I have been an Explorer for two(coming up on three) years and I was voted as Chief a few months ago and we also got a new Asst. Chief. The Asst. Chief Explorer and one of our full-time firefighters have been making what I would call prank calls on my cell phone. The things they call about have nothing to do with the Department or the Explorer post. They have done this two times already and I have told the Asst. Chief Explorer to stop but I don't think he listened and I think they will do it again. Should I handle this on my own or should I bring this to a Department head?
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07-30-2007, 09:25 AM #1
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07-30-2007, 10:59 AM #2
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07-30-2007, 12:35 PM #3
Just what kind of calls are you talking about. Like harassing you or just being idiots and joking around???
Do you have caller ID on your cell phone? If you do, a simple bit of advice would be Don't pick it up!If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
07-30-2007, 02:54 PM #4
07-30-2007, 04:08 PM #5
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Calling from the departments land line makes this a little worse, I would say since this is happening from a department phone, that if your post uses them issue fines, starting at $1 that have to be paid with the dues each month. (You cant fine the FF, because he is not a member of your post though.) If it persists warn of a suspension and issue one if necessary.
Of coarse you could also get their cell phone numbers and call them at 2 am
Or just hang up when you know its them, thus taking the fun out of a prank call.
07-30-2007, 05:04 PM #6If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
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07-30-2007, 07:20 PM #8
The last part however I have a bit of a problem with. You talking about the authority and such. Not to sound like an ********* my friend but your the Chief of an Explorer post. You do not run their lives. You have some say in what happens at your training sessions or what have you, but outside of that quite frankly you have squat. If this guy is not going to listen he will not listen no matter what you say to him.
See if it dwindles down a bit, as these stupid jokes usually tend too, and if it doesn't go talk to someone like your advisor.
Last edited by ndvfdff33; 07-30-2007 at 10:57 PM.If someone with multiple personalities threatens to kill himself, is it considered a hostage situation?
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08-07-2007, 09:35 AM #13
I want to thank everyone again for posting on this thread. You guys gave me some great advice on how to handle this problem I have.
I have decided I will wait for the Explorer and Firefighter to call again and I will asked them both not to do it again.If they call after I asked them not to, I will go to the Post Adviser and the Fire Chief(Post Adviser to deal with the Explorer and the Chief to deal with the Firefighter).
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