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Ventura is threatening to close a fire station!

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by SurfInferno, May 17, 2010.

  1. May 17, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    I just got back from the city council meeting and it doesn't look good for the fire station. They want new LED lights, they are going to clean the medians, fill pot holes, remove sand from peoples yards and streets that live feet from the beach, but they are closing a fire station and firing law enforcement.

    Here is a facebook group to join. Not sure if it will help but its worth a try
    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=121709314522553&ref=ts
     
  2. May 17, 2010 at 8:58 PM
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  3. May 17, 2010 at 9:04 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    yea they asked the fire dept to cut 1.2 mil out of their budget and the police dept to cut 2.3 mil. We only have 6 stations in ventura so it sends some areas into 10 min response times at best.
     
  4. May 17, 2010 at 9:08 PM
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    one of my teachers (fire captain) gave my class a huge lecture today about how San Jose FD is laying off three academys, and cutting pensions throughout the county. This stuffs going on everywhere. Up here the funding is between librarys and fire departments. peoples priorities are so messed up
     
  5. May 17, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    SurfInferno

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    yea man its not right. When people die because of it they will be screaming to give more money to public safety. Your an EMT too? you work on an ambulance yet?
     
  6. May 17, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    no... dude.. thats bollshit :/ i love firefighters... like they cant...


    P.s Just got my test for first aid and cpr :) I passed
     
  7. May 17, 2010 at 9:22 PM
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    Not yet. I jsut got certified a couple months ago. Right now Im working for a company that contracts EMT's out kind of. So ill be posted up at a motocross race or equestrian show or something like that. Iv been doing that for about a month now and its killer first responder experience
     
  8. May 17, 2010 at 9:24 PM
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    That is bullshit...Your not supposed to fuk with public saftey.
     
  9. May 17, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    Damn in Ventura?!?!:eek::mad: That was one of the places I was planning to apply at if I ever moved back to Cali near family!!! Man, it sounds like Cali is worse then I thought. I'm not going to quit my FF job here in Nevada.:cool: Its not a big city department but at least I am still working.:eek:
     
  10. May 17, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Nice man! i got my cert in january but i cant find a job anywhere. I am a firefighter explorer so i run EMS and fire calls with LA county fire dept.
     
  11. May 17, 2010 at 9:41 PM
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    Happening up here in sacramento as well!!
     
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    Glad Im gona be heading outa here soon... This place is whack!!
     
  13. May 17, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    Really Ventura?!?! Well I never lived in Ventura but one of my best buddies lives out there but then again, he lives in a pretty rich neighborhood that is close to the beach.:cool:
     
  14. May 17, 2010 at 10:01 PM
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    Thats really good experience though. I wish I could get mroe hours for the summer but it doesnt look like I will. Im moving to SLO next semester though to get my 67-hour cert and i dont know if Ill be able to find a EMS job down there.
     
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    yea its tough, im hoping to get on with AMR but they are all filled. i think in july is when a lot of their EMTs go to paramedic school so i will be able to jump on a job then.
     
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    From what iv heard (not varified) AMR isnt even looking at applications or resumes until like august. at least up here.
     
  17. May 18, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    C'mon, fire in California? Never heard of such a thing. :rolleyes:

    With all of the crap that is in the budgets, seems to me police and fire departments should be the last thing on the chopping block.
     
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    That's bullshit.
     
  19. May 19, 2010 at 9:04 AM
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    exactly
     
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    Its happening everywhere. Here, they have proposed to close 2 stations, lay off 29 people, demote even more, privatize our IT dept, and much more...or cut pay 3% and eliminate step raises and make us pay insurance. We'll see what happens.
     
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