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Thread: Was the fire department right or wrong?

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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    IMO, this is more of a failure of the government than the fire department. Still I think the firefighters there should have disobeyed orders, and brought down the fire anyway.
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    Please, thats like saying a cop shouldn't stop a rape because it's happening outside his jurisdiction.
    Ummm..... He has no authority to do so. Thats completely different.

    Thats like saying a human being shouldn't stop a rape because he isn't a cop.
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Originally Posted by hazlnut
    The local pyro should teach the mayor a lesson in poetic justice.
    I don't think that's constructive at all.
    No, but it's an interesting setup for a Twilight Zone episode.

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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    By not putting the fire out they but the neighbors houses at risk
    They responded BECAUSE the neighbor was concerned about his home being at risk. They were on scene to ensure the neighbor's house/yard didn't catch.
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    They responded BECAUSE the neighbor was concerned about his home being at risk. They were on scene to ensure the neighbor's house/yard didn't catch.
    And putting out the main fire would have best insured that the neighbor's house didn't catch fire. I still see no logical reason why they didn't put out the fire.
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    So it was run by local government. This means the government is not protecting citizens
    Run by a not so local government where the residents of THIS community don't pay taxes to.

    Pick a town outside of your county and 50 miles away. Do you pay taxes to them? No? Should they cover you if your house starts to burn?

    Let us read and understand before we comment.
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    What if there were kids in the house?

    BTW - the firemen think they did the WRONG thing.
    What if space alien came down from the sky?

    These what ifs don't change anything!@
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by ptif219 View Post
    By not putting the fire out they [p]ut the neighbors houses at risk
    That's the right answer! The people who made this policy are moronic politicians.


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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    IMO, this is more of a failure of the government than the fire department. Still I think the firefighters there should have disobeyed orders, and brought down the fire anyway.
    Quote Originally Posted by hazlnut View Post
    No, but it's an interesting setup for a Twilight Zone episode.
    It's the crummy part about being a responsible representative.

    Doing the right thing, sometimes, goes against the interests of what "the people" want to be done.
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    Re: Was the fire department right or wrong?

    Quote Originally Posted by Caine View Post
    Run by a not so local government where the residents of THIS community don't pay taxes to.

    Pick a town outside of your county and 50 miles away. Do you pay taxes to them? No? Should they cover you if your house starts to burn?

    Let us read and understand before we comment.
    Let us not be so condescending.

    The answer is that a policy that asks residents to pay a separate fee for fire protection is bad policy. Every home, every single one, should be covered by fire protection automatically -- on their real estate tax bill. If one lives in a rural area, outside city limits, then that particular area should have a contract with a 'closest town' to provide fire protection for each and every residence. And it should be paid for by putting a separate line item on one's real estate bill. Sending a yearly statement is ridiculous. Bill gets lost in the mail. Check gets lost in the mail. Somebody forgets.
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