New division chief joins fire district
Original post made on Feb 3, 2012
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on Feb 3, 2012 at 10:35 am
Please promote from within your ranks. A 65 year old retired fire fighter should remain retired and allow others to succeed.
A disappointing choice.
on Feb 3, 2012 at 2:48 pm
Peter Carpenter is a registered user.
The position was open to internal candidates. Navarro was the best candidate - would you have the District choose someone less qualified?
on Feb 7, 2012 at 8:30 pm
Mr Navarro was part of the infamous Oakland fire department leadership that, in 1991, refused to fight the hillside fires. Oakland fire trucks parked in safety and watched homes burn for ten hours - at first, residents drove to their threatened homes to salvage pets and valuables but the FD put a stop to that as well. It was all on TV, three channels, all day Sunday October 20, 1991. In fact it was on national TV.
And thats why fire departments across America have never stopped re-telling September 11, 2001 - the day that dozens of firefighters (and over two thousand office workers, who were told not to use the four stairways so firefighters could use them) died and became heros, erasing the infamy of 1991.
Welcome back, Mr Navarro.