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The department responded to 61 calls this week.
8:30 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2012
So another week has passed and we see more wasted resources by the Central Coventry Fire District.... I count almost 45 EMS calls where an engine was automatically sent along with the rescue. This is a technique that CCFD uses to make it look like they do more than they do. Funny how Hopkins Hill and Western Coventry can handle an EMS call with just 2 personnel on a rescue. The citizens of Central Coventry should have a better understanding of whats REALLY going on with their public safety. Tonight, CCFD E-7 responded to Hill Farm Camp Rd for a report of a male diabetic who was semi conscious. Both CCFD rescues were on other calls so you would think that the Fire Alarm dispatchers would send the next closest rescue for a seemingly serious call... Western Coventry R-8, apron 4 miles away and Hopkins Hill R-6 apron 5 miles away, were both in service. Dispatchers however, decided to send an Anthony Rescue from the complete opposite end of town, over 8 miles and nearly 10 minutes away. This is because the Union Firefighters of CCFD do not like to work with other departments in town who are not members of their IAFF local. This incident was a CLEAR threat to the safety and well being of this individual, all over union politics... Residents of Coventry really need to wake up and take notice so we can put a stop to this kind of nonsense...
9:39 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2012
I agree concerned resident of Coventry. What can we do to stop this nonsense?
10:46 pm on Thursday, June 21, 2012
in response to the concerned citizen, you are obviously on your own political attack, and attempting to mislead taxpayers, yes i hear them automatically send an engine on every rescue call, as do just about all proffesional departments, I have done my research, and this is done because far to often the call is much worse than the description given at dispatch, and when you need the help its better to have it than to wait. Yes there is an expense to do this, but the cost of sending a second truck that is in service and manned already is far cheaper than paying for injuries because the rescue crews are doing the work of three or four people. as for having a rescue coming from the far side of town vs Western or Hopkins hill, if my information is correct these are combination departments and often respond bls or have to wait for a crew, seems to me calling a rescue that is garunteed als and staffed for immediate response would be the smart thing to do. Don.t get me wrong I support volunteer firefighters as much as full time firefighters and I am in no way putting them down or the Western Coventry fire district or Hopkins Hill fire district that you mentioned they serve their respective taxpayers with the utmost care as far as i can tell. Seems to me that you should do your homework before you go on a webpage for everyone to see and bash people who give of themselves and serve the community in a proffesional manner.
11:05 am on Friday, June 22, 2012
Concerned Coventry citizen you have your facts wrong. It‘s clear you have an axe to grind for whatever reason, but I would like to address your posting. Fact 1; Hopkins Hill R6 is on the cards, it was the dispatches oversight (it happens). Fact 2; when you posted the miles of each station you failed to add the minutes , so from HH it’s 5.7 miles (13min) Flat river /117 or 6.2 miles (15min) Hill Farm Rd, and Western is 4.3 mil (8 min) now that depends on if somebody is there , and are they BLS or ALS . Our they responding from home that would add at least another (4 min), so you’re talking (13 min) response time , and Anthony 5.7 Mil(10min), so if you really are concerned this pt received the better response . Fact 3: Every town and city sends it's Engine with a Rescue, I know for a fact HH sends their Engine with their Rescue they just don’t go on the air and Western sends Engine 9 when it gets out. So if you want to stop the nonsense (STOP!! )Posting information that is not true.
10:16 am on Thursday, September 6, 2012
John you don't live here remember
8:29 am on Friday, June 22, 2012
Check out http://hummelreport.com/6.14.2012.merger.html
Does it seem bias or factual?
11:37 am on Friday, June 22, 2012
For those who would like some insight from the CCFD, the fourth question on their FAQ page addresses this: http://www.centralcoventryfd.com/sitecontent/index/page/FAQ
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