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This is right from the dictionary and seems to describe Albuquerque, Berry and Schultz. Fascism (f ash ,izem) noun An authoritarian right wing system of government and/or social organization. (in general use) extreme right wing, authoritarian, chauvinistic and/or intolerant views or practices. Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one group over another, national, ethnic, especially social strata or monetarily; a contempt for democracy, an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader, and a strong demagogic approach. Compliments of one of our Eyes

Sep 2, 2013

RJ Berry, Rob Perry and AFD Chief Breen are Killing AFD Firefighters

Does the title shock you? It shouldn’t, and you shouldn’t be surprised by the inept Berry’s administration. And yes, you read it correctly.  The Albuquerque Fire Department is poisoning nearly every AFD firefighter on a daily basis with highly toxic and poisonous carcinogens.  AFD Chief Breen is fully aware of this outrageous and dangerous situation as are RJ Berry and Rob Perry and evidently none of them care or are concerned.

What is shocking is firefighters have already died and others are dying at this very moment as a result of this inexcusable and disgusting safety violation.  The Berry administration knows about the violations and continues to allow it to occur. 

There are multiple national safety regulations that require fire stations to have extraction systems to remove the highly toxic and carcinogenic diesel fumes emitted by firefighting apparatuses from the environment that firefighters work and live in. Extraction systems redirect the exhaust fumes which are highly toxic outside where they will not poison the firefighters inside the station.  Ninety percent of these mandated extraction systems in all AFD stations are non-functioning and have been non-functioning during the entire Berry administration.  Top level personnel such as Rob Perry and Chief Breen have also been made aware of the situation but have refused to take any action to correct the problem.

Chief Breen’s administration is acutely aware of this intolerable situation and has failed to have AFD’s extraction systems repaired or even maintained. AFD currently has a firefighter suffering from a serious and potentially fatal health conditions which are directly attributed to the non-functioning extractor systems.  These same firefighters have repeatedly filed “exposer reports” to the AFD’s administration to no avail.

In this story you will see pictures of the non-functional extraction systems currently in the Albuquerque Fire Department stations. These systems have been in this non-functional state for the ENTIRE RJ Berry Administration, while Breen has been chief. We keep stressing this because Berry and Breen have known about this problem and have done nothing to address the problem or fix it. This situation is so egregious that new AFD units are not equipped with a magnetic puck.  The cost of a puck is around ten-dollars.  The pucks are required for the extraction hoses to connect to the units. The pictures are hard facts and proof of this assertion. 

Berry and Breen are no better than the Syrian government.  Knowingly and willing, “gassing” the firefighters on a daily basis with known toxic carcinogens, amounts to crimes against humanity. This is what Hitler did to the Jewish population. Yet, neither Berry nor Breen care.  

The toxic pollution from the AFD trucks enters the living and sleeping quarters of our firefighters. At Station #6, the exhaust from one of AFD trucks literally enters directly through the door of the firefighters’ bunk room. That is where the firefighters sleep.  Below you will see pictures of an AFD station that is not equipped with an extraction system at all.  Question is who wrote the extraction system out of the budget? At least the other stations have a non-functioning one. 

We here at the Eye can provide an unlimited amount of Albuquerque Firefighters who will provide testimonials as to the truth of all assertions made in this story.  What is shameful is everything stated in this story is common knowledge at AFD.  RJ Berry and Chief Breen have proven that they do not care about the men and women; the same men and women who risk their lives every day to serve the citizens of Albuquerque. 

This is not an argument about salaries or benefits; this is about our public servants becoming ill and going home to their families because of the negligence of RJ Berry and Chief Breen. Their refusal to adhere to mandated safety standards is literally killing Albuquerque Firefighters. 

Below are some links to stories about a couple of the AFD firefighter swho have fallen as victims of this outrage and hideous practice.  These links also will provide related information about the required extraction systems for fire stations. 



 

Please call RJ Berry and your City Councilor and AFD Chief Breen and demand that they immediately address this criminally negligent situation. 

RJ Berry
http://www.cabq.gov/mayor/contact-us 

City Councilors
http://www.cabq.gov/council/councilors 

AFD Chief Breen
505-768-9300

The following are current pictures of the non-functioning extraction systems at the AFD stations:
 
 
 


 This is a brand new AFD truck (below) that is not equipped with a ten-dollar puck required to attach to an extraction hose.
 
 

 
 


This is diesel soot (smoke debris) on the wall (pictured below) of one of AFD’s stations.  Can you imagine what the firefighters lungs look like? 


 

 
 


 

 
 

This is an AFD station (pictured below) that is not equipped with an extraction system at all.
 
 
Here is what is truly disheartening; this Thursday, September 5, 2013, public safety (police and fire) are jointly holding a Mayoral forum. Mayoral Candidates, Paul Heh and Pete Dinelli have agreed to participate; Mayor Berry has refused.  What does this tell you about the current mayor?  We here at the Eye On Albuquerque completely agree with Mr. Heh: Mayor Berry, we call “Bullshit” on you! This is absolutely unacceptable and is appalling.  Berry should be in handcuffs; he is ultimately responsible for this entire disaster.  

SIDEBAR
 
The APOA has decided not to endorse any mayoral candidate which we find pusillanimous.  The good part of this is the APOA is supporting the IAFF Local 244 and participating.  Fortunately, 244 had the esprit de corps to be united and the camaraderie to step up to the plate and take action. 

END SIDEBAR

We hope some of our true city leaders step up to the plate and champion for our firefighter personnel.  The entire city council should be 100% behind fixing this heinous violation against our firefighters. If there is any person on the council who opposes correcting this problem immediately; they should be admonished and resign! Sorry Brad Winter, Trudy Jones, Janice Arnold-Jones, Don Harris, Roxanna Meyers and Dan Lewis; you will not be able to hold your party lines loyalty to your chosen God; Republican Berry.

This is unequivocal proof Berry is anti-public safety.  Berry’s lack of action on such an important issue strongly suggests he is anti-American. Berry could care less about the citizens, let alone, our firefighters who are willing to make the ultimate sacrifice for the rest of us citizens; each and every day. 

39 comments:

Anonymous said...

I hope you guys get media coverage on this. The photos are glorious as to showing what is wrong !

Anonymous said...

I and other officers have made numerous requests, for extractor repairs, that are documented on the fire department's Share Point computer software. None were completed. I was told by a company that worked on the extrators that there was a bid of around $100,000 to bring all extractors to working condition. The contractor employee stated fire admin refused to budget the repairs. One fire station has two who developed cancer and one has died.

Anonymous said...

Deputy Chief of Operations Dave Downey should be able to provide an explanation as to the poor state of the extractors through out the Albuquerque Fire Department.

Anonymous said...

The adults call it a sympathy scam.

You guys are pathetic.

Anonymous said...

Kinda like when APD knowingly issued armour below NIJ standards only so that Nate Korn could get to double dip on inventory. APD and AFD brass could give a fuck about their core personnel.

Anonymous said...

Admin won't give a good explanation. They refuse to own the problems with this department.
Hell, we have had three station inspections this year and the discrepancies never change. What a waste of time.
Ask Curtis Green for an explanation. Wasn't he the jackass in charge of station repair prior to being promoted to Deputy?
Just shows, you save some coin at the expense of health and safety of firefighters and you get promoted!
Tour fire stations in other cities and you realize very quickly that AFD is a shithole for working conditions.
We can't even get enough cleaning and maintenance supplies from soap-nazi Carl Martinez to keep up on cleanliness.
Even the trucks look like shit and always break down. Notice how our spares are always in use. Haven't seen a scheduled PM done to a truck in four years. Instead we wait until it blows up or catches fire to do a PM.

Anonymous said...

Berry, Perry, Breen, and of course Schultz, (just because we can't leave that asshole out of it,) should be dragged around to all these fire stations and have those exhaust stacks shoved up their punk asses to let them feel what it's like to have smoke blown up THEIR asses.
Every one of the creeps would see an employee killed before one of their soft little asses would sacrifice a damn thing. They are nothing but a bunch of greedy selfish cowardly bastards.

Bob Villa said...

I heard they are sending a drunk over with a table saw to fix those extractors.

Anonymous said...

0928....go stick a big fat burrito up your ass you cock sucker. Step up bitch.

Anonymous said...

I see law suits all over this men..

Anonymous said...

Tell you what...I say they fix them all...install them all...then make it instant termination if any FF is caught not using it...period...no appeals.

Anonymous said...

How many APA elementary school kids on field trips have been exposed to this??

Anonymous said...

All of them!

Anonymous said...

Someone should send the Eye a story exposing Breen for banging all kinds of chicks as a commander in the station. That is common knowledge around the department and can be confirmed by the crews that witnessed it! Breen is a total disgrace. Deny this to our faces, bitch!

Anonymous said...

What about Deputy Chief Downey openly sexually harassing academy staff? This also cannot be denied, he did it in front of other academy staff and administration knows all about it! There are two sets of rules, the ones they fire rank and file firefighters with and the ones they protect each other from their illegal actions with!

Anonymous said...

What is the county's position on these?

Anonymous said...

I do not understand why new trucks were not spec'd with equipment necessary to hook up exhaust extractors. Was the spec changed? There are a few generations of the new trucks, do any of them have it? What an incredible oversight on half million dollar equipment!

Anonymous said...

ALL OUT FUCKING WAR IS WHAT THIS IS! YOU FUCKING PUKES AT HIGH LEVEL, IN BOTH THE FD AND PD HAVE BEEN MAKING MONEY LIKE GREEDY SCUM ON THE BACKS OF THE FIREMEN AND COPS WITH DISREGARD FOR BASIC HUMAN RIGHTS. IT'S OVER BITCHES!
THE SHIT IS GOING TO KEEP COMING. THE INFORMATION AND HEADACHES IT IS GOING TO START HAS JUST BEGUN. OUR EMENY IS YOU. YOUR ENEMY IS ALL AROUND YOU. BIG DIFFERENCE. ENJOY THE PIECE OF MIND ASSHOLES.
FOR YOU, IT'S ABOUT MONEY. FOR US, IT'S ABOUT WHAT IS RIGHT.

Anonymous said...

@ 5:00PM

Three words for you Mr. Legend in Your Own Mind: find another job?

Anonymous said...

KARMA

Anonymous said...

Tell that to the firefighters that have cancer!! Are you saying cancer and sickness is a scam?? Are you on Berry's payroll? You probably wrote this post from inside the Mayor's Office. You're the pathetic one.

Anonymous said...

6:36,
Enjoy the heartburn and stress. I think i will stay here and make your worthless parasitic ass leave. You are the shitstain who should be looking for another job. Good luck asshole. Your coward mayor is going to lose next month and your fucking cash cow is over. Prepare your wife for some nature at play to pay the bills to support your ass.

Anonymous said...

Breen, you looked like a dumbass on the news once again. Way to represent your troops by showing the world you didn't care until now!
You can't fund anything in AFD without dingleBerry's permission and the union has to get funding and apparatus for you, yet, you come up with money for extractors when called out by the news. Should have done something years ago when advised of the situation. And don't act like you didn't know about all of this as a Captain and BC. Your deputies know of this shit as well.
If Green and Santistevan spent any time in the field, they would have totally different attitudes about the issues. Collectively, they have about what, 15 calls under their belts while waiting for career desk jobs. Tell them to not introduce themselves as firemen.That totally disrespects the rest of us.
Can't wait to see what all of you do and say when the subpoenas go out. Risk will be busy this upcoming year. Hope Berry has millions set aside for firefighters and families.
Curtis (Fire Marshal Bill)Green and Gil (MIA)Santistevan will probably pee on themselves since they knew of this issue years ago.
Go sit on Berry's lap while everyone else goes to the public safety debate.

Anonymous said...

To 8:58,
You must be Curtis Green or a Curtis Green wanna-be. Only a moron like Curtis would say something like that.

Anonymous said...

Can't you call OSHA and have them investigate? Any one can call you dont need to get permission..just call and ask for an inspection.

Anonymous said...

NM Occupational Health & Safety Bureau

The New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Act assures that employees have the right to work in a safe and healthy environment. Employees or their representatives have the right to file a complaint requesting an inspection if they believe unsafe or unhealthful conditions exist in their workplace.
A complaint can be generated by employees or employee representatives. Complaints from employees and their representatives are taken seriously by New Mexico OSHA.

The scope of NM OHSB's jurisdiction includes all private industry and public entities such as city, county, and state government.

http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/Ohsb_Website/Compliance/Employee2.htm

Anonymous said...

Hey, 6:36,
A few words for you Mr. Sucker of dick, Go fuck your mother. I will be at the union debate, come see me and say it there. I'm sure, I will notice you. You will be the one with the dick shaped head, and road rash on your tongue from licking the mayor's hairy ass. Bring mouthwash so that you don't stink the place up. Ok? Thanks.

Anonymous said...

That is despicable! I am SO sorry guys! If I was a millionaire I would fix it! Why is this aloud to go on?! Where is Osha!?!? They came to my job sites almost every week?!

Anonymous said...

Fire admin,
Pack your shit and retire while you can. It's only getting worse from here. You fucked with the wrong people and we have been waiting patiently for this time to come. This is only the start.
Tige saw the writing on the wall and split without a word.
Don't let the door hit you in the ass on the way out.
Fucking worst fire administration in past 24 years!
I better not see one shithead retire and expect the troops to congratulate you. Just leave. Don't forget your coin from the mayor.

Anonymous said...

WTF? Breen doesn't want to attend the debate either? What about Tinagero?
Or did Berry order all suck-ups to stay away?

Anonymous said...

Breen, have you noticed that not one firefighter is on here challenging any of our assertion? You know why that is? 1. Because what you are accused of is 100% true! 2. Because even those few dip shits that kiss your kiss in person know that you are garbage and know what we have said is true.

FMB / FJB

Fuck Mayor Berry / Fuck James Breen!

Anonymous said...

Carl, we don't see you like the other chiefs. Don't sell out. Stay true to your ethics and show those rats what being a man of integrity means!

Anonymous said...

@Bob Villa, 9/3; 2:53 am:

Sorry, Mr Bob -
Table saw need Medecine Man real bad. Drunk buffalo pass out on table saw. Now just saw parts and kindlin' wood.

Anonymous said...

Why WHY o fucking WHY do cops and firefighters continue to white themselves and take that hero/employee of the month shit. DONT fucking show up.

Anonymous said...

Fire APD APS Library Water Solid Waste (NOT THE BERRY TYPE) all need to be here exposing everything they know about the city admin criminals.

Anonymous said...

Good point 0703. Berry uses his Hero of the Week crap for political gains. He doesnt show up for the Public Safety event because "we" dont like him. Despise is a little closer to the truth, whatever pussy. Refuse to go and stop being manipulated by the "cowardly lion". I saw several cops refuse to go when they were told about it in briefing, nothing happened to them. Put on ur big boy panties and stand up for yourselves.

The Tremendous Regulator said...

Where's Jeff Proctor at? Isn't he the freelance queen these days? Maybe he could come in and suck on a few exhause pipes and do a story about the short term effects of diesel fuel inhalation. Oops. I'm sorry, he only writes fiction in between his Barbara Walters impersonation classes. Isn't that right Marbles?

Anonymous said...

Karma is right

Anonymous said...

Poor Proctor doesn't have Ron Olivas feeding him all his juicy stories that's why we haven't seen him.