Wednesday, September 06, 2017

KCFD Honcho Ready For Retirement

Another KCMO institution in transition . . .

KCFD Chief Paul Berardi to announce retirement after 31 years of service

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Kansas City Fire Chief Paul Berardi is expected to announce his retirement after nearly 30 years of service. Previous story: Kansas City announces Paul Berardi will take over as chief of the Kansas City Fire Department KCFD spokesman told 41 Action News the announcement will be made on Wednesday.

13 Comments:

Anonymous said...

In late breaking news, Mayor Sly, head of the firebug board in Kansas City, has nominated his cousin, the police chief in Norman Oklahoma, to take the position.

Anonymous said...

Does anybody else out here in the blogosphere believe the chief is responsible for the deaths of those two firefighters on Independence Avenue? I believe he is because he put those firefighters in a small confined area OSHA should have find the fire department for putting them there. Never have found out who issued the order for those Fighters to be in that positioned fighting the fire they put them in that deadly position may God have mercy on their souls

Anonymous said...

^^^No. No we don't believe the chief is responsible. Only you do, and judging from your poorly constructed post, you're a fucking moron. Exactly how did he put those firefighters in a "small confined area?" Were you privy to info we didn't get? You "never found out who issued the orders for those Fighters to be there" What did you do...call the department? Demand to speak with the chief? Why would anyone speak to YOU?

Anonymous said...

Then who gave the order to place the two firefighters in a defensive mode in an 10 foot alley with a 20 foot wall? Any basically intelligent person could see if that wall went there was nowhere for them to go.do individual firefighters determine where they're going to position themselves to fight the fire or were they told to go into that alley?

Anonymous said...

Hopefully we can get someone with some actual EMS experience to be the chief.

Anonymous said...

Hey call Louie Wright maybe he has some input on the issue huh?

Anonymous said...

The fire chief was not at the fire. The fire chief is an administrator. They work a Monday-Friday job.

Anonymous said...

From what I hear at city hall they are dumping the EMS division. They are in talks with a company called AMR to try and save the city money. I think AMR is already in the area.

Anonymous said...

Yes but isn't the chief in charge of policies and procedures in the way fires are fought? The placing of assets in defense or attack mode this policy of trying to save old structures, is deadly. Were they in a putback defensive position? It sounds like they were in a full Attack Mode on the Fire. If they were in a defensive mode they wouldn't have been in the alley they've been on the street pumping water on to the nearby structure old Chief Smokey would never have let this happen

Anonymous said...

1104 IS A BASEMENT BLAMER!

Anonymous said...

1104 get your shit strait before you run your mouth and tell momma I want some Capri sun with my pizza rolls

Anonymous said...

Lol. The biggest losers in that would be all the firefighters that will lose their jobs when the call volume drops by 80%.

Anonymous said...

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