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    Quote Originally Posted by DeputyChiefGonzo View Post
    It isn't yellow... it is gold Scotchlight reflective striping. All of our rigs have it.
    Sure it is. Whatever makes you sleep well ay night, boss.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Stop trying to deflect from your own shortcomings.

    My former department's policy makers finally came to their senses and removed volunteers from most suppression units because the data showed they had an abysmal rate of response. There were numerous incentives offered and none of them worked. They were even given an extra year to improve their response and it only got worse.

    The reality is this urban environment didn't lend itself to that model any longer.
    So based on that you bash all volunteers, even those providing excellent service to large semi-urban and even urban populations?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LaFireEducator View Post
    So based on that you bash all volunteers, even those providing excellent service to large semi-urban and even urban populations?
    Providing excellent service according to who and based on what? You're subjective low standard?

    Stop trying to imply you're an authority on anything remotely attached to the fire service. You've proven you are not. I'm sure you're good in a classroom setting but that matters little when real decisions have to be made in realtime involving real human consequences.

    Given your insistence and pursuit of finding ways to avoid doing your job I would suggest you pursue a career that is more suited to your willingness to take risks.

    Perhaps you should inquire about a career path in baking french pastry or small animal grooming.
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    Quote Originally Posted by scfire86 View Post
    Providing excellent service according to who and based on what? You're subjective low standard?

    Stop trying to imply you're an authority on anything remotely attached to the fire service. You've proven you are not. I'm sure you're good in a classroom setting but that matters little when real decisions have to be made in realtime involving real human consequences.

    Given your insistence and pursuit of finding ways to avoid doing your job I would suggest you pursue a career that is more suited to your willingness to take risks.

    Perhaps you should inquire about a career path in baking french pastry or small animal grooming.
    He can't do that.. he may burn his fingers on the oven and small animals bite.
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