The Maryland tax credit was $4,250.00 this past year, we got a raise. For me being on SS and my pension and my wife's SS it amounted to about $300.00 more to our refund. I know this amount because my tax guy forgot to include the MD credit and had to redo my MD return. You only get that credit if you meet certain requirements. In 18 months I'm entitled to my LOSAP benefit, I'll hit 70 years old and will have 25 years of service. In Charles County that comes out to about $10.00 for every year I served.
Im not getting into the battle going on about the accident, but I do find it hard to believe that the tire on that truck was a retread. Several things could have contributed to that accident, yes he was on a curve, the road looks to be narrow with no shoulders. He may have had to go around a car that stopped on the curve to let him by changing, in a split second there are several decisions that a driver has to decided to do. This accident happened on a curve, it could have happened on 4 lane highway, there are tons of drivers out there that just plan stop dead on the highway when a emergency vehicle comes up behind them and the driver has to make a very quick decision as to which way to go to avoid a accident.
I would say that most of the stations in SoMd, the membership that actually run calls are made up of about 50% career firefighters from other departments from around the metro area. The career and volunteer guys have all at one time taken the same Emergency Vehicle Operator Class. Accidents happen at all the counties around the metro area, but they happen on a more frequent basis but are not reported like they are down here. How many folks on here heard about the accident that the Forrestville engine had the weekend before. It wasn't their fault but it destroyed their new $600,000 engine that the volunteers bought themselves, not the county.
A lot of people are quick to criticize on these forums, but who's the first people you call when you have a emergency here in SoMd. the volunteers, and hope there are enough hanging around the station on their off days from their career jobs to respond to your emergency.
I believe the young man from Mechcanicsville was responding to the EMS Station (Co 29) to be the other half of the crew to get the ambulance out in the wee hours of the morning and not responding directly to the call.
Last edited by OldHillcrestGuy; 03-20-2017 at 01:44 PM.
Absolutely not, he left the community of his parents home and turned left on Floria Corner heading towards New Market Turner and only made it 3/4 of the way through the S curves.
His home was above the S curve and if he was heading to get another Ambulance he would not have been going in that direction. If I remember the call was either in Golden Beach or before it.
He was a nice kid, And it was very sad what happened. But it was well known that he had a heavy right foot.
It appears the Forestville truck was doing it's intended job of blocking traffic from hitting fireman at a call, from the pictures I have a hard time believing with a cost of 600 grand it's been totaled.
Last edited by black dog; 03-20-2017 at 02:26 PM.
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BUT the important question..
Was it on Live PD??
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Originally Posted by BadGirl
Maybe you should check some credentials on the volunteers in the area. I know for a fact that there are volunteer firefighters that have more training and higher qualifications than some of the career firefighters.
Did I say they are overworked ?Bay District had about 2100 last year. I do not agree that the only reason is workforce is overworked for the number of calls - sometimes they just have trouble finding people.
That doesn't change the number of calls the station responds to, right ?An average call, though, has far more people than actually go to the scene, because you get credit just for showing up (because you need to show up for so many to get the benefits and to be seen as a good person in the group). So, people routinely get credit for calls they never suited up for.
Volunteer departments tend to show up with more apparatus and crew than career departments. That's just the nature of the beast and usually not a bad thing. The cost in firefighting is not in the actual callouts or equipment, it is in paying career staff for sitting around for most of the day.
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Last edited by LightRoasted; 03-21-2017 at 11:09 AM.
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