Somerset Fire Dept
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Mee

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 9, 2013
Why is the somerset fire department requesting prayer for equipment and more properly trained staff on Facebook?

Neither one of these things should ever be an issue.
gonzo

London, KY

#2 Jun 9, 2013
Mee wrote:
Why is the somerset fire department requesting prayer for equipment and more properly trained staff on Facebook?
Neither one of these things should ever be an issue.
It is a strange post....but maybe they have a point of concern.

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Since: Sep 08

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#3 Jun 9, 2013
Praying before entering a structure fire can't hurt - Praying for equipment can't hurt either , but , that is an equipment issue and can be addressed inhouse -
makesnosense

Pineville, KY

#4 Jun 9, 2013
This is what i know, they have the best equipment money can buy, they have a great job, all of them make upwards to 35,000 to 40,000 grand a year or more, countless holidays, and vacation, great retirement(20 year), they have massage chairs, big screens, free food, not sure how many volunteers in the county do this all for free, it wouldn't take much to turn the city into a volunteer department, if i am not mistaken they spend about 2,500,000 dollars a year for a budget. Not so sure i would be posting this on a city facebook page. I say this if they are that unhappy with their jobs, then they need to go somewhere else, cause 1000 other volunteers in this county that has just as much training (some have more) would love to have full time fireman job where they work 2 days a week and sleep half of that time. Maybe if SFD were kept busy they would have less to complain about, they need to realize how they got it so good, this mayor has the majority of this council anytime he wants them, all it takes is a vote to dissolve the fire department. I don't think this mayor is one to fool with right now with all the other stuff going on, remember this fireman , a whole of them pushed hard for this mayor to get elected 6 years ago. Maybe next time they go out and campaign for someone they will listen to the truth instead of a bunch of promises. They all gave Wiles such a hard time i bet a lot of the ones that wanted Wiles out wished they had him back now. Need to quit crying and go to work.

“....VETS”

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#5 Jun 10, 2013
a man/woman who can walk into a dangerous situation and risk their life to save one , shouldn't be told what they have ...

using as a shock value: go to the [twin towers] and tell the dead that they have a big screen tv

simple solution , when you have a fire don't call the firedept. fight it your self

pull your head out of your azz and grow up
Bootlegger

London, KY

#6 Jun 10, 2013
Their prayers must have been answered in a good way or bad way because it has been taken down from there Facebook site. I wonder if anyone was fired for speaking the truth.
makesnosense

Pineville, KY

#7 Jun 10, 2013
If its the truth or not, that is not a way to address this issue, if a boss was the one that posted that they should be fired. I must be stupid or something but dang they seem to have it good to me, maybe its the moral that's bad. Its a direct reflection of people in charge there. Their are more captains, Lts and Sargents than fireman, maybe they have too many bosses. i do respect what they do but they need to realize, its the job they have chosen, i would like more money and better working conditions too, but its not going to happen. I am sure if a big fire ever happened here every fire dept in the county would be there to help. They need to thank god every day for the job they have cause many out here doesn't have it that well.
SMH

United States

#8 Jun 10, 2013
You obviously have no idea what you are talking about, there is no such rank as "Sargent" for example nor are there any massage chairs either. The firefighters there bend over backwards to make the city happy and get railroaded in the process. I volunteer in the county and can't tell you how many times they help the volunteer departments in the county. So maybe you should pull your head out of the mayor's ass.
makesnosense wrote:
If its the truth or not, that is not a way to address this issue, if a boss was the one that posted that they should be fired. I must be stupid or something but dang they seem to have it good to me, maybe its the moral that's bad. Its a direct reflection of people in charge there. Their are more captains, Lts and Sargents than fireman, maybe they have too many bosses. i do respect what they do but they need to realize, its the job they have chosen, i would like more money and better working conditions too, but its not going to happen. I am sure if a big fire ever happened here every fire dept in the county would be there to help. They need to thank god every day for the job they have cause many out here doesn't have it that well.
gonzo

London, KY

#9 Jun 10, 2013
SMH wrote:
You obviously have no idea what you are talking about, there is no such rank as "Sargent" for example nor are there any massage chairs either. The firefighters there bend over backwards to make the city happy and get railroaded in the process. I volunteer in the county and can't tell you how many times they help the volunteer departments in the county. So maybe you should pull your head out of the mayor's ass.
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Just because you couldn't get a job in the city you should not be so pissed....you still fight fires with your brethren right?
Firefriend

London, KY

#10 Jun 10, 2013
When fire is cried and danger is neigh,
"God and the firemen" is the people's cry;
But when 'tis out and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.
~Author unknown, from The Fireman's Journal, 18 Oct 1879
FireGal

United States

#11 Jun 10, 2013
@ makesnosense, you relly need to know your shit and get your head out of the mayors ass befor you run your mouth. The guys at SFD are working in a hostile environment from the mayor and are doing a damn good job with it. Rock on guys and thank you for your service!
SMH

United States

#12 Jun 10, 2013
Don't worry about me, I have a job. Just a question, at what point did I say was mad because I didn't have a job with the city. I am mad because Kim Jong does what he wants and there is now accountability for it. I am mad because someone whether it be firefighter or citizen is going to get killed simply because he had a bone to pick with someone... Oh and the morons that get on here and say all this b.s. about things they don't know anything about. People wine about Fire and EMS crews getting paid to sleep but it is simple economics, you get the most people possible for the smallest amount of money possible on duty around the clock that way. Everyone in the city will see when there house catches on fire at 2 am and the local fire department can't do anything until help arrives because by law they can't enter a house with out enough personnel on scene.
Firefriend wrote:
When fire is cried and danger is neigh,
"God and the firemen" is the people's cry;
But when 'tis out and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.
~Author unknown, from The Fireman's Journal, 18 Oct 1879
gonzo

London, KY

#13 Jun 10, 2013
Firefriend wrote:
When fire is cried and danger is neigh,
"God and the firemen" is the people's cry;
But when 'tis out and all things righted,
God is forgotten and the firemen slighted.
~Author unknown, from The Fireman's Journal, 18 Oct 1879
Pretty much applies to all of our protectors...right?
Anonymous

Chicago, IL

#14 Jun 10, 2013
makesnosense wrote:
This is what i know, they have the best equipment money can buy, they have a great job, all of them make upwards to 35,000 to 40,000 grand a year or more, countless holidays, and vacation, great retirement(20 year), they have massage chairs, big screens, free food, not sure how many volunteers in the county do this all for free, it wouldn't take much to turn the city into a volunteer department, if i am not mistaken they spend about 2,500,000 dollars a year for a budget. Not so sure i would be posting this on a city facebook page. I say this if they are that unhappy with their jobs, then they need to go somewhere else, cause 1000 other volunteers in this county that has just as much training (some have more) would love to have full time fireman job where they work 2 days a week and sleep half of that time. Maybe if SFD were kept busy they would have less to complain about, they need to realize how they got it so good, this mayor has the majority of this council anytime he wants them, all it takes is a vote to dissolve the fire department. I don't think this mayor is one to fool with right now with all the other stuff going on, remember this fireman , a whole of them pushed hard for this mayor to get elected 6 years ago. Maybe next time they go out and campaign for someone they will listen to the truth instead of a bunch of promises. They all gave Wiles such a hard time i bet a lot of the ones that wanted Wiles out wished they had him back now. Need to quit crying and go to work.
U obviously dont have a clue what u are talking about. I know a few of the guys that work there and i know they dont sit on there asses and sleep all the time. They work hard around the station and they are always training to keep up on there certifications. And also i know that 2 of there 1st out trucks are county owned
Known

Fortville, IN

#15 Jun 10, 2013
At " make no sense" for FYI firefighters make no where close to 35,000to 40,000 a year. Does the department have TV's and couches yes. But don't you have furniture in your home?! These Guys are away from their families for 24 hours not knowing if during this time if they will ever come home again to their wives and children. Yes they chose this job to protect and serve others but when your down man power and have trucks that go out of service often due to mechanical problems it makes it very hand to perform a job. As a citizen you should want what is best for the dept not only for protecting of Your home should it ever catch fire but also to make The Heros ( firefighters) safe while on shift and in house fires or meth labs. Know what your talking about before you decide to talk trash about a dept who would bend over backwards to defend your property or help you out of your burning home or wreck vechile.
gonzo

London, KY

#17 Jun 10, 2013
Known wrote:
At " make no sense" for FYI firefighters make no where close to 35,000to 40,000 a year. Does the department have TV's and couches yes. But don't you have furniture in your home?! These Guys are away from their families for 24 hours not knowing if during this time if they will ever come home again to their wives and children. Yes they chose this job to protect and serve others but when your down man power and have trucks that go out of service often due to mechanical problems it makes it very hand to perform a job. As a citizen you should want what is best for the dept not only for protecting of Your home should it ever catch fire but also to make The Heros ( firefighters) safe while on shift and in house fires or meth labs. Know what your talking about before you decide to talk trash about a dept who would bend over backwards to defend your property or help you out of your burning home or wreck vechile.
I agree..can't fix stupid...or a pissed off employee that needs to be released of their duties.....
firefighterswife

Hazard, KY

#18 Jun 10, 2013
Apparently this ignorant person @makesnosense is completely clueless! Instead of bad mouthing all the fire fighters at SFD, you should be thanking them for serving our community as well as they do!!!! Wow @makesnosense you sure know a lot about SFD! It would be nice if my husband brought home 35,000 to 40,000 a year, FYI it's not anywhere close to that!!!!! I would like to see you suit up and go into a fire with these brave men that work for the fire dept, risking their own life for people they dont even know. I'm not sure where you are getting your facts from with this whole massage chairs and free food. Maybe your talking about another Somerset Fire Dept in another state! Your stupidity is frowned upon to say the least!

God Bless all the Firefighters at Somerset Fire Dept!
We all appreciate you for all you do!
Prayers to you all and all of your families!
gonzo

London, KY

#19 Jun 10, 2013
firefighterswife wrote:
Apparently this ignorant person @makesnosense is completely clueless! Instead of bad mouthing all the fire fighters at SFD, you should be thanking them for serving our community as well as they do!!!! Wow @makesnosense you sure know a lot about SFD! It would be nice if my husband brought home 35,000 to 40,000 a year, FYI it's not anywhere close to that!!!!! I would like to see you suit up and go into a fire with these brave men that work for the fire dept, risking their own life for people they dont even know. I'm not sure where you are getting your facts from with this whole massage chairs and free food. Maybe your talking about another Somerset Fire Dept in another state! Your stupidity is frowned upon to say the least!
God Bless all the Firefighters at Somerset Fire Dept!
We all appreciate you for all you do!
Prayers to you all and all of your families!
I agree..like I said before one cannot fix stupid...all will be ok.
Phillip Rogers

Harrogate, TN

#21 Jun 10, 2013
I am a Firefighter EMT that proudly works at Somerset Fire Dept. I don't normally get on topix because lots of the time people don't really seem to know that facts about what they are talking about. However this subject was brought to my attention and I happen to have the inside scoop, lol. So if any citizen would like to learn more about the fire dept and what we have and what we do I am inviting you to come to the station tomorrow! I will be working 24hrs starting at 7am and we give tours all the time to kids and adults alike! If you can make it tomorrow any day is a great day to meet the firefighters and take a tour. I am directing this post to to (makesnosence) but all are welcome at the fire dept! I never understood why people don't put their real names on what they post, with that being said I encourage everyone to remember (makesnosence) in prayer tonight. I will also ask for prayer for the Somerset Fire Dept including myself ! Thankful to be serving my community and I hope to meet you soon!
Somerset Fire Dept
121 S Central Ave
Somerset, Ky 42501
makesnosense

Pineville, KY

#24 Jun 11, 2013
FireGal wrote:
@ makesnosense, you relly need to know your shit and get your head out of the mayors ass befor you run your mouth. The guys at SFD are working in a hostile environment from the mayor and are doing a damn good job with it. Rock on guys and thank you for your service!
the ones complaining right now and are same ones that held fundraisers and went door to door for this mayor to get elected!!!! Don't believe me ask them, they were also warned about this mayor and that he would go back on his word after the election, so if you want to be mad at someone be mad at the guys that done everything in their power to get this mayor in office, he only won by 40 votes the first time and 80 the second time, the fireman pulled that many votes for sure. Those guys were warned plenty of times but they listened to what was promised instead of looking at the man behind those promises. They were more concerned about what they could get out of it. I am not talking about all the firemen just the ones that got involved in the elections.

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