Skip to comments.Firefighters Rush Out on Emergency Call - When They Return, They See Amazing Note
Posted on 05/28/2014 9:50:19 PM PDT by chrisinoc
Firefighters had everything they needed for a Memorial Day BBQ assembled at the checkout line at a California Costco.
That is, until they had to leave it all behind to rush out on an emergency fire call.
When the firefighters returned to the store an hour later, wearing camouflage-patterned shirts with the American flag and determined to still have their steak, corn and watermelon, they were surprised, according to KOVR-TV.
Someone had paid their $125.25 bill.
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Thanks for sharing!
Firefighter is one of the most sought after, high paid, best benefits, able to work a second job, job, in America.
Over the last 30 years, I have come to think of my fireman customers as moderately wealthy, and as happy as punch with their luck in getting in.
I am wondering why they are always at the grocery store?
you left out the whole risk part, which is what makes the job relatively well-paying.
The receipt shown in the article had TMI. They could find out who it is by checking her membership # that’s shown, together with a bit of her credit card info that a serious hacker type could figure out.
Beautiful gesture on her part, tho, and God willing no one will try to take advantage of her personal info.
The risk is just fine, there is a reason that men fight over the job, it is like winning the lottery.
It depends on the location. Some firefighters are volunteers; bless them. Where I live, being a firefighter is a sure ticket to becoming a millionaire and most of them are jerks. And as far as risk goes, firefighter isn't in the top ten. The high pay has everything to do with politics and unions. I see them in the grocery all the time, but have never seen them leave the grocery to go on a call.
something smells fishy right there.
I’ve watched over the years as they looted the city coffers and as a union, are part of the police, teachers, city workers, and gay community to control big city politics.
Now some of them live in the houses on the coast line.
They are the government, and they are unionized against us, and candidates have to get through them.
This seems like a story from 50 years ago. THIS is the America which won WWII. This is not the Amerika of feral youths, knockout games, illegal invader bloodsuckers and ObamaPhone slobs.
Taxes are no longer enough to pay the fire department. There is a special fire fee, which in practice is an additional regressive tax and goes up every year. Then if you ever need them to take you to the hospital, it’s almost $200 per mile in spite of the taxes already paid.
That sure is a mouthful.
Where do you like that “being a firefighter is a sure ticket to becoming a millionaire?” I’ve only known a few professional firefighters in my life, none of whom is wealthy. They live nice, middle-class lives after they’ve been on the job for several years and, as noted above, because of the work schedule, can take on a 2nd job to help achieve that nice lifestyle. Also those I’ve known are married to women who work, not a sign of the millionaire lifestyle.
Interestingly, earlier today I was speaking with a retired NYPD officer about pension funds, etc. He said NYPD’s pension fund is pretty solid vs. FDNY that’s been broken for decades. Like half a century worth of decades.
I’m glad you think the ‘risk is just fine’ for firefighters. Would you be good enough tell us what you do for a living that you feel free to consider the risk of firefighting ‘just fine?’
Unraveling what they really make is not easy because you have to get through the fig leafs to get to the benefits, overtime and actual current pay.
You may remember when Newport tax payers were surprised to learn that their life guards are considered part of the fire department and the lowest paid employee made $98,000.00 a year while some made over $200,000.00 a year, up to $210,000.00.
They can take second jobs because there’s a lot of sleeping, eating, watching TV and playing games at the firehouse that counts as duty hours. If the FDNY pension fund is broken it’s because they are taking too much money out and not putting enough money in. This robbery of the taxpayers is occurring in urban areas where public unions are strong and Democrats are in charge.
It’s the fixin’s for ONE BBQ only. (the itemized receipt is shown in the article). I know it’s hard to walk out of Costco with a bill under $500.
The idea of potentially getting burned to death is enough to let them have their high wages and benefits.
They are the only public servants that truly serve and protect.
Aside from my Army service and Airborne, I have spent much of my life in far more dangerous jobs than fireman.
Roofing is almost twice as deadly, and construction, taxi driver, recyler/trash, farming and ranching, fisherman are all more dangerous, many jobs are.
It isn’t like firemen die all the time, obviously men don’t worry about such things, or we wouldn’t be building the world and driving taxis, and delivery trucks, and being fishermen and farmers and ranchers.
If you believe in market forces, then you may want to reconsider turning over fortunes to fill jobs that guys have always loved to do anyway.
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