Wednesday, April 19, 2006

No One Wants to be a Fireman?

Sun Times:
  • Chicago's first firefighters entrance exam in more than a decade has attracted 24,894 applicants -- down 26.7 percent from a disputed 1995 exam despite an unprecedented outreach campaign that targeted minorities.
What the article isn't telling you is that 12.5% of the applicants are Chicago Police Officers. Almost 3,000 cops have applied to take a job that's less stressful, more time off, better chances at promotion, etc. AND the dicks list is out today. AND they promoted Lieutenants. AND the Feds just released indictments on the mayor, his brother, Stroger and reverend Meeks.

Also, here's the newspaper follow up to the Gun Turn In program.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

1st!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Can i be a fireman 2? Only work 86 days a year and still complain about the job? Yes!!!!!!!!!!!! Forget that, I will stay in my hell hole called Englewood and enjoy myself

4/19/2006 06:02:00 AM  
Blogger Westcide Dog said...

I want department authorized "sleep wear"! Gimme a "onesie" with bunny slippers and I might even write them a parker or two!

4/19/2006 07:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lift the g&*$@amn residencey rule and I'm sure they'd have all the qualified applicants they could want!

Housing is too expensive in the Shity for the Middle Class!!!!

The article says that firemen make $44,838 a year. 3x that (the traditional amount you are suppposed to pay for housing) is $134,514. You can't even get a crappy condo conversion in the ghetto of Rogers Park for that little!

4/19/2006 07:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the extra 50K they make on the side with all the non union scab work they are involved in.

4/19/2006 08:09:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the extra 50K they make on the side with all the non union scab work they are involved in.

4/19/2006 08:09:45 AM

Yeah cause there are no coppers who do that...

4/19/2006 08:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I had less than 5 years on this job, and/or I was not married, I'd definitely take the fire test! As it is now, I couldn't afford the financial hit until I got back up to my curent step 7 salary.

I'm really very surprised that the numbers for this test weren't doubled.

4/19/2006 09:04:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh come on, about half of you coppers have side jobs as acting stupidity guards. Cash under the table. Working at halls and jewelry stores. Some of you watching junk yards. Its just buy a badge for those businesses.

4/19/2006 09:28:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The only "DICK" anything that is out is my 9" dick out of my pants wanting to f*ck the people in the ass that are spreading rumours about the DICKS LIST BEING OUT. HERE IS THE TRUTH...TRUTH-I GOT A 9" DICK measured by an AREA 2 FEMALE DETECTIVE (remember the FUN times detective?, don't worry I won't post your name) NOT THE TRUTH--NO DICK LIST OUT. GUYS and GALS, why B.S.? With so many rumours, how can people plan anything? Is it that much of a mystery of the promotion stuff. I got friends that would make good detectives,sergeants and lts. They are also wondering about the lists in each perspective area. FOP are you listening???? How about selecting a particular month for announcements of TEST'S and PROMOTIONS. For instance, TESTS, part 1 in FEB, PART 2 in MAY, promotions in JULY. Is it really that hard???? BECAUSE IF IT IS I GOT SOMETHING HARDER....YEA...YOU GUESSED IT...MY 9" DICK.

4/19/2006 10:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can I SEE it???? post 10:06? PLEASE......I wish I knew your name.........

4/19/2006 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9" inches...ITS SEISER!!!

4/19/2006 10:19:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know what I am about to do. I get a lousy honerable mention for getting a gun on the street. I think that I rather recieve a $100 for sum new kicks!

4/19/2006 10:29:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

WHINE WHINE WHINE, Its all you cops do. Just quit and go work at the drugstore again. Maybe you too can collect a S.S.I. check. Just claim a disability.

4/19/2006 10:55:00 AM  
Blogger loaded dice in Vegas said...

Remember.....God made Police Officers so Firemen can have heroes too..........

4/19/2006 11:01:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

really the list is out can you post it,,,, haha

4/19/2006 11:20:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

9 inches for sieser if you fold it on half !!!

how dare you!

4/19/2006 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IN half

dammit sorry

4/19/2006 11:22:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My hero is BOOGIE. Kiss for you. (The baby is doing well. Kicks once in a while, but its part of a mother to be!!!)

4/19/2006 11:24:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoy a nice pair of slacks.

4/19/2006 11:40:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you who I hope takes the Fire test and thats the Sgt. that works 2510 on days. He would do well as a fireman. We never see or hear from him.The other day one of the guys was calling for help and a Taser. You think he would show up? Not on your life. This guy is incredible. I've never seen anybody disappear like he does. If I layed down like he does, man, would I be in trouble. I'm new to the watch so when I first got here and noticed that he was never around particularly when we need him, I thought something had happened to him so I was going to do a Missing Persons report and list him as a habitual missing but somebody else said that I'd better not so I didn't.
Yea, I hope he takes the Fire test. He would be real good just hangin around like they do at the Fire house. At least that way if I wanted to see my Sgt. I'd know where to find him. I could go to the firehouse and see him once a day which is more than I see him now.

4/19/2006 11:40:00 AM  
Blogger fillmoregal said...

What good will it do to give people a gift certificate for their gun if they don't shop at grocery stores? If they offered free dope, there would be no guns left on the street.

4/19/2006 11:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The city is having problems attracting qualified applicants to the CFD and CPD, and all Alderman Isaac Carothers can worry about is how many bothas get on the job. Sad.

4/19/2006 11:43:00 AM  
Blogger TRU That said...

Looks like "America's Heroes" can't recruit as many people. Let's all shed a tear.

4/19/2006 11:45:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4/19/2006 11:56:00 AM  
Blogger Crimefile said...

Let's hand out confiscated dope in exchange for for working guns! I love that idea!

Maybe we can give them some from that latest batch that has gotten so much publicity!

4/19/2006 11:59:00 AM  
Blogger area2gunteam said...

you sir(1156am) are an idiot. First off Area Two is the only area who does NOT recieve PSN money. Second we are not responsible for you not having a sledge for you to do a warrant. If you need one call equipment and supply, they will give you one. Stop complaining. I don't know where you got the Las Vegas thing from, because it is news to everybody on the Area Two team.

4/19/2006 01:16:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm going to vegas, er...a...DISNEYLAND!

4/19/2006 01:28:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A/2 Gun Team Guy

This blog is the Department bathroom wall. Do not argue with these retards, they will only fuck with you more. I work in 011 and have no idea what goes on in A/2, but if I met you guys I'd buy your first drink. The fact that you have not got into a pissing match on this blog with the jealous trolls has earned my respect. This department is consumed by the desire to wear blue jeans to work and a sense of entitlement. Don't let the little boys suck you into an argument. It will only give them masturbation material.

4/19/2006 01:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you really worked in 011 you would not have the obvious need to get a sense of humor. Putz.

4/19/2006 01:40:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A sense of humor is one thing...beating us over the head EVERY FUCKING DAY IN EVERY FUCKING THREAD with juvenile, at best, nonsense about A/2 is way past "getting old"! Bigger putz.

4/19/2006 01:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not Area 2 GUN GUY I can not believe the coincidence of it all....just checking this site...back from court and all...looking on the posts and i know from being in court at 26th and cal on MONDAY their was a guy from another UNIT that was ranting about the area gun teams going to a field trip to las vegas. can probably imagine like a bunch of old ladies(like in my mom's beauty shop)conversations get twisted. thats how rumours get started...from this to area 2 now and then on and then on. but its like the OTHER POST said...this site is like a BATHROOM WALL. i just read it and make my own decisions..if i really need to know i call fop or talk to my sarge who is pretty cool with stuff. at least i got a job. and then this stuff can be entertaining too but pitty the poor guys that someone got a hard-on for....oh well...relax gun guy....don't let them get to you guys. (what i want to see is more of them big gun pinches....oh....if only you knew how jealous some cops get...OVER SHIT really. stay safe everyone.

4/19/2006 01:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

gotta admit .i never quite got the a/2 gun team stuff...seiser stuff and the guy whos been ranting about fucking peckerheads and exploratory foots in ass...its working 4 me.this reminds of about 10/11 years could go into any aol chatroom and mess with everyone..from the born again christians to the hillbillies.i would prefer to see some good ballbusting than some the monday morning quaterbacking that seems to go on in here..peace

4/19/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey 1:30:48...Get back on the desk, there"s alot of people waiting for standing here Laughing at them..HEY R U a Fem?..come get some.. I'Ll be in the weight room with the other hard core CHICKS we have here...AND I DO WORK IN 011...

4/19/2006 01:50:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

some of...for the grammar policia

4/19/2006 01:51:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


4/19/2006 01:54:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is all this blog is people being jealous of others and then rip them while remaining anonymous!!!

4/19/2006 01:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow..u guys be getting a little fired up over some bullshit...throwing the 'fuck 'word in for that extra ummmph u need

4/19/2006 01:58:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If your union worked as hard at there job as all you do pissing and moaning, we all would be making alot more then we do. Log off and go cry to your mommy.

4/19/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone been watching FOX news? Showing the gang of black males beating the white security guard at a casion hotel and also the same gang just walking into a 7-11 store robbing and stealing everything from the store.

Seems like the shitheads are just as much out of control there as they are here.

The civil war will be coming soon!
Whitey is getting tired of all this bullshit!

From a shithead hoe dancer claiming rape by Duke guys to all the other bullshit going on!

4/19/2006 02:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Buddy, don;t forget 4 dudes beating a white honor student at Kennedy H.S., beating him to a pulp and only being charged with simple battery because the school didn't want a hate crime ccharge against them.

Just imagine 4 white students beating a black student what would happen. It's a fucking joke!

4/19/2006 02:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyday I hope and pray they try to do the same to me. I'm waiting.

4/19/2006 02:52:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We dont have a fuckin union. There are a bunch a mayor daley asskissing hacks. get it straight for once!

If your union worked as hard at there job as all you do pissing and moaning, we all would be making alot more then we do. Log off and go cry to your mommy.

4/19/2006 02:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

the mules are outta control! I am ready for the revolution!

4/19/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous duke lacrosse team said...

2:48 PM

It would be national news just like the bullshit at Duke in Durham, NC. Tawana Brawley all over again, this time without "Rev. Al".

The pussy prosecuter ain't got squat buy the drunken bitch'$ fairy tale. He is terrified of that certain element in the county electorate.

Blacks attacking and murdering whites must NOT be reported.
It would not be politically correct, the ultimate media sin.

4/19/2006 02:59:00 PM  
Anonymous petition scoreboard said...

GOOD GUYS: 5,706

Panthers: 67

SCC: Please post petition link again. Thank you.

4/19/2006 03:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where's lefty been?

4/19/2006 03:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He and his alternate ego, "Lil Malcolm", ran off after his true identity was outed. Good riddance. I'm sure "they" will respond to this, but that will only bring more jokes about the warts on his face.

4/19/2006 03:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

20 O.D. in area one from bad free Heroin.

4/19/2006 04:00:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he block some of these trolls ISP numbers?

4/19/2006 04:02:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why doesn't he block some of these trolls ISP numbers?

4/19/2006 04:02:24 PM

Why don't you do him a favor and post them all again for him, you nutcase!

4/19/2006 04:14:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When your being robbed or attacked call 911. Tell them you have a fire because if you told them the truth it would take you cops an hour to show up.

Atleast the CFD will show up when you call.

Don't be hatin' cause your still waitin'!

4/19/2006 04:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're obviously a troll. If you had a clue you would know that CFD regularly refuses to respond to calls for service. They wait for us to let them know if it is bonified.

4/19/2006 05:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HEY PEOPLE, JUST REMEMBER E-V-E-R-Y-T-H-I-N-G YOU POST ON HERE CAN AND IS MOST LIKELY VIEWED BY THE PUBLIC!!! So please dont't make us (patrolmen) any bigger target then we already are. DO NOT give them any more ammo then they already have. True, many of the posts are things we all may know or think, it just doesnt need to be put out there so the media can hang more policemen out to dry.

4/19/2006 05:43:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get out CFD guys lay on your ass 22 hours a day, eat like slobs, and polish your fire engines like little boy scouts....

4/19/2006 05:48:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Better to polish a fire truck than your little pud like you do for 8 hrs in your car. Oh yeah when your not trying to get a free meal from some resturant on your beat or at a firehouse.

If you know so much about what we do all day then that means your fanning around us all day and you really want to be a fireman deep down. Take the test and you too can be like the slugs you guys send us. Do nothings who claim they worked hard as a cop and don't want to deal with the scum of the city. Your a joke, tough guy.

4/19/2006 06:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey pisshead firefuck,

You assholes dont respond to anything in the ghetto until we go in first and make it safe for you asswipes!!!!

I dont want to be a firefuck, not now not ever.

4/19/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What are you doing on our blog? Go read "People."

4/19/2006 07:19:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 4/19/2006 06:45:53 PM


4/19/2006 07:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Waah! Waaah! I got a gun and I'm a tough guy! I can make up names and be all mad and stuff!

If I'm not mistaken, aren't you the guys with the guns and isn't it your job to "go in and make it safe" for the Fire Dept.?

Yeah that's what I thought. And then you blame us for not wanting to go into a pack of ghetto rats and do our job? I have gone in plenty of times without your help thank-you. I've also come in after you and seen how you guys do things and ignore or look the other way while you tune someone up.
Yeah, I'm an asshole because I'm doing my job and your over stepping yours. Don't be a hater. I don't want your kind around me anyway so I am more than happy that your not wanting to be CFD. I couldn't put up with another musclehead who keeps forgetting that we're not there to arrest anyone.

4/19/2006 07:34:00 PM  
Blogger Kool-Aid said...


Full moon or has everyone drank the ADE @ HQ?

4/19/2006 07:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Fireman 6:45

Who wants to be like who? You are on our blog probably sitting in the firehouse....while you are sitting there learn how to spell RESTAURANT and don't be jealous that we get freebies cause we work...."CFD is calling for an assist" AS USUAL!

4/19/2006 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous northside said...

Essentially, I believe that most police officers and firefighters are really good people.

4/19/2006 08:26:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps we shall get a keg while we are working and dance around like jagoffs, making fools of ourselves and our families....we have our problems but we certainly don't VIDEOTAPE OURSELVES....DIPSHITS

4/19/2006 08:29:00 PM  
Anonymous I Miss Citizen for Change said...

They did have their own website ( but it was shut down cause a spineless FF'er bought the rights to it and got scared cause the city told him to knock it off or else. You know who I miss from the board citizenforchange, he put those lazy firemen in their place. I have to agree that they are over paid and under worked. I too would like to see privatization in the CFD in 2007, thats something all the citizens of Chicago can get behind. Hahahahahah

4/19/2006 08:34:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK Officer Webster, I'll go to mky room now.

What was that? CFD asking for an assist? Yeah that means you stop for a coffee right? Remember that next time one of your family or you need our help asswipe.

I can remember us doing somethings for you guys i.e carry one of your deceased members to the hospital so he wouldn't have to ride in your piss filled wagons. Yeah we're assholes. In fact when you get a coffee break from the desk call the nearest firehouse and call those guys a bunch of do nothing assholes and see next time what we do when we see you.
Go back to your donuts.

4/19/2006 08:35:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In fact when you get a coffee break from the desk call the nearest firehouse and call those guys a bunch of do nothing assholes and see next time what we do when we see you.
Go back to your donuts.

4/19/2006 08:35:11 PM

You are not going to do anything you lazy Irish dog!!!!!!!!!!

4/19/2006 08:46:00 PM  
Anonymous kumbaya my lord! said...


All police officers and firefighters will link hands and form a huge circle. We will now sing KUMBAYA.

4/19/2006 08:47:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey CFD, dont let the anonymous nitwit bother you. We have a few boobs that got past the psych test.
You and I both know there are many, many good firemen and cops.

There is a sickness that a few CPD members come down with after being employed by the CPD. I dont know what it is called, but the symptom is these idiots get their noses all bent out of joint if they perceive that someone else is getting something more than them.
Jealosy, envy?? I dont know, but us normal cops just ignore them and their conspiracy theories, save yourself the aggravation and ignore the Troll.

4/19/2006 08:50:00 PM  
Anonymous 9-11-2001 = Ground Zero said...

FDNY: 343

NYPD: 23

PAPD: 37

4/19/2006 08:57:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you 9-11.

Lets all remember there is a bigger picture out there that all the bullshit whining

4/19/2006 09:08:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...



When Earth was created, our Lord said loud and clear,
My children need a guardian, someone who cares,
So he reached for the heavens and gathered star light,
Then reached into the earth, in search of some might
He added compassion, virtue and love,
Nerves of a warrior, the heart of a dove,
A person was born that would awake to the alarm,
To save us from danger, to save us from harm,
He needed to name him, knowing he'd never bend,
I'll call him an angel, I'll call him a "Fireman",
They come to our aid, they march into hell,
They're men and they're women who respond to the bell
So when you and your loved ones are safe in your homes,
Or when out and about to explore or to roam,
They'll always be ready to save and to fend,
We call them our heroes, we call them FIREMEN

4/19/2006 09:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Off topic...

With George Ryan's 12 million dollar defense, isn't it reasonable to believe that his jury consultant ran every perspective jury and accepted those with a tainted past so as to have an emergency escape hatch if the verdict did not go his way.

Now they are crying the jury was made up of liars and cheats and George did not get a fair trial.

However, all the Constitution promised him was a fair trial and a jury of his peers.

4/19/2006 09:12:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree.....knock it off now, kids.
CPD and CFD have some of the finest members in the nation. We need and respect one another for the job(s) that we do.

A FEW don't speak for us ALL.

Be safe out there my brothers and sisters.

4/19/2006 09:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

did they make LT's today? if so who are they?

I took some time off

4/19/2006 09:21:00 PM  
Anonymous leomemorial said...


United we stand
Divided we fall
What happened to one
Affected us all

We are the United States of America
We stand for freedom, liberty, and pride
As a nation we witnessed the heinous attack that Tuesday morning
And as a nation we all cried

We watched as the horror unfolded
As thousands of lives came to an abrupt end
We shed tears for all the victims
For their families, and their friends

September 11th will remain with us forever
As a grim reminder of cowardice and hate
But on that day our nation grew much stronger
As we declared that terrorism would not decide our fate

Our revenge took the form of unity
As we proclaimed that we would not be torn apart
We held our heads high
And vowed to keep those who perished, forever in our hearts

4/19/2006 09:27:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are the blonds in area 2

4/19/2006 09:37:00 PM  
Blogger fillmoregal said...

Something we can ALL agree on:

Finally, a new bumper sticker for BOTH political parties.

This hottest selling political bumper sticker comes from New York State:


Democrats put it on the rear bumper.

Republicans put it on the front bumper.

4/19/2006 09:44:00 PM  
Anonymous ^5 said...

good one, FILL

4/19/2006 09:55:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The CFD is not our enemy!
There are more important things to worry about then who does what.

Both are good jobs, both have good people and both have jags.

My experience is that CFD helped me when I was injured at work, both the engine crew and ambulance crew moved their asses to help me.
Six firefighters and paramedics carried me out. So when you're laying on your back, not knowing where the F*** you are, and the CFD arrives, are you goning to ask them if they were watching tv brfore you let them help you? I think not.

Thanks to the engine and ambulance crews at the house at California / Roosevelt.

4/19/2006 09:59:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

it's probably a couple of the guys we both sit across from when negotiating our contracts attempting to divide us for a future concur......higher co-pays, two teir pay or some such nonsense.

4/19/2006 10:09:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

think more. less emotion.
you will live longer.

4/19/2006 10:10:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

off the topic as always but someone earlier mentioned when si the next sign issue up @ city hall?
i dunno. but earlier today i'm out and about doing errands and happen to notice the names on these signs. no disrespect to these people but who the hell are (the ones i can recall):
margie/armon schmidt
george schmidt
lita vita (yes, real name)

not only who are they, but what are they? what have they done?

4/19/2006 10:25:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

So few idiots on this BLOG, make so many look bad. if this is the
finest that the city has to offer.
We are all in trouble

4/19/2006 10:45:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

CFD don't listen to the b/s. 99% of this department has nothing but honor and respect for you all.
You have to remember that the patrol division (That's those of us you see on a daily basis)deals with victims who on the most part are assholes, and have yearly contact with the police. The other's are arrestee's who can really ruin a good day.
When you live in this situation you become very quick to be defensive, and then insulting.
On behalf of CPD I apoligize for my brethren. But please understand them; As harsh as we sound, we will alway's give the shirt's off our back's. Stay safe.

4/19/2006 11:46:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why do you young whores hate the firemen. I am a policeman but you guys seem to be so self assured of your own heroism or is it maybe you have your doubts about yourself. Just do your job and I'm sure they will do theirs.

Don't worry, your girlfriend still thinks your a hero, just keep telling her/him that.

4/20/2006 12:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

4/19/06 9:37 ---we got some blondes up here,a couple on days, a couple on afternoons, and none i see on nites, but they ain't nothing special,,,not like i would have anything to do with anyway. i know there is one on afternoons that thinks she is gods gift but god can keep her. blondes i would care to take out at all. now we got a hot black haired girl...on afternoons,,,irish looking....real is sort of true how we got stuck with the frumps.

4/20/2006 02:42:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Off topic...

With George Ryan's 12 million dollar defense, isn't it reasonable to believe that his jury consultant ran every perspective jury and accepted those with a tainted past so as to have an emergency escape hatch if the verdict did not go his way.


Don't be fooled. They had it all planed out.

4/20/2006 05:38:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Quit this childish bullshit! Let's talk about something important, like lifting the residencey rule!

4/20/2006 05:39:00 AM  
Anonymous Thanks CFD said...

Let me tell you something about fire fighters. I am a Police
officer (CPD) and have nothing but respect for our (CFD) brothers. Several years ago my 3 year old daughter stopped breathing and turned blue. I was not home and was tied up a 26th St. My wife home alone could not get the baby to respond to CPR. The F/F on Eng. 97 arrived and saved her life.

You F/F are the best, call for an assist, I WILL BE THERE!!!

4/20/2006 09:02:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

beautiful poem and 9:10 & 9:27

4/20/2006 10:17:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

One night in the hospital I was talking with a paramedic that I always see on jobs. Somehow the subject came up about "Person down, CFD not responding" The look I got from him was total disbelief and then he tells his partner what I said, he too was surprised. This is the time I find out that most request from CFD for assist comes not from the F/F or Paramedics but form dispatch. I cant speak for everyone but when I hear fire 10-1 I treat it like its a police 10-1. Also when my son was 2 he swollowed something that lodged in his throat and he had trouble breathing, I was panicing but it was dislodged by our paramedics. I have no desire to run into burning buildings and Im sure most firefighters/paramedics have no desire to deal with shithead domestics. Lets stop shitting on each other and show some respect.

4/20/2006 02:18:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


Sorry ta tell yeah but the mayor don't like blue, but he likes the fire engine red.

4/20/2006 02:21:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...

Sorry ta tell yeah but the mayor don't like blue, but he likes the fire engine red.

4/20/2006 02:21:26 PM

What are you High or something?

4/20/2006 07:13:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I was fire Paramedic in the late Seventies. The Firefighters Treated us like shit because we took their PRECIOUS "CADILLAC aMBULANCE JOBS AWAY. wORKED EVERY shithole area in the city. Leave the FireHouse at 8:00AM don't get back till 10:00 Pm.Fireman Rested up for their Scab Union Jobs. Police job not perfect but Paramedic job Absolutely the toughest.

4/20/2006 09:07:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax everyone. We are all on the same team, CPD and CFD. This childish banter is really not necessary. I have nothing but respect for the CFD and give them the same courtesy that I give to PO's. We all should do the same.
This comment comes from a working Det.

4/21/2006 11:44:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Perhaps we shall get a keg while we are working and dance around like jagoffs, making fools of ourselves and our families....we have our problems but we certainly don't VIDEOTAPE OURSELVES....DIPSHITS

4/19/2006 08:29:38 PM

Look who's talking..... what was that "little mistake" you guys made yesterday? Did someone forget to read the search warrant? When did 5921 look like 5919? HMMMM???
How much is this screw up gonna cost the taxpayers? Yeah we want to be like you.......

4/22/2006 09:06:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't believe the anger being written here between CPD and CFD. We are all on the same side guys. How about a little respect for both sides?
I have gone into several Fire houses while working (never to mooch dinner)and have always been treated with respect. And yes, every time I walked in I was offered THEIR food.

4/22/2006 12:03:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The bickering is ridiculous on both sides. They sometimes need help from us, and we from them.

If an individual acts like an ass than treat em like an ass, but don't paint a whole emergency services profession with a broad negative brush.

And THE LAST person who ANYBODY should be disrespecting is a paramedic. I know they get grief and mistreated by some firemen, and I'd gladly lift all courtesy privileges from such firmen were it up to me. But nobody 'cept the busiest districts on 3rd watch have anything like the hectic lives that paramedics do.

For the comment above about the OEMC FD dispatchers, I can tell you this. The reason those guys would be surprised is because its incomprehensible that any jobs aren't going to them. They run 24/7 pretty much, and wouldn't believe that another 20 or 25% of calls are being passed off to the police for evaluation. If I were that busy I'd find it hard to believe that anybody was holding back even more work from me.

To put it in perspective, in the late '90s da mare called for an ambulance with breathing problems. They sent the closest one. From somewhere out by Midway airport. A week or two later the city orders BLS ambulances because it suddenly dawned on the geniuses that maybe the ALS ambulances were overworked. They never got that idea from the lawsuits they settled or the complaints from citizens. Nope, it took the little midget running short of breath before they realized, ooh, ooh, maybe dere's a problem!

And the problem ain't so much that there ain't enough ambulances. The problem is that the city sends its ambulances on all kinds of complete bullshit.

Tell me if that don't sound familiar! Anyone recognize a job where the city sends emergency resources on all kinds of complete bullshit? Anyone? Anyone?


Thank O.W. Wilson and the squeaky-wheel theory of government service for all of it.

4/24/2006 03:30:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

They didn't promote Lt.'s yet!

4/25/2006 12:10:00 AM  

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