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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis_Skolnick View Post
    I am a retired career fireman with 28 years of service with the Philadelphia Fire Department on top of serving as a volley with numerous departments for 43 years. So, to ask when I plan on signing up... I have already done my time. To say its easy for me to criticize from the sidelines, I have held positions from back step fireman (which is the best especially when we were allowed to ride the tailboard) to Chief and on to President. Criticizing is not what I am doing. I have worked with departments that barely had enough money to keep fuel in the apparatus so the thought of a new station was not even in our dreams. Men and women of the fire service should always put the community they serve above themselves. It is not about how big and new your house is, it is about being there when your community needs you and to put the damn fire out!! The Second District Fire Department should be more worried about fixing the problems they have in-house, as I've been told by some of their members, before they try to cover them with the likes of a fancy new station at the taxpayers expense. I guess I am just "Old School"
    Nailed it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis_Skolnick View Post
    It is not about how big and new your house is, it is about being there when your community needs you and to put the damn fire out!!
    yeah...and about that....
    You can't be a real country unless you have a beer and an airline. It helps if you have some kind of a football team, or some nuclear weapons, but at the very least you need a beer. -Frank Zappa

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lewis_Skolnick View Post
    I am a retired career fireman with 28 years of service with the Philadelphia Fire Department on top of serving as a volley with numerous departments for 43 years. So, to ask when I plan on signing up... I have already done my time. To say its easy for me to criticize from the sidelines, I have held positions from back step fireman (which is the best especially when we were allowed to ride the tailboard) to Chief and on to President. Criticizing is not what I am doing. I have worked with departments that barely had enough money to keep fuel in the apparatus so the thought of a new station was not even in our dreams. Men and women of the fire service should always put the community they serve above themselves. It is not about how big and new your house is, it is about being there when your community needs you and to put the damn fire out!! The Second District Fire Department should be more worried about fixing the problems they have in-house, as I've been told by some of their members, before they try to cover them with the likes of a fancy new station at the taxpayers expense. I guess I am just "Old School"
    Well, thank you for you long service and devotion. This just furthers my notion that the Second District Fire Department could use someone like you. Maybe not going on runs but even as a consultant basis to maybe help them get their priorities in order.
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