Wednesday, October 6, 2010
For my Face Punch topic today, I've picked something that is just completely appalling to me. I was so disgusted and disappointed when I heard this story on Kidd Kraddick's show Monday morning. I found the story that I knew would show up on MSNBC, which only made me more angry.
Here's the deal:
A Tennessee home caught fire after a man's grandson lost control of a fire he had going in the backyard. The local firefighters were called, and they came to the scene but REFUSED TO PUT THE FIRE OUT.
Because the man had failed to pay a $75 "fire coverage" fee.
Are you kidding me?
At first they wouldn't even respond to the 911 call, but then they realized the man's neighbors had paid their fees - of course they had to be on hand in case the fire spread to the covered residents.
The man begged firefighters to put the flames out, telling them he'd pay whatever he had to, but they refused. His home burned to the ground, and they lost three dogs and a cat.
The state of Tennessee should be outraged at the county's poor handling of such a devastating situation. I'd fire every single one of those firefighters, and the idiots in charge of the whole thing. THEN I'd use state money to rebuild the damaged home.
You, Obion County fire people, get a gargantuan face punch: