Monday, October 4, 2010

Private firefighters?

Many of our readers are firefighters, both paid and volunteer.  That's why we thought a recent article in AOL's on-line news might be a topic for discussion.  If you missed the article, click here. In essence, the article deals with private firefighter services provided by major insurance companies to provide premium services for high value property owners.

The rich have long enjoyed the benefits of private security services, even soldiers of fortune!  Is fire protection any different? What are your thoughts?  Is there an opportunity here for professional firefighters to supplement or increase income? How do volunteer firefighters feel about working side by side with contract service firefighters?

Is this a new market for those who provide equipment and services to firefighters?  As always, your comments are welcome!