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Saturday, July 13, 2013

A Comment Worthy Of A Post 7-13-13

Anonymous said...

I have noticed, any time you have a topic about firefighters, there is a higher number of comments that contain insults, name calling, put downs, rude behavior, spelling nazis, grammar nazis, persona attacks, threats of violence, inquires about a persons age, body weight, sexual orientation and preferences, education levels, and all other sorts of nonsense that has nothing at all to the topic at hand.
I just find it interesting that ONE topic can elicit such varied and negative responses. Both from the public, and even more troubling, the firefighters themselves.

These actions clearly demonstrate there is a total lack of professionalism of the part of firefighters, and probably EMT's as well, and also a total lack of civility and respect from the general public.

This would indicate, at least to me, that firefighters, again, possibly EMT's, are not well liked nor respected. Or at least the so called 'paid' firefighters.

I can't help but wonder why? It has to be noticeable to others as well. Especially ranking officers in the dept. as well as city management.

And yet, it seems no effort is being made on improving firefighters image, their relations with the public and themselves, nor city management. This is no way to run an organization, especially one that others depend upon for their personal safety and their protection of real property.

It would be almost comical if not for the fact that it has become a real problem and a danger to the safety and well being of the public at large.

I would venture to say there is an almost total lack of leadership in that organization as well as the city that oversee's and funds it.

I certainly would want more for my dollar than what I have read here and seen in the city of Salisbury.

It seems that there are a lot of boys playing fireman. We need MEN to fill that role. People's lives are in the balance.

They need a leader to pull them together and have common goals. Weed out the immature ones and those that are not professional and there to do the proper jobs.

How can they, or anyone for that matter, expect to have pride and respect given to them, if they refuse to do so themselves?

When I was a child, I spoke, behaved and understood as a child. When I became a man, I put away childish things.

I think there are some that need to put away their childish things and man up.


Anonymous said...

I agree that the immature ones need to be weeded out but they seem to be all the way to the top.

"Paid firefighters" dont get the respect especially from the volunteers since their barney badass attitude comes out. Whenever someone goes from volunteer to paid they have an attitude like all the sudden they are better than the people they have worked side by side with from the beginning.

And i think we need good PEOPLE in the positions not just MEN.

Anonymous said...

Mr. Fake Day: where are you?

Not on the beach with JimBeau we hope!

Anonymous said...

You claim there is nothing but insults and lack of respect.. yet you refer to the firefighters as boys and we need men. Your a hypocryte and really need to quit insulting the men and woman that do risk their lives for you. No it may not be daily or weekly but when the fit hits the shan the do risk their lives. And they do it atkeast three times a year for real in your they dont really do squat stats. Its real easy to bash fire fighters until the day one saves you or a loved ones life .

However you are right something needs to be done about the public relations in the dept.

Anonymous said...

This post is very good , most agree but don't know how to express themselves as you did.
Sometimes it takes name calling , slander or what ever to get the attention.
If as person acts like a jerk , then so be it , he should be called a jerk.
Our city firemen are acting like jerks.
Since when are they fire fighters , I always call them firemen. Or maybe firekids.

Anonymous said...

1222 can't even grasp the concept that he/ she is who this comment was about! That's the immaturity in the room.

Anonymous said...

Joe what happen? You didn't get picked to play on the team? Couldn't make the grade to be a firefighter, so attack them? Police are no different, why not follow our deputies and see where they hang out.

Anonymous said...

Just one question. Why do the paid firefighters act like they are so much better than the volunteer firefighters? I don't understand that. If all of you are there to do a job, why is one better than the other. You will never get people to volunteer if that's the way you feel.