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Old 11-04-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: northeast PA
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My husband is a volunteer firefighter, and he said they DO make an effort to save any pets that are known to be in the house.
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:56 PM
 
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Too bad your husband wasn't on this fire team. You have to take people at their word, and this man said he forgot to pay the fee. Apparently, this isn't the first time these "firefighters" have let animals die and houses burn.

Olbermann Interviews Man Whose House Burned While Fire Dept. Watched
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Old 11-04-2010, 05:57 PM
 
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Its a damn if you do - damn if you don't.
Had the firefighters put out the fire and NO pets were involved, half those now criticizing the firemen would be criticizing them for acting when the person didn't pay the fee. There comes a time when everyone has to say enough is enough! If you want governemnet to be spending money on deadbets, say its alright to spend moeny on deadbeats, but don't complain when the city goes bankrupt because everyone and their mother decides to wait until after to be responsible. If you don't want rules, throw out the rule book, but applying them based on emotions is not the solution. Criticizing because a rule didn;t have the desired result is just as bad as ignoring the rules and regulations so it can produces the desired results.

If a person is DUI and kills a person, will you let them go back to the bar and barf up the liquor and call it even?
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Old 11-11-2010, 11:32 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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gotta wonder ..... had he paid for his fire tags in the past?? if he had, then the case could be made for him having forgotten it this year and that makes it a little more difficult to think too bad, so sad......

BUT, if his payment history was spotty.... weeellllllll......
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:57 AM
 
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We had a fire in our home, many years ago. That is a devastating loss. We lost two cats, from smoke inhalation, but one cat survived. And this is interesting, he was usually very shy, but when the firemen came in the house, hosing everything down, he jumped on one, and clung to him like a little monkey, they brought him out, and gave him oxygen. He was fine, and is now, 17 years old.
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