Fire Recovery USA brings funds to nation’s fire departments
Published on 31 July 2009
Fire Recovery USA, the leader in providing funds to fire departments by billing for services they provide during motor vehicle accidents, vehicle fires, structure fires, marine vessel fires, hazmat calls, false alarms, bomb squad calls, gas pipeline repair or supervision services, arson investigations, and environmental clean-up services announces several additions to the Fire Recovery National Consulting Team.
In order to manage the growing base of representatives presenting the company's services to fire departments across the country (over 100 representatives nationwide), Fire Recovery USA has added four experienced fire service personnel to the company.
These additions include: Winston Minor, retired Fire Chief of Atlanta; Robert Pressler, retired Lieutenant of the Fire Department of New York; and Scott MacKenzie of MacKenzie Sales & Marketing, who will act as National Cost Recovery Consultants for the company. In addition, Kevin Trost, who recently retired as a Captain of Sacramento Fire, has been named Vice President of Consulting and will be responsible for the nationwide network of Fire Recovery USA consultants.
The addition of these individuals will allow Fire Recovery USA to continue its rapid growth and leadership in the industry.
Many fire departments are seeing their budgets decreased while trying to deliver timely and high quality emergency responses as deserved by the public they are serving. They recognize the large tax burden that is already being borne by their residents and realize a tax increase isn't the correct course of action. They also know accident victims deserve the highest level of response to protect property and, more importantly, prevent loss of life. They don't want to enact measures (brownouts, layoffs and longer response times) that will reduce the levels of service, although many departments have already been forced to take these drastic steps.
Many see their firefighters, buildings and equipment as infrastructure provided by tax payers, but believe the actual response should be borne by those responsible. They equate this policy to the use of a state park or professional sports arena or stadium.
Governments often believe it is in their best interests to use public money to provide parks and sports facilities, but they seek to recover some of the costs of operating those facilities by charging user fees to those who use them. Thus, campers are charged overnight fees at the park and patrons pay user fees as part of their price of admission to a sporting event.
Many communities have only three choices: lower the service provided (brown-outs, longer response times, etc), increase taxes to cover costs, or bill those using the services for their fair share. Fire Recovery USA provides a very effective means for fire departments to recover a portion of their costs.
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