So what are your thoughts? Is it the Chiefs who control"the strings" or is it City / County Administration (the politicians )? Is the old saying about the "poop" running down hill true or do we .... the "boots on the street" also have a say in the direction a Department takes?Read More »
Tag Archives: Botetourt County Director of Emergency Services
Forward thinking Chief vs. the "good ol boy system" … who has Public Safety's best interest in mind for Botetourt County?
I say instead of the Director of Emergency Services, Botetourt should rid their Department of Felons and allow the professionals (volunteer and career) to do their jobs and perform their duties.Read More »
The bus involved was not equipped with seat belts or safety restraints. Of the 39 students aboard, 13 were transported to local hospitals with what has been described as minor injuries. The call to 911 actually came from one of the on board students as the driver worked to remove others from the overturned vehicle.Read More »
Two men and two women were in the canoes, according to a conservation officer with the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries. The four flipped in a heavy brush area near Buchanan. It took 50 minutes for rescue workers to save them.Read More »
A gamble with tax payer's money? Are BIG chances being taken in Botetourt County's provision of Public Safety? Why let a fox in the hen house?
Their policy should be STRICT because allowing felons to serve in Public Safety is like putting a fox in the hen house! These are NOT the types of people I want in my house ( with my wife, children, grandchildren etc) while I'm away. When responding to an emergency incident, the Fire Chief has that authority .... to enter your home (by force if deemed necessary).Read More »
The days of "Territorial" Volunteer Companies is passing. A 15 or 20 minute response time because you think it's "YOUR" call and you don't want to turn it over is unacceptable! Our citizens expect more. They demand more and they DESERVE it! We can not compromise on Public Safety for the sake of ego stroking.Read More »
Screw you guys... I'm going home!Read More »
"He said Tuesday that if an emergency services director assumes control of a scene "there are going to be a lot of hurt feelings and busted noses."Read More »