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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 22, 2014 at 08:00 AM
Thanks Bart, I guess citizens think we should get all our services for free and she and hers should Read Moreget annual salary increases, paid health insurance and all the other perks without having to pay her share. In addition, I'm not sure who to thank for providing the additional trash containers at Miesel Field recently. Just noticed them this morning and they're inside the track where they belong. The track are is now 99.9% trash free, no doubt to the new containers. Thanks again, KAEO. P.S. Perhaps someone could send the bill for the trash containers to Amanda.
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.
BART FRAENKEL July 14, 2014 at 09:19 AM
This same post has appeared numerous time, almost word for word. Maybe its time you stopped yourRead Morera nts and check some of your facts. Our town does not have the ability to staff a volunteer FD, but even if it did the response time would not be the same. While I was on the TC I attended a meeting with an state agency that determines the ability of a town/municipality to respond to fires and similar emergencies. Their findings are used by insurance companies and are directly correlated to the amount that is charged for home owners insurance, etc. The bottom line is that without our full time FD, our town would be rated differently and it would result in much higher homeowners insurance costs; this would also affect renters since their rent would have to be raised to absorb the increased cost too. I prefer to have my money spent for a full time FD that has the ability to respond immediately to any emergency 24 hours a day instead of paying more to an insurance company; and the members of the FD are also paramedics.
Princess Valiant May 24, 2014 at 10:13 AM
In general, I agree with you. However, a turf field will be destroyed by a graduation-typeRead Moreactivity. Will everyone wear sneakers? In addition, what about climate control, especially in the event of rain. Last year was at Kean.
BART FRAENKEL May 25, 2014 at 09:50 PM
Why not on the tennis courts like it's been done in previous years?
BART FRAENKEL May 25, 2014 at 09:51 PM
Why not on the tennis courts the way it's been done in the past? And what is the cost to useRead MoreRahway 's facility?
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