were). The trick is, if you are going to have a house or outbuilding fire, have it during the daytime hours. This will hopefully allow the department to act in a sober manner. Hey, aren't we all human.
pissed

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Feb 22, 2010
 

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I was a firefighter on the scene that night. We fought that fire for 5 hours the first time in sub-zero wind chills with freezing rain. After that most of what we could think of was a warm nights sleep in a warm bed! The trailer was filled with flamible material with the electricity still flowing to several large appliances. Least i say not a good combation!! And i have spoke to several other- the total stands at seven now that responded a second time! Perhaps venting to your local congressman would afford more training and equipment to your local fire department in the future! By the way.... your welcome, for us saving your primary dwelling from fire!!
Wasted in Nepo

Peoria, IL

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#8
Feb 23, 2010
 
Ghost Town, what's the pop. of Atkinson? If that dump wasn't being used as a floor-to-ceiling landfill because somebody couldn't take their trash out it wouldn't have reignited. You people always have something to bitch about. How about this, take your lazy ass out and get a job instead of relying on the state and federal government. Since there are several of you who are of working age and haven't seen fit to get a job you should have plenty of hands around there to clean that dump up!! Probably too drunk, have you ever stood for anything? Ever put your life on the line for someone or something else...I didn't think so, and twinkies don't count!
ttc

Des Moines, IA

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Mar 15, 2010
 
Hey Pissed, Your right, I'll admit I didn't think of the sacrifices you make to help us in time of a fire. So please accept my apology for being so rude to someone who puts his life on the line to save my family and stuff. I have not had a fire ever nor want one, however I do respect the people who show up in what-ever weather and circumstances to help the fellow neighbor. Thank You!! I stand corrected!

Since: Mar 10

Marion, IL

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Mar 15, 2010
 

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isnt this the famliy that lives off of their mommy??? i heard that they make her pay all the bills, buy their food and pop, and on top of that the husband is mentally and physically abusive to his mother in law (that they are sucking off of).........maybe charma fights back again! hard to feel bad for them
ttc

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#11
Mar 16, 2010
 
Maybe they, as I have heard, are Hoarders. Collect junk and don't know what for, or really need it. These places become dangerous, and a eye-sore. Will the town make the owners clean the property?? It seems that the family has plenty of time and relatives un-employed to clean it up.
Just me

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#12
Mar 16, 2010
 
I don't care who the people are, EVERYONE deserves the same efforts from the fire and rescue departments. How would some of you like it if someone on the fire department and or rescue unit did not like someone in your family and decided to take thier sweet time saving thier life and or house. I dont care if you have a million dollars or you live on state aid.... YOU DESERVE THE SAME TREATMENT AND LIVE SAVING EFFORT AS EVERYONE ELSE!!! If a department can't do that then the state needs to be rid of them and they need to be replaced by people who will care for others the way they should. If my parents, children, family, friends were needing help and they did not get it due to thier house was dirty... There would be major HELL to pay!!! That department would no longer exist when I was done and people would have a new department full of ones that care.!!!
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Mar 16, 2010
 
awesome12 wrote:
isnt this the famliy that lives off of their mommy??? i heard that they make her pay all the bills, buy their food and pop, and on top of that the husband is mentally and physically abusive to his mother in law (that they are sucking off of).........maybe charma fights back again! hard to feel bad for them
yes this is all true he did not even talk to his mom in law until he found out she had cancer andopportunity knocked at his doorand now that she gave him everything he pushes her around and yells and swears at her all the time. he deserves everything god throws at him

Since: Mar 10

Marion, IL

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Mar 16, 2010
 
Just me wrote:
I don't care who the people are, EVERYONE deserves the same efforts from the fire and rescue departments. How would some of you like it if someone on the fire department and or rescue unit did not like someone in your family and decided to take thier sweet time saving thier life and or house. I dont care if you have a million dollars or you live on state aid.... YOU DESERVE THE SAME TREATMENT AND LIVE SAVING EFFORT AS EVERYONE ELSE!!! If a department can't do that then the state needs to be rid of them and they need to be replaced by people who will care for others the way they should. If my parents, children, family, friends were needing help and they did not get it due to thier house was dirty... There would be major HELL to pay!!! That department would no longer exist when I was done and people would have a new department full of ones that care.!!!
as you were already told, the fire department was at the place for 5 hours!! when they left the fire was out. alot of these guys have jobs, wives, kids..........if you have a problem with the way the situation was taken care of, i am pretty sure that there are openings at the department for someone like you since your so concerned!! someone on here should be able to get you the name and number of the fire chief! as far as most people are concerned the fire was taken care of in the best means possible considering the circumstances. and what family are you talking about that is unemployed.....can you name names or are you just running you mouth???
Just me

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Mar 17, 2010
 
awesome12 wrote:
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as you were already told, the fire department was at the place for 5 hours!! when they left the fire was out. alot of these guys have jobs, wives, kids..........if you have a problem with the way the situation was taken care of, i am pretty sure that there are openings at the department for someone like you since your so concerned!! someone on here should be able to get you the name and number of the fire chief! as far as most people are concerned the fire was taken care of in the best means possible considering the circumstances. and what family are you talking about that is unemployed.....can you name names or are you just running you mouth???
You need to reread my post!!! I was making a point to those who were saying things about how those people live!
-----(EXAMPLE-If that dump wasn't being used as a floor-to-ceiling landfill because somebody couldn't take their trash out it wouldn't have reignited. You people always have something to bitch about. How about this, take your lazy ass out and get a job instead of relying on the state and federal government. Since there are several of you who are of working age and haven't seen fit to get a job you should have plenty of hands around there to clean that dump up!! Probably too drunk, have you ever stood for anything?-----) I am on a fire department and a rescue unit where I live. I love it! I was wanting to make a point that some people on here were saying that these people who lost there house were dirty and live on the state funding... When that fact doesnt matter when it comes to something like this. Did I say the Neponset Fire department was not doing there job...???? NO, I was making a point that if a fire department did not put out a fire because of the way they think or have heard people are then that is wrong. I think it is crap that people wou put on here that just because they heard these people were living off the state and they are dirty that they should not get the same care. I am not trying to offend you nor anyone else but I will run the my unit no matter what address comes across my scanner. If I lived in your town I would be on the department!
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Mar 17, 2010
 
well i know all of these guys very well and i think that they do a very good job....sorry gotta stick up for my nepo boys! they are good people and would go above and beyond for those in need....and i'm sorry but whoever said they are all drunks is sadly mistaken!
Neponset Resident

Marion, IL

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#17
Apr 2, 2010
 
The Sutton place was a dump. Oh, how could I be so cruel? What else would you call it? Those people lived worse than animals. Actually, I felt more sorry for the cats and dogs that they owned. They couldn't run away from that cespool of clutter and filth. These people didn't even TRY to clean up the inside, or outside of their property. Some people like living that way. It's amazing that place, or the trailer behind it, didn't go up in flames a long time ago. Usually after a fire, the average place looks worse than it did before. In this case, I couldn't tell you the difference. When's the bulldozer coming?
wow

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#18
Apr 11, 2010
 
now they have let the 13 year old boy spray paint obscenities all over the ruins!! what kind of parents r these people??
ttc

Des Moines, IA

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#19
Apr 12, 2010
 
Why is it taking so long to clean up that trash dump? The house on the same block was cleaned up faster. I feel sorry for the people living near that mess. They have to look at it daily. Make the 13 year old clean it up, he might learn something from hard work, but then maybe the family isn't sure what WORK is.
Neponset Resident

Marion, IL

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Apr 13, 2010
 
Just me wrote:
I don't care who the people are, EVERYONE deserves the same efforts from the fire and rescue departments. How would some of you like it if someone on the fire department and or rescue unit did not like someone in your family and decided to take thier sweet time saving thier life and or house. I dont care if you have a million dollars or you live on state aid.... YOU DESERVE THE SAME TREATMENT AND LIVE SAVING EFFORT AS EVERYONE ELSE!!! If a department can't do that then the state needs to be rid of them and they need to be replaced by people who will care for others the way they should. If my parents, children, family, friends were needing help and they did not get it due to thier house was dirty... There would be major HELL to pay!!! That department would no longer exist when I was done and people would have a new department full of ones that care.!!!
You've got to be a family member with comments like these. Once again, and I don't know how many times this will have to be said, the fire department is VOLUNTEER, and they do a damn good job for being VOLUNTEER. Volunteer means, no pay! Neponset is no different than Buda, Sheffield, or Mineral. And to say that they "don't care" is a bunch of bull crap. These men are friends, family, and neighbors in our community. They are doing this because they want to help out. They feel it is their civic duty in this small village. And by the way "Just Me", the state doesn't have any say over a volunteer fire department. If you think a paid fire department would work better, good luck. People can't hardly afford their water bills, how will a full time, salaried fire department go over with the town?

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