For too long now, fire departments across the United States have been socialist organizations, resulting in taxes on the American people. FACT: Most Americans never use the socialized services of the fire department. The Obama administration has been very clear about keeping the status quo when it comes to taxpayer-funded fire departments.
It is time to open the fire department up to private industry. We have the best fire departments in the world in the US, but that doesn't mean that anyone (even non-US citizens) should be able to dial up and have fires put out, etc. There are private companies (Halliburtion, Etc.) who could step in tomorrow and take over every fire department in America and charge the consumer directly. This is AMERICA. NO FREE FIRE SAFETY.
"Better DEAD than fire truck RED." -member D.J. Hostettler