pikeville fire department

pikeville fire department

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bob

Dunlap, TN

#1 Dec 28, 2011
are they a paid department?????????? cause they should be!
Ole Man

Nashville, TN

#2 Dec 28, 2011
NO Bob, none of the fire departments in Bledsoe Co. are paid. All are volunteers, and do the work because they feel it's the "right thing to do".
visitor

Dunlap, TN

#3 Dec 28, 2011
bob wrote:
are they a paid department?????????? cause they should be!
Are you saying that these departments should be staffed every day?
Thankful

Dunlap, TN

#4 Dec 28, 2011
bob wrote:
are they a paid department?????????? cause they should be!
I am thankful for the willingness of every volunteer to help someone else! You can judge this post in a negative way if you want to but I'll make this statement - If YOU are ever in need of their services, YOU will be grateful to see them coming and will be thankful to them for the rest of your life!!! Thank you to every VOLUNTEER in any aspect and may God bless you and your family with a happy, healthy and blessed New Year. You give of yourselves for the benefit of others - SOMETHING MORE PEOPLE SHOULD LEARN TO DO!
Volunteers

Dunlap, TN

#5 Dec 28, 2011
There are so many wonderful people in that department. The amount of time they put in as volunteers amazes me. They are all so deticated to helping people in need. No they do not get paid. They are all 100% Volunteers. They simply want to help others. I can't tell you the sacrafices they make...lack of sleep, missed meals, pysical exhaustion and ocassionaly an ungrateful or rude comment by someone whom doesn't understand the amount of training they must have. Some of these members have been on the dept. for many many years. I'm so grateful to have people like them. What would we do without them. There are departments in the county that do not have the amount of members in there departments. Sometimes there is no one from that department to respond. The members all still respond to assist each other. It really doesn't matter who belongs to what department they are all members of a family of choosen bothers/sisters. They will risk their lives for you and each other without hesitation. They are often put in very dangerous situations, but to them that is just their job.
mike

Crab Orchard, TN

#6 Dec 28, 2011
Pikeville isnt big enugh to have a full time department so it depends on volunteers trained for such emergencies and we are grateful to have them.
neighbor

Dunlap, TN

#7 Dec 28, 2011
yes they do get puy into dangerous situation. my neighbors shed was burning. i called 911. the firefighters were there in like 4-5 minutes. they quickly put it out and saved the building but as they were pulling stuff out i heard one of them holler at the man that was in charge. they had pulled out something and showed it to him. they all immediantly got out of the building. turns out it caught fire because it was a meth lab. i could not believe it. the guy in charge told them all to get out. i thought wow these guys do this everyday and they dont' get paid. i wouldn't do it. thank god they will. i don;t know why they doit? but so glad we have them. god bless them and keep them safe.in my book the are heroes!!!!! and i really appreciate what they do, they saved my sisters home many years ago , my faimly will never forget ahwy they did, she did'nt have insurance an almost lost everything she owned. THANK YOU TO ALL U WONDERFUL SELFLESS BEAUTIFUL SOULS!!!! we need you despartly. We have donated to them every year since, but we will never be able to repay them for what they did for our family, the other poster was right, we have the finest volunteer aroud!
citizen

Dunlap, TN

#8 Jan 2, 2012
they dont get paid a dime but for all they do they should recieve some sort of compensation for their time they seem to have their ducks in a row and as a community we are lucky to have them!!!!!
RedWriterMom

Pikeville, TN

#10 Jan 2, 2012
They are wonderful and selfless! They deserve our thanks as do all emergency personnel!!
Passion fruit

Pikeville, TN

#15 Jan 27, 2012
Why do they allow non-members to spend the night at the fire hall and make messes and junk up the place? Is it necessary to stay there anyway? It is a good department- very well trained.They take care of each other- at least they should!We should pay them!!
Bug eyes

Pikeville, TN

#16 Jan 27, 2012
Who runs the department now. I heard it was a bunch of young kids. Who are the officers? What are their responsibilities!!!??? Are they all well trained or not!!!???

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