_ I looked at my responses and didn't mention FDNY at all. It was mentioned by another person. Granite City does have different needs than communities that mainly are supported by housing and white collar type of office jobs. A city like Granite City, with a larger manufacturing sector has much different needs. So yes, it's importa
- A lower rating is a GOOD thing. Look at my post. Granite is rated a 3.. Good for Granite City, but a 1 is the best rating. Such rating can be found for STL FD - but I do believe Alton is at a 2. Actually, the rating has to do with resources and perhaps a degree of training than anything. Still, if you want industry, you would need to ensure the safety of all the workers in a worst case scenario. I never said the Fire Department kept industry in town. However, if Granite City were to weaken their Emergency services, insurance rates would rise. It may impede future business development as well.
Now your arguments -- more conjecture than anything...
Neoptism is an assumption that you make. I do not disagree that maybe some people have city jobs because of who they know. Still, people who have the jobs must still be trained accordingly and pass requisite testing.
And your tying it all to whatever else is conjecture at best and another poorly constructed argument in order to blame the Democrats in a world where Trump can do no wrong.
This is my last word on the topic...so have fun doing what you do.... bashing anyone who thinks differently and finding new ways to praise Trump, who can do no wrong in your eyes.