February 2010– Unable to get by on tax revenues alone, fire departments across the country have turned to charging people who need their help. ABC News reported one instance in which a woman who lost her home to fire suffered the added misery of getting billed $28,000 from local firefighters. The cost included manpower hours, use of trucks and drinking water consumed by firefighters.
This is awful!! How many of you knew THIS was happening? This doesn’t seem right at all to me. And that poor woman, loosing everything she owns and on top of that, she’s hit with a $28,000 bill! This is truly sad.