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Jcdfde5
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Username: Jcdfde5

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Registered: 04-2006
Posted From: 68.43.115.185
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 6:52 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

The fire department is dishing out tons of overtime and closing companies on a daily basis yet 59 firefighters including myself are still layed off? Does anyone have any info.
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Broken_main
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Post Number: 1108
Registered: 06-2005
Posted From: 69.222.11.226
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 7:50 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Mismanagement. It is like that in other departments as well. i am sorry to hear that. On your behalf I will email the city council and have a few of my justice fighters do so as well.

I know how important it is to have firefighters.
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Jcdfde5
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Post Number: 2
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 7:56 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Thanks main, Due to the layoffs and company closings the guys/gals are running much harder.
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Jams
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Username: Jams

Post Number: 3384
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 68.252.9.184
Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 8:05 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jcdfde5,
I'm assuming you're aware of this site, but I'll post it anyways.

http://www.dfdems.com/index.ht m
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Jcdfde5
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Posted on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 - 11:44 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Im aware of the web site thanks for the info
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Jcdfde5
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Username: Jcdfde5

Post Number: 4
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 2:19 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

bump
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Jt1
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Post Number: 7457
Registered: 10-2003
Posted From: 198.208.159.19
Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 2:23 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

Jcdfde5 - Not to be a downer but this rationale may apply.

The city may believe that paying overtime when needed is more cost effective than paying for extra firefighters and the associated benefits. happens in many industries and allows more flexibility in the long run.

The difference, of course is that most businesses that do this are not fighting for people's lives and putting their own on the line. Morale suffering from working overtime while your peers are unemployed is much more dangerous to firefighters than to a typical employee. Same goes for potential cost from exhaustion.
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Jcdfde5
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Post Number: 5
Registered: 04-2006
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Posted on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 - 2:35 pm: Edit PostDelete PostMove Post (Moderator/Admin Only)

firefighters are having an increase of duty related injuries due to the lack of staff and the response times are suffering.

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