This question is similar to the situation that occurred in South Fulton, TN.
In the situation of this particular city fire department, they are providing fire and EMS protection services to county residents without a prepaid protection fee. They are however interested in billing the homeowners after the conclusion of the call. This would include life support services as well as fire protection.
If dealing with city residents, do you bill them for calls after the situation has been resolved?
Do you currently have a situation in your city where you are billing county residents after the situation has been resolved? How do you handle this situation?
Is this fee compulsory or optional? After all, many times you cannot find the resident and get them to sign a paper or agree to the fee before extinguishing the fire? How is this fee made compulsory?
Please, any information you may have on situations like this is appreciated.