Thursday, March 11, 2010

Price of 911

Tracy Residents Now Have To Pay For 911 Calls - cbs13.com

Another city has determined they are going to make people subscribe to emergency services or pay a big fee if they have to call 911. This is such a bad idea on so many levels. If you collapse on your lawn, do you want your neighbor to consider the value in saving your life?

While I understand that cities have to get enough money to keep essential services running, to me the only to services a city has to provide is fire service and police service. Everything else is a bonus. Roads, parks, recreation, paid city councils are all extras compared to essential life services.

Any of these other services can be eliminated or cut back without endangering the lives of the residents of the city. Only police and fire services are essential to life, and providing essential life services is the first duty of a city, that's what the SGT Says.

4 comments:

FlyTrap50 said...

Wow. I cannot believe this is actually happening. Sad.

Bunkermeister said...

Yes, it is very sad. Thanks for reading Fly Trap.

RawknRobynsGoneBlogWild said...

Shocking. And that's where a foster teen was found close to death (several months ago), right?

PS I found your blog thru Aion and Nicole. Very interesting. I'm a Social Worker, blogger, and new follower.

Cheers,
Robyn

Protect_and_Serve said...

The easy way to make the money and cut down of wasted calls is to fine people who call 911 for non emergencies.

1. Is someone about to die or be hospitalized?

2. If not, do not call 911.