Attic fire on Kipling causes damages, no injuries
Original post made on Aug 20, 2013
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on Aug 20, 2013 at 10:43 am
Great job PAFD. An amazing group of Men and Women who don't get the credit they deserve!
on Aug 20, 2013 at 1:44 pm
Firefighters never get the recognition they deserve unless they are killed in the line of duty--when it is too late
on Aug 21, 2013 at 10:28 am
Nice work Palo Alto Firefighters. Hey everyone out their who supports our firefighters, how about listening to them about their concerns with the current Fire Chief who doesn't have a clue about how to operate a fire department or know how to get rid of bad managers who come to work and earn over $120,000.00 and do not do their work and then someone else has to clean up the mess. What ever happened to performance reviews for them and why are we paying them such a high salary if they cannot do their job.Turns out this guy is looking more for a City Managers job then being a Fire Chief. His own managers seem to be puzzled with is inability to listen to them in regards to operational procedures even including the possible loss of the Stanford University contract which would mean a 30% loss of the Fire Department budget if Stanford decides to have Santa Clara County Fire Department take over the fire contract. Also the closure of any fire station in our city if someone calls in sick or is on vacation and that fire station then becomes under manned. I believe that our Police Department is also having similar issues except that the Police Chief is highly regarded and supported by the police officers. Too bad that's not the case with the fire chief.
Our firefighters work hard, are well educated, are their for us 24 /7 unless they close a fire station, and even though our city may not have alot of fires, it is because of their training and location of all our fire stations that allow for a quick response to extinguish a house fire quickly like this one that they got to quickly. Thanks again Firefighters.