Once again this right wing think tank gets it wrong with this completely misleading piece on fire fighters. Reading through this its's not too difficult to see the flaws of a typical Fraser Institute report. Not so long ago they tried the same type of report on Police services. Note their own report says firefighters who might work in the public or private sector. Actually 20% of the firefighters who they report as hosing taxpayers don't work for the public sector. They work in the private sector so not related to taxpayer dollars at all. The only people getting hosed are those who pay attention to the Fraser Institute. Never see a report from them on the fat cat bankers who brought the world to the brink of bankruptcy. Of course they are the ones who fund these types of reports for this great charity 
"The Fraser Institute"