Buck is a retired fire fighter and I can understand and appreciate how, for an entire career, he worked for an agency totally controlled by his local government. I’ll bet he is scratching his head and wondering what the fuss is about. His steady retirement pay comes from his local government and he has many fond memories, I’m sure.
My Dad was a firefighter and I remember the picnics and barbecues…and politicians handing out their stickers and buttons, etc…
But just for a minute…imagine that, instead of the NFPA or other qualified non-govt controlled agency…that it was an alderman who wrote the procedures for entering a burning building. Imagine that the alderman who wrote, last year, the policy for what kind of equipment you used was replaced by the guy who made a living distributing a cheaper and less dependable brand.
That is what home inspectors face when our businesses are turned into nothing less than a commodity offered at the whim … and under control … of the real estate lobby.
The fight is a legitimate one, Buck.