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Tower ladder makes converts, but nearly $1M sticker shocks

July 3, 2013

SALEM — City council members witnessed firsthand the difference in capabilities between a new 100-foot tower ladder fire truck and the Salem Fire Department’s 70-foot ladder truck, but they’re still......

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qcityfan

Jul-09-13 1:50 PM

I might suggest a better use of captial funds would be for the purchase of a couple of bulldozers to speed the razing of the drug houses and slumlord properties ....would also reduce the need for fire equipment as there will be fewer meth labs to explode.

Reallocating our resources/funds to eradicate the criminal/drug element is FAR more of a priority than continuing with the status quo and feeding the fire dept bureaucracy.

We can, and must, do better.

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Mtlhed

Jul-08-13 5:59 PM

I live in the 4th largest city in the U.S. with multiple skyscrapers. Do you think the Houston FD has ladders that can reach to the top of them? Uhhh, no.

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Mtlhed

Jul-08-13 5:57 PM

Hilarious. I leave for the long weekend and come back to 81 comments. It's quite sad that some people have no common sense. If just one building in a whole town / city needs a taller ladder, the price of said equipment can't justify the purchase; for a 1 in a million chance of ever needing it. Period. God help us all.

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outlaw

Jul-06-13 1:14 PM

28years? The dude is this "sensitive"? That is a bad thing. Weak ff is the last thing the city needs. Do they have some counceling they can help them with? Maybe get out of that job and find one that they can handle the stressof and not be this worried?

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outlaw

Jul-06-13 1:07 PM

Ms.Watchdog scores again. Poor Bug dude, he just can't handle a woman with an opinion.

Keep up the good work Ms. Dog, it's refreshing seeing soembody notkissing the butts of concil and asking questions.

I am sick of dodgen pot holes and that million would fix alot of them. This town looks like crap and mill $ fire truck sitting in a stall at the fd on a "might happen" is BS.

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ts1227

Jul-06-13 1:16 AM

Board isn't self policed, and obviously SN personnel finds it to be fair game.

Don't want "attacked"? Don't make outspoken comments on every story. If you're going to dish it out, expect to have it dished back.

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zerotolerance

Jul-05-13 5:30 PM

28yrs as a volunteer fire fighter? Seriously, they don't teach you professional conduct and how to behave and you act this way towards the public? This is how you think you can gain respect? Wow!

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zerotolerance

Jul-05-13 5:02 PM

Bug she gave you a clear warning to stop harassing her and she asked you nicely. Are you this IGNORANT? It doesn't mean you can continue to harass her. What the*****is wrong with you?

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ladybug

Jul-05-13 4:19 PM

First of you not big enough or smart enough to intimadate me or hurt my feelings,cause i have none.

Second before you and the other person chose to critize somone,Maybe you should consider how you exspress your opinions

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WatchDog

Jul-05-13 4:12 PM

Repeating one more time: "Stop disrupting the news board and stop responding and addressing my comments. Start addressing the article. Problem solved."

I hope that it was clear enough for you Ladybug. It is a very clear message.

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WatchDog

Jul-05-13 4:04 PM

"Every time watchdog gets on here she uses degrading words ,as if everyone is stupid but her,"

Wow didn't know as woman I was intimidating you. You know Ladybug if you don't agree with my comments you can simply ignore them or say how or why you disagree with anything I say. I wondered why you always seem to stalk me on here. Quite frankly Ladybug I am sick of your annoying behavior. Does it make you feel better about yourself to disrupt everyone with this behavior you evoke on others? I didn't know this was a competition of who is the smartest on here. These are my opinions and if you don't like them, not my problem. I am truly sorry that you I make you feel inadequate and your poor little feelings are hurt all the time. Seriously, you do know that there is away for you to help yourself with that inferior feeling you feel. Stop disrupting the news board and stop responding and addressing my comments. Start addressing the article. Problem solved.

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ladybug

Jul-05-13 3:10 PM

When you can site the differnce between name calling and verbally degrading all those people she attacked ,

Then you comment

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ladybug

Jul-05-13 2:37 PM

Insults !! I think you better learn to read others comment before you start critizing someone else.

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ladybug

Jul-05-13 2:32 PM

Try 28yrs. And just who who in the h do you think you are ?/

Every time watchdog gets on here she uses degrading words ,as if everyone is stupid but her,

Ts1227 said it pretty well.

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zerotolerance

Jul-05-13 12:20 PM

"Call the chief names"

Where? Copy and paste it.

Ladybug, what makes you such a expert in any of this? The fact that you were a volunteer FF for a couple of years?

You come out with the same rhetoric every time you comment and only person who calls people names are YOU! People of Salem are trying to have conversations on here and you disrupt with your crap and most of the time assaults and off topic subjects. You don't even live in Salem.

You know bug, I am seriously surprised you still have an account with the Salem News. Your attacks on other people is ridiculous. Not to mention the abuse of your writings. 69 comments and 54 of them are your one line nonsense that hardly anyone can figure out what it is your even talking about.

Why don't have you respect for the others on here? When you disagree why don't you TRY EXPLAINING why you disagree instead of slamming people with your insults?

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 4:31 PM

I second that motion./ Never happen.

I can't but would if i was that un-happy with my elected officials.

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ts1227

Jul-04-13 4:27 PM

My lord, since you all know what is wrong with this town, why don't you run for council?

Oh wait, if you did that you would have to actually fix it, and not just sit back and complain.

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 3:25 PM

I'll leave you to yourselves now, Maybe you can start on the police dept next.

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 3:23 PM

Why the city doesn't have a fund set up to purchase equip.

Oh golly gee maybe we should of thought of something like that

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 3:19 PM

You people are good.

Call the chief names,talk like the only thing they do is get cats out trees or set around hoping something catches fire

They get critized for being fisrt responders,Whem antbody with an ounce of brains nows time is very important in a medical emergency

But i guess you know what your talking about or think you like the others.

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 3:00 PM

I can see it now,There just setting in there hoping something catches fire,

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 2:57 PM

Thats areal good idea. What do you think thet inspect bldgs for ?

To reduce chances of by proper storage of chemicals,bldg codes ,etc.

And no she didnt answer,

You offer no alternative, You haven't answered the question about thruths missing.

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 2:54 PM

Well Mr, Zero she does a real good job of hiding herself and don't mind abit calling names.

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zerotolerance

Jul-04-13 2:52 PM

"I didn't quess at anything peanut head"

Bug, be very grateful you can hide behind that anonymous name. The lady has answered your question three times in your ridiculous failed attempts to make her look stupid by asking the same lame questions over and over. I agree with her and the others. It's not about denying them a new truck, it's about buying one the City can afford to buy. In fact, Apple appears to be the only one with a brain.

You know what, maybe it's time we start finding ways to PREVENT fires in Salem instead of having a fire department that lives to fight them. The one main thing the Salem FD fails to do.

If you can't figure that one out bug then you are the worst type of FF to have.

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ladybug

Jul-04-13 2:38 PM

How much is a long time concerned ? 5,10,15 ,20 25 yrs.Like anything else they arn't built like used to be.

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