Worst fire department in the United States?

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Rainman14 : do you wanna pay to get this fire department up to date?

badmotorscooter H : I don't know what's worse, the so called fire fighters or the living conditions of the residents.

Susan Rivera : That's not a fire department, that's the Three Stooges with hard hats and a hose!

RIT Irons : So I had to come back to this video again, just for some entertainment (and no, someone losing everything they own isn't the entertaining part) While watching my three year old walks up and starts watching too. His first question.... why don't they have gear on like yours daddy? next.....how old is that truck? Since I couldn't use the typical firehouse language to explain it to him, I figured it would be best if we just turned it off and played with his toy fire trucks, they're much newer and better equipped.

Bob G : there goes the meth lab!

Burn377 : I'd say a good chunk of blame goes on the property owner for not maintaining the grounds.

Destin Newman : Hardhats lol

Peter McGovern : So Grants Pass has: 1. Basicly no turnout gear 2. I didnt see any SCBA's on any of them 3. There letting 13 or 14 year old kids on a fire sight then not giving them gear exept for hard hats This is an issue

Tyler599xx : I understand lack of funding, but they might as well have just not gone

Dhiraj Fernando : "Dueling Banjo's" would have made a great soundtrack to this.

ryan ramos : Lol not even scba on reminds my of the little Rascal's movie when their club catches fire

SpeedModz : Aren't firefighter ment to be 1 big family and not rivals

RUEZ69 : Why the hell would any place in the world have private for profit fire fighters?

azschalter : What kind of 3rd world country is that? I need to sign an contract with a fire fighting company for fire protection? And these bunch of clowns would show up!?

Jake Meyer : Everybody is on here going "Stop bashing on these volunteers" Right. Except they aren't volunteers. They are a private fire department. That's why these three departments don't work together. They are in direct compititon for payout.

Dustin White : being a trained firefighter, this is painful to watch.

Tyler Huber : I'm guessing if a bank was being robbed in this area, the SWAT team would roll up in someone's pick-up truck with pots strapped to their chests and armed with BB guns

Killian Deaton : Those poor old beautiful engines should be in a museum, not under this amount of abuse from this wannabe fire station.

ou ti : these guys dont even wear scba? wtf.

The Silly Hillbilly : Dang, my cuzzin Jasper can put outta fire by peein on it faster than these firefiters is doin with them little gardin hoses thay is playin with... Kinda remindid me a one a them Three Stoogis movees. T

King Wacky : I find it hilarious that Grants Pass Rural Fire say they no longer want the help of Rural/Metro when Rural/Metro clearly have better equipment just looking at their firefighting uniforms you can tell they got better equipment yet Grants call off the help and then run out of water shortly after what idiots. What is this gangs of New York in real life?

MegaGaming : i think they have a close competition with the FDNY wouldn't you say?

MrBailey414 : 7200 Grants Pass Rural Fire Department is NO MORE!    "GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Beginning at midnight on June 1st, the Grants Pass Rural Fire Department was taken over by Rural/Metro Fire Department. The owner of Grants Pass Rural, Linda Miller, says she tried to make upgrades and improvements over the last year to keep up with standards and regulations set for fire agencies. When they could not meet those regulations, the agency decided to look for alternate options. Rural/Metro offered to take over full operations of Grants Pass Rural, including honoring all contracts and hiring several of their employees.  Miller says that she will be working with Rural/Metro directly to make the transition as smooth as possible. Both agencies think the transition will ultimately be better for the community. “There won’t be the concern out there of who’s contract is who’s, and who’s putting the fire out. It’ll really streamline things down to help take care of the customers out there in all of the county,” said Rural/Metro Fire Marshall Mike Shaw. Rural/Metro has already started to respond to Grants Pass Rural customers, and will continue to honor all contracts through the next year." KDRV News 12

Shelly Goade : Its called a Mutual Aid Agreement! It's where all area departments come together & agree to help each (instead of arguing who has it better like little brats) when needed. They send over a truck, tanker and/or man power to cover their station while out or to assist on a call. They leave childishness at home cause it doesn't belong in, on, or around a fire department, fire call or rescue. I was a firefighter for 12 years and we had a Mutual Aid Agreement with 9 area departments & districts & they didn't have to ask for help, they automatically automatically got it. If they didn't need it, they would always radio us back once they got on scene. Grow the hell up people!! These are people's lives & their homes, you're suppose to be saving them!!!!

AimShootFire : My junior fire department are trained better, have better protection equipment and know how to use the stuff that they are touching... this should be a joke...

Mitch S : wow and people actually have a contract for fire protection from these guys? pitiful, this is sad to see. I wouldn't want to be trapped inside with these goofs manning the line

CPWindsorsub : I've never heard of a private fire fighting company before. I'm glad I don't live in whatever backwoods hick town that is.

PeanutButerJellyTim1 : Those are the worse turnouts I ever seen in my life, that fire hose is bad too. They arent even wearing SCBA's, they look like kids smh

Robert Black : It's great to see that they are at least trying.  The problem being however, is the fact that smaller communities with more than one fire service tend to be territorial to the point where the property suffers the most, or firefighters lives are put at risk.  They would just as soon let an emergency go completely "to hell in a hand basket" rather than work together for the common good.  It's not just Grants Pass area that has this problem. Another issue is turnout gear. Absolutely NOBODY should approach a burning structure without the proper personal protective gear on.  I hate to see somebody die over a structure fire.  They can re-build it but you can't undo a firefighter fatality!!!!  

wkruit : Fire departments should be professional and, above all, funded by the local and federal governments!!

Weeping Willow : If my puppys dog house was on fire i dont think they can handle that

BRAD BITTLE : I wonder if they get extra credit in school for their fire fighting?

Brandon Plays : Sure, this is pretty much the worst Fire Department in the united States, but eh, I give them credit for at least trying. (But I DO agree that they are the worst FD.) I don't mean to offend them although I AM offending them.

copernicus : i only see one man trying to put out the fire

Mike Hawkins : Ok.... but was the VW saved?

John L : im pretty sure LEGALLY they HAVE to have a government operated fire dept. 

bg20132014 : Their are some things that the private sector can not do and this video is a prime example of it!

Larry L : No one seemed to have proper turnouts. One guy had an SCBA but no mask that I could see. I didn't see anybody with gloves. They looked like they were doing all they could with limited resources. Running out of water can happen fast especially in a rural area like that. Also the access looks like it sucked. Why did the other dept. leave? Did they have a tender going for more water or is there no more water coming? If there are 3 fire depts. in that community where was the third department? Is there a command structure or is everyone just doing there own thing? If there are problems between the departments the chiefs need to work out there issues and come together for the common good of the community they serve. We have three departments from two different states in our community that work well together through mutual aid agreements and our district is about the same size. Think about it.

Darren Blackmon : they are playing fireman, get em out of there, those walmart hard hats will melt to there heads, one of them will get hurt if they aint more carefull

Pelican1984 : If you don't like the situation, then raise your taxes and pay for public fire service!

Phillip Mulligan : This fire department is a symptom of a very corrupt and dysfunctional county administration. The money is there for a good fire department but someone is taking the money from the county coffers and sending it to the Bank of Bahamas.

tox0tes : you guys complaining that this fire dept doesnt get enough funding... you dont understand. this is a for-profit, private fire-fighting business. they are not part of the government. they have outdated equipment and are bad at fighting fires because they are lazy, cheap, and trying to cut corners. this is an example of a bad business that is detrimental to the entire community. 

David Vance : What can you realistically expect? Look at the property, it's a land fill dump. House was a goner before the fire fighters arrived. At least these people are volunteering their time to help. I doubt they get paid for their efforts.  It is the responsibility of the community and local government elected officials to establish regulations for the local fire service. Poor areas lack sufficient funds to pay for full time personnel, therefore, those who have the desire and courage put forth effort on their own time to try and help others. Most of you could not do any better.

Michael Nielsen : Know the area people know the area. Do a bit of research before posting. Grants Pass is a very old community with not much to it and the state refuses to fund it to upgrade its fire prevention equipment ( truck station etc) It has made the news even here in california a few times. The other responding unti ( rural metro) did not actually leave the scene they were tasked to ensure the surrounding vegetation did not spread ( logging town thus all the debris). Be smart not responsive.

Richard Crainium : They should rename their department "The Grants Pass Rural Fire Department Cellar Hole Savers".

Sally Long : Female fighter, now that ridicules

Kevin Harrington : Don't be hating on Vollies,  They don't have the funding for training or gear.  They do the best with what they are given and with no pay.

drift4ever11 : I have taken great offense at you bashing on these poor people in this small town! They do not have any equipment to work with, let alone decent trucks nor the proper training! It is not their fault! If you think you can do a better job at stopping that fire, go ahead, show us and film it. If not stfu.

signal44 : Can I come play fireman too !!! I have a yellow smoke jumper flannel and an orange vest too !!!

fishing with joe : what a joke and they call themselves firefighters