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    Default How can we reduce DWI/ DUI within our own dept?

    I am a paid Firefighter/Paramedic for a large city in Texas that has been given the task to research and solve potential hazards within a fire dept. mainly in the legal stand point when it comes to fire dept. members and DWI/DUI arrests.

    The purpose of this post is to ask what your dept., if any, has in place to help reduce or eliminate this problem as we have witnessed a rise in arrests (ex. Taxi voucher's, etc.) or any statistics within your dept. when it comes to members being arrested for this offense (how many per year, consequences-termination-suspension rate, etc.).

    We currently have in place EAP assistance and of course our own dept consequences to the member but I want answers on more of a prevention then the aftermath.

    I thank you for your time and any information would be greatly appreciated as we continue to help each other in reducing injuries or deaths of our own fellow co-workers, our Brothers and Sisters!

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    Well the nfl offers taxi service and Dallas cowboys offer taxi service and it does not do any good

    I like Fort Worth police latest stance ,,, you will not have a job and I do not think the chief waits for court proceedings to do it.

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    Maybe if they know they are going to lose their job automatically, you will get 98 % of the ff's attention

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    maybe show them the video in this link once a week:::::::::


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    No prevention. Beatings will continue until moral improves.
    cell #901-494-9437

    Management is making sure things are done right. Leadership is doing the right thing. The fire service needs alot more leaders and a lot less managers.

    "Everyone goes home" is the mantra for the pussification of the modern, American fire service.

    Comments made are my own. They do not represent the official position or opinion of the Fire Department or the City for which I am employed. In fact, they are normally exactly the opposite.

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