Fire Marshal’S Duties Exaggerated



As an executive member of American Legion Post 69, I was surprised when I discovered an item in our budget. We pay a private company from the Valley close to $400 per year to perform an annual fire inspection required by the Payson Fire Department. I asked why the fire department here in town didn’t perform such an inspection and was told they don’t have time.

If this is happening at the Legion, I can only imagine it is happening to the other businesses in town.

You might have someone look into this while the big controversy about doing away with this $92,000 per year position is raging.

Ted Paulk


Barbara Rasmussen 3 years, 1 month ago

It truly amazes me how some people are so clueless and make erroneous comments. They truly need to get their facts straight and research facts before commenting on something that they clearly don't know anything about.


Ted Paulk 3 years, 1 month ago

I know we at the American Legion write TWO checks a year for close to $400 each to an agency from the Verde Valley to inspect our facility...waht do you know that I don't? Ted


Pat Randall 3 years, 1 month ago

Mr. Paulk. Maybe you should check and see what that money is being paid for and who orders it. Maybe it is a rule of the American Legion to have your building inspected or your insurance company may require it. First you said an inspector from the Valley which most of us assume Phoenix or somewhere down there. Then in the next post you say Verde Valley. Do you really know anything about what you are writing?


Barbara Rasmussen 3 years, 1 month ago

Perhaps it is the inspection and maintenance of the hood system and the checking and refilling of the extinguishers located in your building. Private enterprise companies perfotm these services not the Fire Marshal or the Fire Department


Ted Paulk 3 years ago

Sorry Pat, I diid think it was from the Valley of the Sun at first and I also thought it was only once a year for $400 not twice a year, which is $800 in reality. So I made a mistake; the fact remains the PAYSON FIRE DEPT requires these inspections, not our insurance company. I do know what I'm taling about and getting rid of the fire marshall is going to be like pulling your finger out of a finve gallon bucket of water to see the water level change. Only difference is the town will save $92,000 per year!!!


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