Massapequa Fire Department's Ranks Grow

Mar 25, 2011 Full story: Patch.com 23

The district board meetings are held at 1 Brooklyn Avenue on the second floor of the district building.

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Tanya Thompson

Woodhaven, NY

#1 Mar 26, 2011
Ok, lets start by saying enough spending in the Volunteer Fire District. Time to consolidate and merge Fire departments. The Volleys are spending tax money on equipment that is never or very rarely used. These over the top fire houses are getting bigger and bigger.
How many fire houses do we need in one single town on Long island, you can fine fire houses less then one mile from one another.

Time to say STOp Spending Fire Districts!

Time to say Consolidate and Merge!

Its bad and will get worse if we do not stop the Fire District Spending!
Hercules

New York, NY

#2 Mar 27, 2011
Taxes are out of Control Police and Fire and one of the big problems. Volunteers spending out of control and these over-the top fire districts need to stop. Police in Nassau need a sarary Freeze they are over paid as well.
I was a Volley

New York, NY

#3 Mar 27, 2011
I lived in merrick and was a member of Empire hose on merrick Ave. We had a ton of extra perks, we got 20% reduction in house taxes, pention plan when we retire from Volunteer service, we go to go on a FREE 1 week paid vacation everyyear, the other fire house would cover our area and we did the same for North merrick when they went away. We got to take home tons of equipment , like old radios, and stuff that got replaced with budget monet. Empire had a large catering hall, big kitchen with high end appliances, Bar, Pit to sleep and watch the bid screen TV with full cabel even porn. LOL The Nassau 1st and 7th pct Cops lived in Empire it was so nice, when on duty.
Dude

Farmingdale, NY

#4 Mar 30, 2011
Let's face it, most of these volunteers are lost souls and losers whose wives just don't want them home!!
deptartment

Bellmore, NY

#5 Mar 30, 2011
they were just slow to respond in massapequa and 2 people died in a fire how about that massapequa fire deprt, slow responce cost lives.
Oscar Erazo

Woodhaven, NY

#6 Apr 2, 2011
+ The 1 big reason Long island Taxes are to high 1st being the Long island Volunteers have these over the top Fire Houses, multiple unused equipment that just collects dust, the tax breaks they get somewhere around 25% off property taxes, large retirement pensions for Volleys and Free College. The LI Fire Districts need to merge and sell off some of the over the top fire houses and the property they sit on, no need for 4 - 5 or 6 fire houses in one small town. Massapequa is another over the top town that needs audits and real supervision.
steve zimmerman

United States

#7 Apr 8, 2011
deptartment wrote:
they were just slow to respond in massapequa and 2 people died in a fire how about that massapequa fire deprt, slow responce cost lives.
love to know where you get your information from the truth is the homeowner spent to much time trying to find the source of the smoke in the two illegal apartments that had no smoke detectors then tried to put it out himself getting burned in the process before he called us you jackass we were there in 3 min after we got the call. Two of our members were burned attempting to put out that fire get some balls and put your name down you uninformed coward you losers are lucky you get the service you do in massapequa for the small price you pay bash lipa they are screwing you not serving you
steve zimmerman

United States

#8 Apr 8, 2011
And to you I was a volly sounds like you are a bitter little bitch that was probably thrown out for one reason or another could not hack it so bash your former brothers and department on a public board. Real nice you are a real stand up guy glad you are gone now you have time to play with you dolls
Slow and Lazy

Woodhaven, NY

#10 Apr 9, 2011
Just more proof the Massapequa Fire has more excuses, and puts the blame on everyone else. It was 20 mins before the first Fire Truck arrived then another 7 or 8 before a hose was even stretched the resident had no chance the slow response from the Massapequa Fire District cased a few lives.

This is why we need a paid full time fire personal on Long island not 2nd and 3rd raye people trying to put out fires who failed FDNY exams and are true wannabe's
Firefighter

Massapequa, NY

#11 Apr 9, 2011
Slow and Lazy wrote:
Just more proof the Massapequa Fire has more excuses, and puts the blame on everyone else. It was 20 mins before the first Fire Truck arrived then another 7 or 8 before a hose was even stretched the resident had no chance the slow response from the Massapequa Fire District cased a few lives.
This is why we need a paid full time fire personal on Long island not 2nd and 3rd raye people trying to put out fires who failed FDNY exams and are true wannabe's
You honestly are fucking dumb. The first rigs were out less than two minutes before the second set of alert tones came over the pagers. But you obviously being a snobby civlian dont know that. So keep sitting behind your computer because while your home sleeping at 2,3,4 AM were out helping the people of our community. Your obviously an idiot. getting a paid department will raise your taxes significantly. Step up or shut up.
Civilians are Dumb

New York, NY

#12 Apr 17, 2011
I agree 100%

~~Just more proof the Massapequa Fire has more excuses, and puts the blame on everyone else. It was 20 mins before the first Fire Truck arrived then another 7 or 8 before a hose was even stretched the resident had no chance the slow response from the Massapequa Fire District cased a few lives.
This is why we need a paid full time fire personal on Long island not 2nd and 3rd raye people trying to put out fires who failed FDNY exams and are true wannabe's
Massapequa

New York, NY

#13 Apr 17, 2011
Just to let the Volunteers know hey you give up your spare time but in return you get allot of PERKS, yes Perks from that job don't fool yourselves. 90% would never be able to pass the FDNY written or physical. We look at you as 2nd rate low class citizens. No self respecting person would give up time to be a Volunteer in the Long Island Fire Department I think you all have screws loose upstairs and are not fir to save a cat in a tree.
everyday joe

Westwood, NJ

#14 Apr 29, 2011
just so we are clear. the volunteers are to blame for the fatal house fire because the homeowner had a illegal apartment with no smoke alarms? hmm...interesting, i mean the first hose didnt even make a dent in the fire and yet they shouldve made a better attempt at rescuing the doas. you guys are brilliant. and second rate citizens? im pretty sure running into a burning building to save someone is courageous, regardless of people whose biggest accomplishment is being able to get dressed in the morning say. go play an traffic and have the vollys bring you back to life a-holes!
Dumb Joe

New York, NY

#15 Apr 30, 2011
Joe I say 1 out of every 4 homes on Long Island has illegal apartmentsí. Being FDNY myself I can tell you thatís one of the 1st things we are aware of in Brooklyn where I work. I live on LI and can tell you on my block of 18 homes 10 of them rent illegal apartments it is now a way of life and Long Island Fire Fighters are well aware of that and should not use that as a excuse to be late and unprofessional at a fire. Bottom line LI Volleys have a slow response time, and cost lives.
everyday joe

Massapequa, NY

#16 Apr 30, 2011
how could someone be late to a call that came through fire communications that had to be checked out by nassau county police and then ncpd caled the fire department was called itself which took about 7 mins for all the trucks to arrive on scene. just because your in the fdny does not mean that you are above the volleys. you sleep in your house and do almost the same things with a bit more professionalism. thats it. and im sure the fdny has had fatalities in apartments and house fires so what does that prove?
Bumbling Joe

Chicago, IL

#17 Apr 30, 2011
The call came in on time, but the Volley responded late. By the time trucks arrived on the sceen and hoses were dispatched with enough members it was 25 mins thats a really long time.

You like to claim you arrived when the first member gets to the fire but thats not how real firemen do the job, some 21 y/o kid in a SUV with blue lights flashing cannot do anything with out the Engine, truck and other members usally you have to wait for members to arrive to correctly address a fire.
GED Joe

New York, NY

#18 May 1, 2011
Joe maybe you got your GED in the mail.

What we are all saying: I believe Volunteer consider arriving at the scene when the first Volley car shows up with blur light a flashing and they start putting gear on from the trunk of a car.

Thatís not being ready to extinguish or still not enough members to enter the building for a rescue. Then 10 or 15 mins later the trucks arrive usually with 1 member sometime 2 still not enough guys to fight a fire, then you play the waiting game for more Honda, Nissan or SUV with blue lights flashing that maybe 25 to 30 mins later.

Bottom line Volunteer are unorganized and unprepared slow and late to respond.
everyday joe

Massapequa, NY

#19 May 1, 2011
well on long island volleys either show up with the truck or not at all. so i dont know where the suv and honda thing is coming from. do some research before you bash someone einstein.
X-Volly

Chicago, IL

#20 May 2, 2011
I think he's talking about members arriving at the fire in there own personal cars, somethimes the go to the fire house meet the fire trucks other members will attend in their own personal vehicles. I agree the Volunteer have a very slow historic slow responce. The paid departments do respond with a estimated 12 mins shorter or sooner then Volunteers.
Just thinking

Hauppauge, NY

#21 May 2, 2011
Has anyone ever crunched the numbers of what a full time fire department would cost vs the volunteer dept (or 3 of them we have in Mass.) would?

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