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Unity Fire Department resigns after vote


TIPAGLIA HAS DETAILS.>>WE VERY UPSET TO SEE THIS HAPPEN TO THE FIRE DEPARTMENT.>>HER SON IS THE AFTERNOONTY NEW HAMPSHIRE DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF. HE WAS. UNTIL LAST SATURDAY. HE RESIGNED FROM THE DEPARTMENT. SHE SAID IT WAS A DECISION HE DID NOT WANT TO MAKE.>>HE IS A DEDICATED FIREFIGHTER, RESCUE WORKER.>>AFTER 65-38 TOWN MEETING DAY VOTE, GIVING THE SELECT BOARD THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINTS THE TOWN’S FIRE CHIEF AND FIREFIGHTERS THE ENTIRE VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT CALLED IT QUITS. RETIRED FIREFIGHTER WAYNE WOOD BERRY BELIEVES IT GIVES MORE CONTROL BUT NOT NECESSARILY IN A HELPFUL WAY.>>MEMBERS KNOW WHO BEST, IT DOES NOT NOON HE WILL BE THE BEST CHIEF OR THE MOST PERFECT CHIEF EVER, BUT THEY KNOW WHO WILL DO THE BEST JOB FOR THEM.>>UNITY SELECT BOARD DECLINED TO BE INTERVIEWED BUT IN A STATEMENT TO NBC5 RECOUNTED HOW THEY SAY IT ALL HAPPENED, STATING IN PART SEVERAL CONCERNED CITIZENS PRESENTED A PETITION ARTICLE TO THE SELECTMEN, WHO PUT THE ARTICLE IN THE WARRANT WHICH WAS VOTED ON TOWN MEETING DAY IN FAVOR OF THE ARTICLE. AFTER, THE FIRE DEPARTMENT LEFT FOR A BRIEF PERIOD, THEY RETURNED, AND THE ASSISTANT CHIEF STATED THAT THE FIRE DEPARTMENT HAS QUIT. HE SAID THEY WOULD STAY ON UNTIL THE SELECTMEN HAVE ESTABLISHED A NEW FIRE DEPARTMENT. BUT THEY BELIEVE ESTABLISHING A WHOLE NEW DEPARTMENT WILL BE HARDER THAN SOME PEOPLE REALIZE.>>THE DEPARTMENT IS VOLUNTEER AND YOU CANNOT MAKE PEOPLE VOLUNTEER. THAT WAS A LESSEN WE LEARNED.>>A MAJORITY OF VOTERS FAVORED TIS, SOME ARE SHOCKED AT WHAT HAPPENED.>>I HAVE NO IDEA, I REALLY HAVE NO IDEA, I DID NOT THINK IT

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  • Their point would be made much stronger if they didn't stay on. The local government is not paying them, they are volunteers! Too much government intervention in things that are working. People need to mind their own business and stay out of things they know nothing about.

  • Just goes to prove my opinion that politicians are neither honest or smart. The smaller the politician, the dumber and more slimy hoping for big money. They can always contract some of the national companies that come in and offer the service at a very attractive rate. Oh the second year, after they own all the equipment and stations is not quite so attractive, like triple year 1 and year 3 is even more, but what you going to do? The town idiots gave away 4 or 5 million dollars in equipment because of smooth talking and payoffs and the taxes are now so high residents are moving. The final straw is the town by contract, cannot organize another fire service for at least 5 years. O look, there is soap on the shower floor!

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