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Firefighter Beer Debate

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Volunteer Manville Firefighter, Jason Zangara, made the executive decision that beer and a fire-hose just don’t mix and chose to ban unlicensed firehouse beer sales at the station. As a result, Zangara says that he was ousted from his role as President of Fire Company #1.

“My concern was, if the company’s gonna get sued and if myself and my vice president and the other officers were to get sued I had to put a stop to it and that’s when I found out that it was illegal to even sell the alcohol, because that’s where it started,” Zangara explained.

Apparently, members of the firehouse were filling up a soda vending machine with beer and selling it at the station.

The current President Bob Kaminski says that the situation was rectified on January 5, 2014 and the vending machine has been emptied out. He feels like Zangara is making a much bigger deal out of this than there should be as a result of him not making Line-Officer at the firehouse.

Zangara says that a close source tells him that the station is no longer charging for beer, but is now offering free beer via a kegerator in the hall. However, Kaminiski says that is not the case.

The question remains, should public servants be able to drink at work?

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