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Rockwood Fire Department ALWAYS on the road wasting time and money

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Tax Payer wondering why

Fort Campbell, TN

#1 Mar 27, 2010
Do any of you good Rockwood citizens and taxpayers always see the Rockwood Fire Department suburban truck driving all around town? I see a lot when I know they are not actually working and doing their job. I dont think that shopping at the IGA, Walmart, Dollar Store, Sonic, Hardees, Subway is actually what we tax payers buy the gas for that vehicle for. I think the vehicle should absolutely be parked at all times if not on official business. I would like to know how much gas that thing has used over the past year because they get bored at the fire department and want to go shopping. I understand if it is being used to help and protect the people, but not because they are hungry. I think they can take their lunch and dinner to work with them and leave the thing parked and save some gas and money. Isnt the city of Rockwood suppose to be broke? Gas cost money, maintenance on the suburban cost money. As usual the city goverment is taking advantage of the tax payers and wasting money. Park it till needed.
True Caring Citizen

Knoxville, TN

#2 Apr 22, 2010
What an ignorant person. I mean REALLY!!!??? You can definitely tell this person must not care about the well being of the people who we put our lives in everyday. To think that you have that big a problem of them going to Sonic to get food. I think there are bigger thing in Rockwood to be concerned about then where the Fire Department goes.
How do you know

Murfreesboro, TN

#3 Apr 23, 2010
How do you know their not using their own money for gas? How do you know they don't do their own up keep on the vehicle? Why should they bring there food to work with them? because you said so.
I so tired of hearing how bad Rockwood is, if it is so bad move out of Rockwood, and keep your mouth shut.
laughing

Zion, IL

#4 Jul 19, 2010
i kno for a fact they dont use there own money for gas!!!!! i am a former employee of that dept. they have to live there at the dept for 24 hrs at a time.... away from family and friends and if there shift falls on a holliday then guess where there not.... with friends and family. there at the station waiting on some stupid prick to burn a turkey so they can come protect them. i think they should have the right to go get something from walmart or where ever as long as they stay in the city......
Blazing saddles

Fort Campbell, TN

#5 Jul 19, 2010
laughing wrote:
i kno for a fact they dont use there own money for gas!!!!! i am a former employee of that dept. they have to live there at the dept for 24 hrs at a time.... away from family and friends and if there shift falls on a holliday then guess where there not.... with friends and family. there at the station waiting on some stupid prick to burn a turkey so they can come protect them. i think they should have the right to go get something from walmart or where ever as long as they stay in the city......
Clint, Why do you not work there anymore?
the beast

Zion, IL

#6 Jul 19, 2010
moved too il. so how and y do you kno me.
SUNSHINE

Byesville, OH

#7 Jul 21, 2010
Tax Payer wondering why wrote:
Do any of you good Rockwood citizens and taxpayers always see the Rockwood Fire Department suburban truck driving all around town? I see a lot when I know they are not actually working and doing their job. I dont think that shopping at the IGA, Walmart, Dollar Store, Sonic, Hardees, Subway is actually what we tax payers buy the gas for that vehicle for. I think the vehicle should absolutely be parked at all times if not on official business. I would like to know how much gas that thing has used over the past year because they get bored at the fire department and want to go shopping. I understand if it is being used to help and protect the people, but not because they are hungry. I think they can take their lunch and dinner to work with them and leave the thing parked and save some gas and money. Isnt the city of Rockwood suppose to be broke? Gas cost money, maintenance on the suburban cost money. As usual the city goverment is taking advantage of the tax payers and wasting money. Park it till needed.
HERE WE GO AGAIN, Someone in this town always bad mouthing the police, fire, or anything else just to be talking shit. Do you have any idea what hours they work, they do get hungry you dumba**, WHTF????? I'm so sick of you stupid people having nothing better to do than to get on here popping your damn mouths off, I hope your house dont burn because I would hate for those guys to waste their time coming to save your punk a**. If you was such a good citizen you would not be on here talking shit. NOT one person but myself made a comment to our troops that came home!!!! Why??? Because that would be somthing good to talk about and it seems around here you people have nothing good to say aboout anything or anyone so really why are you here???? Just to be stupid is the only answer I can think of!!! Get a life, move the hell outa here, find a job, hell take a nap just SHUT UP! Everyone has already read all the shit that these "GOOD CITIZENS" on here have posted so no need to keep it going find something else to do.
James

Maryville, TN

#8 Jul 30, 2010
SUNSHINE wrote:
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HERE WE GO AGAIN, Someone in this town always bad mouthing the police, fire, or anything else just to be talking shit. Do you have any idea what hours they work, they do get hungry you dumba**, WHTF????? I'm so sick of you stupid people having nothing better to do than to get on here popping your damn mouths off, I hope your house dont burn because I would hate for those guys to waste their time coming to save your punk a**. If you was such a good citizen you would not be on here talking shit. NOT one person but myself made a comment to our troops that came home!!!! Why??? Because that would be somthing good to talk about and it seems around here you people have nothing good to say aboout anything or anyone so really why are you here???? Just to be stupid is the only answer I can think of!!! Get a life, move the hell outa here, find a job, hell take a nap just SHUT UP! Everyone has already read all the shit that these "GOOD CITIZENS" on here have posted so no need to keep it going find something else to do.
I think that the Fire department does a great job and we all appreicate the fact they run into a burning building when we are running out but, they also draw a salary just like you and me and part of their responsibiity is to be good custodians of the citys money. They may work 24 hrs straight but they alao only work a couple of days a week. Not bad for 4-5 days off. I agree with the first guy we should not be allowing them to use city resources for personal use. Stop by walmart on the way to work like the rest of us.
James

Maryville, TN

#9 Jul 30, 2010
I think that the Fire department does a great job and we all appreicate the fact they run into a burning building when we are running out but, they also draw a salary just like you and me and part of their responsibiity is to be good custodians of the citys money. They may work 24 hrs straight but they alao only work a couple of days a week. Not bad for 4-5 days off. I agree with the first guy we should not be allowing them to use city resources for personal use. Stop by walmart on the way to work like the rest of us.
just a thought

Nashville, TN

#10 Jul 30, 2010
James wrote:
I think that the Fire department does a great job and we all appreicate the fact they run into a burning building when we are running out but, they also draw a salary just like you and me and part of their responsibiity is to be good custodians of the citys money. They may work 24 hrs straight but they alao only work a couple of days a week. Not bad for 4-5 days off. I agree with the first guy we should not be allowing them to use city resources for personal use. Stop by walmart on the way to work like the rest of us.
Do you not know that they have cut down their trips, do you not know that they have things that they do during the day? Most of the time that they are out of the station I see them working, coming back from calls, hydrants, getting supplies for their stations, do they need paper towels or cleaning supplies to make sure everything is clean, infact I have also seen them out looking to make sure that fires that are controled are under control, or they are doing prefire plans, I think you all need to get off your high horses and think about this, yes they work, yes they are out but what are they doing, many of times I see them up at Walmart they are getting things for the station NOT FOR THEIR PERSONAL USE but to keep the resources that we pay for neat, I'm not saying that they don't sometimes go places for personal gain but they are not the only ones who do this, Get down to thier level, go work with them and see what thier days are like and see what they do for a living maybe you and who ever else will get a better understanding just how things work... Back off the fire department and understand they may have a job but they live there for 24 hours if not 48 sometimes, they don't get to spend holidays with their family while they are at work while you sit there and have a nice hot turkey or ham dinner for thanksgiving and Christmas they are there saving the lives of people in our community have a little respect for them and stop the bashing... Just think of it this way where do you work do you have lunch or dinner breaks? It should be the same for them as it is for us, yes I sit in an office all day, and have breaks they should to. You people need to have better things to say, oh but wait just a second, it is all bad till your family needs them, until your house catches on fire, your in a wreck and you need to be pulled out, then the things change, they are your heros and you wouldn't know what to do with out them, or wait are you going to bad mouth them even more then? for saving your life or a life of a loved one or your house... Get a grip on life you can't have everything your way people have to live and so do our fire departments have to function and get out to and interact with the community. Heck I'd love to see them on the road more then they are, cause I know they are out there looking out for my safety and the safety of my family and friends and community.. Just a thought..... THINK ABOUT IT.. GET OVER IT AND RESPECT THEM THEY PUT THEIR LIVES ON THE LINE FOR US... I SURELY DON'T SEE YOU DOING IT.. ROCKWOOD FIRE STAY SAFE AND GOD BLESS ALL OF YOU, YOU ALL ARE HEROS IN MY EYES..
just a thought

Nashville, TN

#11 Jul 30, 2010
Tax Payer wondering why wrote:
Do any of you good Rockwood citizens and taxpayers always see the Rockwood Fire Department suburban truck driving all around town? I see a lot when I know they are not actually working and doing their job. I dont think that shopping at the IGA, Walmart, Dollar Store, Sonic, Hardees, Subway is actually what we tax payers buy the gas for that vehicle for. I think the vehicle should absolutely be parked at all times if not on official business. I would like to know how much gas that thing has used over the past year because they get bored at the fire department and want to go shopping. I understand if it is being used to help and protect the people, but not because they are hungry. I think they can take their lunch and dinner to work with them and leave the thing parked and save some gas and money. Isnt the city of Rockwood suppose to be broke? Gas cost money, maintenance on the suburban cost money. As usual the city goverment is taking advantage of the tax payers and wasting money. Park it till needed.
And this to me sounds like either A a presonal issue or B just wanting to get some problems started with someone.....Just aren't happy Mrs. Drama Queen Are we until we have to make someones life hell huh? I'm going to laught the day you need the fire department and they won't help you cause of your stiring up crap... Feel good now don't you?
James

Maryville, TN

#12 Jul 30, 2010
Sounds to me like you are typing away while on duty in the firestation. That is not good either. On those Holidays why are they at the station. Why not go home... If they can drive to walmart and that is okay they should be able to drive home to eat. Or better than that why dont they just stay home and we will call them if we need them. YOu really need to check yourself. You are getting too emotional about the issue. Are we hitting close to home.........
just a thought

Nashville, TN

#14 Jul 30, 2010
James wrote:
Sounds to me like you are typing away while on duty in the firestation. That is not good either. On those Holidays why are they at the station. Why not go home... If they can drive to walmart and that is okay they should be able to drive home to eat. Or better than that why dont they just stay home and we will call them if we need them. YOu really need to check yourself. You are getting too emotional about the issue. Are we hitting close to home.........
I do not like the disrespect you show to the community my father served as a Firefighter in another state (OHIO) and I saw what it was like for them. as again go see at the local stations what they deal with, what they see and maybe you'll and others will see behind their eyes and all that play into their jobs. You think you know it all then go tell them how it is run.... Yes this is upsetting to me to see yet another person who thinks that it is alright to take all rights away from them. Well here is a thought for you to ponder on go down there and ask how many live inside city limits that can go see thier familys at holidays, or better yet ask them what their holidays there are like have them show run reports to where they don't get a break to see thier families, I guess what I am saying is yes they need to get out and have public relations and be seen in the public doing their jobs and the rest of you shut up... and let them do what they have to. They have a boss to answer to they also have the councle there and the mayor. This is a spot in my heart that will always be a tender subject and just know that it so doesn't just happen here it happens everywhere... and to answer your question, no I do not work for the fire department I am an Sales person for Us Cellular..
My thoughts

United States

#15 Aug 1, 2010
I have lived in this city for forty years now. It is a shame how citizens who have nothing better to do or have a personal agenda are always slandering the people who protect us. Its either how the dispatchers were to slow, E.M.S let somebody die, how its the Police Depts fault the Meth makers don't stay in jail, and now how the Fire Dept uses a City vehicle to go get dinner. If your really worried about our fine city and how your tax dollars are spent, go to a city council meeting and state your concerns in open public forum. I hope you never need the brave men and women you slander.
SUNSHINE

Nebo, NC

#16 Aug 1, 2010
James wrote:
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I think that the Fire department does a great job and we all appreicate the fact they run into a burning building when we are running out but, they also draw a salary just like you and me and part of their responsibiity is to be good custodians of the citys money. They may work 24 hrs straight but they alao only work a couple of days a week. Not bad for 4-5 days off. I agree with the first guy we should not be allowing them to use city resources for personal use. Stop by walmart on the way to work like the rest of us.
You must not appreciate them to much, you are on here whining about a few dollars that came from "CITIZENS AND TAXPAYERS" I mean really, Is it killing your pocket cause they eat a sandwich or go to WALMART for what ever reason, it really shouldnt matter to you since they are on the job. I guess you think working 24 or 48 hours is just EASY, well its not. Instead of crying about a dollar or two we should be going by sometimes to see if they need anything or take them snacks or something since they do their best to protect us and save us if our house is in flames or some other accident, but do you care? Dont you think you would need a few days off after working a full day and night or TWO? Dont you think they need rest and time with their families? Im sure you go home to yours EVERY NIGHT!!! back off! worry about real issues, there is to much SHIT in the world for you people to be whining about our FIREMEN eating and cleaning the station and where the fire trucks are going. You know they do go down the road sometimes to make sure the trucks are up to par as should be incase they get a call a house in on fire, what if it was your house? wouldnt you want to know that they would be there ASAP, but if they leave the trucks just sitting and and not service or check them or run them, then they wouldnt know if anything was wrong and OMG! what if it broke down on the way to your house and it was burning, could you imagine the crap that would be said then. I bet you would also wonder why they hadnt been doing their jobs to make sure the trucks and equipment is working properly. you people must think they shouldnt eat while working, you know they may need a little energy to run into a burning building (altho you act as if its nothing) and fight fire, and to serve and help protect our community for you people to whine and fuss about anything. just something to nag nag nag about. Says your name is JAMES, maybe sometime in your life you may have been in a fight with another man, these days maybe a woman, but no matter if you have or not, have you ever thought about fighting a fire??????????
SUNSHINE

Nebo, NC

#17 Aug 1, 2010
My thoughts wrote:
I have lived in this city for forty years now. It is a shame how citizens who have nothing better to do or have a personal agenda are always slandering the people who protect us. Its either how the dispatchers were to slow, E.M.S let somebody die, how its the Police Depts fault the Meth makers don't stay in jail, and now how the Fire Dept uses a City vehicle to go get dinner. If your really worried about our fine city and how your tax dollars are spent, go to a city council meeting and state your concerns in open public forum. I hope you never need the brave men and women you slander.
THANK YOU SO MUCH! It's so nice to see someone that has a HEART! as we both read on here there is not to many hearts at all in this town anymore, I wish they would just move and shut up if they think its so bad here.
SUNSHINE

Nebo, NC

#18 Aug 1, 2010
James wrote:
Sounds to me like you are typing away while on duty in the firestation. That is not good either. On those Holidays why are they at the station. Why not go home... If they can drive to walmart and that is okay they should be able to drive home to eat. Or better than that why dont they just stay home and we will call them if we need them. YOu really need to check yourself. You are getting too emotional about the issue. Are we hitting close to home.........
NO you need to check yourself, stop being an ASSHOLE! and no im not at a fire station and I dont work there either, my DAD was a firemen for years and I hate the ground he walks on, I wouldnt spit on him if he was on fire, but I dont get on here and bad mouth the rest of them, I'm very thankful we have them, unlike you. EMOTIONAL, yes its upsetting that people get on here smacking gums let crap continue to come out of their mouths about the ones that put their life on hold to protect us, YES IT GETS OLD QUICK, I THINK TOPIX SHOULD JUST BE DELETED FROM THE INTERNET, people dont use it to discuss anything or make anything better, they use just as you do, to nag, cry, whine, start shit, talk shit, keep drama going, that seems to me thats all its used for. I'm happy for you people that have nothing better to do than nag nag nag, life must be real easy for you to have that much time on your hands
SUNSHINE

Nebo, NC

#19 Aug 1, 2010
Tax Payer wondering why wrote:
Do any of you good Rockwood citizens and taxpayers always see the Rockwood Fire Department suburban truck driving all around town? I see a lot when I know they are not actually working and doing their job. I dont think that shopping at the IGA, Walmart, Dollar Store, Sonic, Hardees, Subway is actually what we tax payers buy the gas for that vehicle for. I think the vehicle should absolutely be parked at all times if not on official business. I would like to know how much gas that thing has used over the past year because they get bored at the fire department and want to go shopping. I understand if it is being used to help and protect the people, but not because they are hungry. I think they can take their lunch and dinner to work with them and leave the thing parked and save some gas and money. Isnt the city of Rockwood suppose to be broke? Gas cost money, maintenance on the suburban cost money. As usual the city goverment is taking advantage of the tax payers and wasting money. Park it till needed.
well maybe just for your smartass they will just leave them parked and if your house ever is on fire maybe the trucks will break down!!! then what? you would be on here saying how they should do service and whatever to the trucks, but NO that would make to much sense for some you to think of right now until its your house or your family! why dont you park your mouth till asked for your stupid opinion is NEEDED.
JIm

Maryville, TN

#20 Aug 3, 2010
They must have been hungry on Monday. Saw the truck parked at Hardees on Monday morning.
THE SHOCKER

Elizabethtown, KY

#21 Aug 9, 2010
laughing wrote:
i kno for a fact they dont use there own money for gas!!!!! i am a former employee of that dept. they have to live there at the dept for 24 hrs at a time.... away from family and friends and if there shift falls on a holliday then guess where there not.... with friends and family. there at the station waiting on some stupid prick to burn a turkey so they can come protect them. i think they should have the right to go get something from walmart or where ever as long as they stay in the city......
walmart is closed on christmas:)

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