Ever heard of Mutual Aid? When a neighboring city sends fire trucks to help out? You know that works in reverse? We get help from THEM if our truck are tied up (Like they were for the forest fire on 17th st recently)
You do know that Region 5 HazMat is stationed in station 5 at Flint and Wellington? That team would respond anywhere in a 5 county area? They would even support Fayetteville HazMat if needed. Now don't get me wrong, I'm against the routine dispatching of our fire trucks to Pender or Brunswick counties but before we condemn this action, lets see what its all about.
As for workers comp?
The city is self insured which means yes taxpayers pay for comp. If they weren't self insured, taxpayer dollars would pay for workers comp premiums. A LOT of cities and state government agencies are self insured. Please point out where this is costing the city excess funds.
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