Wednesday, December 06, 2017

KCFD INJURIES ON THE RISE!!!

Important stats regarding the dangers which 1st responders confront. Checkit:

KCFD sees sharp rise in injuries among firefighters

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - The number of Kansas City firefighters getting injured on the job has risen sharply in just one year's time, according to KC STAT data produced by the city. The total hours of leave related to injury in 2015 were 20,271, and in 2016 that number rose to 34,392.

9 Comments:

Anonymous said...

No, they get hurt off duty then come to the station and pretend to fall down so they get workers comp. It's the oldest trick in the fireman's playbook. They get away with it because the fire department has no integrity standards like the police.

Anonymous said...

Incredible insight on this my good man. Simply incredible! Your access to this inside information has been eye-opening to say the least. You may have saved the city thousands in future worker’s compensation! Some posters on this site just post any idiotic comment that flows into their empty skulls. Their posts on subjects like this often reek of jealousy at others who who are better than them. Not you though. No sir. You have given us all an important insight that we may have missed. Thank you for doing this and not besmirching an entire profession in the process like a lot of dim-witted dolts. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Firemen have been cooking the books on OT and injuries forever. Nothing new.

Anonymous said...

I think people would be surprised about fire reports. They've changed in this area over the ten or fifteen years. They use to be root cause / prevention enabling; now they are procedural ("we showed up and did stuff"). These people are culpable to some degree ... gotta keep that budget fat right?

Anonymous said...

When yours or a family members house catches on fire put it out yourselves.

Anonymous said...

^^^You are confused. There is a difference between baseline investment for critical services / reasonable care / appropriate training to avoid accidents and deliberate negligence/avoidance to allow for increased service calls. I use to have a pristine perception of the fire fighters; not so much these days. Appreciate the service but if it's a known issue that's identified and can be prevented, and fire departments know about it ... that's when it becomes the proverbial arsonist/fire fighter scenario.

Thanks for putting out the fire that has been caused repeatedly by a known issue and easily shouldn't happen to begin with. Great work.

Anonymous said...

HOW BOUT THIS FIREFIGHTING IS A DANEROUS JOB!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Might as well. Just like Marcus Peter's not tackling, the KCFD pretty much just saves the foundation of a structure.

"Just contain it, boys! We get paid the same whether we put it out or not. Don't let me forget, we need to get to Hy-Vee for some more anal lube."

Anonymous said...

How about this...so is going down 20+ feet in all weather conditions to fix a pipe so the firefighters have water to put out the fire