February 02, 2006

Firehouse Redux

Well, many will remember the child issue that was brought up at last months meeting for my firehall. It has been resolved.

As expected, the President and Chief backed off of the "no children allowed" stance, though that is what they said originally. Now their stance is "we just don't want kids on the trucks and equipment cause they could get hurt and it's a liability issue for us."

Now, that is what they could have said to begin with, but did not. What they originally said was that they had a problem with little kids at the firehall. No elaboration, no discussion.

I truly don't believe it is a liability issue, but when backed into a corner, that is what they boiled it down to. And for good measure, they added that they didn't want those of us with kids to quit and acknowledged how much we do for the hall.

I'm not entirely satisfied with the result. Mostly because the original intent of the "no kids" policy was not to keep the kids off the trucks (which we do anyway). Only when backed into a corner did the issue become an insurance liability issue.

But, it is what it is. I will move on. Just thought I'd post an update.

Also, to those of you who have sent your prayers and good thoughts towards my family and my sister. Thank you! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Posted by Oddybobo at February 2, 2006 09:23 AM | TrackBack

Well at least it worked out. Do you have any idea what orriginated the whole issue or what the actual issue was?

Posted by: Contagion at February 2, 2006 11:54 AM

Yeah, it worked out, but I'm betting nothing was said about what triggered the whole thing to begin with...

Posted by: That 1 Guy at February 2, 2006 12:39 PM

I'm glad it's been relatively resoved to your satisfaction. Tough sometimes I know. Mine are 8 & 4.

Posted by: GAMONGREL at February 2, 2006 06:32 PM

It would have been a lot easier if they just said, "Children should be seen and not heard" in the first place... ;)

Posted by: Ogre at February 7, 2006 07:15 AM

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Posted by: Dionisius at February 27, 2006 07:31 PM