Fire Department Tension in Albemarle

Fire Department Tension in Albemarle

There are 3 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Oct 24, 2008, titled Fire Department Tension in Albemarle. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

Tension is growing between paid firefighters and volunteers in Albemarle County.

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PRN

Bronx, NY

#1 Oct 26, 2008
If the county goes ahead and Chief Eggleston directs both the career and volunteer personel in an effort to provide a better emergency service,how can this be viewed as anything but positive? Chief Stephens should realize that the volunteers will still be a vital part of the community.
concerned

Ashland, VA

#2 Nov 5, 2008
If you lived here and knew the system you would get why this is a bad idea!!! Good luck in New York
EMT

United States

#3 Nov 13, 2008
Unfortunately, this news report totally ignored the fact that this will also affect volunteer rescue squads, as well as fire departments. This only adds to the public misconception that the fire department and the rescue squad are the same thing, when in fact, they are not.

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