Local firefighters battling SoCal blaze

Palo Alto sends an engine; entire team from county includes 74 firefighters

On Sunday evening, Santa Clara County Fire Chief Ken Waldvogel received an urgent request: Please send personnel to help combat the wildfires raging in Southern California.

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Posted by Water-Stops-Fire
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Oct 24, 2007 at 5:17 pm

Safe Journey and Good Luck ..

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Posted by GSB
a resident of Mountain View
on Oct 24, 2007 at 8:07 pm

Thank you, firefighters!

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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Oct 24, 2007 at 9:28 pm

Take care... Be carful....

This shows how hard it is to buget overtime..See saleries for the Firefighters who go to fight these fires. Might be overtime, straight pay or a combonation of the two. Not knowing how many large fires during a year or number of hours are taken to fight these fires.
Also while members of the Department are gone fighting fires or doing other emergency work, there positions in the City of Palo Alto need to be filled. This could be in the same manner as above.
Firefighters work hard and give up much of are lifes, too help.

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Posted by Be Safe
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 6:50 am

Thanks guys!! We know what a great job you are doing down south! You are in our thoughts, come home safe!

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Posted by Drawing parrallels
a resident of South of Midtown
on Oct 25, 2007 at 7:47 am

It is too dangerous! We can't fight it, it will just overrun them! Just let the fires burn! No blood for homes! Bring them home now!

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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 10:14 am

It does not work that way. It is are job. What you pay us for. What we train for, We must take care of are selfs out there.

Support us,help us help you.

Thanks... For caring..

It was very rewarding for me to help people in need. The thanks you get from them, Keeps you going through all the <BS>

Please just be there when WE/firefighters and Paramedics need YOU

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Posted by Drawing parrallels
a resident of Midtown
on Oct 25, 2007 at 10:18 am

To Fireman: I completely and absolutely agree with you 100%. My point was ironic, maybe verging on sarcastic, to draw a parrallel with the people who claim to "support our troops" while telling them it is hopeless, too dangerous, and not worth it.

I completely support you and would happily pay MORE taxes for the risky job you do, bless you and your profession daily, and support you in your training, equipment and goals.

Much gratitude.

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Posted by Fireman
a resident of another community
on Oct 25, 2007 at 3:08 pm

Thank you. It is so hard to understand what is going on in The City of Palo Alto.Hard to grasp what the public will tolerate. Or what they think. {Mike}
I think part of the problem is that, things have gotten so bad,so unbelievable that people think it can't be real.
Who would pay 250k for that web site. Who would spend huge amounts of money on programs that are not active in the City and have not been approved before the money was spent. The list goes on. Who would beleive Frank still have a job. Taking into account what others lose there jobs for in this City. Lets see Brandon..Emily Harrison... Who would you cast off?

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