John Sherrer
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Food for thought

Started this discussion. Last reply by ffchick929 Jul 15, 2010. 4 Replies

I am not trying to offend anybody, but these are some interesting quotes that were sent to me.  I thought some of them were funny and others make you stop and think. Enjoy 1. In my many years I have…Continue

What would you do?

Started this discussion. Last reply by bob breckner Dec 27, 2009. 27 Replies

I had a decision to make the other night. We were first due in to a vehicle fire threatening a structure. LEA informed us that the structure's siding was beginning to melt. It was me and my Capt. in…Continue

New Department: The neighboring county is starting a combination department form scratch!

Started this discussion. Last reply by Kevin Johnson Oct 24, 2009. 11 Replies

If anyone has been through creating a new department I would like any advise. I am currently a volunteer, and the county beside us is creating a combination department in which I stand a pretty good…Continue

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1. In my many years I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is a shame, two is a law firm and three or more is a congress.
-- John Adams

2. If you don't read the newspaper you are uninformed,
if you do read the newspaper you are misinformed.
-- Mark Twain

3. Suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress. But then I repeat myself.
-- Mark Twain

4. I contend that for a nation to try to tax itself into prosperity is like a man standing in a bucket and trying to lift himself up by the handle.
-- Winston Churchill

5. A government which robs Peter to pay Paul can always depend on the support of Paul.
-- George Bernard Shaw

6. A liberal is someone who feels a great debt to his fellow man, which debt he proposes to pay off with your money.
-- G. Gordon Liddy

7. Democracy must be something more than two wolves and a sheep voting on what to have for dinner.
-- James Bovard, Civil Libertarian (1994)

8. Foreign aid might be defined as a transfer of money from poor people in rich countries to rich people in poor countries.
-- Douglas Casey,Classmate of Bill Clinton at Georgetown University

9. Giving money and power to government is like giving whiskey and car keys to teenage boys.
-- P.J. O'Rourke, Civil Libertarian

10. Government is the great fiction, through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else.
-- Frederic Bastiat, French Economist (1801-1850)

11. Government's view of the economy could be summed up in a few short phrases: If it moves, tax it. If it keeps moving, regulate it. And if it stops moving, subsidize it.
-- Ronald Reagan (1986)

12. I don't make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
-- Will Rogers

13. If you think health care is expensive now, wait until you see what it costs when it's free! ** -- P.J. O'Rourke

14. In general, the art of government consists of taking as much money as possible from one party of the citizens to give to the other.
-- Voltaire (1764)

15. Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you!
-- Pericles (430 B.C.)

16. No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session.
-- Mark Twain (1866)

17. Talk is cheap...except when Congress does it.
-- Anonymous

18. The government is like a baby's alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.
-- Ronald Reagan

19. The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of the blessings. The inherent blessing of socialism is the equal sharing of misery.
-- Winston Churchill

20. The only difference between a tax man and a taxidermist is that the taxidermist leaves the skin.
-- Mark Twain

21. The ultimate result of shielding men from the effects of folly is to fill the world with fools.
-- Herbert Spencer, English Philosopher (1820-1903)

22. There is no distinctly native American criminal Congress.
-- Mark Twain

23. What this country needs are more unemployed politicians.
-- Edward Langley, Artist (1928-1995)

24. A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have .
-- Thomas Jefferson

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Profile Information

Type of Organization
Fire/Rescue Department - Volunteer
Job Function
Years in Fire/EMS:
2 1/2
Primary Fire/EMS Department:
Vienna Volunteer Fire Dept.
Years With Department/Agency
My Training:
Is that what those classes were?
Georgia registered volunteer with live fire
First Resonder
B.S. Political Science "what was I thinking"
Certified cave diver and search and rescue diver
Day Job:
Manager at Napa Auto part
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Why I Joined Fire/EMS
It does not matter what the call is you are always going to help someone when they need it the most.
Why I Love Fire/EMS
No two calls are the same and it is always a challenge
Top Issues Facing Responders:
Training and funding Same as always

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