Inside Info

Barrington, IL

#168 Aug 23, 2007
I just heard a great one. The President of the NLFD (Brad Veerman) will resign his position on the board to take a fulltime paid job as the Lincolnway Dispatch Center Assstant Director. WOW!!! Now he can stop the dispatchers from getting a union and fire all of them. How sad is this.. The politics in New Lenox are really starting to become a mini Chicago.
Former POC

Irving, TX

#169 Aug 23, 2007
When are the people on this blog going to wake up and smell the coffee????? You need to get the right information. The Chief is in Atlanta for the Chief's convention on the taxpayers dime, rightfully so. What a better place to learn and receive training about how to run a Fire District.

Congrats to Mr. Veerman on his new position at the Dispatch Center. I don't think politics played any part and even if they did, Mr. Veerman is more than qualified to fill the position as he has many yrs. of experience in Law Enforcement and the Fire Service. Why should he resign from the Board, unless he is tired of dealing with the morons who spend time bashing everyone, instead of trying to be part of the solution.
chief

Chicago, IL

#170 Aug 23, 2007
brad is still growing up/ fireman ,police officer, truck driver after he quit frankfort police, early 90's doesn't know what he wants. thank god for the union in nlpd to stop him getting hired in nlpd without taking a test. brad get a life, clean your yard up, and quit living like a hill- billy.
taxpayer

AOL

#171 Aug 24, 2007
I see Brad Veerman is leaving Argonne fire dept. From what I hear he was not liked there. He had to quit his UNION STEWARTS JOB, was taken off the NEGOATION TEAM. Brad Veerman also is the president of the board of trustees in New Lenox and the board rents an office to the lady that runs Lincoln Way communications. Wouldn't that be a conflict of intrest him getting a job at lincoln way communications and being on the board of trustees? At the Argonne fire Dept. as a FIREFIGHTER he belongs to the same union and same local that he is trying to keep out of New Lenox why?
truth

Chicago, IL

#172 Aug 24, 2007
no one is trying to keep out the union, thats why they are negoating!!
rickygoodbody

Brookfield, IL

#173 Aug 24, 2007
question wrote:
<quoted text>Rumer has it that he also has strong ties to the paramedic service Where fronek and the fire chiefs father work. is that kurtz?
no brad and tommy are on the own bob and the rest are a different compnay
Ben Dover

Redmond, WA

#174 Aug 24, 2007
Former POC wrote:
When are the people on this blog going to wake up and smell the coffee????? You need to get the right information. The Chief is in Atlanta for the Chief's convention on the taxpayers dime, rightfully so. What a better place to learn and receive training about how to run a Fire District.
Congrats to Mr. Veerman on his new position at the Dispatch Center. I don't think politics played any part and even if they did, Mr. Veerman is more than qualified to fill the position as he has many yrs. of experience in Law Enforcement and the Fire Service. Why should he resign from the Board, unless he is tired of dealing with the morons who spend time bashing everyone, instead of trying to be part of the solution.
Sad thing about your comment is those chiefs in Alanta are way beyond this guy, he is not going to learn a thing from them because he thinks he knows more then any of those "REAL" chiefs and will not take their advice or listen to them because he is a know it all and already knows more then they do so why send him there, he already has all the answers. Once those people find out what he has done do you think they will look at him as a professional? maybe if he was a circus clown. Those chiefs read a lot and look at the Internet and they know what is going on here and they are laughing at us all across the United States so what do we do we send this guy to be the entertainment committee. As for the trustee comment he is the same way, knows everything, been there done that type and thats dangerous in the fire and police business, politics once again played a role in employment as the NLFD rents office space to Lincolnway dispatch at fire station 2 on North Cedar road. I also remember a while back when the police department was working with their union for a new contract, where did they hold their meetings ? fire station 2, not at the village hall, police station or another location. How did that happen ? lets see, if you want to use a fire station for something you have to go through the board, Veermen is president and a part-time NL cop so go figure. Here is a guy who does not support his own union, uses political connection to run other people out the door and gain employment, just the type of person I want my kids to look up to.
With a little luck Alanta is testing for garbage men and the chief will get an application for the job he really knows how to do, as for the other in six months he will tire of Lincolnway and seek employment at the other ways in town that being Subway, Speedway, or other places along his way. Get with it big kid, NLFD chief and trustees are a joke.
ax to grind

Redmond, WA

#175 Aug 24, 2007
I have no respect for your fire chief a former member of my department. sound like you are having the same problems we did with him. to bad you can,t disconnect his batteries and put him back in the box he arrived in. pulled a lot of the same crap here.
taxpayer

AOL

#176 Aug 24, 2007
truth wrote:
no one is trying to keep out the union, thats why they are negoating!!
You do not know what you are talking about ask Chief Swanson when he gets back from ATLANTA GA.The union showed up for the negotiation meeting that the fire department set up. The CHIEF asked them why they were there and the union told them for the negotiation meeting and the CHIEF told them that they were not going to meet because they didn't have enough time to look over the proposal. They had plenty of time because the fire dept. set the date. The union was told they could leave there was not going to be a meeting. So that shows you that the fire dept. is stalling, putting off negotiations.
annoyed

Glenview, IL

#177 Aug 25, 2007
"Those chiefs read a lot and look at the Internet and they know what is going on here"

That just goes to show you (everyone who reads this) that they are so un-educated in what's going on. Do you (again plural) really think that anyone in the PROFESSIONAL fire scene is really taking any of this for more that what it really is...?? The comments on here are very one-sided and un-educated slams on the district. It's funny, there are alot of people on here that reside in New Lenox, alot of people who count on PD anf FD to protect them. Why is it then, that they constantly rip apart the efforts of the District and contracted fire fighters/emts and paramedics? You would think that the people living and depending on the protection of the emergency services in the town would respect and appreciate the protection. How unfortunate would it be, to have a company, responding to an EMS call or a Fire, that was staffed with the very people who have been called out and degraded time and time again on this whine board? Would that ever happen? I highly doubt that...shift ends at 7am, not 4:30am, 5:00am, 6:15am...the town is more protected now than it ever has been.
enough

Chicago, IL

#178 Aug 25, 2007
Stop bashing the on duty personnel!
Complain about politics but leave the medics and ffs out of it,they do a great job!
ax to grind

Redmond, WA

#179 Aug 25, 2007
annoyed wrote:
"Those chiefs read a lot and look at the Internet and they know what is going on here"
That just goes to show you (everyone who reads this) that they are so un-educated in what's going on. Do you (again plural) really think that anyone in the PROFESSIONAL fire scene is really taking any of this for more that what it really is...?? The comments on here are very one-sided and un-educated slams on the district. It's funny, there are alot of people on here that reside in New Lenox, alot of people who count on PD anf FD to protect them. Why is it then, that they constantly rip apart the efforts of the District and contracted fire fighters/emts and paramedics? You would think that the people living and depending on the protection of the emergency services in the town would respect and appreciate the protection. How unfortunate would it be, to have a company, responding to an EMS call or a Fire, that was staffed with the very people who have been called out and degraded time and time again on this whine board? Would that ever happen? I highly doubt that...shift ends at 7am, not 4:30am, 5:00am, 6:15am...the town is more protected now than it ever has been.
Hey wise guy, just ask some of the chiefs here in illinois what they think of new lenox and they will reply with something negative, based on national press coverage the chief and the board have made the fire department and community look bad. this is due to their greed nad political crap. face it you and your kind are rotten friut basting in the sun waiting for the trasm man to come and sweep you away. stay under the rock ya crawled out from under ya snake.
D W former firefighter

AOL

#180 Aug 25, 2007
Former POC wrote:
When are the people on this blog going to wake up and smell the coffee????? You need to get the right information. The Chief is in Atlanta for the Chief's convention on the taxpayers dime, rightfully so. What a better place to learn and receive training about how to run a Fire District.
Congrats to Mr. Veerman on his new position at the Dispatch Center. I don't think politics played any part and even if they did, Mr. Veerman is more than qualified to fill the position as he has many yrs. of experience in Law Enforcement and the Fire Service. Why should he resign from the Board, unless he is tired of dealing with the morons who spend time bashing everyone, instead of trying to be part of the solution.
Hi Perry what has he promised you?
annoyed

Glenview, IL

#181 Aug 25, 2007
ax to grind wrote:
<quoted text> Hey wise guy, just ask some of the chiefs here in illinois what they think of new lenox and they will reply with something negative, based on national press coverage the chief and the board have made the fire department and community look bad. this is due to their greed nad political crap. face it you and your kind are rotten friut basting in the sun waiting for the trasm man to come and sweep you away. stay under the rock ya crawled out from under ya snake.
Wise guy? Snake? I pretty much rest my case about the people on this forum.
Gordy

Redmond, WA

#182 Aug 25, 2007
taxpayer wrote:
<quoted text>
You do not know what you are talking about ask Chief Swanson when he gets back from ATLANTA GA.The union showed up for the negotiation meeting that the fire department set up. The CHIEF asked them why they were there and the union told them for the negotiation meeting and the CHIEF told them that they were not going to meet because they didn't have enough time to look over the proposal. They had plenty of time because the fire dept. set the date. The union was told they could leave there was not going to be a meeting. So that shows you that the fire dept. is stalling, putting off negotiations.
It,s aginst the law to put of negotiations. they did that at our place and two top management people got thrown in jail
rattle your cage

Redmond, WA

#183 Aug 25, 2007
annoyed wrote:
<quoted text>
Wise guy? Snake? I pretty much rest my case about the people on this forum.
why, do you have a forked tounge ? give us a little snakey lick.
Jeffery

United States

#184 Aug 25, 2007
Did you ever hearBill Cosby tell the story of Jeffery.Jeffery was a four year old child on an air plane that was a problem to everyone. Jeffery ran up and down the isles, knocked things over, and caused havoc the entire plane ride. His mother kept saying Jeffery stop that and Jeffery don,t touch that but Jeffery continued to do what ever he wanted. Near the end of the ride Jeffery had fallen asleep after hours of being a menace. One man frustrated by Jefferys mother who was holding the child in her arms and yelled GOODBY JEFFERY. He then laughed his ass off. Jeffery has now grown up moved to New Lenox and is reeking havoc on the community pretending to be a fire chief. Hopefully one day soon when he pisses enough people off the entire community can gather together as and yell GOODBY JEFFERY as he leaves his office for the last time. At conviction time we are all going to yell GOODBY BOB, GOODBY BRAD, GOODBY GLENN and laugh our asses off as they wave goodby, from the back of a prison van.
Fat Albert

Redmond, WA

#185 Aug 26, 2007
Jeffery, Jeffery, Jeffery, you forgot the part about the guy wanting to show Jeffery the blue water in the bathroom, but the story line is so close its got to be the same guy. I could picture this guy running up and down the streets of New Lenox causing public havoc. The board sound like the Ubacher brothers from Andy Griffith who also waved good by for the last time, from the back of a prison van.
Why all the fuss

AOL

#186 Aug 26, 2007
Why would anyone want to be a fire fighter POC anyway, especially here? You don't make any money, you get no benefits, you have to attend training/meetings, it takes time away from family and real income...Seems like a lot of grief and aggravation for very little benefit. Perhaps you can all find more productive things to do with your time than engage in silly, endless battles with arrogant trustees who obviously don't care about people, families, department morale. I'd jump ship immediately and push myself as far away from this circus as possible.
Fat Albert

United States

#187 Aug 26, 2007
Why all the fuss wrote:
Why would anyone want to be a fire fighter POC anyway, especially here? You don't make any money, you get no benefits, you have to attend training/meetings, it takes time away from family and real income...Seems like a lot of grief and aggravation for very little benefit. Perhaps you can all find more productive things to do with your time than engage in silly, endless battles with arrogant trustees who obviously don't care about people, families, department morale. I'd jump ship immediately and push myself as far away from this circus as possible.
I just like to piss off ass holes like you. until you know what you are talking about and what the community has lost, the volunteer firefighter is an american icon all the way back to George Washington, Ben Franklin ect, so dry up worm.
in stead of jumping off a ship, jump in front of a truck or off a tall building.

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