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Here is another tidbit in a recent article in the Sun Times:
"The fire-rescue department had not seen any increase in personnel since 2006 while calls for service have increased more than 30 percent, with a trend toward overlapping calls on both the EMS and the fire side of Murphy’s responsibility."
Also consider the fact that Isles of Capri NO LONGER provides AUTOMATIC mutual aid to Marco Island for fire services, ONLY county EMS services, in Feb, 2011.
"In other business, Marco Island Fire Chief Mike Murphy told council members that Isle of Capri Fire Department will no longer provide automatic aid to the city when fire alarms are dispatched. The change took effect Feb. 15.
The Isle of Capri department, which has three-to-four firefighters, will still respond if needed in the event of a structure fire or rescue, and will offer ‘key station coverage’, which means firefighters from Capri will bring a truck to a staging area on Marco Island should the city’s crews be tied up on other calls.
According to Murphy, the neighboring department responded to 333 commercial fire alarms on the Island in 2010 (in conjunction with Marco Island Fire Department) and more than 600 rescue calls. Often, fire alarms turn out to be false alarms."
Or am I misinformed again or is this just another false alarm.
Folks pay attention because Mr. Sacher, Mr. Honig and Mr. Kiester are NOT!!!!!!!!!!
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