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Old 09-16-2009, 10:48 AM   #21
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Old 09-16-2009, 10:53 AM   #22
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If that is true, then I guess we should have fire-fighters and trucks just running around the neighborhood 24/7. We should add a whole list of tasks that they could do for the community on their daily rounds. Cut the grass, trim trees, pick up litter, etc.
I see firemen out all the time, buying supplies, polishing their truck almost every day, trimming the grass and the neighboring park. There are probably more useful things they could do, but I also don't mind letting them relax a bit and play cards or whatever on the job in between life risking episodes of high danger fighting fires. Still seems like a tough job.
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I see firemen out all the time, buying supplies, polishing their truck almost every day, trimming the grass and the neighboring park. There are probably more useful things they could do, but I also don't mind letting them relax a bit and play cards or whatever on the job in between life risking episodes of high danger fighting fires. Still seems like a tough job.
I agree with you. Since it has moments of high risk, maybe some 'downtime' on the job is exactly what they need.

But I was responding to the idea that running around unlocking doors was a good use of our resources. If some firefighters want to explain to me that it *is* a good use, I'd listen.


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Unless there was overtime involved wouldn't the cost have been almost nothing?
Already paid for it, might as well use it.

Some cynics would accuse the fire chief of running a time-response drill on his troops.

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Yes, but the noodge question has once again been reaffirmed!
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Yes, but the noodge question has once again been reaffirmed!
OK, I haven't been here that long. What is the noodge question?

Given the tone of this thread, hijacking it might not be a bad idea....
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OK, I haven't been here that long. What is the noodge question?
To truly appreciate the meaning of the word, one has to have Yiddish-speaking in-laws. I'm commenting on the behavior, not the poster, although sometimes it's difficult to distinguish the difference.

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