If You Dial 911, It May Be Long-Distance
One of the reasons this blog exists is because of stories like this, which indicate the bubble will collapse under it's own weight. "Of the 867 firefighters covered by the study, 207 live in Montgomery, while 208 call Frederick County home."
"The numbers are even worse than they appear, county officials said. 'If you look at the 24 percent who live in the county, I think you will find a lot of them live with their parents.'"
"John J. Sparks, president of the firefighters association, said basic math is causing most of his members to live as much as two hours' drive from their fire stations."
"The county's security suffers if its emergency workers live too far away to get to work quickly during a catastrophic event. 'They really can't afford to live in the county they work in. The prices are outrageous and they continue to go through the roof.'"