If your house catches on fire, or you are in a car wreck out in the county somewhere. Would you let a volunteer fire department cut them out of the car? Would you prefer they die in the car because EMS can not get them out? Fire departments do a lot more than just run around in fire trucks. Maybe you should get out a little bit more and see what goes on in your area.All volunteer fire depts are nothing but a sponge to absorb tax dollars and to say they save property lol that's funny has part of ur home ever burned and only to walk inside and the only part that was saved was flooded with water ? Well there training and standards don't begin to compare with fire depts such as pikeville city , those guys are required to train frequently ! I am pro fire dept as long as the standards of the dept meet those of the larger agencies and I mean in training and testing but a bunch of teenagers running around in fire engines for free ??? What a joke !
#21 May 5, 2013
#22 May 5, 2013
Waste money on a drag strip while shutting down fire departments. Do you know what it does to insurance rates when fire departments lose or get their classification lowered.
I thought that was supposed to be medium cost housing up Marion's branch? What is the fiscal court saying about this, they were crying about the city getting that property for 1 million and it worth 3.
#23 May 7, 2013
The difference is that the City fire department members are PAID and folks seem more dedicated and interested in frequent training, competitions, etc. when they are being compensated. The county members are VOLUNTEERS only so what do you really expect for free??? The government cuts their funding instead of offering incentives for member recruitment, training or anything else. They are usually first responders to accidents with no reimbursement for gas. I grant that there are some volunteers that don't take their duty serious and goof off but don't bash each and every department for the behavior or experience you have had with one. It takes more than one or two mature responsible adults to have stressful situations like structure fires and auto accidents under control and it seems that each department in the county lacks sufficient competent volunteers.
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#25 Jun 19, 2013
Hell No!!! they arent going to acknowledge coal, they display signs right in RA during UK games for green energy companies, and UK itself uses alternative forms of energy.
They are anti coal, but pro cash.
They wouldnt dare shake the hands of a dirty coalminer, but, they would jerk his arm off to get to the cash.
wondering what happened to all this cash they saved???
guess it had to pay calipari's big overbloated salary!!
#27 Jun 19, 2013
Well Frankfort can point out all the wasted coal severance tax money over the last 30 years! You can't give a Pike County politician money and then expect them not to waste it. If the money had been spent on the creation of non coal jobs as intended we would not have to worry about losing the coal business or the tax base.
I would like to see a list of all the projects in just the last 10 years that coal severance tax money has been used on. 10,000,000 dollar hole in the ground and a bunch of plaques is all we got to show for millions of dollars worth of coal severance coming into the county!
#29 Jun 19, 2013
This just shows how stupid you really are. The volunteer fire departments has the same training as paid firefighters. Their equipment has to met NFPA standards just like the paid firefighter. They even train together at times. You must be so jealous or turned down by a department. No wonder with your brains.
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