Pay-to-Spray Firefighters Watch as Home Burns

Oct 4, 2010 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: The Corner

Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn.

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bud

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TThe Mud Mullet wrote:
PETA is on their way about the four horses burning in the barn. ENJOY!!!
great!!!!! i hope the whole country starts sending folks into this podunk county. lol
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Mr. Cranick should march down to City Hall and get his property reassessed. These idiots stepped over a quarter to pick up a nickel.

“Ah, don't listen to me. ”

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goliad wrote:
-- JOELIM --
Sorry to disillusion you, but it sounds like you have the Democrat Party in charge of your town.
-- JOELIM --
Really? Democrats you say? The entire city council are registered republicans.
Mayor David Neil Crocker
Vice Mayor Keith Curlin
Commissioner (ward 1) Charles Moody
Commissioner (ward 2) Tony Ray Perry
Commissioner (ward 3) Thomas Pettigrew
This is not a political argument.
Those to blame are the city council for not enacting a provision that states that if they save your house and you dont pay your fees head of time, that they can bill you after the fact for cost of the entire rescue.
The firemen are to blame for not taking their duty as firemen seriously and they dishonor any man or woman who put the uniform on and rushed into danger to save someone's life and property.
And finally you are to blame for having little or no compassion for a fellow human being. you are selfish and dispicable for trying to turn this into some sort of political discussion so that you can expouse your rhetoric to make yourself feel more important.
I feel for this homeowner. I cant imagine standing outside my house while the very capable and ready fire department refused to help put out the fire and for anyone to justify this in any way, is beyond me.
This is a political argument. You pay property taxes. You elect these people. Get a clue as to what happens with your money after ELECTED officials get a hold of your money.
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Law Suits anyone?this should be illegal. this is deemed exstortion people wake up don't take this crap.you've been had, and fleeced all at the same time.

i hope Peta does shows up and causes a riot.IDIOTS all of them, they don't deserve to be called fire fighters. they deserve to be called cowards.Shame on all you, despicable.
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Fair is Fair wrote:
Hey Gene, pay your bills deadbeat. Looks like Obama has trained you well to expect something when giving nothing in return.
hey fair is fair, learn the differnce between paying your bills and exstortion. look the word up on the internent or the dictionary.because that's what this is, in it's purist form. learn what fair is fair and what is unfair is un fair.Got it?
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John Q Citizen wrote:
<quoted text>They let a man's house burn down over 75 dollars.Fortunately not all people subscribe to your way of thinking.We seen they were making a point,but this time it got out of hand and there will be hell to pay!
Prior to this...no fire protection
Now...$75 for yearly protection

Pay...protected
Don't pay... no protection

If they don't pay and the fire department still puts the fire out, why would ANYONE pay?

This is in the country, not the city. NO city taxes paid. If you live out in the country, take steps to protect yourself. Pay the $75, or plan to fight the fire yourself.

Simple!
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so 75 dollars is what it takes to sell your soul if your a Tennessee fire fighter. Why couldn't they put it out and bill the man? why make him and his children lose everything for this petty about of money. I never thought I would see an America where people defend a policy that makes children homeless over 75 dollars this country is going down the drain. F*** the South Fulton Fire dept.
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bud wrote:
thank you! goliad. That is the way this county has been ran for years. city council, among others putting tax payer dollars in their own pockets then wanting to make citizens pay for services that should be provided with that money. thank you for your insight on this.
i say it's time for the state to step in and put this garbage under investugvqation. sounds morer like racketeering than running a county.i call this a little more than running a county. i call it criminal, and an investigation for this is warranted.
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pardon the type o's. i hate this computer.
John Q Citizen

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TThe Mud Mullet wrote:
It is National news and it is confirmed. Your firefighters are UNAMERICAN. The lowest of the low. If those firefighters just stood there they have no spine. And it is on video. It looks America is going to make sure you have a real fire department. And a real Mayor. You are welcome.
Yes residents of SF better days are coming your way!It's a shame it had to come from this!

“Man falls to Earth, film at 11”

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Ah, there's goes life in a perfect Republican world...
After all, forcing everyone to pay property taxes for government services for the few is a form of socialism, right?
bud

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we pay our property taxes, still dont get fire service. if city taxes pay for city fire service. why dont the county set up a county wide fire dept. answer: because all the county taxes are in their pockets. we get the weeds sprayed once a year along side county roads, they might mow 2 times a year. sooooo why not provide county fire dept out of our taxes.
Shame on SFulton Firemen

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As I am sure there are thousands of people who has done or will do just as I am doing know. I am doing it anyway. SHAME on every one of you. You became firefighters for a reason. My brother is one and I know he would have fetched water with a bucket to have helped put out a fire if he saw one. It is your duty as firemen to serve and protect just as a police officer. Everyone one of you should hold your head down in shame for standing by and allowing that man's house to burn. I dont care that he forgot to pay the annual fee. In this day of our entire countries economic struggle to just stand there and do nothing as this man's house burned to the ground.. Well All I can say is everyone of you should serious rethink your living. If money is what drives you then maybe stop doing a job that is to HELP someone in need and just go and become another money grubber trader from Wall street!. SHAMe on every last one of you!
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very conserned person wrote:
yeah i hope it dose to i have'nt heard anything about it were i live but im thinking of telling the tv station were i live about it cuz i think every city or town need's to know about this so hopefuly this dose not happin in there town to i think everyone need's to know about this it's crazy to know that a fire dpt anywere in the U.S.A. would let this happin look at 9/11 wen the hole state came together to fight the fire wen the twin tower's burnt to the ground that dose not speek very highly of the fire fighter's in south fulton dose it i mean come on ppl wth is going on in our world today to let a fire dpt let a house burn to the ground just becouse someone did not pay money to keep that from happing wth like i said before they need to fire every one of the fire fighter's who let the house burn to the ground cuz that's not right at all hell water is free they did not even try to put it out i need to stop wile im a head cuz im gunna say something that i can't post on here god bless the familey that lived in that house i hope they get help with everything that they need i would sue the hell out of the city of south fulton that's all im gunna say good luck to the familey who's house that burned
I got through about the first part of your sentence before I could not read anymore. I believe I agree with what you're saying, but you really need to add punctuation to your statement. I'm not trying to be a grammar cop, but you took the time to respond and I'm sure you want people to read it. It's almost impossible to do so without periods and commas.
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Fair is Fair wrote:
Hey Gene, pay your bills deadbeat. Looks like Obama has trained you well to expect something when giving nothing in return.
holly shit i'am glad we got real fireman in ny they have a heart
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what if there would have been kids in there? you mean to say that 75 dollars is worth more than a home full of lifetime and memorys, i would be ashamed to be a fireman there! i was glad to hear the son assaulted the cheif, cause he could have morally done a civil duty other than a rule on paper in a book. was that rule on paper worth it or would the human thing to do been to do what you were trained for ? i think i would have been a better person to have helped other than worry bout my 75 $ fee, im glad i dont live there. if i was a person that lived next door i would have told them my house was on fire to get them there, cause my mom taught me how to care for each other, she never said only help the ones who pay their taxes.
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When I saw the topic, thought it was some kind of 'benefit' to raise money for the volunteer FD somewhere...I thought folks were gonna buy tickets to watch the firefighters in action while burning a house (one that was gonna be torn down, of course)
After reading the posts, it's awful and pray it never happens in our neck of the woods. Our community firefighters are made up mostly of volunteers.

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Joelim wrote:
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Sorry to disillusion you, but it sounds like you have the Democrat Party in charge of your town.
See, a town has certain functions it provides for the taxes it charges. One of them is police. Another is a fire dept. Now, when the Powers-that-be withhold those functions because a fee wasn't paid, it means that the powers-that-be own you.
A combination of fees and taxes? Hmmmm.
BTW doesn't this town have a volunteer fire-dept? Or is it totally owned and not allowed by the Democrat Machine?
NEWS FLASH! The govornment DOES own us. You, me, everyone, and they gave us "Media" to keep our minds off of how increasingly smaller and smaller our cage is becoming. Not that it matters. That chief will have to resign and we all know it. Therer will be an official investigation and an overhaul to the fire dept in that area. This is because, while our masters are reptiles, they are not so blind that they cannot see the error in what happened at that fire. So just take a deep breath, sit back, and give it 6 months to a year and the matter will be semi-permanently resolved.
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Joelim wrote:
<quoted text>
Sorry to disillusion you, but it sounds like you have the Democrat Party in charge of your town.
See, a town has certain functions it provides for the taxes it charges. One of them is police. Another is a fire dept. Now, when the Powers-that-be withhold those functions because a fee wasn't paid, it means that the powers-that-be own you.
A combination of fees and taxes? Hmmmm.
BTW doesn't this town have a volunteer fire-dept? Or is it totally owned and not allowed by the Democrat Machine?
You are really stupid beyond words. Seriously. This is pure Republicon policy of privatization of services. Pull your head out of your a$$ and take a look around you in the real world...
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This event puts the entire firefighting community to shame but unfortunately, this is what happens when the community as a whole isn't willing to support a public service. You can not expect a department to continue functioning when it doesn't have the funds to do so. This is the dirty truth concerning what can happen when people are too stingy to support added taxes; Their neighbors let their house burn, not the firefighters.

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