Fire chief: System is flawed

Fire chief: System is flawed

There are 5 comments on the story from Jun 19, 2007, titled Fire chief: System is flawed. In it, reports that:

“It was due to the lack of personnel able to provide the service.”

Subhead BY ANN HENSON Citizen Staff Monroe County's top fire official said he is investigating why volunteer firefighters from the Big Coppitt Key fire station did not respond to a Stock Island house fire ... via

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#1 Jun 19, 2007
And here's the rest of the story......

Callahan failed to mention that he and his firefighters did not know where the hydrants were. The first truck ran out of water in just a few minutes.

It took the home owner and some neighbors to find a hydrant and carry the hose to it. One of the cops even asked a fire fighter "why aren't you hooking up to that hydrant?" The fire fighter didn't even know it was there.

God bless the fire fighters for what they do. But the chief needs to be looked at for his training procedures. His men and women are supposed to know where those hydrants are located.


#3 Jun 20, 2007
In the Keys, all hydrants are marked with a blue reflector in the middle of the roadway.


#4 Jun 22, 2007
It didn't help that some moron in a Hummer ran over the firehouse and split it. I believe he was arrested.


#5 Jun 22, 2007
Oops. I ment to say fire HOSE.


#6 Jun 22, 2007
Ed Boza was his name. He deserved to be arrested because the on scene firefighters told him not to drive over the hose. He destroyed a $1,000 hose.

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