've neglected this blog for a while with too many other things going on. A lot has happened recently. Greenville Fire has a new apparatus in service. Quint 2 replaces Engine 2 the grand old dame in service since 1972. Engine 2 was the first out for around 30 years. It was one of the last engines that Mack built entirely. Because Quint 2 was purchased with federal grant money one of the stipulations was that E-2 be retired from the fire service. It is now stored at the City Garage and will soon be offered for sale.
Senate Bill 5 as proposed will limit collective bargaining by government workers at all level and do away with binding arbitration. The governor says that this has strapped the local governments and should be abolished. The most important thing to look at here is whether or not there will be something put in it's place so that employees have some option to deal with administrations, city councils and school boards. We'll wait and see on this.