Shopping for the meal still baffles the public.
I found this 'gem' while browsing through Brooklyn fire videos. The title was interesting, "Our tax dollars at work" as well as the description,
"Five fire fighters of Brooklyn, NY ladder co. 255 take a joy ride in a fire truck to grocery shop at a Brooklyn Shop Rite."
But it gets better. The anonymous cameraman replies to two comments,
"A firefighter's job description "does not" include joyriding or using taxpayer property for personal use while on the payroll to "play house." Taxpayers expect firefighters to conduct themselves in a business like fashion. That means, come to work ready to work which includes bring your lunch from home and use a firetruck for its sole purpose…put out fires.?"
"I hope your house burns down while "there buying food for themselves." Perhaps then you'll get the message. Though I seriously? doubt it, since you need "connected brain cells" for the thought process to work."
It's shame that in this day and age some simple facts, especially ones regarding urban fire departments, just don't get across. Then again, 'smoke detectors save lives' doesn't either.
How would you respond in a respectful, professional manner should a citizen question why you are in the Giant picking out steaks?
And for the record Mr. "oberstd9", it's not a ladder truck. It's Engine Company 255, the Jolly Rogers of Rogers Avenue, a top shelf house.
Bill Carey is the daily news and blog manager for Elsevier Public Safety (FireRescue Magazine/Firefighter Nation, JEMS and LawOfficer sites.) Bill also manages the FireEMSBlogs.com network and is a former volunteer lieutenant with the Hyattsville Volunteer Fire Department in Prince George's County, Maryland.
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