Andersonville to begin subscription f...

Andersonville to begin subscription fire service

There are 264 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.

AVFD

Charlotte, NC

#61 Nov 30, 2012
125000 is fair because he has to build these fire departments from the ground up. The Knoxville fire department is already established.

If you give Chief 40000 per each of the three stations but don't pay anyone else then he is making 120000 a year. Let him still work selling the fire trucks because that let's him get another 70-80k a year. That doesn't cost anyone anything. He agrees to the lower pay of 200k but the people ONLY pay 120k. Charge the volunteer firefights 1000 a month to learn from the Chief. If you have 10 volunteers then his salary is paid in ful. If you get forty firefighters they only pay 250 a month to work for the chief and it costs you nothing.

If you get more than 40 he gets a bonus. That's why this criticism of the program is silly. It won't cost anything once Chief takes control. We all win!
chad

United States

#62 Nov 30, 2012
this the biggest crock of s**t I have ever heard. hopeful the membership is not all a bunch of idiots. they need to run bagwell and avfd out. that's much than a chief in a avg. town or city makes.

Since: Sep 12

United States

#63 Nov 30, 2012
You people at avfd are totally out of your freekin mind
AVFD

United States

#64 Dec 1, 2012
The Board is 100% behind the chief.

Tell me, what is wrong with our plan? It won't cost the citizens a single penny. How is that a burden?

I agree that most chiefs in an area this size don't make that much. Chief Bagwell is not most chiefs. He is a fires worst nightmare. Also, he is having to build something from nothing. We are fortunate to have one of the bravest, smartest and most courageous leaders in the country offering to do this and train a generation of fire fighters. How can we miss this opportunity?

What if the terrorist attack the WalMart, and our children are in danger, and they use a chemical agent that reacts with water to increase the intensity of the fire.(Google it my friends, they have it). We need a man who can immediately analyse the type of chemical and use the resources at and to invent a counter agent to put out the fire while he is saving our children.

What if our schools are attacked and they add an agent that destroys the rubber where the uniforms and hoses don't work? Who else would be brave enough, or have the ability, to fight the fire, rescue our kids, and coordinate all of the operation other than the chief?

He is like a firefighting Rambo.

You don't think this is important, to have a once in a generation man like the Chief to lead us?

Children, stay off of this cite. It's time for the adults to make some decisions.
chad

United States

#65 Dec 1, 2012
lol still the funniest [email protected] I have heard all week you said earlier that bagwell has development fire fighting techniques used around the world why would he be working at metro making about 35 grand a year as a fireman and selling fire trucks. all I have ever seen him teach was a basic firefighter class and emergency driver operations classes. no one wants him around ask Clinton , y 12 , and claxton all proud he is gone, and one day andersonville. this has to be one of bagwells little boyfriends he aways has running around with his noise in his butt thinking he's god. but he puts his paints on just like all us fireman he is no better than none of them.
chad

United States

#66 Dec 1, 2012
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), in 2008 fire chiefs earned a minimum annual base salary of $78,672 as a national average. The maximum annual base salary of fire chiefs was $108,780 in 2008. Deputy fire chiefs earned a minimum base salary of $69,166 while battalion chiefs made a minimum base salary of $66,851. Many fire workers are union members or covered by union contracts. Union memberships typically qualify workers for additional benefits and pay.

Geographic location plays a key role in the earnings of fire chiefs. The top paying states for fire chiefs include California, Texas and Illinois, according to PayScale. In the state of California, fire chiefs earn salaries up to $156,500, which is significantly above the national average. In Texas and Illinois, fire chiefs earn salaries well above $100,000 per year. Alternatively, in locations such as Michigan, Georgia, Colorado and Florida, fire chiefs earn annual wages ranging from $50,000 to just under $90,000 per year.

The highest concentration of fire chiefs are employed in local and state governments. Others are employed in various fire and rescue support facilities. Fire chiefs who work for state and local fire departments earn more on average than those employed in private facilities. According to the BLS, fire chiefs working for local governments earned an annual mean wage of $72,670 as of May 2009, whereas those working for other support services earned mean wages of $52,400 during that time.

Since: Sep 12

United States

#67 Dec 1, 2012
I have homeowners insurance i pay every year .i received your letter and i will tell you right now you are not going to strong arm me into paying this baghead chief more.you speak of walmart, what is their cost? And all the plants like asin. Clayton etc. You people are trying to pull the wool over our heads and charge us money like mobsters f you
AVFD

United States

#68 Dec 1, 2012
Chad, you sound a little jealous. What you fail to realize is that Chief Bagwell would be getting more because he is CREATING a new fire system. Also, to start he will be over three stations until he grows this county wide.

Most of his pay will be from people wanting to learn from him.

Finally, to all of you cowards who keep deleting this thread we are not afraid. 99.9% of the people support the chief and this plan. Chad, grow up.
AVFD

Knoxville, TN

#69 Dec 1, 2012
Cowards. We will not be silenced!
chad

United States

#70 Dec 1, 2012
a coward would post is name and not hide behind avfd. you said he has developed firefighter techniques name them. he is the smartest man you know why when he was chief of claxton did he sell them a engine and a rescue truck they could not afford. jealous I make more than bagwell does in a year than he does in three year doing the same job. and his new system is not new karns done it two years ago he didn't think of it. he has 99.9% of the dept so full of crap they can't think. he said avfd has a $100000.00 dollar buget the volunteer dept I belong to has a $35000.00 dollar buget. cut your spending stop the tv commercials know one wants to see him on tv quit joy riding in dept units wasting gas. write grant get what you need thru them. and you join a volunteer dept. to help your community and your neighbours not to get paid. keep hiding behind your screen name it would be easy to find out who you. wore out pant and bagwell finger prints behind your ears.

Since: Sep 12

United States

#71 Dec 2, 2012
You people are full of s.h.i.t thisbaghrad guy is riping us off. He is not a God. And trying to take our money. To he ll with him and his kind
Big Al Pierce

Oliver Springs, TN

#72 Dec 2, 2012
AVFD is just a gasbag! You and Baghead belong together.You both have crazy delusions of grandjure.Baghead should be arrested for lying to the people. Nobody has threatened him because he is useless. In short time Baghead will be gone along with you AVFD you turd!!!
AVFD

Knoxville, TN

#73 Dec 2, 2012
You three are the ONLY people against this plan. Why? How does this cost the people anything? Let the volunteers pay the chief's salary.

Chad, it is sad that you are eaten up with jealousy. Nothing you say is even close to the truth. Chief Bagwell would be glad to come help teach you his new techniques.

Little Al And BobbiJo, clearly you are victims of bullying. Dont hide on these boards and attack great and powerful men like the Chief.

This plan is going to happen and you cant do anything to stop it.
chad

La Follette, TN

#75 Dec 2, 2012
again name the new techniques that fire departments around use because i have never heard off them.i understand now why you cant wait for this to go thru because you cant get a real job at a real department.and does bagwell no you are are here acting like a retarded dumb ass or is this his new technique.and did he not do that to claxton when he was chief.you know i'm right because you we not answer me.
AVFD

Knoxville, TN

#76 Dec 2, 2012
Read the thread.

Since: Sep 12

United States

#77 Dec 2, 2012
Avfd, youare the dumb ass. You will not get one penny of my hard earned money. . As for your strong arm tactics to slick talk baghead a job making 125000+ a year dont bank on it ever taking place. You and your redneck buddys are so stupid. You must really like the way he tastes. We all know what you guys do down there. When not at home. You nasty bas. Tar ds
AVFD

United States

#78 Dec 2, 2012
I am taking up the rear from Bagwell
AVFD

Knoxville, TN

#79 Dec 3, 2012
The above post is NOT me or any member of the AVFD
AVFD

Knoxville, TN

#80 Dec 3, 2012
I'm lying it was me.
Jeff Bagwell

Knoxville, TN

#81 Dec 3, 2012
I will continue to delete this thread. Conscription fire protection is going to happen whether you three or four idiots like it or not!

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