Republican firefighter refuses to provide aid

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by KINGOFSHORTS, Feb 18, 2011.

  1. Refused orders to aid victims of shooting due to his political differences.

    http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/2011-02-18-firefighter-giffords-dispatch_N.htm


    TUCSON (AP) — A veteran firefighter refused to respond to last month's deadly shooting spree that left Rep. Gabrielle Giffords wounded because he had different political views than his colleagues and "did not want to be part of it," according to internal city memos.
     
  2. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    quite simply, if this is true then the man needs to be relieved of his job and duties.
     
  3. Agreed 100%!
     
  4. Either that or we are going to require a two party emergency services.

    when you dial 911 the first prompt would be.

    Press #1 if you are republican
    Press #2 if you are democrat
    Press #3 if none of the above (and line disconnects)
     
  5. Hello

    Hello

    LOL!

    Also i agree with Tsing, this guy should lose his job if this is true.

     
  6. He's retired , I can understand reluctance to participate in a political circus atmosphere.


    read the story this is an hour and a half after the shooting.
     
  7. He won't lose his job. He's probably a union worker.
     
  8. Tsing Tao

    Tsing Tao

    sorry, when you take the oath of emt or police or fire, you take the oath to serve. his excuse was flimsy (according to the article, which is all i have to go on) and he should be removed from serving since he cannot be counted on.

    i respect his rights to whatever personal feelings he has or wants, but they have no place in a fire department.
     
  9. They say he retired two days later, probably a good thing.



    c
     
  10. maybe i missed it, where does it say he is republican?
     
    #10     Feb 18, 2011