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  • PETA offers donation if department wears "helmet ads".

    People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals says it will donate money to the Sissonville Volunteer Fire Department -- if the firefighters wear helmets with ads featuring bikini-clad women.

    The national group's proposed ad would depict one of PETA's "Chili Chicks" and include the message "Vegans Are Hot! Free Smokin' recipes: PETA.org," according to a letter sent to the fire department Tuesday.

    The department lost its main station, three trucks and nearly all of its equipment in an electrical fire on Oct. 1.

    "Our proposal is a win-win solution: It would help rebuild the firehouse and also help keep it staffed with healthy firefighters," PETA vice president of campaigns Dan Mathews said in a prepared statement. "Sissonville's brave firefighters could help get out the lifesaving message that people who stuff themselves with chicken nuggets, fast-food burgers and dairy products are playing with fire."

    Vegans do not eat any animal products.

    The ad is not a realistic proposal, said Kent Carper, president of the Kanawha County Commission.

    "I think PETA is certainly a fine organization and has some very good goals, but the situation at the Sissonville Fire Department is tragic and serious, and it should not be trivialized by someone wanting to get notoriety," Carper said.

    The final decision on the PETA proposal is up to the Sissonville VFD, Carper said.

    Members of the Fire Department's board of directors did not return phone calls late Tuesday afternoon.

    The fire destroyed nearly $2 million in property, equipment and vehicles. The department's insurance will cover about $1 million in damage to the trucks and building. Insurance coverage for the lost equipment has not been settled.

    The department's board of directors has estimated it needs to raise an additional $350,000 to rebuild and re-establish itself.

    The Sissonville department has raised about $100,000 through donations, fundraisers, and corporate and state pledges.

    PETA representatives did not have a set price Tuesday that the group was willing to offer the Sissonville VFD for the ads.

    The proposal marks the first time PETA has offered to put ads on firefighters' helmets, said Danielle Katz, an assistant manager with PETA.

    The animal-rights group made similar offers to a California police department to place advertisements on its cruisers, and to a fire department in Indianapolis to put the ads on the side of its trucks, Katz said.

    Neither of the organizations agreed to the proposals, but Katz said she is hopeful the Sissonville VFD will seriously consider the offer.

    "It's really more of a public service announcement," Katz said. "Residents in the area who struggle with high rates of obesity can lose weight and lower their cholesterol by simply switching to a healthy vegan diet."

    The campaign also would draw support from PETA's more than 2 million members, she said.

    PETA's inspiration for the ad proposal is based on the book "The Engine 2 Diet," written by a Texas firefighter, according to a news release from the animal rights group.

    The group also offered to send the Sissonville VFD a week's worth of veggie dogs and burgers, in addition to copies of "The Engine 2 Diet."

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    Who are these retards? I would offer PETA an invitation to kiss my ***. If they want to donate to the fire department it should not be condition based.

    GO MEAT!!!!
    RK
    cell #901-494-9437

    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.


    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

  • #2
    Maybe they can use the funds to buy leather helmets to put the stickers on.
    Last edited by Eng34FF; 12-10-2010, 07:25 PM.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Eng34FF View Post
      Maybe they can used the funds to by leather helmets to put the stickers on.
      Can I get my picture (wearing my LEATHER helmet with their stickers) taken as I baste a large pig roasting on a spit?
      "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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      • #4
        Only if these so call chilli chicks compare with the Hooter Girls!! Eh, Robert??
        Stay Safe and Well Out There....

        Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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        • #5
          "If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make 'em out of MEAT?"

          -Homer Simpson
          "SYRACUSE - An ISO Class One Fire Department"

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          • #6
            As a card carrying member of PETA I fail to see the issue.

            (PETA = PEOPLE EATING TASTY ANIMALS)

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            • #7
              Get them to agree to leather helmets - after a half dozens fires the stickers will be hard to read anyhow.
              ?

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              • #8
                Wow.... the next thing we know we will be able to sell Viagra Ad space on our engines.
                Courage, Being Scared to Death and Saddling Up anyways.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
                  Wow.... the next thing we know we will be able to sell Viagra Ad space on our engines.
                  On the hard sleeves?
                  "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
                    Wow.... the next thing we know we will be able to sell Viagra Ad space on our engines.
                    Put that ad on the side of the aerial!
                    I am now a past chief and the views, opinions, and comments are mine and mine alone. I do not speak for any department or in any official capacity. Although, they would be smart to listen to me.

                    "The last thing I want to do is hurt you. But it's still on the list."

                    "When tempted to fight fire with fire, remember that the Fire Department usually uses water."

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by fyreline View Post
                      "If God didn't want us to eat animals, why did he make 'em out of MEAT?"

                      -Homer Simpson


                      Hey Chief. It's been a while!
                      Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                      Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Bushwhacker View Post
                        Wow.... the next thing we know we will be able to sell Viagra Ad space on our engines.


                        Hey, I think NASCAR has a car in the sprint series, that the main sponser is "Extenze"
                        Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                        Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                        • #13
                          As a leather helmet wearing carnivore, I won't be a PETA member any time soon. However, I don't think their offer is out of line. They were inspired by a fire department cookbook and were even looking to provide food to Sissonville to promote vegetarianism.

                          Charleston, WV is, according to PETA's web site which cited a Mens Health magazine article, one of the fattest cities in the US. So I think their intentions are not bad.

                          Looking at the Sissonville FD website, the front page has an "Extreme Home Makeover" link on the home page. Why is it OK to accept their money and provide them with advertising? Not to mention the profit EHM will make from the show.

                          Vegetarians are usually weirdos, but they at least seem to have a cause greater than the almighty dollar.

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                          • #14
                            My guess that the model/ stripper in the photo ad is not a vegan, Way to healthy looking in the added fat department in certain locations.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by islandfire03 View Post
                              My guess that the model/ stripper in the photo ad is not a vegan, Way to healthy looking in the added fat department in certain locations.
                              How do you know that the lady is a stripper? She is someones daughter!

                              I've known ladies, who are vegans and they look great in swimwear.

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