Originally posted by beeb:
Most firemen in this area, not only in Tuscumbia, MUST work multiple jobs to feed and house their families. Have you looked at exactly how much they get paid to risk their lives for you each day?
Their "24 hour on" schedules require that they sleep at the station. Or would you prefer they stayed awake for 23 hours and came to rescue you, sleep deprived, in the 24th?
First of all the Chief's Job is different that a fireman. and yes firemen has to have a second job, but I believe that the Chief's is listed a certain way in the policy, and that his job is listed as a 40 hour week, and no he can not just change it if it is written into policy without going though the council, that is if anyone can find a policy. and any city employee that is not on call, is in violation of the ethics law. and will catch up with them all one day. and i cant wait. but those that are call certainly deserve the right to drive their car anyware, due to the simple fact that if they are out eating with their family, and get called out, then they have to take off and go. I dont know why in the world the chief would need a 50,000 truck like that, but then on the forums one day someone explained it to me, it was so he could drive though the streets of Tuscumbia. lol.... and the firemen make alot more money than the police, the only difference is that the firemen get the chance to work a second job!!! I think the police dept. should go to working 24 hour shifts, with sleep time and all that. that would even things up. I know that one day someone will show up with documented evidence of this wrong doing, and it will be displayed on 48, 19, and 31 way before anyone can do anything about it. and they will be scrambling up at city hall, like they had no idea that any of this was going on. and one thing that really bothers me is that Tuscumbia is still one of the lowest paid departments in the state. and before you compare them to sheffield or anyone else, most of those cities pays for the employees insurance and family coverage too. SO WHAT HAS CHANGED IN TUSCUMBIA! NOTHING, NOTHING, I CANT WAIT TIL THEY HAVE A HOUSE CLEANING IN TUSCUMBIA, HOPE THEY GET THEM ALL THAT IS DOING WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!