Matt, it reminds me of when Bob bought his own cruiser, and everyone was ok with it until it went to council to approve the lease. One council person asked, "what if a firefighter buys his own engine, are we gonna lease it from him too?" Amazing how clueless some people in charge are, as to what we do. I think any elected or appointed official who has any oversight of public safety, should go on ride-alongs, and see why we need to the tools we are asking for.
MATT3045 said:It is similar to that, and Bob should have been told no from the get go or approved.
I do know of some PD's that have the officers buy their own vests, but they also get $1500 uniform allowance a year and get to roll it over. So over the course of say 5 years, they could save for a vest no problem.
I think they get their first one issued, then after that they have to replace it with their uniform allowance. I also think they have to them inspected by a ranking officer every so often.chono said:5 years is too long to wait for a vest!
FireEMSPolice said:Because the only machine that does that is currently in Obamas office.
dustymedic said:Any money they save trying to extend the life of turn out or body armor will not equal the cost of a...
EMS10EMT said:Stop building dog parks and town pools
Last year our township board bought a postage size piece of property (and when I say postage size, I mean just big enough to erect a billboard on) for $386,000 dollars because they didn't want any more billboards in the area. I say to that... if you can spend money like that, PPE and some extras on our new engine should not be an issue.