So tell us Albero, Where from all over the country did these fire fighters come from and what was their purpose of being at the work session? You have made a bold statement to such but then left us hanging there with no explanation or proof that it happened. From your photos I see 6 people in white uniform shirts and I recognize all of them as being from Salisbury Fire Dept. I know fire fighters, and if there were a reason for them to visit from all over the country concerning this fire station they would have most certainly been in uniform as a show of support.
That’s some real breaking news about absence of Gordy’s wedding band also. I shall certainly lose sleep over that one.
Physical fitness has been encouraged with in the fire and rescue services for quite a while. The existence of an on site facility not only makes it convenient for the members but promotes use of the equipment. I have no idea what a membership would cost at the gym across the street from the new firehouse but I would image even with a significant group discount the cost of 190 annual memberships would go a long way to purchasing and maintaining equipment in the station itself. Remember those memberships would need to be renewed annually. It’s my understanding that a liability issue also arises. It is quite questionable whether workman’s compensation would cover any employee or volunteer if they were somehow injured in a private establishment while working out with a city purchased membership. I am surprised you did not think of that since you are such a self-proclaimed workman’s compensation authority. It seems that the question does not present itself at all if the facility is department owned. Any member would also have 24-7 access to the fitness center in the station. Not so with the private owned gym. New recruits are required to pass a physical agility test. Would a private gym be willing to give up a portion of their establishment for the dept to us for a day, or even a half a day to conduct such tests? I am not 100% sure but it is my belief that the Hazardous Material and special operations teams are also require to pass annual physical tests in order to maintain certification. Again the workman’s compensation issue arises. Will the member be covered if injured during a special operation if he or she cannot provide current valid certification? The answer is a resounding NO! Let’s face this fact as well, not all the members will take advantage of the membership offered from a private gym and that too would be a great waste on money. How many memberships does the facility across the street maintain now? Can they accommodate another 190 members? What is the availability of equipment on the average? Is equipment well maintained? I know of several athletic clubs that have come and gone in this city in recent years. How long will the one across the street last? I hope they have a very long and successful life but the fact remains they could fold tomorrow. Equipment in house is there to stay.
I see no reason to be concerned with the absence of Chiefs Sees voice. His presence speaks volumes enough in that he is giving support to the work done by DC Gordy. DC Gordy is after all the project manager from the department at the direction of Chief See. It’s called delegation Albero. It’s an operational function used by military and para-military organizations to maintain a smooth flow of communication and task completion. It is not by any means passing the buck or shirking responsibility. You obviously never evolved past micro managing 101. This only proves once again you have no knowledge of the administrative or field operations of the Salisbury Fire Dept. Nada!
Your rants from left field are merely a result of casual observation and speculation. The lack of factual information contrives the warped and one sided misinformation you have mastered to present without any semblance of true reporting technique. As I stated before, you should educate yourself in such matters before commenting. Until you do---stay in the shallow end of the pool.
One more note. I was not present at the work session but what I once imagined of you has been confirmed. You can hold your head high in knowing that several people found you to be without a doubt the most annoying individual ever in their presence. With your rude remarks, rambling comments and physical presence obscuring sight and sound you have beyond a doubt made yourself #1 in their book. I leave it to the imagination to determine the appropriate adjective.