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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    No pay, no spray: Firefighters let home burn - US news - Life | NBC News

    ....and people want the government running healthcare?
    Exactly. Its amazing how irrational and inconsistent they are when it comes to govt control-they argue FOR it and then cry about it.

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    It should hold the same weight as a Doctor or lawyer getting their license revoked.
    No. Not even close to the same training time or education required. And to remind again - not all firefighters are EMTs, some just, you know, fight fires.

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    I remember that story. IIRC there's a long back-story to that where the homeowner spent years making trouble for the city, and the firefighters final had enough of his bull****. It wasn't just $80, he had all kinds of unpaid local taxes, fines for trash on his property, home was about to foreclose...the $80 was just one of many things he didn't pay. That guy was an asshole.
    Still not an excuse when your job is to be a life saving professional first responder, even if you do not like or want to be around the citizen in need.
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    No. Not even close to the same training time or education required. And to remind again - not all firefighters are EMTs, some just, you know, fight fires.
    Most firefighters are paramedics or EMT's unless they are a volunteer department, which this department was not.
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Still not an excuse....
    Who's trying to excuse anything?

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Serenity View Post
    Hard to get your head around that.

    Reminds me of the story i saw here a couple of years ago where firefighters made the effort to attend the burning home of someone who hadn't paid their $80 taxes - or some ridiculously low amount. They stood there and watched his house burn to the ground. Yeah i know, the homeowner messed up, he didn't pay that $80 bucks. Still the firefighters took the time to go there and stood and watched it burn. How about put out the fire and get the $80 later.
    WOW just WOW, don't pay your bills but then expect service. That is just like all the liberal idiots that don't want insurance until the get sick. WTF?

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Who's trying to excuse anything?
    It sounded like your reply was leaning towards trying to create an excuse, if you say that was not what you intended I believe you.
    The question is more important than the answer!

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Still not an excuse when your job is to be a life saving professional first responder, even if you do not like or want to be around the citizen in need.
    Paramedic here. We dont know what happened, and the media gets these stories wrong like its cool.

    Id say that them "not liking or wanting to be around a citizen in need" is the least likely explanation.

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by Disputatious71 View Post
    Most firefighters are paramedics or EMT's unless they are a volunteer department, which this department was not.
    Perhaps but most firefighters are volunteers.

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    Re: Man dies after firefighters won't cross street to help, daughter says

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Perhaps but most firefighters are volunteers.
    Yeah, it's like 2/3 volunteer, but those that are not volunteer departments are more paramedic / EMT than firefighter.
    The question is more important than the answer!

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