The program opens with a dramatic fire and shows how a governmental agency, the fire department, protects the common good. Following this fire, the residents of an apartment building discuss the possibility that the city council will vote to build a new fire station on their block. Some of them appreciate that the fire station will serve the common good and that this particular location will place less of a burden on taxpayers than would other possible sites. Other residents voice concerns about how this proposal could infringe upon their individual rights. They refer to the increase in noise and traffic, parking restrictions, and the possibility of a negative effect on property values.

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