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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:55 AM   #1
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Default de-socialized fire department???

http://www.news8austin.com/content/y...sp?ArID=141152

When I read this I thought it was a joke...

although, they bill your insurance company if you have insurance, but if you don't, it's free.


weird.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 10:59 AM   #2
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http://www.news8austin.com/content/y...sp?ArID=141152

When I read this I thought it was a joke...

although, they bill your insurance company if you have insurance, but if you don't, it's free.


weird.
More reasons to raise insurance rates now...SWEET!!!!
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Old August 1st, 2007, 11:01 AM   #3
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it's not truly de-socialized, but it seems like a step in that direction.
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Old August 1st, 2007, 09:25 PM   #4
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Groveland Twp has a recovery ordinance for all calls and we just passed one for alcohol related stuff.

Its more common than you think.
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Old August 2nd, 2007, 08:16 AM   #5
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They have kicked that idea around here (Southwest MI) and I think some of the rural departments have implimented that for DUI's and other "crime" type situations to help offset the costs. Actually they were talking about billing all non-residents for services at one time (calls on the highway mainly).
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