Fire tax not needed
Last updated 10/30/2008 at Noon
The recent Juliet Fire at Camp Pendleton and others that burned in our county at the same time proved our current county fire protection services are not broken but work quite well. No homes were lost, even though they were driven by our infamous Santa Ana winds.
Know which counties did lose dozens of homes? The ones with the large $400 million fire departments, such as Orange and LA County.
Any fire chief will tell you that what we experienced last October and in 2003 could not have been stopped with 50 or 100 extra fire engines, and firefighting aircraft are rendered ineffective in wind...