“I think whoever released it (to the Daily local News) did it under-handedly,' Johnson said. “I think it’s sad.”
silly4143 wrote on May 25, 2011 7:42 AM:
Please elaborate on Mr. Lentz's and Mr. Patton's not "squeeky" clean record. If you are going to explain why the volunteers don't show up, please don't blame the career firefighters. Please at least admit to the real reason: they don't show up to training, because, as Paulukinas put it, they don't feel that they should have to. How somebody expects to do a good job (in any industry) without training is beyond me. And Paulukinas claims that his experience fighting fires is training enough-- well that was clearly demonstrated at Millview, wasn't it??
You say, "I can guarantee Lentz will run into the same problem kevin had because Everyone wants to play chief and nobody wants to play Indian." Well, that is exactly the issue. The volunteers don't want to listen to authority.
As for Patton and Lentz not listening to officers... As soon as Lentz arrived onscene at Millview, he stated that a defensive approach should be taken. The officers ignored his suggestion and the rest is history. 7 firefighters were injured and luckily none killed, because the volunteer officers had too much pride to listen to Mr. Lentz (who obviously knew what he was talking about).
Published: Wednesday, May 25, 2011And, as I have said before, how can the West End Fire Company run an "Old Coatesville WHITES ONLY" bar and continue to receive Federal funds? The West End Fire Company has the appearance of a social drinking club masquerading as a fire station. The West End Company has a reputation as "Old Coatesville". Blacks are allegedly not even wanted at fund raisers for the West End company.