Stanford Fire Department needs more v...

Stanford Fire Department needs more volunteer firefighters

There are 11 comments on the The Interior Journal story from Jul 10, 2012, titled Stanford Fire Department needs more volunteer firefighters. In it, The Interior Journal reports that:

Acting Chief Robin Jones said the city currently has a roster of about 15 firefighters, which is about a dozen less than where he'd like it to be.

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resident

United States

#1 Jul 12, 2012
Interesting article but probably should do a little more research before releasing it to the public. A few years ago Stanford had a reputation as one of the best fire departments in the state(volunteer or paid). There were 30 or more volunteers serving our city! They made personal sacrifices to protect us. They were well trained, professional acting men that were treated unfairly when they questioned decisions and voiced concerns over outdated equipment. Several were "fired" and even escorted out of the fire station by the police. Others left because of the issues within the department. Talk to the people that served for years on the department. Find the true reasons that the fire department has shrunk to 15 members.
Nicole H

United States

#4 Aug 2, 2012
Why is some people always trying to say they are not treated right or they are invisible? How stupid. Can't you speak up for yourself instead of hiding behind a computer screen??
leslie

United States

#5 Aug 3, 2012
Nicole H wrote:
Why is some people always trying to say they are not treated right or they are invisible? How stupid. Can't you speak up for yourself instead of hiding behind a computer screen??
Seems like it was stupid to let the fire department degrade to the point of begging for members.
jackie

United States

#6 Aug 4, 2012
I want to be on fire department. What do I need to do?
fire wannabe

Lebanon, KY

#7 Aug 4, 2012
can i drive the big red truck?
jackie

United States

#8 Aug 4, 2012
Seriously who would I talk to about being on fire department? I have 2 brothers that wants to also.
michelle

New Lenox, IL

#14 Aug 14, 2012
leslie wrote:
<quoted text>Seems like it was stupid to let the fire department degrade to the point of begging for members.
Who's fault was it.....the chief or the mayor?
CallingThemOut

United States

#15 Aug 15, 2012
Umm is this the same group who use to set fire to stuff for practice ?
teacher

Chicago, IL

#18 Aug 18, 2012
resident wrote:
Interesting article but probably should do a little more research before releasing it to the public. A few years ago Stanford had a reputation as one of the best fire departments in the state(volunteer or paid). There were 30 or more volunteers serving our city! They made personal sacrifices to protect us. They were well trained, professional acting men that were treated unfairly when they questioned decisions and voiced concerns over outdated equipment. Several were "fired" and even escorted out of the fire station by the police. Others left because of the issues within the department. Talk to the people that served for years on the department. Find the true reasons that the fire department has shrunk to 15 members.
What happened to the fire department? When I was still teaching, the firemen came to school to speak with our students about fire safety. I recall them saying they were "30 members strong". I thought that was amazing to get 30 men to volunteer for such a dangerous job. I commend all of the past and current volunteers for their community service.
firefighter

Newburgh, IN

#19 Jan 23, 2013
CallingThemOut wrote:
Umm is this the same group who use to set fire to stuff for practice ?
They ALL set fire to stuff for practice. It is actually a part of NFPA training.

Since: Apr 13

Newburgh, IN

#20 Apr 11, 2013
jackie wrote:
Seriously who would I talk to about being on fire department? I have 2 brothers that wants to also.
If you're still interested, just call the fire department and ask for Scott Maples. Tell him you're interested.

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