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BEACH BUGGYIN’….BOAT CRUISIN’ …JET SKIIN’….LADDER TRUCKIN’…

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JUST ANOTHER DAY BEIN’ IN THE MC-LBTS-VFD…

Dear Readers …

Recently this writer has been hearing from a few that they feel I am “not just going after the leadership of the VFD” with my postings…I guess I would have to say at times that is a correct assumption……. sadly correct……Because while  I know it ALL stems from the present leadership…it does grow harder with the expanding incidents and sightings to let them off the hook by saying they are JUST being “led” by Mc-bad example!…

Yes, I’ve heard the leaks…the scuttlebutt of “fearing” the Deputy Chief…His flashing, well documented temper…his ultimatums…getting rid of those that disagree or question…and the “mantra” ( a Jimmy-boy reference) of holding out until he is loses in March election…..to then be able to “kick him out of the department”…BUT what about us residents? …What about those  of us who still believe in the VFD (with or without a professional Chief/Dep. Chief) and want to see them succeed?….Our patience is growing thin…Our collective antennae is up when observing the “blatant” displays of what some inside the department are saying are “Jerry’s favorites at play”…riding along on the beach …wearing no safety belts…..their feet on the dashboard…. shooting the breeze…rather than diligently on patrol….boating on the intercoastal ….jet skiing ……running stop signs…parking wherever…and “cutting” around town on the 102″ ladder truck already “in service” ….These supporters of the VFD members are shaking their heads in disbelief when they see yet another new VFD purchase…. barely catching their breath before turning to the Manager’s “justification” of BSO “fiscal irresponsibility” in “transferring ”  Chief Gooding………How do you separate the troops from the taskmasters when the troops let their own bylaws slide?…..Look at incident reports that are still written up days  after the incident…containing questionable accounts …(in this writer’s opinion)…Is it alright at this point in time to not question those that do not question insubordination and covering your tracks?…The longer it goes on…the more the VFD members become intertwined and indistinguishable from those leading them down this wrong path….

So yes, some posts take aim at the whole department…because it is not what THIS supporter was told it would be…I want what I was promised…A department that is run by the book…above reproach…top notch…with the right leadership according to the VFD bylaws….fiscally responsible….P.R. savvy…with open books  and open meetings……A department looking for ways to better themselves…acting responsibly from the top down…and making this THE department of choice for those young trained professional associate members to keep their certification current while waiting to go to paid departments…

When that starts to be what this writer and others see coming from the VFD….then I guarantee you the positive posts will reflect the positive changes in our volunteer fire department…and I too look forward to that!…

more to come….

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