The Chief wrote:The people aren't taking any chances. They simply call 911 instead when shit starts squirting in their face.....MOMMY, HELP ME! They refuse to even take a chance to work through the problem. They expect someone to come and solve it for them as exemplified by the recent incident with the two women.
That's exactly right, and one of the reasons they do that is we don't have a capable person who is making a decision on if an evacuation is really necessary, so all these climbing gym folks get the thrill of an evacuation on top of not having to depend on themselves. For them its win-win and the frivolous rescues only encourage it.
Still believe the public should pay for the rescue, but that being the case then the public should also be making the call on if a rescue will occur. If the recommendation is that a rescue is not necessary, and those making the call for help still want it, then they should certainly be billed for their sloth and incompetence.
Dingus Milktoast wrote:$25 to put traffic cones out.
That is hilarious! But more a function of an inept state government grasping for additional revenues than looking to create a sense of personal accountability, not that you said otherwise.