24 February 2014
Firefighters watch as home burns to the ground.
Imagine your home catches fire but the local fire department won't respond, then watches it burn. How safe are the communities we live in? In 2010 in Obion county Tennessee a house burned to the ground as firefighters were doing nothing to stop the fire. Firefighters let a house burn down because the owners of the house did not pay a $75 yearly fee for the services. The firefighters were doing their job by letting the house burn. Next door neighbor’s house saved from the fire. Pay your fees or suffer the consequences.
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I say that because rules are rules. It would have not been fair for them to put the fire out without the fee being paid because
if the other families could pay for it why couldn’t the Cranicks? The Cranicks told 9-1-1 they would pay firefighters, whatever the cost, to stop the fire before it spread to their house. It was too late for that there was nothing the firefighters could do that would be fair to the other neighbor’s. Gene Cranick asked the fire chief to make an exception and save his home, the chief wouldn't. If the fee was paid the whole problem would have been resolved.
Next door neighbor’s house saved from the fire. "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. The neighbors that paid the service fee got the response from the firefighters right away. It was only when a neighbor's field caught fire, a neighbor who had paid the county fire service fee, that the department responded. Gene Cranick asked the fire chief to make an exception and save his home, the chief wouldn't. basically if you didn’t pay your fee for fire protection there was no way you were going to be saved from a fire.
In conclusion you have to pay your fees. Firefighters will let your house burn if you don’t pay the fire service fees. By them letting your house burn there is nothing wrong with it because they are doing their job and following the rules. They saved the neighbors house because they paid the fee. Pay your fees or suffer the consequences.
Hibbs, Jason. “Firefighters watch as home burns to ground”. WPSDLOCAL6.com. Wed September 29 2010. Web