Fire chief must be full time

Posted Thursday, September 27, 2012, at 8:09 AM
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  • I'm curious. How would a part-time fire chief supervise and evaluate the performance of a full-time assistant? Just one more reason the Fire Chief position needs to be fulltime.

    I'm curious. Exactly what are the council's reason(s) for dragging their collective feet on the replacement, given the far in advance notice Chief Gridley gave the City of Mountain Home.

    I'm curious. Since this was an "Editorial", why didn't our Editor tell us who he thinks the City should make Fulltime Chief?

    Or may he did...

    I'm curious. Who should be fulltime Chief? Someone with a proven history of responding to incidents in the county and city?

    -- Posted by Ramjett on Thu, Sep 27, 2012, at 12:14 PM
  • Both of the firemen mentioned have

    their own business. Maybe we do only

    a part time chief. I am not sure that the

    population is greater now than it was when

    Phil Grifley became a full time chief.

    -- Posted by yniashi on Thu, Sep 27, 2012, at 10:16 PM
  • The city should just find another person named Gridley to give the salary to. A full time position in a city this size is just a GIFT to the next chief. $80,000.00 a year plus benefits for a city of 11,000 and a volunteer force. Cronyism at its best,I'm sure the pay for the part-timer will be 60k plus benefits.

    Its just tax dollars!

    -- Posted by gmoney on Fri, Sep 28, 2012, at 5:11 PM
  • Every wage of the City, County, etc should e published so, in case of a rediculous wage- it could be challenged.

    -- Posted by yniashi on Sun, Sep 30, 2012, at 9:21 PM
  • I'm curious. I just finished reading the proposed agenda for the October 9th City Council Meeting and noticed Item Two is "Approve Mayor's Recommended Dept Head Appointment of Alan Bermensolo as Fire Chief." Directly below that is "SWEARING IN - Alan Bermensolo as Fire Chief". So apparently the mayor already knows the council will approve his recommendation, but...what if they don't? Oh, who am I kidding, it was a foregone conclusion that anyone could see. All the applications were eye candy and the decision had been made back in March...

    -- Posted by Ramjett on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 5:08 PM
  • Since they are going to put in a person

    With a full time business- I assume the

    position will be part time.

    This is probably a good way to go. And

    have an assistant at the station.

    In City hall this is a done deal.

    -- Posted by yniashi on Fri, Oct 5, 2012, at 9:32 PM
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