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I understand that there are newsworthy things, such as fires, that are happening all over the state, and country, but since this is our local paper, it would be nice to see equal coverage of things such as fires that are burning locally...like the one in our own back yard in Powder Wash. And since I'm talking about local news and information, why is it that when I bring up the on-line employment ads in the CDP, 98% of what I see are job ads for Steamboat? I realise our paper is printed in Steanboat, but I wasn't aware that Steamboat had become the center of the universe for Craig America.
Well said, Tonya.
Sounds like some of these thoughts could be applied to our community as well as our kids and schools.
The above thought is so stupid as to be inane. True, the PD and SO do not have their own shooting range, but they have the use of one right here in town that they qualify at regularly. The great thing about the range being local is if the officers are needed, they can respond in minutes. That couldn't be said for the firefighters if it took them 15 minutes to over an hour to respond to a fire from training in Hayden or Rangely. If you have to wait that long, why bother having a fire department at all.
Another thought or two - This issue has EVERYTHING to do with firefighter safety. If they don't know what to do and how to do it, and have the equipment to do it with, then not only does the risk for loss of life and property increase, so does the risk for loss of the firefighter. That is unacceptable.
In spite of what some think, by the time the firefighters get themselves and their gear stowed and ready to go, and then get back here from Hayden, the property they're coming back to save is a loss and maybe so are the people inside. If that's my property and me, I want them there NOW, not fifteen minutes later. If you've never seen how fast even a modern building can go up in flames, then maybe we all need to watch a training video and get an education. It's truly stunning how fast things burn.
They have the money in hand and there is no caveat on how they spend it. If they choose to spend it on something that will better prepare them for protecting me...and you...then they have my support.
Not only is this issue about firefighter education, training, safety and preparedness...have any of you thought of how this will affect your homeowners insurance? The more training, education, preparation, equipment and staffing a fire department - any fire department - has, the lower their ISO rating will be, which translates into lower fire insurance premiums for property owners.
Times change, technology changes, and this community is growing and will continue to grow. The "Craig America" mentality of "we are fine like we are" is not always in the best interest of "Craig America".
I know two things: 1) My son is a firefighter and I want him to be as well-trained and well-equiped as possible because I want him to come home - in one piece - after he is done running INTO the building to protect YOU!
2) Anything that will help reduce the amount of money that goes out of my pocket is fine by me - especially if it helps keep me, my family, and my property a little safer.
There is a website that explains fire protection ratings -
www.isomitigation.com. Check it out.
Amen to that, Dave. I 100% agree with you. Two accidents in less than 12 months is not acceptable with our kids on board, even if in this one the bus was empty. If there is a medical problem here, I am truly sorry for her, and I understand that in the current economy, sometimes one has to work longer than they wanted to, but at this point in time it seems as if it's time for Ms. Hering to reconsider her options and try to find employment that doesn't involve vehicles if she still needs or wants to work. I'm glad no one was hurt and I wish her the best for the future.
Amen to all of the above!!!
My previous comment is directed solely at "Buff".
If your comments are misunderstood, then maybe you should go back to freshman English and learn how to appropriately express yourself. I found your posts to be so rude and insensitive as to be heinous. This is a tremendous loss for Ms. Dahlberg, and by extension, for those who are a part of her life...especially the young people who may have never been "affected" by a loss like this so close. They all could have stepped away to grieve, but instead they all chose to stand up and honor those lost in the only way they knew how. I find that to be not only commendable but also showing great character.
Deepest sympathy to Ms. Dahlberg in her time of loss, and to those who are sharing it with her.
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