A friend of mine who is an avid outdoors gal (so keeps close tabs on what’s going on in fire season) reminded me of what the firefighters were going through on the ground in Billings that summer as they battled fires in the Billings area.
The article details how fire crews worked in 90 degree heat to protect Rehberg’s trees and scrub brush, and then worked throughout the night. It explains how off-duty firefighters were called in, how firefighters were injured on the job, and how crews and small towns from throughout Eastern Montana stepped up to help.
Crews came from as far away as Absarokee, Columbus, Red Lodge and Reed Point, as well as Shepherd, Lockwood and Blue Creek.
Has Rehberg not gotten around to suing these firefighters yet? Is there some kind of “deep pocket” strategy going on here in the decision to sue Billings first? Or, is it possible Rehberg had no idea what was actually going on in the battle to save his own shrubs?
That freed up Billings firefighters to tackle other local grassfires and one structure fire Friday night. Mutual aid provided from area fire departments also helped crews knock down those fires, [the fire chief] said.
That’s right, outside of Rehberg’s fantasy world of self-importance, other fires were being fought besides those burning his bushes. Rehberg is so arrogant that he probably doesn’t even care how revealing this lawsuit is about his character. He thinks it doesn’t matter how he treats people, because he could buy this election out-of-pocket even if he wasn’t rolling in special interest cash.