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Hannah Bell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-07-10 01:16 PM
Response to Reply #50
61. i wonder if their insurance would have paid for their injuries or damages
to their equipment if they had.

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  -The Final Word: Fire Fighters Condemn South Fulton, Tennessee Decision to Let Home Burn Down Better Believe It  Oct-07-10 11:23 AM   #0 
  - I'm so glad this is the FINAL WORD.  itsrobert   Oct-07-10 11:24 AM   #1 
  - I'm also glad that fire fighters have the final word. And they are right!  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 11:27 AM   #4 
  - One man's opinion. And you know what they say about opinions...  COLGATE4   Oct-07-10 11:26 AM   #2 
  - One man's opinion? He's speaking for an organization representing 300,000 fire fighters!  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 11:29 AM   #6 
  - You can't make that assumption. The fact that he holds the office  COLGATE4   Oct-07-10 12:03 PM   #28 
     - You can't make the  emilyg   Oct-07-10 12:24 PM   #36 
     - well, the first comment is:  Hannah Bell   Oct-07-10 12:50 PM   #49 
     - NO, he's speaking in his official capacity as head of the Internation Association of Firefighters  Matariki   Oct-07-10 12:27 PM   #39 
  - IAFF is not 'one man'. nt  RaleighNCDUer   Oct-07-10 11:48 AM   #19 
  - One union's opinion.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-07-10 11:50 AM   #24 
     - Same point as above. Or is there some evidence somewhere  COLGATE4   Oct-07-10 12:11 PM   #30 
        - You can call it opinion all you want...  derby378   Oct-07-10 12:24 PM   #37 
        - When issuing a position as head of the union, he is speaking on behalf of the membership.  Gormy Cuss   Oct-07-10 12:25 PM   #38 
        - You have it exactly backwards...  The Uncola   Oct-08-10 09:11 AM   #70 
           - Well done..  joe black   Oct-08-10 10:04 AM   #76 
  - And that is that.  jaxx   Oct-07-10 11:27 AM   #3 
  - Final Word? Really?  Bunny   Oct-07-10 11:28 AM   #5 
  - Yes! Case Closed.  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 11:31 AM   #8 
  - these actions regarding fires will eventually let people burn to death if not stopped. Go IAFF.  Divine Discontent   Oct-07-10 11:29 AM   #7 
  - Some here would still say they deserved it if that did happen. nt  Incitatus   Oct-07-10 12:14 PM   #31 
  - Parse it, they are asking for an investigation too  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-07-10 11:34 AM   #9 
  - So, the people of South Fulton should pay to provide fire service for the entire state of TN?  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-07-10 11:36 AM   #10 
  - No Obion CO should raise taxes to fund a FD  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-07-10 11:38 AM   #11 
     - A tax that would only cost pennies a year per parcel  Tempest   Oct-07-10 11:42 AM   #14 
     - I know but that is like socialist and shit  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-07-10 11:51 AM   #26 
     - Of course they should. But if they do not, is South Fulton obliged to provide fire service to  Freddie Stubbs   Oct-07-10 11:43 AM   #15 
     - If you are there YOU ACT  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-07-10 11:50 AM   #23 
     - Did they show up at the fire? If so, why not turn the hoses on?  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 12:44 PM   #47 
     - That's not what the statement says  PVnRT   Oct-07-10 12:35 PM   #42 
        - Cert review, re-read the statement, that is what they are  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-07-10 12:55 PM   #52 
           - Yes, I've gotten it for a while, oh wise one  PVnRT   Oct-07-10 12:56 PM   #54 
              - No what makes you in agreement with Beck is that  nadinbrzezinski   Oct-07-10 01:19 PM   #62 
                 - Ermmm. The firefighters were government employees.  txaslftist   Oct-08-10 08:51 AM   #69 
  - This is what I would expect, and restores my faith in public safety personnel.  TwilightGardener   Oct-07-10 11:41 AM   #12 
  - Most understand that the fire fighters are right on this.  TexasObserver   Oct-08-10 09:41 AM   #73 
  - They must be SOCIALISTS!!!  K8-EEE   Oct-07-10 11:41 AM   #13 
  - Yes! They only put out fires of people who can produce their "professional left" membership cards  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 11:43 AM   #16 
  - Does the IAFF extend it's benefits&union privileges to firefighters who don't pay dues to the IAFF?  Swede   Oct-07-10 11:45 AM   #17 
  - I'm not even a firefighter, but I could really use a pension. In fact, I'd say  petronius   Oct-07-10 11:49 AM   #20 
  - It can't represent and win public employee benefits for fire fighters it does not represent.  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 11:59 AM   #27 
     - Yet the IAFF says that South Fulton should shoulder the burden for protecting the entire county  PVnRT   Oct-07-10 12:37 PM   #44 
        - The fire fighters were there. All they had to do was turn on their hoses. They were on the clock!  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 12:43 PM   #46 
        - south fulton's fire dept is mostly volunteer, sorry. even volunteer fire depts cost serious bucks.  Hannah Bell   Oct-07-10 12:48 PM   #48 
           - Well, they could have "volunteered" to turn on their hoses!  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 12:52 PM   #50 
              - i wonder if their insurance would have paid for their injuries or damages  Hannah Bell   Oct-07-10 01:16 PM   #61 
        - They didn't say that. They just commented on this specific incident.  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 12:54 PM   #51 
           - Let's say they fight the fire and bill the guy  PVnRT   Oct-07-10 01:01 PM   #56 
           - here's one of the responses to their editorial  Hannah Bell   Oct-07-10 01:05 PM   #60 
              - 1. It was not an editorial. 2. It is not a response to the IAFF news release.  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 04:25 PM   #65 
  - 73...  HuckleB   Oct-07-10 11:46 AM   #18 
  - Looks like you'll be able to stop doing that: "Final Word" has been declared!  petronius   Oct-07-10 11:49 AM   #22 
  - we can only hope it is  SargeUNN   Oct-07-10 11:49 AM   #21 
  - Thank you, IAFF  WeekendWarrior   Oct-07-10 11:51 AM   #25 
  - I guess "responsible" means  PVnRT   Oct-07-10 12:38 PM   #45 
     - No. The county should change their tax code to cover basic services.  Matariki   Oct-07-10 12:59 PM   #55 
        - They tried. It was voted down 19-1.  PVnRT   Oct-07-10 01:01 PM   #57 
  - They represent paid firefighters  Abq_Sarah   Oct-07-10 12:08 PM   #29 
  - You'd think they'd be on the side of these firefighters then.  Pithlet   Oct-07-10 12:18 PM   #32 
  - Cognitive dissonance  Abq_Sarah   Oct-07-10 12:22 PM   #35 
  - Volunteer firefighting will never go away in rural areas  musiclawyer   Oct-07-10 12:21 PM   #33 
  - In most instances I actually agree. I think it should almost never happen.  Pithlet   Oct-07-10 12:33 PM   #40 
  - In most instances I actually agree. I think it should almost never happen.  Pithlet   Oct-07-10 12:33 PM   #41 
  - Do you have any credible links to back up your attack on the fire fighters organization?  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 12:37 PM   #43 
     - Don't be absurd  Abq_Sarah   Oct-07-10 01:04 PM   #59 
  - The writer is certainly appropriately-named:  kentauros   Oct-07-10 12:22 PM   #34 
  - In Obion County...  hayu_lol   Oct-07-10 01:03 PM   #58 
  - I wonder if IAFF extends its benefits to firefighters who don't pay into the union?  Hannah Bell   Oct-07-10 12:55 PM   #53 
  - The benefits are paid by the employers that fire fighters have a contract with., not the IAFF  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 01:48 PM   #63 
  - Maybe IAFF could arrange for Obion county to fund uniform county-wide fire service  struggle4progress   Oct-07-10 02:20 PM   #64 
  - I have two questions for him.  JVS   Oct-07-10 04:38 PM   #66 
  - I've never heard of IAFF affiliated fire fighters going on strike.  Better Believe It   Oct-07-10 09:37 PM   #67 
  - The Final Word: Real fire fighters rock who don't refuse to put out fires!  Better Believe It   Oct-08-10 08:34 AM   #68 
  - I'll take a firefighters word over that of a libertarian dickwad...KNR.  joeybee12   Oct-08-10 09:17 AM   #71 
  - The decision ... to allow a familys home to burn to the ground was incredibly irresponsible."  TexasObserver   Oct-08-10 09:24 AM   #72 
  - "Nice house. It would be a shame if something were to happen to it."  lame54   Oct-08-10 09:47 AM   #74 
  - This should be the last word.  Lucian   Oct-08-10 09:47 AM   #75 
 

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