One New Jersey city is considering billing insurance companies for fire department services.
Passaic Mayor Alex Blanco is proposing insurers pay $500 for residential fire calls and $25,000 for fires in commercial buildings.
Fire department calls to car accidents could also be subject to bills.
Blanco says the plan could raise $150,000 per year at a time when the economy is taking a toll on the city’s budget.
Some residents oppose the ordinance, saying insurance companies would raise their rates.
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