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  • Tim S.
    September 29, 2010 - 11:47

    What I saw last night on NTV news made me sick to my stomach. A mayor, jingling change with his hands in his pockets saying that even he; a man who lives in an area unprotected by town supplied hydrants nor its own fire department has no problem with the fire service in Paradise. Someone so aloof about his own personal safety is one thing, but to disregard the needs of his neighbors and community is a travesty. This in the wake of one of the worst storms in our recorded history makes it all the worse. It would certainly be a tragedy if a neighbor or family were reduced to nothing but the clothes on their back or worse because of a Mayor's lack of foresight. A piece of advice, a true "Wise-Man" carries an umbrella when it's sunny, because any idiot would scramble for one when it pours.

  • gary
    July 02, 2010 - 13:20

    maybe its a case of risk management. the upper management ,manage and the fire fighters take the risk. \it would be interesting to see what rating the IAO would now give with all this expansion. Also interesting to see what parts of the woods gordon report have been implemented. was is implemented in full or only the parts that management wanted? the answer would be very interesting is the director basing his information on his practical experiences in fire fighting? it would be interesting to see what responses you would get from retired experienced fire fighters. i would think that response times for differentcities are based on all things being equal i am not sure you can compare st johns and environs to halifax, ottawa, st john nb , lethbridge alberta, or abbotsford bc Its not rocket science or a degree is not necessary to know that if a station were located in paradise the response times and service provided to the citizens of paradise would improve.

  • Chris
    July 02, 2010 - 13:17

    Paradise residents want and need adequate fire protection which includes faster response times. The St. Johns Fire Fighters Association supports the idea of a full time station for Paradise.

    On June 21 Wiseman said, '' 'They (council) are in the process of putting up a building and, as I said, we'll put into that building a first response fire department.' ''

    He went on to say '' 'the squad is still 18 to 24 months from realization, and it would be fully equipped with its own pumper and will be a full-paid fire department, 24/7.' ''

    Today, he's quoted as saying that no decision has been made on when Paradise will get a fire station. It appears that Wiseman is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.

  • John
    July 02, 2010 - 13:13

    Is it logical to have a region with as much growth as we have seen here to have the same amount of firefighters and stations as they had nearly 20 years ago?

  • gary
    July 01, 2010 - 20:03

    maybe its a case of risk management. the upper management ,manage and the fire fighters take the risk. \it would be interesting to see what rating the IAO would now give with all this expansion. Also interesting to see what parts of the woods gordon report have been implemented. was is implemented in full or only the parts that management wanted? the answer would be very interesting is the director basing his information on his practical experiences in fire fighting? it would be interesting to see what responses you would get from retired experienced fire fighters. i would think that response times for differentcities are based on all things being equal i am not sure you can compare st johns and environs to halifax, ottawa, st john nb , lethbridge alberta, or abbotsford bc Its not rocket science or a degree is not necessary to know that if a station were located in paradise the response times and service provided to the citizens of paradise would improve.

  • Chris
    July 01, 2010 - 19:58

    Paradise residents want and need adequate fire protection which includes faster response times. The St. Johns Fire Fighters Association supports the idea of a full time station for Paradise.

    On June 21 Wiseman said, '' 'They (council) are in the process of putting up a building and, as I said, we'll put into that building a first response fire department.' ''

    He went on to say '' 'the squad is still 18 to 24 months from realization, and it would be fully equipped with its own pumper and will be a full-paid fire department, 24/7.' ''

    Today, he's quoted as saying that no decision has been made on when Paradise will get a fire station. It appears that Wiseman is talking out of both sides of his mouth. Again.

  • John
    July 01, 2010 - 19:50

    Is it logical to have a region with as much growth as we have seen here to have the same amount of firefighters and stations as they had nearly 20 years ago?