Firemen drinking on the job?

Firemen - Firemen drinking on the job?
@mamashane (1140)
United States
January 17, 2007 10:19am CST
As I posted earlier, my husband had a mishap where his snowmobile caught fire. The fire trucks came and as we were talking to one fireman in particular, we could smell a very strong odor of alcohol on his breath. He didn't appear to be drunk, he was laughing and joking around with us, but he didn't slur his words or stumble when he walked...he seemed okay. But that made me think, what if my house caught fire and my family were inside. Would I want this fireman to be the one to rescue them? I was really pissed off about this. He wasn't a volunteer fireman either, he was on the clock! What the hell? I don't think this is right. What if my husband would have been injured during this ordeal and this guy had to help him? The alcohol would have affected his judgement and response time wouldn't it? I think if this guy is going to drink on the job then he shouldn't be a fireman. He should get a job at a bar instead.
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@lpetges (3036)
• United States
17 Jan 07
i would definitly call your fire deptartment and ask to have him disciplined for this action. I'm sure the supervisor in charge would like to know this information, as they could posslbly be sued.
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@stonehr (818)
• Croatia (Hrvatska)
17 Jan 07
These situations going worse each day.His boss certainly don't want to suspense that fireman. I don't believe that his boss don't know about this. Also You thought about Your house and Your family , but for example what about other families that he've rescue them each day? I think You should report this case while others lives are in danger.