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Car wash for whatever you choose to donate, in aid of The Firefighters Charity -- September Saturdays at Derbyshire fire stations and Morrisons in Buxton -- Edit: and Nottinghamshire too, today (Sat 26th)

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Link to The Firefighters Charity in the first comment. Here's the dates. 12 September Glossop Fire Station 10 – 3pm Morrisons, Bakewell Rd, Buxton 10 – 4pm Nottingham Road Fire Station 10
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Today Nottinghamshire is joining in too. They don't say when, so it's probably safest to assume 10am to 3.30pm.
• Mansfield
• Edwinstowe
• Retford
• Collingham
• Bingham
• Hucknall
• Carlton
• Highfields

And the last remaining Derbyshire station today is
• Long Eaton 9.30am to 4pm

Some people think Long Eaton is in Nottingham anyway. (_;)

Edited By: sylv on Sep 26, 2015 08:41: clarity
On tomorrow at
• Derby Kingsway Fire Station 10am – 4pm
• Heanor Fire Station 10am – 3pm
sylv
londonstinks
Can't believe I'm reading negative comments about people willing to put their lives on the line for others, what the **** is wrong with people?
My guess is envy and narcissism, mostly.
Having thought about it more, that may not be fair. It explains the hostile comments, but those which are negative but not hostile could be the result of two things working together: lack of knowledge, and lack of understanding.

Lack of knowledge. Someone might believe a fireman mate who winds them up by saying all he does when not out on a shout is play snooker, eat, and sleep. They might have no idea how much training and other duties go on.

Lack of understanding.
Somebody who's not especially bright might naively think that staffing levels can be based on average workload. That's fine for an office or a warehouse, where if a whole load of work comes in at once, it just takes longer to get through it, and the worst that happens is you miss targets and disappoint customers. But when there's a fire and people's lives are at risk now, you need enough (fully trained) people to save them now. So the staffing level has to be set higher than simple arithmetic might suggest.

Edited By: sylv on Sep 13, 2015 13:37: clearer attribution
ghost101
fireman1
ghost101
If we take into account the cost of firefighters I wonder if the staff spend is actually greater than what is raised for charity.
I'll admit this can be a decent way of raising the profile of local firefighters and that can't really be quantified.
I hate to break it to you but the staff are getting paid regardless of washing cars or not.
They have not been employed for the day to make money for charity.
Or do you think they claim back staff wages out of the money they make.
I really do despair at the intelligence and mentality of some on here.
What a terrible argument. "They will be paid anyway". How about we reduce numbers or shifts if 1 in 260 (or whatever it is) of them isn't actually needed. Then give that money to charity. I bet that will result in more raised for charity, or even direct the money saved to social programmes.
But as I alluded to in my previous post, there may be other benefits which makes this worthwhile.
I despair for the flawed logic you use. How about we employ a hundred extra firefighters at relatively high salaries and use that to give every firefighter an extra day to do minimum wage work for charity. That seems like the best way to raise money for charity.

The crew on duty WILL be paid because they will still respond to 999 calls! Why is this so shocking! If they get turned out then the car wash will still carry on as there's volunteers, cadets and off-duty firefighters (volunteering, that means not getting paid!!!!)
It's just like any other day without charity car washes, they're paid to respond to emergencies. They're on station ready to go at a moment's notice. That's what 'wholetime' firefighting is. If they're called in from home then they're 'retained' firefighters and there are other variations. The higher the risk area, the more wholetime stations. Don't like it? Go lobby your MP... see how far it gets you...
fireman1
ghost101
If we take into account the cost of firefighters I wonder if the staff spend is actually greater than what is raised for charity.
I'll admit this can be a decent way of raising the profile of local firefighters and that can't really be quantified.
I hate to break it to you but the staff are getting paid regardless of washing cars or not.
They have not been employed for the day to make money for charity.
Or do you think they claim back staff wages out of the money they make.
I really do despair at the intelligence and mentality of some on here.

What a terrible argument. "They will be paid anyway". How about we reduce numbers or shifts if 1 in 260 (or whatever it is) of them isn't actually needed. Then give that money to charity. I bet that will result in more raised for charity, or even direct the money saved to social programmes.

But as I alluded to in my previous post, there may be other benefits which makes this worthwhile.

I despair for the flawed logic you use. How about we employ a hundred extra firefighters at relatively high salaries and use that to give every firefighter an extra day to do minimum wage work for charity. That seems like the best way to raise money for charity.


Edited By: ghost101 on Sep 13, 2015 00:14
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