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Old 10-06-2010, 12:08 PM   #1
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Firefighters Let Home Burn Over Unpaid Fee

This just doesn't seem right to me. I get that there are rules, but it's not fair to the anyone involved to just stand there and watch a home (and pets) burn because of some unpaid fee

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Old 10-06-2010, 12:22 PM   #2
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Thats horrible...
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Old 10-06-2010, 12:26 PM   #3
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All over a $75 fee??? Wow
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:06 PM   #4
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NOT right. Well..........I bet the rest of the county ponies up the $75.
Actually, I need to go...write a check......
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:20 PM   #5
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It's common practice in rural areas. The only reason they even showed was because a neighbor who had paid the fee called and was worried about the fire damaging his property. Otherwise they wouldn't have been there at all.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:22 PM   #6
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It's common practice in rural areas. The only reason they even showed was because a neighbor who had paid the fee called and was worried about the fire damaging his property. Otherwise they wouldn't have been there at all.
That's messed up.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:24 PM   #7
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I get the need to watch your bottom line, believe me. And if there were two houses burning at the same time and only 1 paid the fee, I'd be totally in favor of saving the one that paid the fee.

But if you don't have anywhere else you have to be? If you'd just be playing cards in the firehouse? Put out the damn fire.
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That's messed up.
To me it is and it isn't.

Areas like this don't have the money to have paid fire protection units so they contract with surrounding localities to provide them. Public safety costs money and when fire units have to leave their locality it creates a public safety issue so they have to hire more people to offset this possibility. More money. Look at it this way...for 75 bucks their house doesn't burn down.

A better solution is to have the county contract on its own and then pass the cost on via taxes. Then firefighters don't have to deny service.

This is very common in rural areas. In fact it is the norm.
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Old 10-06-2010, 01:29 PM   #9
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On a positive firefighters note:

I took my son to visit the fire house after work last night in my neighborhood. the reason I did it was because they came to visit his day care and he was really scared of them, so I was nervous that if we had a fire he may not go to a fireman if he needed rescuing. Probably a over protective parent move but hey I rather be safe then sorry. Anywho, they were super nice showed him all the equipment one guy even put on his stuff and hat so he could see how they look. It seemed to work my son really warmed up to them and had a ball they even invited us for dinner with them.
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Basically don't blame the firefighters. They don't have a choice. They have rules they have to follow. Blame the politicians and administrators who created the system that lets this happen.
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I get the need to watch your bottom line, believe me. And if there were two houses burning at the same time and only 1 paid the fee, I'd be totally in favor of saving the one that paid the fee.

But if you don't have anywhere else you have to be? If you'd just be playing cards in the firehouse? Put out the damn fire.
Seriously. So what would have happened if there had been a person trapped inside as the home burned? "Sorry son, we can't save your father because he forgot to send his $75 check. Better luck next time."

To me this is like a doctor idly standing by out of fear of a law suit while the person next to him at a restaurant dies of a heart attack.
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On a positive firefighters note:

I took my son to visit the fire house after work last night in my neighborhood. the reason I did it was because they came to visit his day care and he was really scared of them, so I was nervous that if we had a fire he may not go to a fireman if he needed rescuing. Probably a over protective parent move but hey I rather be safe then sorry. Anywho, they were super nice showed him all the equipment one guy even put on his stuff and hat so he could see how they look. It seemed to work my son really warmed up to them and had a ball they even invited us for dinner with them.
Man firefighters are awesome. In general they are the exact opposite of police in my opinion. They are helpful and usually very enjoyable to deal with.
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If you don't pay, your house burns. Seems reasonable to me that they shouldn't put the fire out so along as everyone knows the consequence of not paying your protection money. Free market at work.

I hope they have a police protection fee in the works.
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What if there were children in the home?? Would they have forgotten about the fee then? Even to let animals die is just a f'ing shame.
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What if there were children in the home?? Would they have forgotten about the fee then?
Rules are rules...they will likely die because of their parent's negligence. You are free to pay or not pay, it is incumbent upon you to insure the safety of your house and children.

Tough sh*t, the invisible hand at work.
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