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  • A Very Sad Day for Knight Fire

    Knight Township Fire Department has officially gone out of service permanently. A very sad night for Knight Township: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNb4HRhtvek

  • #2
    Was this purely because of funding or were there other reasons?

    From the apparatus in the video it looks like a pretty well run department.
    Train to fight the fires you fight.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
      was this purely because of funding or were there other reasons?
      I heard they had to pay for physicals and they went out of business.
      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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      • #4
        Apparently the reason they folded was that they were already having financial problems, and then a corrupt treasurer mismanaged funds...

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        • #5
          Here is a news story: http://tristatehomepage.com/fulltext?nxd_id=231476

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          • #6
            Sucks.

            I'm sure the township will find out in the long run that the VFD would have been much cheaper than contracted fire protection by the city will be, and likely, the fire protection will not be nearly as good.

            However, I'm sure at that point it will be too late to piece things back together again.
            Train to fight the fires you fight.

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            • #7
              Not to be off topic but, watching the video that "last call" was some heavy whacker stuff.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by nameless View Post
                Not to be off topic but, watching the video that "last call" was some heavy whacker stuff.
                Yeah......

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                • #9
                  It's a sad day when a town has to suffer the loss of their fire department because some dumb @$$ couldn't handle the finances. Did the treasurer steal the money or just not spend it wisely?

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by firefightinirish217 View Post
                    It's a sad day when a town has to suffer the loss of their fire department because some dumb @$$ couldn't handle the finances. Did the treasurer steal the money or just not spend it wisely?
                    Now that I'm reading more, it sounds like it was a township trustee that stole money and bankrupted the whole township. The FD was just on the chopping block...

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by ChiefKN View Post
                      I heard they had to pay for physicals and they went out of business.
                      Ha!


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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by FireRescue61 View Post
                        Now that I'm reading more, it sounds like it was a township trustee that stole money and bankrupted the whole township. The FD was just on the chopping block...
                        There will be a special place in hell for that trustee, especially if someone dies because fire/emergency response is more timely because of this crap.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by 6Duron1
                          Sorry to hear that, my department is always accepting new volunteers, however I understand that you guys feel betrayed and don't want to volunteer anymore.
                          Where do you get that they feel bitter? I didn't get that from the report at all. Infact, what I read said that a lot of them were going to other volunteer departments to continue to be firefighters.

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                          • #14
                            I live 50 miles north of Knight. I have friends on Knight, Scott, and German twps as well as Evansville fire. The Knight guys and gals were in a no win. It was taken out of their control. The one station was bought by a EFD guy that runs a training outfit. It is a shame because this is the kind of stuff the Governor is using to push out the trustee system... His proposed system will lead to many more closings. Sometimes, things are better managed at the local level. Its a shame this jerk (trustee) had to pee in the pool we swim in.
                            A coward stands by and watches wrongs committed without saying a word...Any opinions expressed are purely my own and not necessarily reflective of the views of my former departments

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
                              I'm sure the township will find out in the long run that the VFD would have been much cheaper than contracted fire protection by the city will be, and likely, the fire protection will not be nearly as good.
                              You are such an a s s hole
                              "Loyalty Above all Else. Except Honor."

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