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Westfield Fire Department in ‘turmoil’ after assistant chiefs tender resignations

September 10, 2013

WESTFIELD — Resignations by two assistant chiefs recently have shaken the Westfield Fire Department....

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Sep-11-13 1:04 AM

thank you Rosebud for sharing that info..I would have never guessed that the nursing home did not have it's own transportation to the ER... I am sure that there is some "red tape" reason that it is not possible !! When I read the broken fingernail comment, I remembered watching channel 2 news and saw a guy who had been to ER over 100 times over a year or so (I think he had asthma or something) he went there by AMBULANCE EVERY TIME, that way he did not have to wait when he got to the ER !!! Yes, he did add that he was on Medicaid, because anyone who has private insurance knows that if you did would not be covered.

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Sep-10-13 6:34 PM

mattdillon is a socialist. who'd have thunk it?

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Sep-10-13 9:49 AM

Couldn't agree with rosebud more. We rely way to much on these volunteers. It's bad enough these volunteers squabble over power. Take away their titles and make them all paid civil service jobs.

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Sep-10-13 8:14 AM

I also have a scanner. The first thing that should be corrected, is the Nursing Home. They should not be putting their calls on VOLINTERE"S. I certainly wouldn't want to have to take all those resident's to the Hospital.. The Absolute should have their own transportation. The Nursing Home is so close to the Hospital that they could push them in a wheel chair. Instead they require the Fire Dept. members to haul them over. The member's are expected to leave their jobs &/or family at the drop of a hat. Plus, I see no reason for some of the calls. Unless you have a broken leg or are unconscious, get your car & drive yourself. A broken finger nail is no reason to call these people out !!!

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