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Grow Up

United States

#87 Jun 14, 2013
Yea so just bc were employed by the city means we have to be professional when people are sitting around bashing us and running us into the ground? I think not!!! I love my community and will do everything in my power to protect it and the citizens but I will not ever sit and let people run me and my brothers in the ground like we're dirt. Whether or not you see it there is alot of hard work and dedication within the dept. It's so easy for people to judge the firefighters and make comments like all they do is eat, sleep, and hang out at the station. When in reality that's not at all what takes place. Like I said in earlier post there is down time while on shift, but that's the reality of the emergency medical services whether it be police, fire, or EMS. It's that way everywhere. But at any given moment any member of any 3 of these organizations could be called to put their life on the line and would not think twice about doing that. I'm sure I'm no different than anyone else, I give respect and act professional when I am given respect and treated in a professional manner. The fact of the matter is you get what you give and right now it's pretty obvious what the fire dept is being given. Brotherhood. It's something you people bashing us has no clue about, but we understand it and will live by it. If you don't like it then its pretty simple. Log off and don't read it.
Grow Up

United States

#88 Jun 14, 2013
And as for the volunteers in this county I agree we have the best group around. I to am a volunteer and I know for a fact you would never have 60-70 volunteers show up to take care of a fire in Somerset. Just an example that you have no clue what your talking about.
ToCanSam

London, KY

#89 Jun 14, 2013
PC FF wrote:
Yes comparing the Fire Dept to the other departments make sense. No they dont have to work every day in the 100 degree heat or outside in the winter conditions, but they do have to be out at 3am going into a structure fire which is 1000+ degrees or they have to cut someone out of a vehicle when its pouring the rain or snowing. As for the volunteers im sure they have plenty but those people have jobs and arent guaranteed to be there. Pulaski County has one of the best group of volunteers and fire dept. system around but we cant always be there. Somerset needs the manpower there and paid 24/7.
Each job has its dangers, but look at some of the other departments, I have seen these guys down in ditches 20 feet deep, running into houses because of a gas leak or even a sewer odor, which is very dangerous and they do this weekly, sometimes daily, they are out every day in traffic, crawling down in manholes, lift stations that are 20 to 30 feet deep, working on natural gas leaks or compressors, they also do their own electric work which is very dangerous, so these guys at the other departments aren't sitting around waiting on the phone to ring, this is their daily job and it is every bit as dangerous as the police or fire departments, maybe even more so since they do it daily, so there are alot of dangers in each department, the water department probably is the safest of them all, but still has dangers.
heroes

Monticello, KY

#90 Jun 14, 2013
Yah, all firefighters are heroes. We know.

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#91 Jun 14, 2013
Grow Up wrote:
And as for the volunteers in this county I agree we have the best group around. I to am a volunteer and I know for a fact you would never have 60-70 volunteers show up to take care of a fire in Somerset. Just an example that you have no clue what your talking about.
You spoiled brat , I was draggin' hose before you were born - You may not show up , but many others would - How many actually fought the Don's IGA fire years ago ??-All volunteers - Are you saying that 60 volunteers wouldn't respond if called ?- I say all available would show up - You must be a special kind of firefighter to know others wouldn' respond in an emergency - Kiss my soot black ass -
SMH

Elizabethtown, KY

#92 Jun 14, 2013
ToCanSam wrote:
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Each job has its dangers, but look at some of the other departments, I have seen these guys down in ditches 20 feet deep, running into houses because of a gas leak or even a sewer odor, which is very dangerous and they do this weekly, sometimes daily, they are out every day in traffic, crawling down in manholes, lift stations that are 20 to 30 feet deep, working on natural gas leaks or compressors, they also do their own electric work which is very dangerous, so these guys at the other departments aren't sitting around waiting on the phone to ring, this is their daily job and it is every bit as dangerous as the police or fire departments, maybe even more so since they do it daily, so there are alot of dangers in each department, the water department probably is the safest of them all, but still has dangers.
Just so you know when there is a gas leak in the city a fire truck was there, when some thing happens to one of those guys a fire truck is there, not saying they don't work hard or have dangers, but you make it sound like it is the most dangerous job in the world. Also, most city departments have top of the line equipment. Do a little research and see howamy firefighters, ems workers, or police officers are killed every year. They all do it any time day or note no matter what the weather.
SMH

Elizabethtown, KY

#93 Jun 14, 2013
Knowitall9 wrote:
<quoted text>You spoiled brat , I was draggin' hose before you were born - You may not show up , but many others would - How many actually fought the Don's IGA fire years ago ??-All volunteers - Are you saying that 60 volunteers wouldn't respond if called ?- I say all available would show up - You must be a special kind of firefighter to know others wouldn' respond in an emergency - Kiss my soot black ass -
I'm not saying 60to 70 wouldn't show up if you called enough departments, but you would have to call several, and by they time they got there it would defeat the purpose, most houses would be a total loss. Who do you think the surrounding volunteer departments call when they need help? The simple fact of the matter is most people won't volunteer any more. Ask any volunteer dept
, the numbers get smaller every year. "Most" people would rather sit back and complain.
SMH

Elizabethtown, KY

#94 Jun 14, 2013
The citizens of the city of Somerset pay taxes to have well staffed and equipped emergency services, they deserve better.
makesnosense

Middlesboro, KY

#95 Jun 15, 2013
Another place to start is all the political hires down there, that needs to change, need to go thru the same process as the police department does and take political hires out of it, most were hired because of family members knew the mayor or family worked at the fire department. Its all in who you know not what type of person you are or your experience or education. Wasn't someone hired recently in front of several volunteers because mayor knew his dad? Who would want to volunteer there if all you do is clean up the trucks and put your time in just be replaced by a guy from the outside, i know i wouldn't. Maybe one day this paid department will be as good as Parkers Mill volunteer department?
BoFF

United States

#96 Jun 15, 2013
SMH wrote:
The citizens of the city of Somerset pay taxes to have well staffed and equipped emergency services, they deserve better.
Does any one know if the fire fighters of somerset have to ho to an academy?
ToCanSam

London, KY

#97 Jun 15, 2013
SMH wrote:
<quoted text>
Just so you know when there is a gas leak in the city a fire truck was there, when some thing happens to one of those guys a fire truck is there, not saying they don't work hard or have dangers, but you make it sound like it is the most dangerous job in the world. Also, most city departments have top of the line equipment. Do a little research and see howamy firefighters, ems workers, or police officers are killed every year. They all do it any time day or note no matter what the weather.
You are talking about Somerset, I don't remember any being killed in the past few years, the Somerset job is not as dangerous as maybe some of the bigger Cities are because of population, the other departments are on call 24/7 and when a gas leak or sewer odor is call in the fire department are not always there, they are not there when these guys are in ditches 20 feet deep or a lift station/manhole 30 feet deep. The City has their own crews and equipment to take care of these calls on gas leaks and other issues, if it is bad the fire department is called for backup, but the other crews do the work, the fire dept is always on standby, each department has their own crews that responds to calls whether it be gas, water,sewer or whatever. I know they have a dangerous job, but again, each department in the City has its own dangers. Do some research and you will see that being a firefighter is not the most dangerous job in Somerset/Pulaski county.
SMH

Elizabethtown, KY

#98 Jun 15, 2013
ToCanSam wrote:
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You are talking about Somerset, I don't remember any being killed in the past few years, the Somerset job is not as dangerous as maybe some of the bigger Cities are because of population, the other departments are on call 24/7 and when a gas leak or sewer odor is call in the fire department are not always there, they are not there when these guys are in ditches 20 feet deep or a lift station/manhole 30 feet deep. The City has their own crews and equipment to take care of these calls on gas leaks and other issues, if it is bad the fire department is called for backup, but the other crews do the work, the fire dept is always on standby, each department has their own crews that responds to calls whether it be gas, water,sewer or whatever. I know they have a dangerous job, but again, each department in the City has its own dangers. Do some research and you will see that being a firefighter is not the most dangerous job in Somerset/Pulaski county.
Tell me when the last time a city gas or sewer employee was killed on duty?
SMH

Elizabethtown, KY

#99 Jun 15, 2013
makesnosense wrote:
Another place to start is all the political hires down there, that needs to change, need to go thru the same process as the police department does and take political hires out of it, most were hired because of family members knew the mayor or family worked at the fire department. Its all in who you know not what type of person you are or your experience or education. Wasn't someone hired recently in front of several volunteers because mayor knew his dad? Who would want to volunteer there if all you do is clean up the trucks and put your time in just be replaced by a guy from the outside, i know i wouldn't. Maybe one day this paid department will be as good as Parkers Mill volunteer department?
Trying to pull a response from an irate fireman awful hard aren't you? Maybe trying to get a chief job? Don't get me wrong Parkers Mill is a good department, but you can't compare paid to volunteers because of response time.
SMH

Elizabethtown, KY

#100 Jun 15, 2013
With the above being said, I am done with this thread. I refuse to be provoked any further by someone on a keyboard. Everyone is entitled to there own opinion and it is apparent that some of you just want to make the department look bad.
BoFF

United States

#101 Jun 15, 2013
SMH wrote:
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Trying to pull a response from an irate fireman awful hard aren't you? Maybe trying to get a chief job? Don't get me wrong Parkers Mill is a good department, but you can't compare paid to volunteers because of response time.
There are no Chiefs in Somerset, both Police and Fire. Wasn't the City attourney running the police department some time ago.
makesnosense

Middlesboro, KY

#102 Jun 15, 2013
I think i am done with this thread too cause no matter what you say, they will continue to do the same thing they have always done, be unhappy with their job because of a mayor or council or equipment or overtime pay, schedules or the countless other reasons. Government workers should be absolutely thankful for being able for the taxpayers to pay them doing something supposedly they want to do, but with all the griping and complaining about everything , who can tell if they are thankful for what the people of Somerset are giving them, they always talk about what they give to the citizens but we give them just as much or more. Focus on the job you are doing and quit complaining all the time. If its that bad quit
Grow Up

United States

#103 Jun 15, 2013
@knowitall9 you kiss my ass you disgruntled, washed up idiot. Sounds to me like your a special kind of firefighter to know that you were dragging hose before I was born. If that be the case you should know more than you do. Speaking of you should really change your name from knowitall bc you only wish that we're true. Your the most ignorant person I have ever listened to. With that being said I'm exiting this conversation bc you can't fix stupid nor talk to it so you have a great day. Keep telling these people things they don't know about us bc the truth will come out eventually.
ToCanSam

London, KY

#104 Jun 15, 2013
SMH wrote:
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Tell me when the last time a city gas or sewer employee was killed on duty?
Tell me the last time a firefighter or police officer was killed in the line of duty in Somerset?????
gonzo

Somerset, KY

#105 Jun 15, 2013
makesnosense wrote:
I think i am done with this thread too cause no matter what you say, they will continue to do the same thing they have always done, be unhappy with their job because of a mayor or council or equipment or overtime pay, schedules or the countless other reasons. Government workers should be absolutely thankful for being able for the taxpayers to pay them doing something supposedly they want to do, but with all the griping and complaining about everything , who can tell if they are thankful for what the people of Somerset are giving them, they always talk about what they give to the citizens but we give them just as much or more. Focus on the job you are doing and quit complaining all the time. If its that bad quit
I agree ..I quit.

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Since: Sep 08

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#106 Jun 15, 2013
Grow Up wrote:
@knowitall9 you kiss my ass you disgruntled, washed up idiot. Sounds to me like your a special kind of firefighter to know that you were dragging hose before I was born. If that be the case you should know more than you do. Speaking of you should really change your name from knowitall bc you only wish that we're true. Your the most ignorant person I have ever listened to. With that being said I'm exiting this conversation bc you can't fix stupid nor talk to it so you have a great day. Keep telling these people things they don't know about us bc the truth will come out eventually.
I ain't disgruntled - Done my time and decided it was a younger mans job - At least I had sense enough to know when to fade away instead of hangin' on and complicatin' the situations for others - If you're a real dedicated volunteer , answer that pager , do your best , and know when it's time to move on - I've seen things on fire scenes that I hope you younger guys never have to deal with - It's still in my blood , but not in my heart anymore - Hang tough , do your best , and don't get dragged into this mess - I'll be carryin' my scars from fires for the rest of time -

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