Didn't you get the memo? With all the smoke detectors, sprinkler systems, and fire retardant materials, there aren't very many fires any more that don't get put out with a hand held fire extinguisher buy the resident of the building. That is why they have gotten politicians to write laws that fire trucks have to go out on calls even when there is not a fire and why firemen are now becoming paramedics. You could close down most of the fire stations and no one would notice. Technology has its price, so it seems. It has resulted in fewer people being required to do every job. But evidently no one told that to the government as they have done everything possible to make sure that firemen stick around whether as many of them are needed or not.
hey ray, lets get rid of all the firemen,police,emergency workers,teachers,they are the root of all are problems,then we can have lower taxes,and live happily ever after,or you could pass one of tests if no one else shows up. Think 9-11 would you go up there???