Super Colossal

Opt-In Emergency Services

Thursday, 7th October 2010

The Fire Department is an opt-in emergency service in Obion County, Tennessee. If residents of the county want fire protection, they must pay an annual fee. Recently, the Canick family watched their house burn to the ground with fire fighters standing alongside them doing nothing to stop the blaze because they had not paid their fees. When the fire spread to a neighbours house, who had paid their dues, the fire fighters stepped in to put out that fire.

Absolutely extraordinary.