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.
And on top of her calling 3 times i called twice and my 3 month old daughter was in the house
I'm so sorry. I called 911. The other day for an accidental heroin od. They never came!!!!
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!!!
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.
You are sooo right doormats is how they are treated. Don't get me startrd
We need all the Paramedics we can and as many firemen.....This I know I worked there Please see that all are needed DO NOT CUT Them as you have many of the other employees.....What is wrong with this picture could it be all of the politicians in that town.....Get yourself together Kevin Smith !!!!!!
It is a discustng inhumane situation
Please don’t blame everything on the politicians. When the Factories closed and Big business left Anderson, Soooo…. did the economy. I can’t imagine trying to deal with such a mess! But you are all right, safety Should Not be cut. And the “City Hall” beatification stinks of politics. It is what it is though. Or is it! Respectfully Greg Kath and Crew.
safety should never be a cut
I really don't know how Kevin Smith can actually sleep at night knowing he is destroying lives.
They are politicians, they don't have any problem with that!!
You know, all these cut backs coming from a former police officer and an active fire chief lets me know where their hearts...its all about the $. Remind me not to ask them to help me in an emergency.
But jezus. You had better have friends close by
Hey Kevin and Phil, why don't you two take a pay cut so these firefighters can keep their jobs so they can continue to support their families and keep us safe. Phil, my Dad would be (I am) so disappointed in you for ever suggesting to compromise the safety of the public. He gave his life doing this job because he believed in what he did...he saved lives! There is no doubt in my mind that the cuts can be made somewhere else! Is this why Kevin made you chief again?
That is just so sad. I just hope that they never get a call to go to one of their homes. You know pay cuts seem to slow people down.
The Guys on the Fire Department are great guys and I know alot of them personally! They give their all and are there when we need them! Wake up Anderson......these MEN are all needed!
Really really needed
Any reduction in response time is unacceptable! Fires double in size in seconds? Persons trapped in cars, drownings, heart attacks, strokes.....these things can't wait!! Surely there are other cutbacks that are doable.
I totally agree I called 911 several days ago for an accidental heroin overdose No one came for 46 min. I'm an rn and did everything possible to keep this person alive. She died 3 min before anyone came!
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