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Posted: 9/12/2005 8:09:48 AM EDT
I caught part of the 6PM news on Friday at the gym, so I may (I'm hoping, at least) I didn't get the story straight.

Indianapolis Fire Department - A couple of guys answered a call for volunteers to go down and help with Katrina. When they got there, they, along with volunteers from all over the country, were given a class on sexual harassment sensitivity. They were then asked to hand out brochures on sexual harassment to victims of the hurricane. Well, the IFD guys got pissed and left, and rightfully so.

Did anyone esle hear this story? If it's true... WTF, over? Was it a Gov thing, was it some scumbag liberal democrat thing posing as a gov?

I don't know about you, but I am sick of this crap. It's getting to be time to do something about it.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 8:44:23 AM EDT
I saw the same thing on the Louisville news that happened to a couple firefighters that went down there. They quickly arranged for a return trip home
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:12:23 AM EDT
Is this the only thing they were assigned to do? Just hand out flyers? I'd leave too!
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:41:36 AM EDT
I know first hand that this is true. I am a firefighter also. I was going to go untill I found out what fema was going to have us do....
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 10:42:43 AM EDT

Originally Posted By helmethair78:
I know first hand that this is true. I am a firefighter also. I was going to go untill I found out what fema was going to have us do....



...and this was all they wanted you to do? Hand out flippin' flyers? To who - victims and/or the rescuers?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 11:01:39 AM EDT
What kind of twisted non-logic led some bureaucrat to even think of putting emergency workers (visiting professionals) through sexual harassment training under the current circumstances? How can someone whose brain functions well enough for them to breath regularly even have the fleeting thought to do it, much less make it happen?

It's mind boggling. It's so far beyond stupid that it's making my head hurt.

Link Posted: 9/12/2005 12:26:27 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 12:28:51 PM EDT by SilentWarrior1]
I'd tell them to suck a left nut. If I was a firefighter, my job would be FIGHTING FIRES. Not handing out pamphlets. Now if it was fire-related, sure... but not sexual harassment. They need trained counselors out there for that. People need to seriously prioritize their workforce.
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 1:46:26 PM EDT
Can someone provide a link to a news story about this so we can spread it around?
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 6:03:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 9/12/2005 7:11:53 PM EDT by helmethair78]

Originally Posted By rcoers:

Originally Posted By helmethair78:
I know first hand that this is true. I am a firefighter also. I was going to go untill I found out what fema was going to have us do....hr


...and this was all they wanted you to do? Hand out flippin' flyers? To who - victims and/or the rescuers?

victimshad
Link Posted: 9/12/2005 7:12:17 PM EDT
In honor of this non-event I am willing to offer free training in sexual harassment, diversity, violence in the work place or even box cutter safety.

But please, don't drive 1000 miles for this training when you can get it right here in Indy!

This is some of the craziest shit I have heard yet. Can you imagine a year from now when most of this crap is found out. What Govt. PHD. came up with this stunt? Probably related to Les Aspen and the boys who gave us Somalia.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 5:07:39 AM EDT
Here is the one I heard on the news last week:www.wndu.com/news/092005/news_44632.php.
Anyone want a t-shirt?
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 6:21:31 AM EDT
I'm glad someone was able to find a news article about this.

I guess the whole thing was a government idea, specifcally FEMA.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 8:29:14 AM EDT
Hey, maybe it was to help people feel better after being raped because they were disarmed and herded into a stadium full of predators, or disarmed in their own homes and left for the predators to get to them next? I'm sure the pamphlets would inform them that rape is wrong.
Link Posted: 9/13/2005 9:51:02 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Shadowsabre:
Here is the one I heard on the news last week:www.wndu.com/news/092005/news_44632.php.
Anyone want a t-shirt?



Thanks for the link!
Link Posted: 9/14/2005 2:53:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By efpeter:
...was it some scumbag liberal democrat thing posing as a gov?...



I guess it wasn't.
(I can see why FEMA has a new head.)
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