It was revealed that the fire department was a cesspool of corruption, with "firefighters" who never showed up for work, one who "commuted" from California, and many others who just f*cked off their entire shifts, eventually taking six figure disablities while still in their prime.
If you think your "safety personnel" are "on the job" you have another think coming. All they are doing is sucking your wallets dry.
And yet, in the city (of maybe 8 - 9,000) I live and work the local gov’t spends well over a million a year on a full time fire dept that fights 2 or 3 real fires a year. That’s not counting the $500,000 fire trucks & $150,000 ambulances it buys every few years.
All the while they keep shrinking our police budget, I’m driving a 12 year old squad car with 100,000 miles and I have to fight for new boots.
When the fire dept isn’t fighting their 2 or 3 fires per year they’re doing nursing home transfers and sleeping.
I guess I got in the wrong line of civil service.....the real heroes are the firefighters while us a$$hole police officers waste taxpayers’ money solving every single civil/criminal/personal life-crisis of about 30% of the local population.
That private retirement fund we have is really going to pay off in 18 years when I’m pulling down a mean $35-40,000 a year for my yearly retirement. That seems about right, my 100,000+ calls-for-service over 24 years compared to the firefighters who fought 50-60 fires their whole career & whom will probably get $100,000 plus for their retirements.