05/16/13 665 W - + 8 - 4 Morning Reading - May 16, 2013

Good morning Raleigh. Warmer weather has finally and perhaps regrettably arrived. Loved this unusually cool spring, but then this Minnesota-born boy has never tolerated the heat particularly well. At least as his age and, ahem, body mass has climbed in recent years. Anyway, here's some of the news and fire news that's passed across my reading table. Now passing onto your reading table...

****OFF TOPIC Question****

Of Raleigh’s eight reserve engines and three reserve ladders how many are reserve and how many are spares? Reserve vs spare, reserve apparatus are fully equipped with hose and tools while spares are just the empty truck.
stretch (Email) - 05/16/13 - 22:57

In the City we refer to them as “100 series” and “200 series”. The 100’s are those that you are HOPEFULLY able to pull up, grab your EMS equipment and your books/radios and switch over. The 200’s require a more thorough switch out.

Currently, there are 7 Engines and 2 Ladders considered 100 series, and another 1 & 1 are 200 series.
Silver - 05/17/13 - 10:38

Firemen do bad things just as much as regular citizens because we are human. I don’t know that ignoring the story is the correct route, but by displaying the story you may get some raw comments that need moderating.

The practice of paying someone to work for you happens in this area quite often as well because some guys would rather pay you to work than trade time. I think the abuse of doing it is what is shocking to me, I mean 4 years? Why didn’t the CO put a stop to it and or I’m amazed he found someone to work for 4 years.
Mike - 05/29/13 - 20:37

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