There was a recent story in Boston about local firefighters using the firetrucks to run errands and get lunch while on shift.
It happens in my town too. When grocery shopping, they come in and grab subs, etc. Most work 24 hours straight on shifts, and when a team runs errands, they all have to go together as a crew. Also, they typically take turns cooking family style meals at the firehouse during shifts, so they'll shop for whatever it is they have that night.
Do you think this is right? or do you think they should be prepared and bring in the groceries they need for their shift?
Some people say it brings them closer to the community by venturing out, others say it wastes costly fuel and could take longer to respond if in a store, etc.
Asked by Anonymous at 7:09 PM on Feb. 12, 2010 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:43 PM on Feb. 12, 2010
No they bring a bagged meal, or have a designated runner who gets the food and brings it to them. The truck guzzles a lot of gas and personal errands should be ran on their own time.
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