New location considered to replace Yo...

New location considered to replace York's aging fire stations

There are 11 comments on the The York Daily Record story from May 12, 2011, titled New location considered to replace York's aging fire stations. In it, The York Daily Record reports that:

David Michaels, assistant deputy chief, left, and Chief Steven Buffington stand outside the Rex/Laurel fire station in York.

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The Dahli Lama

York, PA

#1 May 12, 2011
Yeah Boy!!! Put the new fire station right across the street from one of the City's most danger businesses, North Industrial Chemical!! That way when it hits the fan, the firefighters won't stand a chance!
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York, PA

#2 May 13, 2011
And these are the same people that harass homeowners when the grass is to high or the house needs painted. But the windows and other serious problems don't need fixed in a fire house? I guess codes don't apply to city owned properties.
Good example the city is setting. This place will join the untold others in the city sitting and rotting away waiting for an investor to buy it and fix it up.
70s kid

Hanover, PA

#3 May 13, 2011
The Dahli Lama wrote:
Yeah Boy!!! Put the new fire station right across the street from one of the City's most danger businesses, North Industrial Chemical!! That way when it hits the fan, the firefighters won't stand a chance!
Yeah scrap this location also.I still think the best location would be in the area of Roosevelt school.There is enough land there to build a firehouse and its only about 3 blocks from Goodwill.Property owners in the east end of the city should all be at the next council meeting.When Good will closes there had better be a firehouse within a quarter to a half mile or watch your fire ins premiums skyrocket.
yohighgrad

York, PA

#4 May 13, 2011
We have badges wrote:
And these are the same people that harass homeowners when the grass is to high or the house needs painted. But the windows and other serious problems don't need fixed in a fire house? I guess codes don't apply to city owned properties.
Good example the city is setting. This place will join the untold others in the city sitting and rotting away waiting for an investor to buy it and fix it up.
What's your point? The buildings are nothing but a bottomless pit to do any window replacement or other maintenence. Board it up, sell it, or knock it down.
70s kid

Hanover, PA

#5 May 13, 2011
yohighgrad wrote:
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What's your point? The buildings are nothing but a bottomless pit to do any window replacement or other maintenence. Board it up, sell it, or knock it down.
agree

Since: Oct 08

York, PA

#6 May 13, 2011
$500,000-$1,000,000 to fix what 20 some windows. Give me a break that price is so inflated. That's $50,000 per window at the upper end.

They are determined to get what they want by inflating the repair costs.

Let's see the bids placed in the paper for the work to be done and then go from there.
No kidding

Lancaster, PA

#7 May 13, 2011
Absurdity wrote:
$500,000-$1,000,000 to fix what 20 some windows. Give me a break that price is so inflated. That's $50,000 per window at the upper end.
They are determined to get what they want by inflating the repair costs.
Let's see the bids placed in the paper for the work to be done and then go from there.
The firemen spend most of their shifts sitting at the station they could dismantle and rebuild one window at a time for minimal cost.
The Dahli Lama

York, PA

#8 May 13, 2011
No kidding wrote:
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The firemen spend most of their shifts sitting at the station they could dismantle and rebuild one window at a time for minimal cost.
How does it feel to go around in life not having a clue? You haven't the foggiest idea what a fireman does! At best, you're an armchair quarterback!!
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York, PA

#9 May 14, 2011
The Dahli Lama wrote:
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How does it feel to go around in life not having a clue? You haven't the foggiest idea what a fireman does! At best, you're an armchair quarterback!!
Armchair quarterback really fits with the amount of TV firemen watch while on duty.
Problem solver

York, PA

#10 May 14, 2011
No kidding wrote:
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The firemen spend most of their shifts sitting at the station they could dismantle and rebuild one window at a time for minimal cost.
Yea, but who would wash/wax the firetrucks. The expertise to learn that task appears in 'Firefighting 201'! How about putting a roof on 'Sovereign Stadium' and use it for a fire station...rather centrally located. Leave the stands intact so as the homeless folks could come in out of the heat/cold/rain and watch TV with the firepersons! Also move the soup kitchen there as well and all could be fed! Scares me that I am so very brilliant!!!

Since: Oct 08

Harrisburg, PA

#11 May 19, 2011
No kidding wrote:
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The firemen spend most of their shifts sitting at the station they could dismantle and rebuild one window at a time for minimal cost.
There's absolutely no reason why the fireman that are capable of repairs couldn't contribute to the upkeep of the building. Those that aren't can paint and do other types of work.

Just the other night on the History channel on Inspector America he talked about the importance of keeping our historic infrastructure and how solid these old buildings are compared to the newer ones.

So even IF, and that's a BIG "if", it's 1/2 the cost to build a new station what will the lifespan be, 30 years, 40 years?

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