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Rural Tennessee Subscription-Based Firefighter Service Watches as Family Home Burns

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Is the answer to growing municipal debt problems a subscription-based services model? Maybe. Assuming, of course, that you don't mind watching a neighbor's house burn down. This is what happened in rural Obion County, Tennessee.

Every year, Obion County residents are required to pay a $75 fee if they want fire protection. According to this story from NBC-affiliate WPSD, homeowner Gene Cranick failed to pay the fee. "I thought they'd come out and put it out, even if you hadn't paid your $75, but I was wrong," said Gene Cranick

Cranick, said he offered to pay whatever it would take for firefighters to put out the flames, but was told it was too late." See, the firefighting service is subscription-based. So, if you don't pay for a subscription, and your home catches fire, it doesn't get fought. Get it?

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