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We just don't get it.
Several in the community have said they're upset that the City bought a new ladder truck for the fire department.
Did not everyone in town see the fire at the former Fruit of the Loom building? We should be grateful that Adair County had its own — and didn't mind helping us.
Not even counting that building, we've got Jackson Tower, the new Judicial Center, the courthouse, several motels, Main Street businesses, local schools and other buildings that are tall enough that a ladder truck would be essential in fighting a fire.
That's why we just don't get it.
Why wouldn’t we want a fire department with the necessary equipment to fight significant fires?
In addition, our homeowners’ insurance premiums are sure to be more costly without such equipment, according to Fire Chief Allen Johnson.
There are certainly more than a few reasons we need up-to-date equipment in our fire departments. We value our lives, the lives of our families, friends and neighbors and our property.
We really don’t understand why everyone wouldn’t feel the same.
We’re just glad City officials were able to get the ladder truck in spite of tough economic times and a tight budget.