Firemen Let Home Burn, Owner Did Not Pay Fee

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The Associated Press reports on October 5, 2010 that firefighters in South Fulton, Tennessee, let a mobile home burn to the ground because the owner had not paid an annual $75 fire protection fee.
South Fulton City Manager Jeff Vowell told the Union City Daily Messenger that the city fire department let Gene Cranick’s trailer home near the Kentucky border burn last week because he didn’t pay the subscription common in many rural areas. Cranick’s doublewide home is outside city limits, but South Fulton offers fire protection to nearby residents for a fee — a policy in place since 1990.
When the fire threatened to spread, fire fighters did protect a neighboring house that had paid.
Cranick’s son, Timothy, was so angry he later went to the fire house and punched the chief, police said. The younger Cranick was charged with aggravated assault and is free on bond.
South Fulton Mayor David Crocker told the newspaper that if the city allowed people to pay after the fact there would be no incentive to subscribe. As an analogy, he said an insurer won’t pay for an auto accident if insurance lapses.

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DCG
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DCG

So why the extra fee in the first place? That should be a basic requirement. Instead the govt wastes money on funding pensions, “art” projects, and countless other wasteful ways. Then they turn around and hose you for extra monies and special levees to provide the most basic protections. Absoluely disgraceful…

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Why does this make me think of healthcare reform?

Anonymous
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Wanna bet he’s a Demo-rat?

Joseph E Fasciani
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Joseph E Fasciani

If we have knowledge of history past we find many questions are answered by revisiting those days. When Rome was Western civilisation’s grandest social structure, say circa 100 AD, they’d evolved many of the answers to problems common to their era and ours. Fire-fighting was one of these concerns. Rome had timber-framed tenement structures to six floors high, allowed for apartments, etc. When Caesar Augustus came on the scene, he promoted marble veneers over these structures, so he could say when dying that he “found Rome a city of wood, but I made it a city of marble!” This half-truth… Read more »

Dave
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These alleged “fireman” should all be fired, and their “chief” put behind bars.
This is inexcusable on any level one might choose.
-Dave

Frank Halstead
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Frank Halstead

I love the comments section here … first the lamebrain going on about ‘Unions’ and union firefighters. Uhhh it’s a rural community with a volunteer fire department! South Fulton ain’t a hotbed of liberal government run amok quite the contrary. For all the ‘con’servative banter going on in these comments and discussions this is exactly the kind of government you are going to get when you get the ‘take back your country’ mentality managing your city and public works. This has nothing to do with Big Gubbbmint, Obama da debbil or any of that other non-think trash talk but likely… Read more »

Linda
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Linda

This is rotten to the core. Homeowner taxes pay for these services. If this fire department did do this, as alleged, then they should pay for a new house . Shame on them.

Dave
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Comwad Fwankie,
Shouldn’t you and your fellow government “educated” (yeah, right) Obama-licking trolls be busy preparing yourselves for the severe ass kicking you and your freedom-hating, fellow traveling commie friends are headed for come November 2nd?
I mean, it’s not too late to get an iron plate fused to your behind to blunt the blow we all know is coming. 🙂
-Dave

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Patriot Angel

I am behind in my reading. I was a civil servant. I wonder what people would have thought about a doctor, or someone like me (a Respiratory Therapist) not doing CPR or anything else to save a life because they had no insurance. Granted, the home was material and a life is a life, but it is the same principle. When you are in a certain field to do a certain thing, that is what you do…YOUR JOB! This article has absolutely dumbfounded me. Totally uncalled for and that chief deserved what he got from the son. Maybe, if blessed,… Read more »