Debbie James
Debbie James

WHEN WE HAD A FIRE IN OUR HOUSE LAST YEAR IT TOOK THE FIRE DEPT OVER TEN MINUTES TO RESPOND TO A DRYER FIRE. WE WERE OUT OF OUR HOME FOR 6 MONTHS. IT COSTS OVER 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CLEAN, REPAIR, AND REPALCE THINGS THAT I LOST AND WE HAD TO LIVE OUT OF A HOTEL WITH 4 ADULTS AND 2 BABIES. I HAD TO CALL 911 THREETIMES TO SEE IF THE TRUCKS WERE ON THE WAY......NO WAY DO I THINK IT IS WISE IDEA TO CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS IN THIS TOWN. HAD THAT ALREADY HAVE BEEN THE CASE MY...

WHEN WE HAD A FIRE IN OUR HOUSE LAST YEAR IT TOOK THE FIRE DEPT OVER TEN MINUTES TO RESPOND TO A DRYER FIRE. WE WERE OUT OF OUR HOME FOR 6 MONTHS. IT COSTS OVER 40 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO CLEAN, REPAIR, AND REPALCE THINGS THAT I LOST AND WE HAD TO LIVE OUT OF A HOTEL WITH 4 ADULTS AND 2 BABIES. I HAD TO CALL 911 THREETIMES TO SEE IF THE TRUCKS WERE ON THE WAY......NO WAY DO I THINK IT IS WISE IDEA TO CUT DOWN ON THE NUMBER OF FIREFIGHTERS IN THIS TOWN. HAD THAT ALREADY HAVE BEEN THE CASE MY HOUSE WOULD PROBABLY HAVE BURNT TO THE GROUND BECAUSE I WAS TOLD THEY WERE ON ANOTHER CALL. MR MAYOR MY QUESTION IS DO YOU WANT ALL THE NEIGHBORS TO BUY BUCKETS SO THEY CAN PUT OUT THE FIRES IN OUR HOMES AND MAYBE LOOSE LIVES OR CAN YOU CUT COST SOMEWHERE ELSE? THE PEOPLE OF THIS CITY HAVE ALREADY LOST ENOUGH WITH THE LOSS OF FACTORIES AND THOSE INCOMES. HOW MANY MORE LIVES NEED TO BE RUINED BECAUSE THE POWERS THAT OVERN THIS TOWN NEED TO CUT COSTS? THE NEXT THING YOU WILL BE DOING IS PUTTING OUT FIRES IN THE HOUSES THAT ARE FORECLOSED ON BECAUSE YOU TOOK MORE JOBS AWAY FROM THIS CITY. THE WISE THINGS WOULD BE TO LEAVE THINGS ALONE. IF ITS NOT BROKE DOn't FIX IT.

Michelle Jester
Michelle Jester
  • Debbie James

And on top of her calling 3 times i called twice and my 3 month old daughter was in the house

Brigitte Hazelhoff
Brigitte Hazelhoff
  • Debbie James

I'm so sorry. I called 911. The other day for an accidental heroin od. They never came!!!!

Michelle Perea
Michelle Perea

All civil servants are treated like doormats! The greedy politicians are the ones that should be taking a pay cut! People you need to vote and choose the candidates that will put the citizens first!!!

Janene Emswiller
Janene Emswiller
  • Michelle Perea

Maybe we should vote on how much these desk pushers make. Tired of people taking it out on the Unions, people who really work and or die. Example, 9-11, who was there,? All the police and fire, paramedics. ALL unions built this country with blood and sweat.

Brigitte Hazelhoff
Brigitte Hazelhoff
  • Michelle Perea

You are sooo right doormats is how they are treated. Don't get me startrd

Jessie Gasaway-Smith
Jessie Gasaway-Smith

My husband is a police officer (which is going to be affected by this layoff as well). It is a shame that the beautification of Anderson is more important than these families and lives that are being ruined by this horrific layoff. These are hard working people and most function on only one primary income. I ask you to join us in fighting for these jobs this Thursday at the meeting! Message me or Kristian Henderson Grant if you are interested!

Kristian Henderson Grant
Kristian Henderson Grant
  • Jessie Gasaway-Smith

Thanks, Jessie Gasaway-Smith. Very well said.

Jessie Gasaway-Smith
Jessie Gasaway-Smith
  • Jessie Gasaway-Smith

:)

Dana Welker
Dana Welker

I do not understand how the City of Anderson would EVER vote Kevin Smith back in office...he is doing nothing to help this town. All he has done Is fire many people that did not deserve it. I really hope his trip to China will inspire him to stay there and share is commonality of the short man syndrome. He will fit right in. This town does not need that kind of leadership.

Gayla Hendrick-Whitworth
Gayla Hendrick-Whitworth
  • Dana Welker

I agree, Another trip to China!! That is money better spent here. There is a thing called Skype. Many business meetings are done through Skype. If he wanted to save this town some money use the technology he has, unless he does'nt know how to use it which is possible. I have heard nothing positive since he has been in office but I do hear everyday how someone else has been let go. And I do mean everyday. I have several friends that work for this city and they have been walking on egg...

I agree, Another trip to China!! That is money better spent here. There is a thing called Skype. Many business meetings are done through Skype. If he wanted to save this town some money use the technology he has, unless he does'nt know how to use it which is possible. I have heard nothing positive since he has been in office but I do hear everyday how someone else has been let go. And I do mean everyday. I have several friends that work for this city and they have been walking on egg shells since he took office. I am not a big political person but I know when someone is doing his job for this town and its not Kevin Smith. Do you know how many companies in the USA he could try to recruit to Anderson? But no, he has to go overseas. Thats what is wrong with the whole country we need to use what we have here at home.

Terri Barnard Chastain
Terri Barnard Chastain
  • Dana Welker

I've always said he had short mans disease. He's out of control.

Margaret Arkell
Margaret Arkell

The emergency services are so very important and must be protected.

Michael Lackey
Michael Lackey

If you have problem, it won't do any good to wish they were back.

Beth Cheesman
Beth Cheesman

happy to help any cause

Janene Emswiller
Janene Emswiller

Need to vote on what they, the greedy corporate paper pushers.

Robin Skjerseth
Robin Skjerseth

We need all the safety and protection we can get... Not Less!

Janene Emswiller
Janene Emswiller

You know this mayor said he was going to do this, doesnt make since when crime is higher, murder is higher. You get rid of fire fighters the death toll will be on your head Mayor. Can u live with that & sleep at night? What if it was one of your loved ones in need? What if Mayor?

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