Firefighters vote no confidence in fi...

Firefighters vote no confidence in fire chief Scott F. Lewis

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Michael

Lockhart, TX

#1 Nov 29, 2012
This was in the pahrump valley times. Anyone have details?

Snow also wanted to point out that the majority of the union has strong disagreements on how the department is being run.

Those disagreements were directed at Fire Chief Scott Lewis.

“I can only say that a vote of no confidence went through and it was a 76 percent positive vote of no confidence. We are working together to try and address those issues,” he said.

Lewis says he doesn’t comment on union activities and didn’t provide a rebuttal to Snow’s comment about the no confidence vote.

Phone calls to Kohbarger were not returned.
John

United States

#2 Dec 1, 2012
This is true and was voted on by the firefighters. The firefighters have no confidence in the fire chief's ability to run the pahrump fire rescue.
DoWe

Pahrump, NV

#3 Dec 1, 2012
So, after all the backing Kolbarger and the rest of the town gave this guy, now the firefighters hate him? Wow.
Tom

Henderson, NV

#4 Dec 5, 2012
Yep this Fire Chief has had firefighters health and safety at hand not addressing these poor guys...The town just got hit by OSHA citations/fines for not protecting the firefighters health and fireman getting diseases that could of also been passed to patients...its sad and town of pahrump HR and town manager have a list of names of firefighters that were sick and didnt pass yearly physical and these guys kept working without knowing..great fire chief the commander who doesnt protect the firefighters....this guys and town manger need to be fired along with HR
Jim

Las Vegas, NV

#5 Dec 5, 2012
Why not just go back to a semi volunteer dept? I'm sure you could staff the fire dept if you paid ten dollars an hour with no bennys. The line for those jobs would be 2 blocks out here.These guys are making as much as those as those clowns in Vegas that were padding the paroll.
Tim

Henderson, NV

#6 Dec 7, 2012
Wish that was true these guy starting waging are less per hour then a Nye County dog catcher....thats they start at $13.35/hour you put your lifeon the line for that much....They wish they got paid as much as vegas....Did you know theres only 9 paid firefighters per day that run 20-40 calls per day and the dept sends out 4 people at any given time to vegas to transport people from that local hospital that cant do there job. So that leaves 5 people to do the job in this town. And they have asked the community for volunteers and they only.got 15 people and only 1-2 show up on a good day...this dept runs right under 10000 calls per year and has the number one fires for southern nevada. The 2 census the town has paid over $80k could of paid for people. Both census said with this many calls the town should have on 27-35 people per day. Instead 9 guys for 24hrs and the town cant do yearly physicals right and these guys are getting sick...you tell me if the town cant protect the paid personel what you think they do to volunteers?
Uhhh

Pahrump, NV

#7 Dec 7, 2012
Did you know that the local fire fighters do everything they can to get overtime? Hmmmm, shocking.
Tim

Henderson, NV

#8 Dec 7, 2012
Overtime thats the dumbiest thing i have ever heard.... do you think town and chiefs and officials regulate that....your the most unimformed person....do you that the town has stated in pahrump 9 guys is the min staffing without hiring more firefighters...dont you think firefighters would rather be safe then unsafe with more personel. Think about it guys get injured when you dont have enough firefighters working ...Plus the public gets these guys sick...so instead of these guys working and getting children or elderly sick or even you they call off....someone has to work and btw they have to bring in a docs note to show they were.sick and wont get anyone else in public sick...does your.job do that???
Ron Pauler

Las Vegas, NV

#9 Dec 7, 2012
we need to get rid of the union and Scott Lewis!!!
Dave

Henderson, NV

#10 Dec 8, 2012
This Fire Chief Scott Lewis amazes me....he never addresses his fire dept issuess...If theres OT issues maybe you need to hire people..Why does he keep asking for new emergency vehicles when they dont have enough people driving them. SOME FIRE CHIEF. Do your job be a leader better yet get out..i like how his emergency fire chief car has no emergency identifcation on it...Is he afraid of the public and who he is. Why does he act like a cop instead. This guy is in over his head. I heard Jersey hiring you and the town manger should go through....you can mange the under water town...
Tony

Henderson, NV

#11 Dec 8, 2012
Are you kidding me...The Town of Pahrump knew firefighters were sick and still allowed its firefighters serve the public...Thats a huge lawsuit let alone liability to this Town. I wonder what diseases or issuess these poor firefighters had. I wonder if anyone from the public that they helped got sick too. Bad politics as always. GREAT FIRE CHIEF PROTECTING HIS FIREFIGHTER. Sad sad sad. Glad to see your true colors.....
Billy

Pahrump, NV

#12 Dec 8, 2012
It's fun to listen to him describe how they put out fires on 41. When we arrived on scene, we did a frontal attack, followed by a side attack and a top attack, then we did CRACK ATTACK and gave all the firemen a WEDGIE. LMFAO
Billy

Pahrump, NV

#13 Dec 8, 2012
Tony wrote:
Are you kidding me...The Town of Pahrump knew firefighters were sick and still allowed its firefighters serve the public...Thats a huge lawsuit let alone liability to this Town. I wonder what diseases or issuess these poor firefighters had. I wonder if anyone from the public that they helped got sick too. Bad politics as always. GREAT FIRE CHIEF PROTECTING HIS FIREFIGHTER. Sad sad sad. Glad to see your true colors.....
Awww, poor babies have the sniffles.
George

Henderson, NV

#14 Dec 9, 2012
Billy wrote:
It's fun to listen to him describe how they put out fires on 41. When we arrived on scene, we did a frontal attack, followed by a side attack and a top attack, then we did CRACK ATTACK and gave all the firemen a WEDGIE. LMFAO
THATS FUNNY I think hes trying to sound all official so someone thinks hes the man for the job..Sounds like a puppet with words coming out that only he understands...
Ray

Henderson, NV

#15 Dec 9, 2012
I just read in a October forum that 42 concerns were brought to the Fire Chief about safety and management issuess by the union.....why isn't HR involved or town manager.....whats the cover up....maybe Brett Jones for Nye County EMS can do better..
James

Lockhart, TX

#16 Dec 9, 2012
76 percent of the firefighters have no confidence in fire chief Scott Lewis. Sounds like there is a problem...
Scott

Henderson, NV

#17 Dec 9, 2012
If the union doesnt like the fire chief then the town going to suffer too. SOUNDS LIKETHIS FIRE CHIEF ISNT PUTTING FIREFIGHTER SAFETY NOR THE COMMUNITY FIRST AT ALL!!!! Next town board meeting count me in!!!

“Omaha, NE ”

Since: Dec 12

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#18 Dec 9, 2012
Tim wrote:
Overtime thats the dumbiest thing i have ever heard.... do you think town and chiefs and officials regulate that....your the most unimformed person....do you that the town has stated in pahrump 9 guys is the min staffing without hiring more firefighters...dont you think firefighters would rather be safe then unsafe with more personel. Think about it guys get injured when you dont have enough firefighters working ...Plus the public gets these guys sick...so instead of these guys working and getting children or elderly sick or even you they call off....someone has to work and btw they have to bring in a docs note to show they were.sick and wont get anyone else in public sick...does your.job do that???
In other words, that person hit the nail and the head and you had to spend 20 mins coming up with some idiotic reply,.

The firefigters in this town go OUT OF THEIR WAY to not hire, so that the existing firefighters get overtime. Its a fact and has been talked about over and over. Now, go back to your union hall.
Kevin

Henderson, NV

#19 Dec 9, 2012
Why does the fire dept in pahrump send its paid firefighters to vegas for stable hospital to hospital patient transfer? Does the town need money that bad....Hire some part timers for peaks hours...They used to do that before, or did the fire chief burn that bridge. Which liability is greater...no firemen in town to run calls because there in vegas on transports or having paid personel ready to go on 911 calls... i saw the same ambulance that is at station 3 pass me up in station 5 area. Thats over 15-20 miles out of area.Sure hope no one i know was hurt on that call. Thats a long reaponse time.
Scott L

Pahrump, NV

#20 Dec 9, 2012
It's fun to listen to me describe how they put out fires on 41. When we arrived on scene, we did a frontal attack, followed by a side attack and a top attack, then we did CRACK ATTACK and gave all the firemen a WEDGIE. LMFAO

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