Passaic, N.J. Considers Charging For Emergency Calls

March 30, 2012 12:00 AM

Passaic, N.J. Considers Charging For Emergency Calls
" PASSAIC, NJ (CBSNewYork) – When emergency crews respond to a car or building fire in Passaic, a bill might soon be sent out.

WCBS 880′s Levon Putney On The Story

When the Passaic City Council meets next Tuesday, Mayor Alex Blanco said what they will not decide to do is levy fees against people in car accidents or building owners whose structures catch fire.

What they will do is go after the insurance companies.

“If you are a policy owner, you are already paying for it — this fire department service charge provision,” the mayor told WCBS 880 reporter Levon Putney on Friday.

He said the fees would only be applied if claims are made, and no fees would be levied for those without insurance.

There would be a $1,000 fee to respond to fires in buildings over four stories high "

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