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Palo Alto firefighters douse rooftop blaze

Original post made on Mar 12, 2012

A fire that officials say began on the roof caused nearly $30,000 in damages to a home on Georgia Avenue in Palo Alto Saturday afternoon. No one was injured.

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Posted by Willster
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:25 am

Great stop! See what full staffing can do? Support your local FD. No personnel cuts or station brown-outs.

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Posted by David Pepperdine
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Mar 12, 2012 at 1:58 pm

Let's invest more in neighbors too, since it was an alert neighbor who spotted this. I propose giving neighbors lifetime healthcare, retirement benefits after 20 years in the neighborhood (with opportunities to spike it with unused sick pay). Let's all line up to vote on this too.

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Posted by dennis
a resident of Downtown North
on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:36 pm

That David Pepperdine is on the right track, with the proviso that the neighbors also respond to emergency calls beyond their neighborhood as well as actually engage in extinguishing fires, containing hazardous material spillage, administering first-aid, responding to vehicle crashes, and the routine rescue of endangered residents and pets.

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Posted by Wondering
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Mar 12, 2012 at 2:54 pm

"great stop!" is a phase only used by firefighters. I wonder...

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Posted by actual neighbor
a resident of Green Acres
on Mar 12, 2012 at 10:49 pm

Nice work by our firefighters! Please ignore the trolls, they don't speak for most of us!

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Posted by Malik
a resident of Duveneck/St. Francis
on Mar 12, 2012 at 11:08 pm

Willster, if you want more firefighters, we'll have to stop cow-towing to their union and paying them 200K per year to mostly idle and respond to medical calls. If we bid the service out at market rate, we could double the size of the department if we wanted to (not that its necessary) and still have money left over for roads, infrastructure, schools, and other such nonsense that the city has decided is less important than overpaying our fire union.

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