Fire companies threaten to cut response in Mount Joy

Sep 15, 2011 Full story: Evening Sun

Mount Joy Township and the four fire companies that serve it appear to be heading for another showdown after fire officials notified the supervisors of their intent to cease being the primary responder to emergencies in the township starting next year.

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#1 Sep 15, 2011
Okay, so this takes place...five alarm fire at a nursing home or Uncle Jed's barn....do you respond, because you suspended service to Mount Joy? Do you not have the guts to say, heck wih that decision, these folks need us now? I remember this topic earlier in the year being dicussed.
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#2 Oct 7, 2011
Chick, you may not know it, but there are places in this country,(not in Adams County or the commonwealth of Pennsylvania that I know of) where you have to donate to the fire department or they will not put your fire out. They will respond and protect the neighboring properties but let your fire burn. If while they are there, you provide them with a cash payment (no check or credit cards) they will extinguish your fire. They will protect lives but not property of those who do not pay.

As for the situation in Mt, Joy Township, if the fire departments do not have a contract with the township, Iím not sure if they can respond into the township. That will be something for the legal people to determine.

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