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Amanda P July 17, 2014 at 09:41 PM
See these two links for the aforementioned articles above.Read Morehttp://www.nj.com/news/local/index.ssf/20 10/06/springfield_fire_department_of.html http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2011/03/union_county_fire_coordinator.html
Amanda P July 17, 2014 at 10:22 PM
See this link for our current Fire Chief's salary not including 12% longevity, paid time off,Read Moreoverti me and medical benefit costs; And that was in 2009. http://php.app.com/NJpublicemployees10/results.php?newspaper=mcj&lastn=sanford&firstn=james&location=SPRINGFIELD+TOWNSHIP+%28UNION%29&fundname=Police+and+Firemens+Retirement+System&Submit=Search
BART FRAENKEL July 19, 2014 at 11:28 PM
Amanda or whoever you really are, your posts are beginning to have less and less logic to go alongRead Morew ith their lack of facts. Geez, did you really say there were no deaths due to staffing? Is that what you're waiting for, a tragedy to make a point? Please get a grip and take a vacation for a few weeks. I'm sure there's somewhere you have to be.
Keepinganeyeout. July 18, 2014 at 08:04 AM
I have gotten a call consistently every year from the Springfield Fire Department that it was timeRead Moret o check and replace my batteries in my smoke alarms. I too have been a resident of Springfield for almost 40 years and have never failed to get a prompt and speedy response from the fire department when I have called them in an emergency. They also respond many times when calls go in to 911 which are not fire related. Sorry, I have no beefs with the quality nor the service that our great fire department provides.
Amanda P July 20, 2014 at 01:47 PM
If that is the experience you've had, that is great. I do not have a beef with our FD. What IRead Moredislik e is the waste that is occurring in a time when the economy is still sluggish and most of us are having to adapt to layoffs, increased health insurance and commuting costs. We cannot afford the system that is in place, period.
Tom, Retired Springfield Firefighter July 18, 2014 at 09:10 AM
All firefighters are EMT,s. However in the past the career and volunteer fire department each hadRead Moreon staff an individual who was a paramedic. They also woeked for hospitals off duty. So while they did not have the medications at hand they still had the skills and knowledge and higher training to begin life saving assistance to victims. Many lives were saved.
BART FRAENKEL July 18, 2014 at 03:06 PM
Tom, it is highly unlikely that an Amanda P actually exists and that these posts were made byRead Moresomeon e with an agenda that precludes the person from wanting their identity disclosed. The people who actually know what the FD does appreciate them and understand these posts are intended to stir controversy, more than likely for political purposes.
Juanna July 18, 2014 at 03:31 PM
small town politics!
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