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    Malahat fire department is starting to get its stuff togather after 18 of 21 fire fighters quit. Starting to look good. We are even geting to the point where we are putting together a auto extrication team together for the competition this summer in beaver creek. Should be good fun.


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    What on earth could make 18 out of 21 firefighters quit?!
    Most i have seen quit was two newbies that were on a trial period.
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    Originally posted by Malahat18
    Malahat fire department is starting to get its stuff togather after 18 of 21 fire fighters quit. Starting to look good. We are even geting to the point where we are putting together a auto extrication team together for the competition this summer in beaver creek. Should be good fun.
    Have the issues surrounding why 18 of 21 firfighters quit, been resolved, or have they been replaced with 18 newbies?
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    Default Wow, this one's never going to go away...

    18 of the 21 quit over an insurance dispute with the local level of government.

    2 of the members that quit went back on their own accord each in their own time...and when the others figured that their point was made, and no further action could be taken they re-applied, in the new manner that had been created. Of the 12 that re-applied (Others did not bother to re-apply at all) they took back 4 members, the former Lt. who is now a probie, one with less than a year, a second with 6 months, and a final who had two weeks. When these 4 members were brought back the automatic Mutial-Aid agreement was cancelled...

    Hope this answers your questions...PattyV and Dave404

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    Good Luck in Beaver Creek...

    I seen you guys run an extrication practice two weeks ago... single vehicle roll over, resting on the driver's side on flat and level ground... after waiting for 25 minutes for the vehicle to be cribbed I decided to go home... once again, good luck...

    By the way, maybe I'll see you guys up there because it looks like I may have found another team to compete with.
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    Oh well, isn't that what practice is for ........ to get better at what you are doing? No one is perfect when they are first learning something. Practice makes perfect
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    Let the games begin.....
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    Practice really does make perfect...too bad it takes some longer than others.

    Besides the best teacher is experience, is it not? I think that the lack thereof is going to do some damage.

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    Originally posted by thefewtheproud
    Practice really does make perfect...too bad it takes some longer than others.

    Besides the best teacher is experience, is it not? I think that the lack thereof is going to do some damage.
    Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permeant. You can practice 24-7 it does not make you perfect. The more training you do the better chance to be successful

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    Well I'm only saying in agreement...using a quote of a commonly used phrase...

    Really easy to get jumped on in here isn't it.

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    Originally posted by fireguy919


    Practice does not make perfect. Practice makes permeant. You can practice 24-7 it does not make you perfect. The more training you do the better chance to be successful
    fireguy.... if you want to go after the usage of the phrase then I guess you'd best bust my chops too. The response you quoted was made in reference to what I'd said earlier, and I had used the phrase "practice makes perfect". Your argument of "it does not make you perfect" is redundant really since NO ONE is perfect and we all make mistakes, which is how we learn. So no, you are right, practice does not make perfect, but practice does make you the best you can be at a certain activity/task.
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    What a philosophical thread this has become...

    The point still remains that incompetence oozes out of the pores of the vast majority of these firefighter, leaving the community at risk.

    It would be best to allow those firefighters with experience back into the hall, rather than discriminating against them for their political stance.

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    I have to wonder if it truly is a case of discrimination due to political "stances" that is causing the department to deny the applications or is it something else? I can't imagine a fire department in this sue happy day and age being so careless. Nahhhhhhh I'm pretty sure it's gotta be something else.
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    Originally posted by PFire23
    I have to wonder if it truly is a case of discrimination due to political "stances" that is causing the department to deny the applications or is it something else? I can't imagine a fire department in this sue happy day and age being so careless. Nahhhhhhh I'm pretty sure it's gotta be something else.
    Care to elaborate on what you think this situation is?

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    Wouldn't know what your situation is, nor would I care really. Just finding it hard to believe that a department would put themselves in a situation that leaves them at risk for a discrimination suit. So I figure there must be other, underlying reasons. People get denied everyday, maybe the applicants need to re-evaluate what they are bringing to the table. *shrugs* So very hard to say.
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    Perhaps the board has decided that those who reapplied are no longer reliable? That they will up and quit the next time they don't get their way? They called your bluff and now you're upset because they don't want you back?
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    Originally posted by Malahat18
    Malahat fire department is starting to get its stuff togather after 18 of 21 fire fighters quit. Starting to look good. We are even geting to the point where we are putting together a auto extrication team together for the competition this summer in beaver creek. Should be good fun.
    Actually, I for one am getting tired of hearing the rhetorical whining from certain former members of this department. So we'll get back to the original intent of this thread. Malahat18 came on here to give an update as to how his dept is doing after going through some upheavals. I think kudos are in order for this small department that has rebounded from losing most of their membership and has come up swinging. They have devoted members, members who are team players and work together, an important factor in a fire department. They are working hard to get their training up, with members putting in more than the usual amount of training hours to ensure that this happens. Unfortunately they are still being plagued by some ex members haunting their practices and their calls, hopefully these individuals will soon find something better to do with their time and move on. With the positive attitudes now on board at that department they can only grow. Best of luck guys !!!!!!


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