Unable to express opininos
I have 20 years of experience in the volunteer fire and ems field. I also work as a paramedic for a private ambulance service. I am both an EMS and Fire instructor. I recently moved to a new town and joined the volunteer department here. I have been trying to get the fire department to do more on their weekly training night than do vehicle maintenance or work on the pavilion. I also joined the emergency squad here. At a recent EMS meeting I expressed my opinions on a potential new member and have been blackballed since then. The fire chief and the board of fire commissioners say I am creating to much trouble and need to back off because I am creating hate and discontent. We dont even have portable radioes, we dont train, we only have one thermal imager, the mini pumoer has barely any brakes. tahs jsut a short list of issues.
I undertstand that vehcle maintenance and other maintenance work needs to be done. I offered to do the training here 3 separate times and have been turned down or ignored 3 times. I have some serious safety concerns here and I cant get anyone to listen to me. Does anyone have any ideas that may help convey my message?