In 2012, fire departments in the United States responded to a fire somewhere in the nation every 23 seconds.
A fire occurred in a structure every 66 seconds,
..and a home fire occurred every 85 seconds.
Every 156 seconds, a vehicle caught fire,
..and every 46 seconds there was a fire in an outside property.
1,375,000 fires were responded to by public fire departments, a slight decrease of 1 percent from the year before.
480,500 fires occurred in structures, a slight decrease of 0.8 percent. 365,000 fires, or 76 percent of all structure fires, occurred in one-and two-family homes and apartments, a slight decrease of 1.3 percent.
172,500 highway vehicle fires occurred in 2012, a decrease of 8 percent from the year before. 692,000 fires occurred in outside properties, a slight increase of 0.9 percent.
Question: How many of you reading my offering this morning would feel comfortable or be in favor of our current, ..and/or, (any past) federal government administration being in charge of sending a fire truck to your home if it were on fire?
Question: If you happen to be an individual of a mind that doesn’t believe our federal government would be adequate to bear the responsibility of sending a fire truck in a time of need, ..how could you believe that our federal government has the capacity to appropriately manage your health care and the healthcare of your family?
Truth forges understanding, I’ll be back tomorrow