What is your views?
Volunteer firefighter runs for Fire Commissioner and wins without the backing or support ofthe volunteer fire company of which he is a member.
Three months later is dropped from active status for attendance, did not maintain required 25% over three months, just missed by .7% oh gee those are the rules.
Submit appeal as per company by-laws, no reply from fire company.
One year now passes and he submits a new membership application. Keep in mind this person meet the certification requirements as set forth by the fire company plus has over 20 years of fire service with another company, good ole Eng 80/TFD if anyone from Tarrytown is reading this. Once again turned down no reason. Fire company does not recognize NJ state laws that required written reason for denial. Side note fire company does not like being refered to as morons for tuning away qualified volunteers.
Nearly two years has passed now and the person gets an audience with the Pope, I mean the fire company. Fire Chief and President do all the talking still they do not want this person as member. Ironically the President has not made percentages for almost three years, a well scheduled medical leave will delay any action. A fire commisioner/firefighter in fire company gets up and make a propopsal that if this person resigns as fire commisioner the fire company should take him in on one year probation, normal probation is six months as low as three if you are a returning member. CAN WE SAY POLITICS HERE?
Here in lies the question for all of you.
If you are the fire company do you cast personal and political agendas aside and take in this person.
If you are the person making application do you see legal action.