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Homes damaged by lightning fires

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Fire broke out at several Duval County locations late Monday afternoon as powerful thunderstorms swept across the area.

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imtellin - 6/4/2013 6:04 AM
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this admission lends some credence to the recent allegations of slow response times by jfrd to incidents of drownings at area beaches !!! perhaps an independent investigation of staffing at firehouses & equipment allocations should be undertaken by a non partial agency or individual.... its beginning to become a disturbing pattern,,, response times & pulling equipment & manpower from " 15 miles away ",, sounds irresponsible & reckless to say the least !!!at 60 m.p.h. it would take at least 15 minutes for men & equipment to arrive & let's face it,, there are few roads you can do 60 m.p.h. on in jacksonville,,, so response time was more like 20-25 minutes... fire can do an awful lot of damage left unchecked for 15- 25 minutes !!!in fact homes can be totally consumed in less time than that,,, which is why response times from fire departments is so critical.....

imtellin - 6/4/2013 5:57 AM
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sounds like jfrd, is woefully undermanned,,without sufficient resources in all locations to adequately serve the public in emergencies !!! if you have to pull units from 15 miles away,, you have a serious response time problem... insurance companies would be very interested to learn this... your homeowners policy is based on distance from nearest working hydrant & distance to the nearest firehouse... however if they are under equipped, understaffed,, then rates will be based on distance to the nearest house with ability to adequately respond to a call for help... jacksonville homeowners,,, get ready for rate increases... by thier own admission,, they didn't have resources available to adequately respond,, thus delaying response times & endangering the public which they allegedly serve !!!
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