Raceland Fire Department members
rfd

Ashland, KY

#42 Nov 30, 2009
Well lets just put it this way we will run our dept the way we have been and if you don't like it stay the hell away!!!!!!! Lets put it this way when a fire dept is called there must be some kind of emergency or we would not be called so we will continue to do what we do until further notice thank you and have a great day!!!!
Rfdlt2011

Ashland, KY

#43 Nov 30, 2009
And I'm not sure, are you also a certified medical personnel? Or perhaps, do you know anything about medical issues? The med unit and chief, along with the police on scene, all requested our response. The accident may have been non-injury, but the cause of the accident was the underlying problem, along with the location the vehicle was sitting. So like one of our other officers has informed you, we take care of our city, our dept, and if you don't like it, STAY THE HELL AWAY!!!!!!!!!! Oh yeah, and don't forget, thank you and have a great day!!!!!!!!!!
confused

Columbia, KY

#44 Nov 30, 2009
The part of statement "before they kill a member of the public, or worse yet, one of their own! I thought the duty of a firefighter was to protect the public and their property. If the firefighter is more importatnt than the public why are you on a dept. Would you think twice about going into a burning building to save a member of the public. If this is how it is done now, take be back to the day of the old smoke eaters. They took care of the public with out thought of self.
raceland boy

Wolfforth, TX

#45 Nov 30, 2009
Not to smart ii wrote:
<quoted text>
In each run a fire dept. gets, it must be decided whether this is a " true emergency" I assure you that a non injury accident, with emergency personnel on scene is NOT an emergency. Running lights and siren all the way from Ashland was not called for, and especially when the chief is on scene telling you there is no emergency. Also, another thing that was left out of the original post is the fact that when the trucks went up the steep incline in the alley, they left 2 huge scrapes in the road, and removed all the blacktop from around the manhole, almost tearing the manhole out of the ground. The city of Ashland was informed, and they were not too happy with what the fire dept. did to their street. All that being said, the fire dept. needs to realize what is, and is not an emergency, before they kill a member of the public, or worse yet, one of their own! Does the risk outweigh the benefit??? That is the question!
well if you were in a wreck would you want the fire dept to be on there way or not on there way.... Now that is the Question????
Wake Up

Wagoner, OK

#46 Nov 30, 2009
I am not with the Raceland fire dept. but I was raised around the fire dept. and I will have to say that Raceland had a great response time and with due care to the public. Most of the time it takes longer for some dept to arrive on the scene. It takes some of them that long to get to their stations. So If all you can do is down this dept. then maybe you need to find a new hobby. These men and women risk their lives on a daily basis to make our community safe and would risk their lives to save your dumb ass! I think firefighter have one of the hardest jobs around, and until you have been in their shoes and know what happens on some of these scenes, and can show some respect, SHUT THE HELL UP!!!
Kinky Shit

Ashland, KY

#47 Nov 30, 2009
They are good for watching porn on the computer John Rowe set -up for them a bunch of young fools hangout there all hours day and nite. Cost the taxpayers alot of money over a yrs time.
Not to smart ii

Brooklyn, NY

#48 Nov 30, 2009
To confused, I will address you first, to try to clear up the confusion. We are a brotherhood! A big disfunctional family, but disfunctional or not, nobody wants to see a brother or sister hurt or killed. In all training situations, you are always taught that safety is the most important part, first and foremost yours, then the saftey of your fellow firefighters, then the public. The reason for that, is that if we are incapacitated, how are
we gonna help you? A whole lot has
changed since the days of the smoke eaters,
and it's all for the better. Now, to raceland boy, the answer to your question is, it depends on a lot of factors. Am I trapped, or do they need to land a helicopter, then absolutely! Did granny just ass end me at 10 miles an hour, or did I run into a ditch??? Ummmm.... No! To 2011, I am a medical professional, but with a med unit on scene, I think they probably had it under control enough that you didn't need to run code 3 from Ashland. Just my opinion. Last, but not least, to wake up. I have walked in those shoes for a long long time, and have seen things that I wouldn't wish my worst enemy to see, so I think I have every right to voice my opinion. Thank you very much, and have a wonderful night!
Rfdlt2011

United States

#49 Dec 1, 2009
Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the words from the med crews mouth when I walked up were, "can u get this door out of my way. We've got to get the patient loaded and out of here." But it's irrelevant. It wasn't your run, so u don't need to concern yourself with our dept. You can walk in your shoes somewhere other than our district.
Not to smart ii

Brooklyn, NY

#50 Dec 1, 2009
Rfdlt2011 wrote:
Actually, if I'm not mistaken, the words from the med crews mouth when I walked up were, "can u get this door out of my way. We've got to get the patient loaded and out of here." But it's irrelevant. It wasn't your run, so u don't need to concern yourself with our dept. You can walk in your shoes somewhere other than our district.
Ok, I'm only giving my opinion, if your chief and assistant chief want to continue down the path they are going, then by all means. Just food for thought, just because you're in a fire truck doesn't mean people will not still hit you, and if you're at fault, you can be held liable, both civilly, and criminally. It ain't worth it!
Rfdlt2007

Ashland, KY

#51 Dec 1, 2009
Not to smart ii wrote:
<quoted text>
Ok, I'm only giving my opinion, if your chief and assistant chief want to continue down the path they are going, then by all means. Just food for thought, just because you're in a fire truck doesn't mean people will not still hit you, and if you're at fault, you can be held liable, both civilly, and criminally. It ain't worth it!
Ok, you gave your opinion, so here is mine. We all understand the chances we as firefighter's take any time we get behind the wheel, whether it be a POV or a Dept vehicle. That doesn't mean that we are going to downgrade on an emergency call, just to make other people happy. As for the comment about our chief and Deputy chief, I along with the other firefighter's on this dept. have full faith and confidence in our leadership. They are great men and damn good firefighters. Anyone who says different is a damned fool. I don't know who you are, nor do i really care, but to come on here and question the integrity of the firefighters on this department is ludicrous. Do us all a big favor and keep your apparently biased opinions to your self.

GOOD DAY!
just me

Richmond, KY

#52 Dec 1, 2009
Kinky Shit wrote:
They are good for watching porn on the computer John Rowe set -up for them a bunch of young fools hangout there all hours day and nite. Cost the taxpayers alot of money over a yrs time.
The person setting up the computer cannot be held responsible for what jr. firefighters view on the web.
Not to smart ii

Brooklyn, NY

#53 Dec 1, 2009
Wow! Are you even reading what I'm writing? It's not about making people happy! It's about the safety and well being of the public you're supposed to protect! My opinions are somewhat biased, in that they are the NATIONAL STANDARD! If you are running code to a call that is not a true emergency( yes, we have those more than real ones) and you hurt or kill someone, it is your ass! The operator of the vehicle, the officer, and the
chief are all responsible. I didn't say one bad
word about your chief or deputy cheif, and
will not on a public forum. If I wanna say it,
I will to them. I just think maybe you should
research the information I am trying to pass
along, and stop trying to act bad on here.
Believe it or not, I am trying to help!
once was

Ashland, KY

#54 Dec 1, 2009
If you think your dept. or officers can not be sued you are wrong. In the not to distant past a local f.d. chief and dept. were about to be sued over the injury to a firefighter due to a JR. firefighter. A deputy's paper work is the only thing that rescued that dept. As for the comments about porn, the dept. can be held liable for Jrs seeing it. Ever wonder if someone higher that the council, or mayor reads this. Maybe you are being investigated and don't know it.
ilcrlb

Flatwoods, KY

#55 Dec 1, 2009
the raceland firefighters are good guys. i feel safe with them. but if you don't, then you don't have to live here. i know and hang out with alot of the guys on the fire department. they would do just about anything to save someones life. and if they couldn't, then thats not their fault. dont forget they are volunteers, they don't have to go save people, but thats what they WANT to do.
IN THE KNOW

Ashland, KY

#56 Dec 2, 2009
I assure you that our jrs are not looking at pornographic anything on the internet on the stations computers. Now for the litigation matter we know that you can be sued. Now unless you know for a fact what is really going on at the RFD...NOTHING....than there is no need for your scornful remarks. I appreciate the opinions of all posters and ask that this so called topic be laid to rest. If you have a complaint against the RFD then it should be filed properly not on a Internet Gossip Site.
rfd

Ashland, KY

#57 Dec 2, 2009
well let me say this the conmputers at the fire station are password protected and if one does get on it there is an offcer present and i kno this for a fact so until you have proof don't run your mouth!!!!!!!!! I think people are just jealous of what we have and what we have accopmlished in the past few years because let me tell you this dept has some of the best equipment and trucks it's ever seen. And some of the best officers it's ever seen. And we are not going to let someone like yourself ruin that for us.... If your intersested in what goes on here we meet on monday nights at 18:00 hours and we will give you our 10 page applcation with a background check through ksp and we will interview you and consider to take you on. And if your than what goes on here don't concern you unless you live in the city and if so u are still welcome to come down to our meetings and see and if you have a complaint take it to the council meeting which is the second tuesday of every month at 19:00 hours at the community center.
laugh out loud

Ashland, KY

#58 Dec 2, 2009
Didn't the Raceland Fire Dept mess up their truck AGAIN at the Ashland Parade! Good lord-get some guys that know how to drive! And shouldn't you have left one truck at the station just in case you were to get a call!! Oh yeah-you did get a call! lol
not to smart

Ashland, KY

#59 Dec 2, 2009
informed wrote:
it only took them 6 min to get there it takes some depts 10 to 15 min to get there
ha ha ha... ok so you still think it is a good thing? if u made it in 6 mins you are driving way way to fast and that is unsafe.
not to smart

Ashland, KY

#60 Dec 2, 2009
Rfdlt2011 wrote:
As for the issue of our trucks being in Ashland, it was done with the plans of a standby crew being at the station. Unfortunately that crew wasn't able to make the call. So yes we responded, but I can assure u that our response, no matter how we exited, was done with complete due regard to the safety of the public, our crews, and our equipment! U choose to attempt to down play our abilities, but yet I feel it's nothing more than sheer jealousy, the description u give of our exit path leads me to believe u yourself were in the same staging area, and by knowing our response times tells me you were listening to our fire frequency. So criticize all u want, but I'll continue to believe u are nothing more than pure envious that our men and women not only make the calls when needed, but that we do it with better and with more due regard for our public than most!
Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!! you pulled over a KSP officer in your POV... is that due regard!!!!
rfd

Newburgh, IN

#61 Dec 2, 2009
no the truck did not get damagegd its just fine come see yourself if you would like.... That would be worthington not raceland our truck has never been damaged there was a truck at the station thank you

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