Worst fire department in the United States?
Worst fire department in the United States

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I now have a second video of this crew. Please search "A broken down fire truck is no good at a fire. Grants Pass Rural Fire Josephine County Oregon" Grants Pass Rural Fire Department has a problem with me posting this video because it makes them look bad. They have called the cops on me 3 times now for telephonic harassment, charges that will never be proven because I know I didn't call so I am in no way worried. It is without a doubt that they will frighten me in any way possible so that I will take this video off youtube. Two Grants Pass Police Officers have told me that posting this "DISPARAGING" video on youtube is not illegal. definition of disparaging 1. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way; belittle. 2. To reduce in esteem or rank. ***If anybody was DISPARAGING on this video it would be the fire crew themselves.*** Part of Grants Pass Rural's problem with me based on the police report is that I have "been posting photos of (GPRFD) fire vehicles on line." Well, if you check out my youtube channel you will see that I have posted several fire departments on line (Grants Pass City, Rural/Metro, illinois Valley, Crescent City, Jacksonville, Medford, Glendale, Canyonville, Roseburg, Coos Bay, Albany, Portland...) and yet no other fire department has ever complained and in all honesty I have had more compliments then anything else (THANKS COOS BAY FIRE!!!). I have also been told that I can not trespass on GPRFD property yet as far as I know i have never trespassed on any fire department property....that is unless you want to count the FDNY fire station for Engine 10 / Ladder 10 or maybe the LAFD Hollywood station (amazing stations and crews btw!). ***IF GPRFD did a perfect job on this fire then I promise you I still would have posted them on youtube. I do have dozens of "good" videos of other fire departments so it's not like I only film the dumb and stupid and idiotic.*** It is not my fault in any way that they, Grants Pass Rural Fire, make themselves look DISPARAGING. And on a side of caution I am not calling GPRFD dumb or stupid or idiotic, I am just simply saying that I would film the good, bad, stupid and evil. I would like to mention that this was my friends house just up the road that caught on fire and I originally went over checking if I could help out in any way possible, I WAS IN NO WAY THINKING "HOW COULD I MAKE GPRFD LOOK BAD?!?!" Now I did wait on the main road for several minutes so that I could point out the correct rural driveway for a rural/metro fire engine (7505??) but other then that I could do nothing else. It was only after I knew I could do nothing more that I started filming. This video was the second time I had filmed a working structure fire (first was the FDNY in Lower Manhattan!) and if you check my youtube you will see that I have recorded many more from that point on. ONE MORE NOTE AND THIS IS FOR THE EYES OF GPRFD's LINDA MILLER: I post more then just fire department videos. I have posted videos of dozens of concerts, parades, boat races, horse races, county fairs, festivals, air shows, animal life, PLUS New York City, Walt Disney World, President Bush (no comment), Yosemite, the film set for The Muppets on Hollywood BLVD (was amazing!), Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Hoover Dam, Golden Gate Bridge *AND* the University of Oregon Marching Band performing in the 2010 Rose Parade. HECK, SOUNDS LIKE I HAVE AN AMAZING AND VERY FULFILLING LIFE. NOW IF ONLY LINDA MILLER WOULD GET A LIFE! STOP COMPLAINING ABOUT MY VIDEO AND WASTING THE POLICE DEPARTMENT'S TIME AND START WORKING ON FIXING YOUR FIRE DEPARTMENT!!! WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THAT?!?!?!? Grants Pass Rural Fire and Grants Pass CITY Fire do not have anything in common. Also Rural/Metro Fire has nothing in common with Rural Fire. Both Grants Pass City and Rural/Metro are top of the line departments and some of the best crews in Southern Oregon. Grants Pass Rural Fire Department business line 541-479-3366 Oregon State Fire Marshal 503-378-3473 Oregon OSHA 503-378-3272 Oregon Department of Public Safety Standards and Training 503-378-2100 Josephine County Commissioners 541-474-5221 Check out all my other videos including San Francisco Police Bomb Squad, Sacramento Airport Crash Crew, New York City, Curry County, Brookings, Roseburg, Grants Pass, Josephine County, Canyonville, Jacksonville, Eugene, Central Point, Medford, Albany, Portland, Crescent City, Los Angeles City, Los Angeles County, Santa Fe Springs and San Bernardino County.

Comments

Bob G : there goes the meth lab!

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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.

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

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

Destin Newman : Hardhats lol

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.

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?

Crazcompart : "Land o'Goshen! We done run outta water...Y'all bring the burgers an' weenies? It's time for dinner!" - This is what happens when rural counties / municipalities continuously vote down funding for local public safety / fire protection in order to avoid higher tax assessments on properties...

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

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!?

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

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

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...

#1 Mawg : Ok.... but was the VW saved?

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

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

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.

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

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

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

IUseThisForCommentsSoMyMainDoesn'tCatchHeat : I think I had better gear and training when I was a Junior in my department

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

Владимир Саратенов : Conveniently there just happens to be a huge pile of firewood surrounding the building

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

Jamarock production : And I can bet they feel good calling them self fire fighters..dwl😂😂😂

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

End Game : And what do the police use to do their jobs in this town, Ford Pintos with Christmas lights strapped to the roofs and Daisy Red Ryder BB guns and wrist rockets for weapons?

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!!!!

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

William Hatfield : .....ummmmm lmao!!! That looked like a bunch of kids playing fireman!! At one point it looked like a brother and sister were fixing to get into a fight.

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

KosukiFire : I often wonder after watching this video, if some of them were mentally handicap...

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

kel : there doing everything wrong.

Matthew Graham : I have a few things here. 1st, all three stations need to cut the bullshit and get along or people will die if they haven't already, secondly all three of them need help. They need to get together and combine all three stations into 1, but they need to get along first. I am a new firefighter and one thing that I learned real quick is that u need to work well with ur surrounding fire stations so that way when u do get a fire u can start them as mutual aid. That is all I got, they just need to stop acting like babies, and get along

Space Is the place : This privately owned fire dept shut down last year. They were absorbed by Rual Metro, another privately owned but better equipped and properly trained dept.

Jim McHooten : What this video needs is the Benny Hill theme song playing

jknw : That whole city will burn to the ground! smhh

mcaddicts : You hear about rent a cops, apparently their are rent a firefighters with their fancy orange vest and blue jean turnout pants. Sure your taxes are low but insurance would be sky high.

dolamyte : "Hey Rural/Metro, mah Pa said y'all should come back. Our garden hose stopped spittin', we got no mo wurter."

d3u1d4e : This would make great footage for a John Oliver piece.

amonkey withagun : we have fire departments up here in NEPA (PA) that don't like the each other. mostly politics. but when those tones drop we set stuff aside and fight together.