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    Evil Fire Department

    Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground | WPSD Local 6 - News, Sports, Weather - Paducah KY | Local

    Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. That's exactly what happened to a local family tonight. A local neighborhood is furious after firefighters watched as an Obion County, Tennessee, home burned to the ground.
    I'd sue so many people...you cannot show up and not use your hose.


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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    who would you start with?

    Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.
    The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.


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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    you cannot show up and not use your hose.
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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    seems like it's pretty clear that the family, for whatever reason, didn't pay the yearly protection fee, which I have no idea why you would have to pay to begin with.



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Quote Originally Posted by CycoCyclone View Post
    Would you also demand an insurance company pay for your new house, despite not having a policy or paying any premiums? This guy lived outside of city limits, so does not pay city property taxes, and refused to pay the reasonable amount (75$) to have the city's fire department cover his property. He has only himself to blame.



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Why is this fee optional? Maybe they have a fee for using the police too?

    At some point there had to have been legislation to make this an optional service. Whoever passed that is a complete idiot.

    That being said, even if it's optional, WHY WOULD YOU NOT PAY IT?



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Yeah, sounds like they made the choice to not pay, until they needed it of course.



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    To be fair, $75 / year seems to be a small price to pay compared to the value of the home... and he did not choose to pay for htat protection

    though I'd still be pretty ******


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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Why is this fee optional? Maybe they have a fee for using the police too?

    At some point there had to have been legislation to make this an optional service. Whoever passed that is a complete idiot.

    That being said, even if it's optional, WHY WOULD YOU NOT PAY IT?
    It's pretty clearly stated in the article:

    Each year, Obion County residents must pay $75 if they want fire protection from the city of South Fulton. But the Cranicks did not pay.
    The mayor said if homeowners don't pay, they're out of luck.
    "Anybody that's not in the city of South Fulton, it's a service we offer, either they accept it or they don't," Mayor David Crocker said.



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Kind of funny that they put it out when it hit the neighbors house, I picture them all standing with the hose out waiting for it to touch the neighbors house.



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Quote Originally Posted by azn4cy View Post
    Why is this fee optional? Maybe they have a fee for using the police too?

    At some point there had to have been legislation to make this an optional service. Whoever passed that is a complete idiot.

    That being said, even if it's optional, WHY WOULD YOU NOT PAY IT?

    Because he didn't live in the city limits where his property taxes would cover such a service?


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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    I love how people expect to get help when they don't pay for it. Sounds pretty clear that they knew they weren't paying the service fee but just figured they'd get help if they needed it.....It's definitely pretty cruel that they didn't put the fire out but if they did then everyone would stop paying the fee and the fire department is broke.



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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Quote Originally Posted by Flag Guy View Post
    Because he didn't live in the city limits where his property taxes would cover such a service?
    It's the same as insurance though. Why not just make it mandatory?

    and yes, it's the dude's own fault for not accepting it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by AnkenyClone View Post
    I love how people expect to get help when they don't pay for it. Sounds pretty clear that they knew they weren't paying the service fee but just figured they'd get help if they needed it.....It's definitely pretty cruel that they didn't put the fire out but if they did then everyone would stop paying the fee and the fire department is broke.
    I'll bet the next day the City Clerk's office was swamped with people paying their fire department service fee.


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    Re: Evil Fire Department

    Quote Originally Posted by RayShimley View Post
    Would you also demand an insurance company pay for your new house, despite not having a policy or paying any premiums? This guy lived outside of city limits, so does not pay city property taxes, and refused to pay the reasonable amount (75$) to have the city's fire department cover his property. He has only himself to blame.
    fire service isnt 'insurance'... its typically one of he basic functions of local government, as it should be.

    and the homeowner said they'd pay any amount necessary. at that point the fire department shouldve come out, and sent them a bill for $75 or an appropriately adjusted amount for not paying for the service in advance. Not just done nothing



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