Fire chief retires after 32 years wit...

Fire chief retires after 32 years with department

There are 82 comments on the Daily Sentinel story from Dec 6, 2011, titled Fire chief retires after 32 years with department. In it, Daily Sentinel reports that:

After serving his community for over 32 years as a fireman, Gallipolis Fire Chief William Robert "Bob" Poling, Jr., is retiring as the head of the Gallipolis Fire Department, a post he has held since August 28, 2005.

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anon

United States

#1 Dec 6, 2011
yeah and it wouldnt have happened if those crooked ass commissioners and city manager would mind their own business and worry about fixing the city up after their projects failed. they have a commissioner on their that sued the city and they worry time and time again about the fire department when they all do a hell of a job and he was an excellent chief. if they cant put enough time in the projects in the city than i think they all need to be removed so someone that actually cares can help the city instead of jay and that wallace dude taking there grudge against the chief too far.
customer

United States

#2 Dec 6, 2011
Thanks Bob for your service.
anon

United States

#3 Dec 6, 2011
i agree. thank u bob for ur service and the kindness u have shown everyone even when they didnt deserve it.
Firefighter

Lancaster, OH

#4 Dec 6, 2011
The FD chief is a CROOK !!!!!
anon

United States

#5 Dec 6, 2011
haha u must be the one that kept running and tattling when u didnt get ur way and u have the wrong damn chief cause he is the kindest person i know.
anon

United States

#6 Dec 6, 2011
and another thing he would give the shirt off his back to help anyone yeah there were people that didnt like him and had it for him(obviously u were.one of them) but let.me tell u something a crook he was not soo f%&#*%5: what u didnt get what u wanted:
, and i can almost guarentee i know who u r and u were a huge problem he should have fired a long damn time ago.
Firefighter

Magee, MS

#7 Dec 7, 2011
anon wrote:
and another thing he would give the shirt off his back to help anyone yeah there were people that didnt like him and had it for him(obviously u were.one of them) but let.me tell u something a crook he was not soo f%&#*%5: what u didnt get what u wanted:
, and i can almost guarentee i know who u r and u were a huge problem he should have fired a long damn time ago.
. You have no idea who I am, your buddy the chief is a good guy but his priorities and his crookedness done him in, he was his own worst enemy !!!
anon

United States

#8 Dec 7, 2011
lol funny. no what did him in was that little assholes on the fd that was supposed to be in a brotherhood and turned out they did everything in their power to hurt him and i tell u what i may not know exactly who u r but i tell u this if u r one of the ones who i think it is i wouldnt trust any of the fire department guys in a damn burning building cause ur dumbass would leave them hanging and turn around saying it was their fault so i have news for u if u call urself a "firefighter" and ur on here bashing him when obviously he did something right for having 32 yrs service, than u r not a respected firefighter and ur the crook because firefighters stick together but yet u were more than likely one of the ones running like a girly bitch to ur ol buddies jay and steve. u want the department to be like it was when u have drunk ass fuckers on the department well just so u know they get a vote and there r more of them then there r people like u
anon

United States

#9 Dec 7, 2011
and if u r on the gvfd(which i am almost positive u r) the only reason u have an issue with him is because u were on the verge of getting cannedthis month cause ur run percentage was shitty and as soon as he was gone u have dumb fucks such as urself trying to break the rules and calling in to see if u could get credit when u didnt even make the run. i am not fucking stupid u want the "old department" back well how about this get the fuck over it cause there r new guys now who actually give a damn about saving a life or trying to save a house unlike urself who only wants the credit so u can call urself a "firefighter" y dont u do us all a favor and quit cause u are not in any brotherhood i have seen nor would i trust u with my life or my family members life.
i know

Lutz, FL

#10 Dec 7, 2011
hey "anon"...u need to back off, u dont know the facts, i do....let it go
anon

United States

#12 Dec 7, 2011
most of this shit was because a few guys on the department had an issue with him and he was too damn polite. if he was a crook than i wouldnt be hearing him giving people help when they need help in their own life so obviously u dont know shit what u know is what u hear.
anon

United States

#13 Dec 7, 2011
and another thing i have heard it from the guys and from his mouth so obviously ur facts r coming from the cereal box or the commissioners that hate him anyways and also while i am on a roll if it wasnt true at all what i am saying than y in the hell at the meeting last night did steve have to take it up with jay who they hire for his replacement its none of his damn bussiness. his motive was to get poling out so they can put his friend in. true fact and if i am wrong than he wouldnt have been running his fucking mouth last night.
i know

Lutz, FL

#14 Dec 7, 2011
i'm telling u "anon"...u need to let it go before the real truth comes out...Poling is retired, let it be....the issues u are talking about have nothing to do with Poling....u need to get ur facts straight....yes there were issues happening with in the department which POLING HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH. Bob was just given and oppertunity and took it....if u have problems with steve, maybe u should talk to him, i know he will set u straight...i will assume by ur use of foul language, u cant handle the truth
anon

United States

#15 Dec 7, 2011
i can handle whatever is brought to me and he is getting i brought to his attention wait and see. the issue now is him. they change contracts just so they get what they want and if they arnt fighting fire than who is the new chief has nothing to do with them. i do have a foul mouth and thats sure as hell isnt going to change. my views on this are not changing for u or anyone cause i know he is an amazing person so u believe ur nonsense and i will believe the truth so drop it and leave it as agree to dissagree.
anon

United States

#16 Dec 7, 2011
and i really dont want to hear anymore of ur bullshit to be honest cause obviously it sounds as if ur defending the 2 commissioners who r trying everything they can to get what they want when there is absolutly nothing wrong with the guy that is wanting to pit in for chief, i agree he is retired let it be but i wont stand for people bending the rules and threatening jobs when he dont get what he wants and no i am not talking about bobs job i am talking about randys as a city manager.
see ya

Lubbock, TX

#17 Dec 7, 2011
What about mike null how is he as chief
anon

United States

#18 Dec 7, 2011
just started as filling in so dont know yet. he is very knowlegable and has alot of good ideas but dont like the way he gives people credit for runs when they call in and say they r coming and dont show up. that was alot of the guys problem before they wanted credit for runs so they could stay on the department, i just find that crazy because a fd is there to help people not about making ur run percentage up just to stay on it only has to be 25% for a yr to stay on.
see ya

Lubbock, TX

#19 Dec 7, 2011
anon wrote:
just started as filling in so dont know yet. he is very knowlegable and has alot of good ideas but dont like the way he gives people credit for runs when they call in and say they r coming and dont show up. that was alot of the guys problem before they wanted credit for runs so they could stay on the department, i just find that crazy because a fd is there to help people not about making ur run percentage up just to stay on it only has to be 25% for a yr to stay on.
so if he gets chief doesn't he have to move out of the house as the resident fireman
anon

United States

#20 Dec 7, 2011
who knows they change it how the city wants it so to be honest idk. i heard before that how they got rid of someone in the house but it isnt that big of a deal who lives in the house as long as they r able to respond when there is an emergency thats what the house is good for cause the fire department guys dont all live right in town.
Firefighter

Lancaster, OH

#21 Dec 7, 2011
anon wrote:
who knows they change it how the city wants it so to be honest idk. i heard before that how they got rid of someone in the house but it isnt that big of a deal who lives in the house as long as they r able to respond when there is an emergency thats what the house is good for cause the fire department guys dont all live right in town.
. But the great thing about all if this is, that BP 601 is no more !!!!!

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