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truthhurts 1 year, 7 months ago on Craig resident calls out fire board, city council about training tower

"Cashion cites 2011 data that shows a firefighter has a .0000064 percent chance of dying in the line of duty."

I know how to they can have a .0000000 chance of dying in a structure fire. Volunteer firefighters could just not volunteer.

Then our community could pay at least $500,000 annually in salaries to full time staffing that has a .0000064 percent chance of dying in a structure fire in the line of duty.

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truthhurts 1 year, 7 months ago on Do you agree with Craig City Council's decision not to take public comment at an Aug. 28 meeting before unanimously approving Craig Fire/Rescue's site plan for a live fire training tower on Industrial Avenue?

It was a consent agenda item. Anyone who showed up to voice opinions only proved why elected officials make decisions. The general public is uninformed most the time. The editorial board even encouraged the public to attend a meeting where anyone familiar with government would have known they would get no voice. Just like it sounds it was consent ONLY.

Al Cashion - Should know this. Bryce Jacobsen - Should know this. I am not surprised Rick Barnes doesn't know this. Which explains why he or his wife have utterly failed in their attempts to gain office.

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truthhurts 1 year, 10 months ago on CNCC opts out of fire district land transfer

All this does is move the tower into town. Right behind KMart. While the college effectively shot them self in the foot if they wanted to offer some sort of fire science degree. I can't imagine the district will allow them to use the facility now.

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truthhurts 1 year, 12 months ago on Editorial: Fire district violated public trust

I keep hearing this tossed around....don't take this negatively about our firefighter or this isn't about them. Do any of you believe that these comments aren't taken as a direct slap in the face to anyone who volunteers there time in an effort to help the community regardless of personal reasons? I would like to toss a few figures around. 1.5 million for the next 20 years - estimated life of tower = $75,000 per year or the equivalent of 1 full time staffed firefighter. Without the volunteers you all say you respect yet are willing to deny every opportunity to be SAFE and well trained. What would the mill levy need to be to staff a full time department? Easily 1.5 million per year for a crew of 12-15 full time staff. Volunteerism is a dying quality in our community and without these people who provided a great service our mill levy would easily double. The only reason we have a levy so low is due to these men and women....but he lets see if we can't anger and alienate them....maybe they will get the last laugh.

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truthhurts 2 years ago on Training tower, live fire building to be constructed near TMH

“I know a lot of people question whether it’s worth the money, but until you experience the level of preparation it takes to go into a live fire, you can’t complain,” Johnson said. “Going into a live fire is daunting and this is going to be a valuable training tool, especially for rookies, so they know what they are going into.” — Talia Johnson, candidate for the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board

Love it she just moved here and even she can see the value in this project.

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truthhurts 2 years ago on Do you support the Craig Rural Fire Protection District’s plan to build a live fire simulator for training near The Memorial Hospital and Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig?

“I know a lot of people question whether it’s worth the money, but until you experience the level of preparation it takes to go into a live fire, you can’t complain,” Johnson said. “Going into a live fire is daunting and this is going to be a valuable training tool, especially for rookies, so they know what they are going into.” — Talia Johnson, candidate for the Craig Rural Fire Protection District Board

Love it she just moved here and even she can see the value in this project.

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truthhurts 2 years ago on Training tower, live fire building to be constructed near TMH

That building had already been damaged by a fire and they did attempt to use it even though it was structurally unsafe because of the damage the fire spread rapidly and they had to let it burn. It was the only burn in over 5 years and in my opinion was an unsafe “attempt” to train with live fire.

I have seen the tower at Hayden and it looks nothing like the proposed tower design on the cover of the paper. I would like more information on how the facilities differ?

Fires burn hotter and faster than ever and construction of new homes is made with more and more glued materials. Firefighters need to train more than ever to safely do the job. In a year that saw our community tragically loses four people to structure fires I thank the board for without asking for additional funds to have planned well enough to provide our community with the best product possible. My condolence to those who lost loved ones and if this facility can give our citizens a better chance to survive a fire then I can do nothing but support it.

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truthhurts 2 years ago on Do you support the Craig Rural Fire Protection District’s plan to build a live fire simulator for training near The Memorial Hospital and Colorado Northwestern Community College in Craig?

That building had already been damaged by a fire and they did attempt to use it even though it was structurally unsafe because of the damage the fire spread rapidly and they had to let it burn. It was the only burn in over 5 years and in my opinion was an unsafe "attempt" to train with live fire.

I have seen the tower at Hayden and it looks nothing like the proposed tower design on the cover of the paper. I would like more information on how the facilities differ?

Fires burn hotter and faster than ever and construction of new homes is made with more and more glued materials. Firefighters need to train more than ever to safely do the job. In a year that saw our community tragically loses four people to structure fires I thank the board for without asking for additional funds to have planned well enough to provide our community with the best product possible. My condolence to those who lost loved ones and if this facility can give our citizens a better chance to survive a fire then I can do nothing but support it.

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