…is easier than defending the Professional Fire Fighters of Wisconsin. After all, the Tennessee firefighters only watched one house burn down, while the PFFW is content to reduce the entire state to a smoldering ash heap, evidenced by their endorsements of Tom Barrett for governor and Russ Feingold for senator.
Ben Franklin’s original model for the “Union Fire Department” was tangential to his “Fire Insurance Company”. Residents of a community purchased, at THEIR discretion, a fire insurance policy. The proceeds from those premiums funded the department. If you opted NOT buy coverage, they’d still put out your fire, but you were invoiced for their services.
It appears that the South Fulton firemen didn’t have the option of invoicing Gene Cranick once his grandson set fire to the household, so they used their limited resources to protect their clients (Cranick’s neighbors) instead.
Cranick tried to pull the same scam that’s taking down Massachusetts’ socialized health care debacle: Nobody pays their premiums UNTIL they need the service.
It’d be nice if auto insurance worked that way, hey? Wait until you GET in an accident, then cut All State a check for fifty bucks to repair $5000 worth of damage?
It’s a shame that property and pets were lost. It’s a bigger shame that people are blaming the Obion County fire fighters for this tragedy…
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