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Friday, July 4, 2008

Car Crash Reported On Rt.44 In Hebron Twp.

BREAKING NEWS: 6:03 PM--7-4-08
Emergency services from Shinglehouse, Coudersport, and Medic 6 are responding to a report of a car accident with on Route 44 in Hebron Township. Coudersport Ambulance has been recalled. UPDATE

JP said...

How about some follow up on the "breaking news"? It seems like this kind of "breaking news" is posted to the blog but then there isn't ever any further information posted.

Anonymous said...

Like the fact that Coudersport Fire Dept didnt get any trucks out...


Blogger Solomon's words for the wise said...

Quite often, we carry follow up stories when information hits the web, sometimes days later. In other cases, privacy laws do not permit further information to be disseminated. We continue to do the best we can with the resources available.

Saturday, July 5, 2008 11:39:00 PM EDT

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you Jim for the monumental time, effort & financial commitment you make to keep this Blog.

Thank you for your fairness for allowing opposing points of view also.

It is one of 4 sites I visit everyday for news (Worldnetdaily, Drudgereport & Bloomberg are the others)So you are in good company.

To the blogger who was miffed about not having follow-ups for breaking news, please feel free to begin your own blog if you are dissatisfied. Land of the free ya know.

Would like to hear more about why Coudersport Fire did not send out any trucks, if it is true.

Sunday, July 6, 2008 9:16:00 AM EDT

Editor's note: Shinglehouse Chief 39-10 was on scene less than 5 minutes after the dispatch on this call and determined that Coudersport was not needed and issued a recall for Coudersport's equipment.
Anonymous said...

As I am sure we are all aware, all of our area Fire Department and Ambulance Services are 100% VOLUNTEER. We are always looking for new members to try to make a difference in our communities. We all work together when needed. You can become a member your local VOLUNTEER Fire / Ambulance Departments by simply stopping by to see how things are done and filling out an application !! We would appreciate any new members as they are always needed !! GREAT JOB STATION 39 AND ALL OTHER VOLUNTEERS OUT THERE !! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ... CHIEF 44 FROM STATION 44

Anonymous said...

not ALL the local ambulance companies are all volunteer. Coudersport ambualnce has a PAID daylight crew. sometimes this is sad when volunteers respond from Coudy Ambulance BEFORE the paid crew does.

Anonymous said...

Is that true Coudy has PAID EMT'S during the day...???? It seems like they dont ever respond until another ambulance company is dispatched...?!?!?!?!

Also 5 minutes is along time... even if the fire chief "recalled" them...!!!!! it seems to me that there members are all leaving and being driven away by the people in charge... Does anyone know what is going on there...???????

Will the fire dept have to be paid like the ambulance???????????

Anonymous said...

This seems to be the trend all over Potter and Tioga counties. Not enough members anymore, To many regulations on training mandated by the state. In my opinion the state is pushing amb and fire depts to be state run paid agencies.

Anonymous said...

This is how it is, 5 minutes is not a long time considering you have to stop what you are doing, get in your car, drive to the station, get dressed, get in the truck, wait till you have enough people to respond. 5 minutes is an average response time. Maybe if more people would get off their rear and instead of complaining, response time might be faster. Till you decide to be a member of a volunteer dept. you have no room to talk. Every area Dept could use more help. Keep up the good job Volunteers
Proud Member STA 46

Anonymous said

The last time I checked I lived in America... where we have the right to speak freely... well that is unless it might ruffle someones DELICATE SENSIBILITY...

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets a six-minute standard for all career fire departments, meaning the fire fighters are full-time paid employees. The NFPA does realize, though, that perfection is impossible and recommends that the six-minute goal should be achieved 90 percent of the time.

Volunteer departments, on the other hand, are allotted a much longer response time, as most volunteer fire fighters have separate day jobs. If a volunteer fire department is in an urban area, 1,000 or more people per square mile, the department should dispatch 15 people within nine minutes 90 percent of the time. Suburban areas, consisting of 500-1000 people per square mile, should respond to a fire in 10 minutes with 10 fire fighters 80 percent of the time. Rural areas of less than 500 people per square mile should respond with six people in 14 minutes 80 percent of the time.
I would love to see the stats of the Departments in Potter County.

Maybe I have gotten off my rear... I just think that the gereral public needs to know what it is that goes on behind those "Big Bay Doors"...

Yes there are volunteers that bust there but and are in it to make a difference... I just hat that there are some people that are there for there own agenda...

10 comments :

JP said...

How about some follow up on the "breaking news"? It seems like this kind of "breaking news" is posted to the blog but then there isn't ever any further information posted.

Anonymous said...

Like the fact that Coudersport Fire Dept didnt get any trucks out...

Solomon's words for the wise said...

Quite often, we carry follow up stories when information hits the web, sometimes days later. In other cases, privacy laws do not permit further information to be disseminated. We continue to do the best we can with the resources available.

Anonymous said...

Thank you Jim for the monumental time, effort & financial commitment you make to keep this Blog.

Thank you for your fairness for allowing opposing points of view also.

It is one of 4 sites I visit everyday for news (Worldnetdaily, Drudgereport & Bloomberg are the others)So you are in good company.

To the blogger who was miffed about not having follow-ups for breaking news, please feel free to begin your own blog if you are dissatisfied. Land of the free ya know.

Would like to hear more about why Coudersport Fire did not send out any trucks, if it is true.

Anonymous said...

As I am sure we are all aware, all of our area Fire Department and Ambulance Services are 100% VOLUNTEER. We are always looking for new members to try to make a difference in our communities. We all work together when needed. You can become a member your local VOLUNTEER Fire / Ambulance Departments by simply stopping by to see how things are done and filling out an application !! We would appreciate any new members as they are always needed !! GREAT JOB STATION 39 AND ALL OTHER VOLUNTEERS OUT THERE !! KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK ... CHIEF 44 FROM STATION 44

Anonymous said...

not ALL the local ambulance companies are all volunteer. Coudersport ambualnce has a PAID daylight crew. sometimes this is sad when volunteers respond from Coudy Ambulance BEFORE the paid crew does.

Anonymous said...

Is that true Coudy has PAID EMT'S during the day...???? It seems like they dont ever respond until another ambulance company is dispatched...?!?!?!?!

Also 5 minutes is along time... even if the fire chief "recalled" them...!!!!! it seems to me that there members are all leaving and being driven away by the people in charge... Does anyone know what is going on there...???????

Will the fire dept have to be paid like the ambulance???????????

Anonymous said...

This seems to be the trend all over Potter and Tioga counties. Not enough members anymore, To many regulations on training mandated by the state. In my opinion the state is pushing amb and fire depts to be state run paid agencies.

Anonymous said...

This is how it is, 5 minutes is not a long time considering you have to stop what you are doing, get in your car, drive to the station, get dressed, get in the truck, wait till you have enough people to respond. 5 minutes is an average response time. Maybe if more people would get off their rear and instead of complaining, response time might be faster. Till you decide to be a member of a volunteer dept. you have no room to talk. Every area Dept could use more help. Keep up the good job Volunteers
Proud Member STA 46

Anonymous said...

The last time I checked I lived in America... where we have the right to speak freely... well that is unless it might ruffle someones DELICATE SENSIBILITY...

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) sets a six-minute standard for all career fire departments, meaning the fire fighters are full-time paid employees. The NFPA does realize, though, that perfection is impossible and recommends that the six-minute goal should be achieved 90 percent of the time.

Volunteer departments, on the other hand, are allotted a much longer response time, as most volunteer fire fighters have separate day jobs. If a volunteer fire department is in an urban area, 1,000 or more people per square mile, the department should dispatch 15 people within nine minutes 90 percent of the time. Suburban areas, consisting of 500-1000 people per square mile, should respond to a fire in 10 minutes with 10 fire fighters 80 percent of the time. Rural areas of less than 500 people per square mile should respond with six people in 14 minutes 80 percent of the time.
I would love to see the stats of the Departments in Potter County.

Maybe I have gotten off my rear... I just think that the gereral public needs to know what it is that goes on behind those "Big Bay Doors"...

Yes there are volunteers that bust there but and are in it to make a difference... I just hat that there are some people that are there for there own agenda...