Jim Thorpe fire dept. mutual aid to b...

Jim Thorpe fire dept. mutual aid to be...

There are 93 comments on the Times News story from Jul 22, 2013, titled Jim Thorpe fire dept. mutual aid to be.... In it, Times News reports that:

During the daytime from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m., Jim Thorpe's fire companies will offer help to other fire companies in local boroughs such as Nesquehoning and Lehighton if needed.

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realty

Lehighton, PA

#1 Jul 22, 2013
give a lot of credit to jim Thorpe fire companies for all their help...but if Nesquehoning was smart the town would join all three companies hauto new Columbus and Nesquehoning and make one big company....it would be better for the town and finances it is about time that the people come together and do what is best
Narrow minded valley

Washington, DC

#2 Jul 22, 2013
You can't have three cheifs and one fire company.
Large Ego Valley

Lehighton, PA

#3 Jul 22, 2013
Of course you couldn't have 3 chiefs and 1 fire department. But as long as John McArdle is around you will never see a joining of Hollywood's 3 fire companies. He has p offed too many people to ever see it happen. It's a shame because it is hard for people to contribute to the 3 companies. So life goes on the narrow valley with the large ego chief.
realty

Lehighton, PA

#4 Jul 22, 2013
look at the facts....he's not my best friend but mcardle has all his firefighters certified.....maybe hauto and newcolumbus should do the same
Nesquehoning Citizen

Danville, PA

#5 Jul 23, 2013
New Columbus and Hauto do not want to combine into one because the the two other chiefs do not want to lose their title as "fire chief" and the assistant from New Columbus. They have no credentials to show at least McArdle and the firefighters from station 1 have training to show. Over 75% of them are at least trained to the Firefighter 1 level and most of them are Firefighter 2 certified also. Station 1 works great with the surrounding companies in mutual aid, no one wants New Columbus or Hauto because they have nothing to show.
That is the problem

Lehighton, PA

#6 Jul 23, 2013
I totally agree with you on the training the Nesqy Fire Co. has. But so many people have been driven out of that Fire Co. it makes you wonder. What you said about nobody wanting New Columbus or Hauto because they have nothing to show bothers me. That attitude is why the three companies could never join as one. Training and certification is important but so is attitude.
ChillyWilly

Lehighton, PA

#7 Jul 23, 2013
Here is what needs to happen....all companies must combine into one organization called the Nesquehoning Fire Department. There are way too many chiefs and not enough indians, and a big ego driven competition down there. It's a waste of resources, fundraising, etc, etc. COMBINE THEM and be done with it.

Oh never mind that wont happen because who will be in charge then?
The Answerman

Washington, DC

#8 Jul 24, 2013
ChillyWilly wrote:
Here is what needs to happen....all companies must combine into one organization called the Nesquehoning Fire Department. There are way too many chiefs and not enough indians, and a big ego driven competition down there. It's a waste of resources, fundraising, etc, etc. COMBINE THEM and be done with it.
Oh never mind that wont happen because who will be in charge then?
Combine them all and put Mickey Angst in charge, make Irene Ginther his assistant, look at the wonders they did for the PVSD. While you're at it, you could merge Summit Hill, Lansford, and Coaldale in with the mix, look at the savings for the local people
Carbon Firefighter

Danville, PA

#9 Jul 24, 2013
I totally agree with you it needs to happen. New Columbus and Hauto do not want to combine because they don't want to lose their titles because they do not have the creditentials to fulfill the position of an officer if all three companies would combine. The way today's society Is volunteerism is down and people do not realize that. This is why Jim Thorpe is coming to assist and Nesquehoning is assisting them. Back to why no one wants either NC or Hauto mutual aid is they are usually coming with 1 or 2 guys what is that going to do when there is a job to be done.
That is the problem wrote:
I totally agree with you on the training the Nesqy Fire Co. has. But so many people have been driven out of that Fire Co. it makes you wonder. What you said about nobody wanting New Columbus or Hauto because they have nothing to show bothers me. That attitude is why the three companies could never join as one. Training and certification is important but so is attitude.
NC proud

United States

#10 Jul 24, 2013
New Columbus is a self sustained fire company. Our vehicles are owned by New Columbus and not the town of Nesquehoning. No one else has the right to take over the company. We raise funds to pay our bills, if anyone wants to contribute it is by thier own accord. We don't buy things and then cry for help because we can't keep up the payments. Yes, NC gets a few thousand annualy from tax money but so do the others.
Nesquehoning Proud

Philadelphia, PA

#11 Jul 24, 2013
Yes Hauto did cry for help after they were not able to make payments on their "rescue" and had to have the borough bail them out.
realty

Lehighton, PA

#12 Jul 24, 2013
it is pretty sad that three companies can't work together.....put the stupid pride aside and work as one.....for the best of the town
Nesquehoning Proud

Philadelphia, PA

#13 Jul 24, 2013
I totally agree
realty

Lehighton, PA

#14 Jul 24, 2013
thank you
Steigerwalt

Bronx, NY

#15 Jul 24, 2013
The sad thing is that there are 3 fire chiefs that are in a town that serves 3,300 people and is 65 sq miles 60% of which is wooded area. There is no ego coming from nesquehoning hose co. The problem is the guys and gals have been busting there butts to better serve their community and you have a foolish councilmen mr demarco who has no clue about anything other then the VFW put his two cents in with the other two jackasses that are trying to get back on council support them. What happens if the nesquehoning hose co members walk away???? You would havea bunch of children, untrained firefighter/ Officers and a ladies auxiliary who's age average is around a 101 years old protect the town. What good is that going to do when there is an emergency. They can throw there stale hoagies at the fire while the kids stand there. There is no sense of pride in the community from new Columbus or Hauto. So why can't there be one command structure?? Because the untrained will be the water boys and the trained will be the starters. Get off your high horses and face reality you dopes! Glad I got out of that town!
Nesq Strong

Meadville, PA

#16 Jul 25, 2013
It's time people in this town stop looking at station 1 as "the a**holes at the end of town" and start looking at them as the people who want to make sure they are trained to protect the boro.
Time for change

Lehighton, PA

#17 Jul 25, 2013
Steigerwalt wrote:
Glad I got out of that town!
Not as glad as the town is that you left, they have enough whining crybabies without needing you around
realty

Lehighton, PA

#18 Jul 25, 2013
it can be said hundreds of times but do what is best for the town....it's like little babies...why have three companies when there can be one big company with updated equipment and proper training
Nesquehoning Proud

Philadelphia, PA

#19 Jul 25, 2013
You are correct, NC and Hauto chiefs do not want to lose their positions because they do not have anything to show to obtain the positions. It is sad they do not want to combine into one department and still keep both of their stations up and running. They do not realize that it would only better the town. I guess you just can't get through thick heads.
realty wrote:
it can be said hundreds of times but do what is best for the town....it's like little babies...why have three companies when there can be one big company with updated equipment and proper training
Mary Jane

United States

#20 Jul 25, 2013
realty wrote:
it can be said hundreds of times but do what is best for the town....it's like little babies...why have three companies when there can be one big company with updated equipment and proper training
Since its the locals who foot the bill, it should be put on the ballot for the people to vote on and decide

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