After House Fire, Churchville Family ...

After House Fire, Churchville Family Wants More Staff Nearby

There are 17 comments on the NBC29 Charlottesville story from Jan 8, 2013, titled After House Fire, Churchville Family Wants More Staff Nearby. In it, NBC29 Charlottesville reports that:

"We waited and waited and never heard the sirens go off at Churchville, never heard tones go off at Churchville.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at NBC29 Charlottesville.

Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#1 Jan 10, 2013
They want staff at the station, but are they willing to pay the taxes to fund them?
Market Street

Charlottesville, VA

#2 Jan 10, 2013
Agree Rusty!!
ted nugent

Charlottesville, VA

#3 Jan 10, 2013
firefighters in every home!
Big Jim

Southfield, MI

#4 Jan 10, 2013
If more community members would join their local Volunteer Stations and commit to the training requirements, issues like this would be avoided.
Unfortunately the burden to protect falls on the few that are willing to make the sacrifices necessary for the greater cause.

cotaxpayer

Charlottesville, VA

#5 Jan 10, 2013
Big Jim wrote:
If more community members would join their local Volunteer Stations and commit to the training requirements, issues like this would be avoided.
Unfortunately the burden to protect falls on the few that are willing to make the sacrifices necessary for the greater cause.
Well said. Step up and help out. Don't expect a hand out.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#6 Jan 10, 2013
cotaxpayer wrote:
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Well said. Step up and help out. Don't expect a hand out.
When the takers outnumber the makers, this is the result. Firefighting isn't for everyone. Volunteer Fire Stations need more people besides guys to go inside of burning buildings. Maybe someone can help by driving a truck, washing hose, doing exterior firefighting.....nut of course, that takes initiative, and in this entitled society, people would rather sacrifice their freedom and money in exchange for services.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#7 Jan 10, 2013
Rusty wrote:
...and in this entitled society, people would rather sacrifice their freedom and money in exchange for services.
Chuckle. Expecting basic fire service makes us an entitled society, and giving money to support that instead of becoming a fire fighter is somehow misguided.

Should we all become police officers, teachers, and attorneys for the Commonwealth, too? Or am I "entitled" for paying taxes so people who are better suited to those can perform those jobs.
Scene enough

Charlottesville, VA

#8 Jan 10, 2013
G luv has a point, in that not everyone needs ( or wants ) to be in Fire and EMS. But unfortunately, the ones that are, are spread so thin, things like this can happen in rural communities. It is a no win situation, as far as that is concerned. However, I must say that it is very frustrating on the Fire/EMS side when we "can't get there from here" either. Please don't think we take it lightly. Also, not every station ( or state laws) allow for driver only people. In other words, you can't just go drive a truck. If you're interested in ANY thing involving FIre/EMS, please go check it out!! You may find you aren't interested in it, but you may find out you are.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#9 Jan 10, 2013
With the exception of the Sheriff's Office, I don't see where the commonwealth is required to provide any of that to you. Be a good steward of your community. The majority of the fire departments east of the Mississippi are Volunteer, including the one of the busiest stations in the country; Kentland Co. 33 of PG County, MD.
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#10 Jan 11, 2013
Rusty wrote:
Be a good steward of your community.
There are many ways to be a good steward, and if giving money is all one can do, that's good enough for me.

As for your other comments, a well-functioning society needs police and fire protection, a functioning legal system, and an education system (as well as transportation infrastructure, etc., etc.). To discount those and not 'required' is illogical hair-splitting. To imply that we should all be volunteering for those jobs instead of contibuting so that others can do them is just being sanctimonious.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#11 Jan 11, 2013
Dude

Winchester, VA

#12 Jan 11, 2013
Rusty wrote:
<quoted text>
When the takers outnumber the makers, this is the result. Firefighting isn't for everyone. Volunteer Fire Stations need more people besides guys to go inside of burning buildings. Maybe someone can help by driving a truck, washing hose, doing exterior firefighting.....nut of course, that takes initiative, and in this entitled society, people would rather sacrifice their freedom and money in exchange for services.
how ironical.
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#13 Jan 11, 2013
G Luv wrote:
<quoted text>
There are many ways to be a good steward, and if giving money is all one can do, that's good enough for me.
As for your other comments, a well-functioning society needs police and fire protection, a functioning legal system, and an education system (as well as transportation infrastructure, etc., etc.). To discount those and not 'required' is illogical hair-splitting. To imply that we should all be volunteering for those jobs instead of contibuting so that others can do them is just being sanctimonious.
So is saying I should pay my fair share while degenerates flop on Hardy drive eating EBT chicken and drinking Schlitz bull....

Or, for you race card players:

So is saying I should pay my fair share while degenerates watch the 500 on their big screen in their section-8 trailer, sucking on cracklins and drinking PBR.

Take you pick...
G Luv

Marietta, GA

#14 Jan 11, 2013
Rusty wrote:
<quoted text>
So is saying I should pay my fair share while degenerates flop on Hardy drive eating EBT chicken and drinking Schlitz bull....
Or, for you race card players:
So is saying I should pay my fair share while degenerates watch the 500 on their big screen in their section-8 trailer, sucking on cracklins and drinking PBR.
Take you pick...
I thought we were talking about firefighters.

For a guy who claims he's not a racist, you sure bring race up a lot...
Dude

Winchester, VA

#15 Jan 11, 2013
Rusty wrote:
<quoted text>
So is saying I should pay my fair share while degenerates flop on Hardy drive eating EBT chicken and drinking Schlitz bull....
Or, for you race card players:
So is saying I should pay my fair share while degenerates watch the 500 on their big screen in their section-8 trailer, sucking on cracklins and drinking PBR.
Take you pick...
Will you repeat that in intelligible English?
Rusty

Edinburg, VA

#16 Jan 11, 2013
It appears I have an online doppleganger.
Dude

Winchester, VA

#17 Jan 11, 2013
Rusty wrote:
It appears I have an online doppleganger.
Somebody is posting under the same name and from the same hub as you?

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