In less than 24 hours a war has broken out between the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County.
Yesterday the Farmers Bank of Willards was struck by lightning and experienced $300,000.00 in damage. The hidden part of that story is, fire departments from Selbyville, DE., Berlin, Fruitland and others in Wicomico County were called in. Dispatch went nuts trying to find ANY stations out there that could respond but almost all of them are Volunteer Stations and it takes time to not only get to the Station but also to respond.
The City of Salisbury could respond but clearly Dispatch is NOT allowed to call in the City for a County fire. Mind you, this is now at the expense of property owners based on BORDERS.
That being said, this morning there was a serious accident on Beaglin Park Drive and North Park Drive. If you had been listening to the scanner, Salisbury Police and the Wicomico Sheriffs Office were fighting between each other as to who's territory this accident belongs to. So clearly it's a TURF WAR within all emergency services and quite frankly Ladies & Gentlemen, this needs to end TODAY!
County Executive Culver and Mayor Jake Day, (this all started between Ireton/Culver) need to put aside their differences and resolve this matter immediately. I can only wonder just how often this has happened over time but we were fortunate to catch both these calls in the past 24 hours to know, there's a serious problem.
Look, I just report. Don't come after me. This is a serious problem and we the taxpayers are experiencing ridiculous losses because the people who were elected are infighting. Bob, Jake, get to the table today and resolve this immediately before someone gets seriously hurt or dies.