In Tennessee, where anything can and does happen, there is a bizarre system in many rural counties in which residents must pay a fee to benefit from fire department services. As you can imagine, the system often works against those who need it most, such as Vicky Bell of Obion County. When her home was burning, she called 911. The fire department did come but stood by while the home burned to the ground. Yes, that’s right, they watched it burn and it gets worse.