NEVER a real Fireman. Glorified pencil pusher. You can't really understand Fire Supression management issues if you've never been been on the line. Fire the Nerd !!!
He is an Amway salesman. The dude actually created an award to give to himself...
Get some young men with a family to raise they need good jobs.....move on!!!
Instead of MBO, it was management by mandatory!
Time to retire..or get fired.
Does he have the funds and ability to hire more firefighters? Is property loss up?
By what measure is he doing a good/bad job?
Is this a "union hatchet job" ?
Just an interested citizen here....
Decide 40,000 calls into 375 days! Thats 109.6 firefighter calls a day!!
Better call your attorney to check the Calif. Laws, a fire chief in a general law city must have 1 year paid experience as a firefighter.
Bye bye clown
Why do firefighters work 24 hr shifts? That started way back when. New times. Percentage of fire calls vs. medical aide? Name another job where you are paid to sleep, workout, cook. All the money spent on OT. Most people do not know the details of how their jobs are structured. Not going to be popular idea for firemen but our city budgets must be revisited. Racket. I appreciate their work but i separate budget from emotion.
The Fire Department is deemed CRITICAL infrastructure, by the US Department of Homeland Security, just like the Military. People need to stop equating the Fire Department with other professions. To do this only shows ignorance to the world you live in today. Anaheim is one of the 100 largest cities in America and should be organized, operated and staffed according to the risk of such a large complex city.
Colleen 'Fleming' Engle.... for shame. Firefighters have to eat just like you do... that's why they cook. Many of their meals are interrupted with calls. Yours aren't! They are REQUIRED to work out in order to stay healthy for their jobs. Why would you resent that? Their shifts are 24 hrs. Would you want them to stay awake for 24 hrs? And many get held OT for various reasons. They need sleep when possible. How would you like to get blasted out of bed in a sound sleep with bells and horns going off so you can jump on a truck to answer a call? How about more than 1 or 2 times per night? Do you know stations constantly rotate in and out for training on a constant basis? Do you have any idea the education the men and women have? I do. Both my sons are Captains. They both have AS in Fire Science and BS in Fire Admin. PLUS countless / hundreds of hours attending classes at their own expense and their own time. More time away from their families. Have you ever scooped a dead baby off the bottom of a pool? Have you ever tried to start an IV on a 91 yr old woman who just had BOTH her arms ripped off at the elbows by a pit bull? My sons have? And many many many of those kinds of calls during 25 and 23 years respectively serving their communities. Have you ever used a flashlight to look in the bushes along a freeway for a man's brain that popped out of his skull during traffic accident? My son has. Do you need more examples? I'm happy to give you as much info as you need so you have an insight as to why these brave men and women get paid to cook, work out and sleep. Rest is good for those that are answering each call with minds that can think on a moment's notice. BTW... what have YOU contributed to this world? Just interested to know. If a station has to respond to you and your loved ones someday... and I hope they don't... would you be willing to at least thank them? Just fell off my soapbox... but I'll jump back on if you want me to.
Why? What happened? Known the chief for 11 years, good man, solid chief, what happened?
Isn't he already leaving at the end of the year?
Sad,..but that happens when you hire for the Top Job from the outside...Best of luck to all you 'Brothers and Sisters'. !!
Way to go AFA This guy was a flim-flam man from the start. He was hired as a Hitman by the city to eliminate Staffing and costs. He did less than 2 years on the floor as an actual firefighter, and while this is No Slam to the fire prevention Bureau, anyway anybody will tell you they're a different world. I've seen him in person at several events, and he doesn't know who his people are, doesn't know their names, it is not in tune it all with his rank-and-file firefighters. Good riddance
Best of luck Brothers and sisters.
Wow. He must of really sucked
If he not doing a Good Job he should move on
I support the men and women in the houses. If you all aren’t comfortable and safe, then he goes.
Another City Fire Chief =Hack ! Good luck to the Firefighters who get no support from above. Nothing new here!
Good luck brothers!
Keep fighting AFD brothers and sisters! It’s worth the fight!
I would have to look at the facts... if you are a chief sometimes you are just between two balls... and you don't have the ultimate say in any of it... so every body calls you a D (you know)... remember the FD is not a private Company... that the Chief is a CEO... but again I do not know the facts... just remember he goes... good chance you have a new unknown... that creates uncertainty... which is not good either...
Good to see a REAL Union stand up to the growing ineptness among Public Safety leaders.
Makes you wonder why he left Fresno City Fire as fire chief??? Hmmm...
wow, that's a shame. he was a great chief when he was here in Fresno. very intelligent and made a real effort to get to know us.
Wow! Very surprised
Maria Cantu-Pulliam did you read this
He wasn’t great. 😂🤣. He sucked. He set us up for the North Central mess. He bailed when the going got tough and we were sewed over and over. What’s great about that? Way to go Anaheim. Brothers and Sisters. 👍🏾👍🏾👍🏾 Union Strong
Clackamas County felt the same way. They warned us and we warned Anaheim 👍🏾