View Poll Results: Who should pay for these search and rescues?

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  • The State should provide this service for anyone in distress

    4 11.43%
  • There should be a case by case review based on the risk taker's level of responsiblity

    11 31.43%
  • The risk taker should pay on a sliding scale, depending on his income

    5 14.29%
  • If you risk your life and an expensive rescue ensues, it should be 100% your responsibility

    10 28.57%
  • Other, please explain

    5 14.29%
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Thread: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    Do you understand the concept of negligence?
    Sure I do, but you ar comparing apples & oranges here....
    What part of fire services being part of my taxes don't you get?....
    Let's call it 'pre paid insurance', it wouldn't exist without my tax dollars in the first place....

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Sure I do, but you ar comparing apples & oranges here....
    What part of fire services being part of my taxesdon't you get?....
    Let's call it 'pre paid insurance', it wouldn't exist without my tax dollars in the first place....
    SAR is also part of your taxes.

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    if they're a citizen of they country they're in, the state should pay, if they're a tourist, bugger 'em and let 'em pay through the nose
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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    Quote Originally Posted by CrusaderRabbit08 View Post
    SAR efforts are also covered by taxes.
    That is the point of this thread....
    They shouldn't be, especially when you make a concious decision to engage in risky behavior.....
    Go tell your life insurance agent that you took up sky diving & rock climbing & see what happens.....

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    That is the point of this thread....
    They shouldn't be, especially when you make a concious decision to engage in risky behavior.....
    Go tell your life insurance agent that you took up sky diving & rock climbing & see what happens.....
    Placing cardboard boxes too close to a space heater is just as negligent as stepping too close to the edge of a volcano. In both instances, rescue efforts were undertaken because of their carelessness and in both instances, these individuals should be required to reimburse the taxpayers.

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    I just took a look at Washington state's Emergency Management webpage, which includes the SAR program.

    The state clearly developed its SAR program primarily for natural disasters (floods, wildfires, earthquakes, tsunamis, volcano eruptions, etc). I was unable to find anything about non-natural disaster type SAR efforts, like rescuing ignorant extreme sports nuts (but I've got somewhere to go and don't have time to look much deeper).

    It appears that a lot of federal money goes into the program, in addition to state and local taxes. Additionally, there is a huge number of volunteers who work gratis for this program.

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    You tell your insurer what you plan to do and they decide your premium for it.

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    Come on people

    **** happens, if a mountain climber needs the help than he should get it. You are aware that if a boat gets lost in the ocean or is about to sink and they need rescue they can just press a button so the coast guard goes looking for them? The government is meant to rescue people no exceptions. If not where are all the heros going to do for work?

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    Hiking on a well known trail getting lost and or injured the SAR bill should not be sent to the rescued

    climbing a mountain or hiking into the unknown then the bill should be sent to the rescued

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    Re: Who should pay for expensive Search and Rescues for risk taking adventurers?

    Quote Originally Posted by sazerac View Post
    You tell your insurer what you plan to do and they decide your premium for it.
    You tell your inssurer that your window got broken by some punk and see even after a police report will the insurer want to pay? Insurance is mostly false security.

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