Rather than diverting tax payer money to various pet social projects, that money could go to recruiting and retaining quality civil servants. I wouldn’t blame them for wanting to retire early or for those who are hesitant to do civil service work in this climate.
How about hiring qualified candidates to save on a year of training
Since Kasich cut funding from the state the burden is on local tax payers to support their communities.
Tell people to stop smoking crack and perhaps house fires would reduce more. Lol
no one will vote yes on tax increases for the rich... so, here we are.
The communist Mayor we have has created this critical situation. Gunther must go
Maybe if the mayor had ACTUAL decreased thr police budget, we could shift that money to the FD. Unfortunately, Dewine locking/ shutting down all the small businesses has hurt our income tax revenue. Because the big corporations that were allowed to stay open pay their workers a pittance, and we can only tax that so much.
Dewine is running for reelection next year, if you want a change, vote him out
How about hiring some old guys back?
That’s because Guinther is an idiot! That’s y they are leaving!
Yes we do...and you deserve the best care not some backhanded second class crzp....where you have to fill quotas of certain gender and racial people...Jobs go to the very best not bc one is a woman or they are a certain racial group.
The Columbus Paramedics just helped me when the heat got to me at the OSU game today. I can’t thank them enough.
We seriously could not live without you!!!! Why don't elected officials get that? The beautiful thing is that you will go to them even if they are in trouble. Thank you so much for watching over me and my family though the years! Thank you doesn't seen like enough!
Simplify the hiring process, any job that takes one to three years to get hired is way to long.
You keep putting mandates on people and you are going to only be able to hire illegal immigrants. There are shortages of nurses, police, fire....go around any city and you see help wanted signs all over the place. It only took the Demonrats 9 months to destroy the country.
is that why when I called for help you sent your loving sheriffs to rape me in my home?
Oh no! You mean to tell me CFD is up next- Us CPD officers thought they(your friendly local politicians) would never take the light off of us!!!
That's what you get from Demorat government that's out to refund the safety departments of the city's.
just heard from a firefighter friend that is not vaccinated. Can we do better so that a potential EMS run protects patients rather than put us at risk, and at the same time protect our EMS teams safe from those unvaccinated. Honestly, it should be mandated just like hospital systems.
I hope your mayor Ginther is happy. The city doesn't have the backs of its police officers and it's trickling down to the fire department. Columbus needs to change its name to Woke City.....You couldn't pay me enough to join the disaster your woke city leadership has created...
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well when you bring into the mix that firefighters and EMS are getting shot at. I’d be retiring as well.
A great friend called for 911 yesterday. It took officers over an hour and a half to get to the situation in which a man was carjacked. Not the police officers problem. The problem that there are not enough people to serve.
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To my understanding the tax levy on property owners passed that specifically included raising pay for police and firemen.
Why would firemen not be making the same or more than police and equal raise amount.
Firemen literally risk their lives and are often the ones responding to dangerous situations with unstable individuals and they aren't armed.
All the people that save lives every day should be the highest paid they put their life on the line every day for everyone to make Shure everyone is safe and ok
This is unacceptable. Shame on the city and the Mayor.
Thanks to all the firefighters and Police officers for keeping us safe and risking your life's every day for us. God Bless each and every one of you As always Prayers 🙏
This is why feckless Andy's tax base is fleeing Columbus. All that will be left are the succubus
They deserve more than NFL, movie stars etc.
THEY DESERVE TO BE PAID A HIGHER WAGE THEY RISK THEIR LIVES EVERY SINGLE DAY TO PROTECT OUR COMMUNITIES THANK YOU ALL
Never give up the fight! You deserve it! Stay safe!
This Mayor needs to go! Remember this when he runs for mayor again.
They deserve all the money that they can get. If your house was on fire like mine was you would agree
You have the full support of your brothers and sisters from the Central Ohio Labor Council AFL-CIO.
We all love firefighters, never heard a song about "F@#k the fire department " they are the real ones
That’s terrible! They need and deserve raises same as police!
Hope you guys get what you are entitled 2. For all you do for the community
Allow City employees to vote for their mayor and city officials!!!
Give them Pay Raise they put there life on the line to save people
Gunther, give them the money they deserve. They risk their lives.
I thought they made over 70k+ /year
They need compensated more than those idiotic Dumocrats !
The mayor of Columbus and City Council are snakes. I am ashamed to live within the city limits of Columbus. They are liars and do not support safety services. We are seriously thinking of moving outside the city because of the way it is ran. I hate paying tax dollars towards the salaries of those clowns .
Columbus paramedics helped me when I had a hypoglycemic episode not too long ago. Thanks again!
As much as it hurts to say this, I hope all first responders stand down and let the mayor and his bandit council members get their just!
It is ridiculous what we are witnessing in the reckless demeanor this city is being led. I pray daily for all first responders in our large state metropolis’s that are being run into criminals hands from the lack of consistent lawful and justified leadership.
God Bless you all through this storm🙏
Police and Fire should be our First Priority!!
Pay these people! They have families to take care of!
Please take Ginther into a fire & show him what you folks are willing to do that the other 99.99% of us aren’t!! Do it at 3 am. Then take him on some medic runs & have him give Narcan to the same guy 4 days in a row, again, in the middle of the night….. God Bless you all—the citizens appreciate you even if our “defund the cops” mayor doesn’t.
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