Cop vs. firefighter

Cop vs. firefighter

CHP from their home pageMaybe the unity public safety workers present when they want raises and high pensions is breaking down. The U-T reports:

CHULA VISTA — A California Highway Patrol officer handcuffed and detained a Chula Vista firefighter for refusing to move his engine out of traffic at a crash scene Tuesday night, prompting a nationwide storm of online commentaries on Wednesday.

The firefighter had parked the engine behind an ambulance in the fast lane of Interstate 805 near East Naples Drive, where a sedan had flipped over a concrete guard rail and two people were reported injured.

Chula Vista Fire Chief Dave Hanneman said fire crews are trained to position their rigs to block oncoming traffic.

“I know clearing the freeway is a priority for the CHP,” Hanneman said. “Our No. 1 priority is the safety of our firefighters and patients.”

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  1. Ted Steele, CEO
    Ted Steele, CEO 12 February, 2014, 20:59

    The CHP has been like that forever John—nothing new— nothing to see here– move along….

    Discuss— (and please be civil girls!)

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  2. SkippingDog
    SkippingDog 12 February, 2014, 21:14

    There’s a reason even their “fellow officers” in law enforcement regularly refer to the CHP as little more than “Triple A with Guns” or “CalTRans Security.”

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  3. Donkey
    Donkey 12 February, 2014, 21:32

    I’ll take the CHP over any city or county LE agency, but the FF was correct in this matter. Traffic can wait over safety! 🙂

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  4. Donkey
    Donkey 12 February, 2014, 21:48

    On this is certain though, when the pensions start running out of cash these two bureaucracies,(LE & FF), will be at each others throats. 🙂

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    • Ted Steele, CEO
      Ted Steele, CEO 13 February, 2014, 07:21

      YES Duncey you’re right! Soon there will be a cash shortage– VERY soon— oh wait……279 Billion still in Cal Pers???? WhAt?????

      I guess you’ll be long gone when that day comes little buddy!

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    • Donkey
      Donkey 13 February, 2014, 16:27

      Not at all TCS, you will be swimming in red ink much sooner than you know!! 🙂

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      • Ted Steele, CEO
        Ted Steele, CEO 13 February, 2014, 23:05

        LOL– ok little buddy care to predict a specific date?

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      • Donkey
        Donkey 14 February, 2014, 06:53

        You have the mind of Jonestown cult member TCS. The date is not set in stone it is the actions of the RAGWUS and its members that has sealed the fate of Calpers. Know this, as the $100,000 pensions continue to increase from 100,000 members to 1,000,000 members your $280 billion will become a joke, and a footenote in history. 🙂

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  5. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 13 February, 2014, 11:55

    This issue has already been resolved between the CHP and the local fire depts in the chula vista area. I’m not sure if the CHP officer at the time understood the reasons why we park the fire apparatus in the ways we do but he does now. At an accident scene we will always park in a way as to protect the patients and first responders and this usually requires the blocking of one or more lanes to do so. I’m not sure about the CHP officers in chula vista but we get along great with the CHP along the 22/405/55/91 areas. A dallas firefighter was just killed 2 days ago while he was on scene of a fwy accident by a speeding vehicle that struck him throwing him off the overpass, So there should be no question about how we park!!

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  6. NTHEOC
    NTHEOC 13 February, 2014, 12:14

    SkippingDog says: There’s a reason even their “fellow officers” in law enforcement regularly refer to the CHP as little more than “Triple A with Guns” or “CalTRans Security.”
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    I do hear this alot about the CHP but I have to to say, I have been pulled over twice in the last 5 years both times on the fwy and the CHP officers both times showed me (PROFESSIONAL COURTESY) and no ticket was given. Guess I just ran into them on a good day.

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