Andersonville to begin subscription f...

Andersonville to begin subscription fire service

There are 262 comments on the WAFF-TV Huntsville story from Oct 31, 2012, titled Andersonville to begin subscription fire service. In it, WAFF-TV Huntsville reports that:

A volunteer fire department in Anderson County says due to a lack of funds, it will be converting to a subscription-based operation starting next year.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at WAFF-TV Huntsville.

Funny

Knoxville, TN

#223 Jan 12, 2013
They should change the name to Professional Hot Air.
Sawyer Boys

Knoxville, TN

#224 Jan 13, 2013
You should have him as a neighbor. What a joke!
Why

Knoxville, TN

#225 Jan 14, 2013
Why?
Subs

Knoxville, TN

#226 Jan 14, 2013
He is a blow hard and a joke. Keep up the good work AVFD.
Chief

Knoxville, TN

#227 Jan 21, 2013
Thanks for supporting us.
Jimmy

United States

#228 Jan 25, 2013
Sorry chief. You are the bigger man. My jealously got me.
ticked off

Thonotosassa, FL

#229 Jan 28, 2013
Wow Devol(s)...you say that u don't wanna pay to protect someone else's home, but you left out some important information ...the whole reason you have pushed so hard for this new fire station is because your shop building that you built for your business is uninsurable! Your building can only be insured as long as there's a fire dept within a specific proximity! So I dont wanna pay (or live close to) another fire station just because you were stupid enough to build without insurance! At least be honest about it DEVOL!
Funny

Cookeville, TN

#230 Feb 8, 2013
Chief Bagwell spanked Jimmy Brubaker, who is close to Bankruptcy, like a little baby.

Mark wannabe Devol is too scared to even come around.

Since: Sep 12

United States

#231 Feb 10, 2013
You people are total re tar. Ds
Brubaker

Mauldin, SC

#232 Feb 26, 2013
Chief Bagwell is a good man. I got some bad information. I support the fire department.
Fedupwiththearro gance

Northfork, WV

#233 Dec 28, 2013
Bagwell isn't even known outside Anderson and Knox Co's. I am a graduate of the National Fire Academy and have an administrative degree in another field of study. I did the volunteer thing from 1983 to 2006. I have instructed in many fire schools and police academies throughout the eastern US and have NEVER once heard of this man until I inquired about who was starting this Pay for Services crap and then heard how he was run off from Claxton and now has some lame brain ideas about developing a county wide fire department. Are you crazy AVFD (surely a misguided individual, not the whole AVFD)... the greatest in the country...people would pay for his knowledge...OMG, have you lost your mind? I would be willing to challenge his knowledge any day. Fire origin, characteristics, coefficients, friction loss and so on. Just for fun:
Ask him what extinguishes a flame, water or its vapor? When you get that answer then have him tell you what percentage of this (water or vapor) is needed to extinguish a flame? That is in Firemanship Level I, surely the greatest knows this. Ask him how much friction loss is in a 150' of 3/4" hose with a select gallonage nozzle set at 95gpm or let's make it simple...at what pressure should your pump panel be showing to make sure you have at least 100psi at this nozzle? Again, fire engineering level I. Ask him if "shooting" a ladder is safe? What is a blitz line? Ask him if an insulated axe is the same as a wooden handle axe? Here is a very simple one; the SCBA that one wears inside a house fire, is it positive pressure or pressure demand. Then ask what "rule" made that type mandatory. Is an SCBA a high pressure, low pressure or a high and low pressure system. If both, what is the high side operating pressure and what is the low side operating pressure? Now, what is meant by an interior attack? What is meant by chasing sparky? What is a level or stage 3 fire? What is a S3 fire's characteristics? Why is it so dangerous to firefighters?
Surely if he is even an average firefighter he should be able to answer all of these questions as they are taken directly from an entry level I exam. If he is the greatest he should be laughing at these. Post the answers you received. I can't wait.
No doubt he may be a good firefighter, but the greatest n the country, that's a load of manure. Lastly and just for old times sake, ask him what a chem-ox is? No, it's not an oxen with a chemistry degree.
Fedupwiththearro gance

Northfork, WV

#234 Dec 28, 2013
My prior comment was toward the screen name AVFD and his assumption that his Chief is the twin brother to God. Nothing is meant toward the chief directly. Just wanted to make AVFD really think about how dumb he sounds. I know several of the guys from the VFD and I am not lashing out at their knowledge or abilities whatsoever. But I do request they take this AVFD and give him some "education" as he really makes them look bad and well, pretty stupid.(and why is this thing saying i'm in Charleston, WV)
future firefighter

La Follette, TN

#235 Jan 1, 2014
AVFD wrote:
I am thankful for the AVFD!
does anyone know if Andersonville volunteer fire department is hiring this year. I live in Jacksboro and I'm really interested in applying for their fire department. Please help
future firefighter

La Follette, TN

#236 Jan 1, 2014
AVFD wrote:
The above post is NOT me or any member of the AVFD
Do you know the fire chief at Andersonville volunteer fire department. if so do you know if he is hiring anyone this year. I'm interested in joining fire department
future firefighter

La Follette, TN

#237 Feb 19, 2014
Jeff Bagwell wrote:
Until real fire fighters took the AVFD over it was simply a place to gather and tell stories. Now it is a REAL fire station ran by a REAL firefighter.
Simply put, professionals get PAID. To get a highly trained specialist in to run this operation costs money. The people in he community should be glad that REAL fire fighters have taken an interest in the community.
Would you expect Red Adair to put out a fire for free?
are you the fire chief from Andersonville Volunteer fire department. I've been wanting to talk to you for a long time. I've been thinking about joining your fire department but I don't know when you're done there at the station
Farley for Chancellor

Knoxville, TN

#238 Feb 19, 2014
Wait until Big Mike gets elected. He will get you nuts off chief Bagwells back. There is a new Judge in town so quit your whining.
future firefighter

La Follette, TN

#239 Feb 20, 2014
Farley for Chancellor wrote:
Wait until Big Mike gets elected. He will get you nuts off chief Bagwells back. There is a new Judge in town so quit your whining.
what does this have to do with me wanting to be a firefighter at Andersonville. he's seems like a good person that would help me out. do you know when his at the station because I need to talk to him
future firefighter

La Follette, TN

#240 Feb 20, 2014
oh by the way. I don't have nuts. Lol I'm girl and I was a member from PVFD and I'm a very hard worker. so chief won't have a problem with me. I just need to get out of Campbell county for reason
Plethoraofworthl essinfo

United States

#241 Feb 23, 2014
Future firefighter their station 1 beside Andersonville Elementary school is manned 24 hours a day. Stop by and talk to them and pick up an application
future firefighter

La Follette, TN

#242 Feb 24, 2014
Plethoraofworthlessinfo wrote:
Future firefighter their station 1 beside Andersonville Elementary school is manned 24 hours a day. Stop by and talk to them and pick up an application
do you know where they're and what time. I'm trying to take firefighters 1 and I'm having problems with too. all the firefighters I've talked to are saying Roane state

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