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Automatic aid agreements-Perpetuating the Bureaucracy

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  • Originally posted by Bigjohn24 View Post

    Sure it does troll.
    Yawn...When you can't debate or discuss with logic and facts this is your tract.
    Last edited by FyredUp; 09-09-2018, 08:28 PM.
    Crazy, but that's how it goes
    Millions of people living as foes
    Maybe it's not too late
    To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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    • Originally posted by tree68 View Post

      In practice, it IS an automatic aid box alarm system.

      It was modelled after the Chicago Fire Department (which makes it like most big city dispatch systems).

      For an incident at a given location, appropriate units from departments X, Y, and Z will all be dispatched, based on preplanned "cards" on file at dispatch.

      It's been running that way since the 1960's.

      Dispatching in many areas follows the same format - PG County in MD being a case in point.

      When it comes right down to it - the public doesn't care who shows up at their door when they dial 9-1-1. They don't care if the tax rates aren't the same, whether the chief has one secretary or three, whether the white hats are from one department or four. They just want someone to show up and fix their problem.


      The public doesn't care when they call 911. But they do care when this stuff comes up for a vote. They should not be allowed to vote until their house is on fire. Then we would all get the resources we need.

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      • Originally posted by captnjak View Post

        The public doesn't care when they call 911. But they do care when this stuff comes up for a vote. They should not be allowed to vote until their house is on fire. Then we would all get the resources we need.
        BOOM! The winner of the internet today!!
        Crazy, but that's how it goes
        Millions of people living as foes
        Maybe it's not too late
        To learn how to love, and forget how to hate

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        • Originally posted by Bigjohn24 View Post
          And there are two reasons your department is involved in Auto-Aid Chief.

          Perpetuating the bureaucracy and your failure to provide fire protection in your community without outside help. Big fail if you ask me Chief.

          Now go troll someone else.
          BigJohn, you're just plain WRONG. There is only so much money that you can wring out of taxpayers. The county I live in goes from VERY high dollar real estate to rural ag. You're just NOT going to get the same money for fire protection. While my POC dept. has very nice equipment, we don't have a ladder or aerial platform, and likely never will. But fulltime FD's on either side of us do and don't hesitate to send them if we have them on our run card or ask form them.
          By your logic, every dept should have the exact same resources and a bunch of equipment, with paid firefighters.

          NOT GONNA HAPPEN.

          The BEST situation is for departments to work together well, and to have an understanding of what another departments limitations are. The fire service is not a socialist organization, everything is not going to be divided equally. Having a FAIR mutual or automatic aid pact means departments get what they need and deserve, and giving what they can without over taxing them. It has NOTHING to do with absolute equal exchange of resources and equal pay.

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          • Originally posted by Bigjohn24 View Post
            SC?

            Have I stepped into a little peyton place of Chiefs?

            ROFLMAO

            This is what happens when you start questioning Fire Management, you get trolled.

            Have fun girls.
            You know BigJohn, the common thread in this thread is that NOBODY agrees with you.
            NOBODY.
            To an astute person that would clue them in that something is wrong with their stance on an issue....
            You base your assessment of the entire US Fire Service on YOUR LIMITED experience. See anything wrong with that???
            You should.

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            • An old saw comes to mind regarding Bigjohn's mindset - "When you're a hammer, everything looks like a nail."
              Opinions my own. Standard disclaimers apply.

              Everyone goes home. Safety begins with you.

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              • He hasn't been back .... He must be fighting another windmill.
                Train to fight the fires you fight.

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                • Originally posted by LaFireEducator View Post
                  He hasn't been back .... He must be fighting another windmill.
                  Thanks for the laugh!

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