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First of all oldjohn, thank you for your service to your community. I have the upmost respect for your profession. I for one do not agree the cuts should happen with the police dept. Ilive in Mesa and they are well under 800 officers for the whole city. I think the cuts should come from the fire side if any. I have had many heated debates on this subject but tell me WHY in God's name do I need a huge engine AND an ambulance at my house when I call 911? The ambulance crew is the one who transports me.. my house is not on fire. I have talked to both crews on this subject...of course the fire crew got very defensive and told me "I better hope my house doesn't catch on fire" excuse me, is that a threat? The ambulance crew told me the reason they get there after fire is because they are dispatched always SECOND to fire and code two, fire is always code three. There is a paramedic and an EMT on the ambulance...why then do I need the fire dept as well? Shouldn't they be fighting a fire somewhere or going grocery shopping? I also had a tour of one of their fire houses..it is ridiculous! Nicer than a lot of people's homes and they have their own gyms! I have no idea what one of those huge fire trucks costs... a million I would think and I am paying for that ... unless my house is on fire they better not come! That is just my opinion.. I think if tax payers really took a look what their money was paying for they would agree! Mar 1, 2011
I as a tax payer see budget cuts in all the wrong places! Do not cut budgets for PD! There are under 800 officers for the whole city and crime will just go up with no one to protect us. I agree the city is being poorly managed and the cuts should start from the top down...starting with ridiculous salaries and bonuses. How about fire? Is it really necessary to have a huge million dollar engine go to my neighbor's house for leg pain along with ambulance? There are paramedics and emt's on the ambulance are there not so why do we need two paramedics, I don't even know how many emt's for one person with leg pain! I'm from back east...fire fights fire, ems runs medical! That is how it should be here! Please do no sent fire to my home unless something is on fire!! That is just ridiculous! Don't even get me started on the stadium and the Gaylord resort! I am just FED UP! Feb 14, 2011