Oh trust me this has been talked about. The city makes money off of transports weather medicacid pays a dollar or 100 . If you try to talk with the lower class people here in st. louis u r a racist. Then u get wrote up. We have a big race thing here in st. louis. we have 2 unions IAFF L73 AND FIRE Firefighters Instutite Racial Equality but white cant join than one. They even tried 50 50 hiring because the other race wasnt able to pass the test. Well a white guy sued so they stoped that. Its crazy here. We just pick up and go 76,000 calls a year with 13 medic units.
Paul, welcome to the FF Nation. I am glad you dropped in to join the group. Good to see another Oregon Firefighter here. Dont be shy. There is lots to do, read and be involved with. Your participation and involvement is important to us all. Takes a bit to kinda figure it all out but you will be glad you did. Have fun and look around.