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#1 8 years ago

Firefighters Watch As Home Burns: Gene Cranick's House Destroyed In Tennessee Over $75 Fee (VIDEO) Just pathetic, such a lack of morals, you can't use "we were told not to" as an excuse.

Cranick lives outside of the city limits and he admits that he forgot to pay a $75 annual service fee that would have provided him with fire protection. Firefighters wouldn't lift a finger, much less the hoses that might have saved the house.

This is why I'm thankful I don't live in a third world country.




SeinfeldisKindaOk

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#2 8 years ago

He probably should have paid that fee.




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#3 8 years ago

Talk about a backwards state. It's pathetic. They shouldn't even have the right to call themselves firefighters.




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#4 8 years ago

To me I don't see it a the states problem but the countries itself if we are talking authorities.

I blame the firefighters. Even if you were told not to and you could quite easily put it out you would, or really should.




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#5 8 years ago

Before others throw a hissy fist. Keep in mind that the buildings on fire were outside of the jurisidiction of the fire department and the town merely offered a service to people living relatively close to the town. The guy decided to opt out of the service.

Still I can't imagine something like this happening in Europe.

I wouldn't blame the firefighters though. They might have lost their job otherwise for instance.




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#6 8 years ago

I think Junk Angel is right. If they had acted they're jobs might have been endangered, so I can't really blame the firefighters either.

The article didn't say if they were volunter firefighters, but if they were I would not be suprised. Volunter firefighters in general seem to have a lack of respect for fires and for their job.




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#7 8 years ago

haKZ;5405459I think Junk Angel is right. If they had acted they're jobs might have been endangered, so I can't really blame the firefighters either.[/QUOTE] I hope their contracts are now terminated, firefighting is not something you should do only for the money, it will only end like this if you do.

[QUOTE=haKZ;5405459]The article didn't say if they were volunter firefighters, but if they were I would not be suprised. Volunter firefighters in general seem to have a lack of respect for fires and for their job.

Volunteer firefighters do it on their own free time to help others, I think you should show them some respect. Besides, volunteer firefighters would have put the fire out, they have no career to think about and that's why they spend all that time training and waiting for a fire anyway.




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#8 8 years ago
Huffardo;5405463I hope their contracts are now terminated, firefighting is not something you should do only for the money, it will only end like this if you do.[/QUOTE] And you'd be suprised how many firefighters are in it "for the money". [QUOTE=Huffardo;5405463] Volunteer firefighters do it on their own free time to help others, I think you should show them some respect. Besides, volunteer firefighters would have put the fire out, they have no career to think about and that's why they spend all that time training and waiting for a fire anyway.

What I said earlier doesn't doesn't mean all volunteers are like than but in general I think they are. And do you really think that volunteer firefighters really put that much time and money into training? There is a reason they are volunteer.




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#9 8 years ago

They should have put out the fire and been able to collect either some of the insurance money, or just send him a bill instead. Surely the water they had did not come from the Fountain of Youth and would not have caused the town to go into bankruptcy.




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#10 8 years ago
Professor Dr. Scientist;5405317He probably should have paid that fee.[/QUOTE] I do agree with this, but he probably would have paid them double, or triple, he said he'd pay as much as he could to for them to do it. And what if they had simply forgotten? What if they were on vacation when this fee was collected and no one told them about it? Would you tell your neighbours? I wouldn't, I'd forget myself because I got it over with. [QUOTE=Ensign Riles;5405471]They should have put out the fire and been able to collect either some of the insurance money, or just send him a bill instead. Surely the water they had did not come from the Fountain of Youth and would not have caused the town to go into bankruptcy.

Agreed.