Tempers flared inside a northwestern Tennessee courtroom Monday night as residents and local firefighters argued about the expansion of a local subscription-only fire-department policy, one that has ignited debate across the country. Three weeks ago, an elderly couple in Obion County, Tennessee, lost their trailer and four pets when firefighters refused to extinguish the conflagration. The trailer was located in a rural section of the county that does not have its own fire department, so five surrounding municipalities respond as needed, with three others responding only to subscribers. Gene and Pauline Cranick had forgotten to pay an annual $75 subscription fee for rural fire protection - so the South Fulton Fire Department helped only the Cranicks' neighbors, who were paid subscribers.
The International Association of Fire Fighters has condemned the South Fulton Fire Department's inaction as "incredibly irresponsible."
Answer by Ibelongtojesus at 8:44 AM on Oct. 21, 2010
I understand that running FD can be costly, but then raise property taxes.
You can't raise property taxes for those who don't live or pay taxes in that CITY.... That is why they charged the fee for those who lived in the COUNTY.. Ya know~ a fee for those who DO NOT pay taxes to contribute to the cost of the services the actual tax payers fund.......
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 1:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 3:28 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by BradenIsMySon at 1:58 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by SpiritedWitch at 2:12 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by m-avi at 1:54 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
f you pay county/city/both taxes, then there are certain services that are expected without having to pay extra ... fire and police help. I'm wondering if their police/sheriff also charge to investigate crimes or take a report or work a traffic accident. "911, if you haven't paid your fees, please hang up because you are SOL!"
You are talking about an entirely different set of laws/codes/etc... Research it.
Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:14 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by MaryWolfe at 2:41 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by autodidact at 3:50 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Answer by lovinangels at 3:56 PM on Oct. 20, 2010
Next question overall
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