Station 13 Voted Out Of Chiefs Association

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And with this let this drama finally end. The breakaway group from Salisbury Station 1 who didn’t want to follow the rules and decided to start their own fire company have now been kicked out of the Chiefs Association.

Last night with the vote 9-4 they were finally dropped out of the organization. Hebron, Allen and Sharptown were the other three who voted along with themselves to stay.

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49 thoughts on “Station 13 Voted Out Of Chiefs Association

  1. This whole mess is easy to fix. Station 2 should be made an all volunteer station, independent of the City of Salisbury. Station 1 should be city run EMS 24/7, with city run fire from 6am-6pm, and volunteer fire 6pm-6am. Station 16 should be 100% city run.

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    1. Anon 11:10 AM it Sounds like an easy fix logistically, but there are NO volunteers.

      1) Station 2 has no volunteers.
      2) Station 16 has no volunteers.
      3) Station 1 is no longer a volunteer station per the City of Salisbury charter.
      4) Station 2 is most centrally located so that would be the better station for 100% EMS Station.
      5) The city of Salisbury just hired a total of 24 additional paid firemen with the two federal grants.
      6) Neither station in Salisbury is recognized by the Volunteer Firemens Association.
      7) Station 2 and 16 are both in the Ghetto and the ghetto klan refuses to work, much less work for free.

      Now tell us again how this is an easy fix!!

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    2. Easy fix is not an easy fix. Vol Sta 2 crashed and burned many, many years ago. They could not handle the call volume of a metropolitan area. Decisions made back then are what unintentionally put SVFD on the death spiral it is on.

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  2. Jes let me know when they start cooking that chicken again and I will be there. Next time I’ll buy 10, eat 1 and freeze 9

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  3. They should have never been a part to start with. Does it surprise anyone Hebron voted with them to stay? Another group of do nothings except stay drunk! Stalag 13 is done…never really were anything. Salisbury Fire Department is fine without any changes.

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  4. Stations:
    3 Fruitland
    74 Delmar
    6 Parsonsburg
    7 Pittsville
    8 Willards
    11 Powellville

    I want to congratulate you and thank you for this vote because what you did was opened the door for a full time paid fire department in Wicomico County. Thank you again because this first step you made in siding with the paid firemen in Salisbury is what we have been needing for a long time in getting the door opened for a full time paid fire department.

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  5. Speaking of fire chiefs, did this situation ever get resolved and why did you close the comments on it?

    “Ocean City Fire Chief Chris Larmore In Big Trouble In OC”

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    1. ANONYMOUS
      November 29, 2018 at 3:56 pm
      Yea right I don’t believe that you closed them comments damn conspiracy right there

      Well that just doesn’t make any sense^^^

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  6. The vote was 9 – 4?? How can that be when there are only 12 departments in the volunteer chiefs association. 3, 74, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. Salisbury isn’t part of the Chiefs Association.

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    1. Incorrect. They are not part of the Wicomico County Vol. Firefighters Association. They are a part of the Wicomico County Fire Chief’s Association. This was a chief’s association issue, not firefighters association. Chief’s Association are the actual governing body. Firefighter’s association are a dinner club.

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      1. Wrong, chiefs association has no authority. They have no power and never have. Didn’t you see that play out when they gave 13 territory but it ended up going to the city? That association is a joke. They are not recognized in the county code or charter. However, the Wicomico county fire fighters association is recognized and is mentioned in the code and charter. Fact check it. That chiefs association can be shutdown by the county executive any time any day. BWR can keep sniffing jockstraps though.

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  7. JONATHAN TAYLOR
    November 29, 2018 at 3:20 pm
    All posts close comments after so many days it wasn’t just that one
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    You really should go back to your other blog because that page was much better. You don’t have to sift through all the titles from previous articles. You don’t have to go back to the main page and start all over if you posted a comment. It is really, really difficult to follow.

    The other page was so much better.

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    1. He’s right. This blog is so cumbersome to use. Why can’t you make something like Drudge report, but wiff comments?

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    2. Agreed. It’s your blog to do with as u please, but this new format absolutely sucks. Not meaning to be an ass, just providing reader input.

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  8. One thing that people don’t understand is that the Volunteer fire Chiefs Association isn’t the authority having jurisdiction in Wicomico County. Neither is the Volunteer Firemen’s Association or the Salisbury Fire Department. The County Executive is and the county has just been letting the chief’s association make decisions as a courtesy to them. At any time the County Executive can create a countywide fire and EMS department. It can be done with the stroke of a pen and there is nothing anyone can do about it. The county volunteers can get mad and claim they are not going to respond to any calls, but the Executive can cut off their funding. Chances are the volunteers will keep responding because that is why they joined. One thing to think about is all those volunteer departments that voted against Station 13 are the same ones that are scratching on calls on a daily basis. Eventually the county executive is going to have to do something about that.

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  9. Salisbury tax payers should be PISSED bc its wasting tax $$$_ on Paid FF ….. Then again fake day an his Welfare SJW love spending other peoples money.

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    1. Let’s be honest with each other, adding a new Department in any fashion WILL cost the tax payers…I promise you and know for a fact chicken and bingo doesn’t pay the bills and if you think so your living a fairy tail.

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  10. A lot of factors come in to play when a county adds a new fire station, annexation and excessive call volume in a given area are normally the number one reason (not internal turmoil between the Fire Chief and a few volunteers) maybe consulting someone to come in and help mediate the issues ?? (Never happened). So the Chiefs Association and committees within are tasked to handle making the decision for what’s best for public safety number one and the departments they represent. The County Executive made the best decision by allowing the professionals to handle the decision-making as he does with policing. This all started by disgruntled individuals with in the City of Salisbury that could not get along on both sides so let’s not drag the county volunteers into this bloodbath. Calling each other out is bullshit and is as low as you can go, god bless the days of Mr Henery Parker…this would be the one where he stood up pointing his finger as he would on serious issues and say fellows you need to figure this one out…but you guys didn’t.

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  11. I imagine they call them Stalag 13 in memory of Hogan’s Heroes…Colonel Klink played by Corey…another idiot! Who stays drunk in Hebron???? Think back to the infamous “Coon dinners” you won’t have to ask…..Culver can’t spend a dime without Mr. Cannons approval!

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  12. I don’t think the county should ever go to a fully paid fire dept. I live in Fruitland and have been very satisfied with their services. I would imagine they could use a little more help but I think they are still outstanding. Now I have heard that some county volunteer companies have problems with response times. Now I don’t know this for sure but I have heard from friends of mine in Parsonsburg that that they are pretty slow but it could be from them just being overweight. They seem to spend a lot of time at the Village Inn and not at the firehouse. I have also heard the Pittsville firemen have slimmed down a lot since the Pittsville Dinette closed down.

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    1. The problem with fruitland is they don’t mandate there FF to call s especially the younger ones it’s left up to the SAME 3/6 PEOPLE .

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  13. 6:10 getting so excited he can’t even spell! Rick Pollitt was no where near the idiot that Alcoholic Bob has repeatedly shown himself to be….accounting questions, hiring fiasco and the list goes on so take your blood pressure meds and chill!!!

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  14. 702 brings up an interesting point. Obviously firefighting is dangerous and physically demanding. Do firefighters have any sort of testing for their physical fitness to perform this activity? I have noticed some pretty big boys who probably couldn’t run across the street. Maybe if they ordered more salads from the Village in instead of those delicious cheesesteaks, it would get em down under 275 lbs. Sincerely, Parsonsburg Pete.

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  15. If I’m not mistaken, 1 of the leaders at Parsonsburg fire dept is the supervisor of the guy who lives in my neighborhood ( Burnt Branch off Jersey) . This guy usually drives a white Ford Ranger and spends a lot of time at home with the county truck sitting outside. I have no idea what he has in that brown bag all the time. I worked for the City of Salisbury for a long time and I’m pretty sure I know what’s going on.

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  16. Mr Jt, I don’t know for sure why my coworkers here at the civic center are losing their jobs . We just lost 2 more. I have a funny feeling that no good linda, the wicked witch from upstairs has something (everything) to do with it.

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  17. Hey 313, let me tell ya, if you call the office where he “works” you will find out real quick that nobody there cares. If you want to complain about taxpayer money being wasted there is nowhere to go. Culver is living on Easy St for 4 more years and he does not care at all. I suggest you go over to the guys house and have a gulp with him.

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  18. Agreed Sta 13 was not the way to go about things, but the inherent problem that needs resolution still exists. The county has no business paying for paid fire service for a small portion of the county, that is being subsidized by the rest of the county. If you want paid fire service, live in city limits or get your property annexed.

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  19. 334 I can answer that. When Linda was at tourism there were a lot of personnel changes. Now she is at the Civic Center and there is even more turnover. Maybe her next job will be downtown at the GOB and she can get even more people fired. She is draining the swamp by herself. I make sure I buddy up to her. She is a force to be reckoned with.

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  20. JT, is there anything possible that you can do to prevent this Christmas party for rec and parks at the Civic Center. It’s not that we don’t enjoy the Christmas season its just the fact that we are forced to go and we don’t want to be there. We are forced to play musical chairs and hang out with people we don’t like. It’s a big waste of taxpayer money. We would be better off doing what we are best at , drinking beer at Winterplace.

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  21. I keep seeing a county van sitting outside this daycare center in fruitland about 3 days a week. I understand that Culver is out of the realm of caring since he won the election so should I notify John Cannon about this. I think this guy works for rec and parks. Since Culver has a free ticket now and basically is going to do nothing is it safe to assume that the county council is our go to? TAXPAYERS ARE GOING TO GET SCAMMED MORE THAN EVER BY COUNTY WORKERS.

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