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  • #16
    Sure.........

    Originally posted by FWDbuff View Post
    The only problem I have with the old guys is that certain ones never come around. They have retained voting rights because they are life members. When we (the younger guys) want to vote in a new bylaw or purchase something or anything else that needs a vote, and the old guys dont want it, they stack the meetings and vote us down.

    We even tried one time to change the bylaws to say that you had to be active to vote on operational issues......guess how that fared????
    It's your own fault...... All you kids want to do is ride up and down the road on the Fire Engine and spend money on newfangled gadgets....... I worked my butt off at Bingo every week back in the 60's, and we took in a lot of money and now you kids come along want to buy a new Truck. Foolishness, I say. There is absolutely nothing wrong with what we have now. Ahrens-Fox makes a good solid Truck!.......
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    • #17
      ^^^ Which explains why all your trucks are yellow. They're so old, the red has faded in the sun apparently.
      Last edited by nmfire; 04-19-2011, 11:58 AM.
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      • #18
        Retired Members in this fire department are very valuable contributors to the operation. Firefighters never need to spend an hour running the compressor and refilling the cascade. It is always full and the certs. are up to date. The old engineers can spin a wrench as well as the chief engineer, and they have the time to put into the task. Yes, those that can do Fire Police duty, and the local police and State Police frequently request their services. All maintenance on the training facility is performed by our “Retired” members. The grass is mowed and the facilities are in good repair. Got dirty, wet hose… it gets cleaned and dried, then rolled and put back in storage. Our employers appreciate the fact that their employees return to work faster, since all of the little support things are handled by “The Old Guys”. Last week several younger guys decided to “Clean-up” some shelves where old equipment is stored. Today is 7 days later, and the 4” by 3 – 2 ½ gated Siamese that got tossed has been loaned to a local plant to bypass a leak in the plant cooling system, three “Donkey Dick” foam generators have a new home at a smaller F.C. down the road, and the new leader line wye that was requested last night won’t be bought because one old guy fished the busted one out of the trash and ordered a repair kit for $ 66.00 instead of the $450.00 for a new one. Yes, the old guys can be a valuable asset, but the department needs to give them jobs to do, pat them on the back and then get the hell out of their way.

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        • #19
          Originally posted by hwoods View Post
          It's your own fault...... All you kids want to do is ride up and down the road on the Fire Engine and spend money on newfangled gadgets....... I worked my butt off at Bingo every week back in the 60's, and we took in a lot of money and now you kids come along want to buy a new Truck. Foolishness, I say. There is absolutely nothing wrong with what we have now. Ahrens-Fox makes a good solid Truck!.......
          Hey all we wanna do is get one of them new-fangled gas-o-leene en-jine powered thangs; you are getting old and cannot shovel coal anymore.
          Last edited by FWDbuff; 04-19-2011, 11:44 AM.
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