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  • Another example of a "Mutt"...

    Mutts abound in the fire service...consider this from the news page of Firehouse.com (the title of the story is MA budget hampers training, it is a typo, because it is about the Knoxville Tennessee Fire Department.)

    Unlike Chattanooga, Knoxville doesn't offer additional pay to training officers, who lose opportunities for overtime hours and working extra jobs that front-line firefighters enjoy. Coppinger (Chief of the Chattanooga FD) said each training officer is rewarded with a salary equal to captain's pay.

    Knoxville Fire Chief Gene Hamlin doesn't agree with that policy.

    "I don't feel that's warranted," Hamlin said. "They've got a job to do just like all the rest of us. They're not risking their lives like other firefighters."


    Maybe not..but they are responsible for training firefighters so that they can survive a tour of duty and go home. When the "big one" hits in Knoxville, the Training Division will probably be dispatched for manpower...what then, Chief Hamlin?

    This is the type of mentality that just screams the word "MUTT!""

    [ 11-15-2001: Message edited by: Captain Gonzo ]
    ‎"The education of a firefighter and the continued education of a firefighter is what makes "real" firefighters. Continuous skill development is the core of progressive firefighting. We learn by doing and doing it again and again, both on the training ground and the fireground."
    Lt. Ray McCormack, FDNY

  • #2
    I've got a perfect example. I'll post it after January 1st 2002.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by E229lt:
      I've got a perfect example. I'll post it after January 1st 2002.
      Do his initials happen to be R.G.?

      Living the dream...

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      • #4
        LMMFAO!

        May God bless all the people and families who have lost
        their lives on 9-11-01, to those also lost on Flight 587, and to the rescuers who responded to both.

        "I'm not saying it's right, i'm just saying (the way it is)."

        FDNY-EMS - Still New York's Best!

        e-mail always accepted @
        [email protected]

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        • #5
          Tailboard,

          Try again.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by E229lt:
            Tailboard,

            Try again.
            He wouldnt happen to share the same first name as an album by the Who released in 1975?
            Shawn M. Cecula
            Firefighter
            IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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            • #7
              "_ _ _ _ _ _ can you hear me?"

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              • #8
                E229lt

                I holding my breath until 1/1/2002 (I'm sure it will be worth the wait).

                Do you remember O'Hagan?

                Regards to all and remember "Let's be careful out there"

                Jim Boyle (aka 1261Truckie)

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                • #9
                  Hey Loo,

                  I can hear you clearly.
                  Kevin M. Fitzhenry
                  Captain, Rescue Company 1
                  City of Bayonne (NJ) Fire Department

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                  • #10
                    Oh, you must mean the guy who was a fireman for twenty years and forgot where he came from!
                    Living the dream...

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                    • #11
                      Mutt= LHS, the7tower, or whatever his name is today. Want proof? Just check out his rantings on the east vs. west thread. To our brothers in the West, we know he doesn't represent you!
                      Tom

                      Never Forget 9-11-2001

                      Stay safe out there!

                      IACOJ Member

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                      • #12
                        I know of an entire city council full of mutts. Used to be the romance capital, by now I think the firefighters are quickly becoming experts at doing everything with nothing. They are already at minimum staffing and more layoffs on the horizon.

                        I support local 714 and local 3359.
                        Shawn M. Cecula
                        Firefighter
                        IACOJ Division of Fire and EMS

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                        • #13
                          My Ex Boss, Von Yes-Man

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                          • #14
                            Out with the old and in with the new. Heres to hoping that things change for the positive.
                            IACOJ

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                            • #15
                              Hey Eng229Lt. I thought Von-Essen was a well respected firefighter by all.... what the hell happened...

                              SOMEBODY THROW ME A FREAKIN BONE HERE!!!!

                              IM IN THE DARK ALL ALONE AND IT REALLY SUCKS...
                              Adam Spencer
                              Cadet Firefighter/First Responder
                              Nixa Fire District
                              Nixa MO 65714

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