He's infuriating! Especially with it being a recession and all, there's some cut backs to public spending right there.
I've thought this too, 6 months in borstal, they could probably close the fire station, or at least stop buying helicopters and other high tech shit. Just have Sam with a mobile for call-outs, he could work in the pizza place. Save a fortune!
Why doesn't Fireman Sam (or any other member of Pontypandy's community) simply just kick Norman Price out the village? Or at least lock him up? The boy singlehandedly causes at least 90% of the work that the Fire Service of Pontypandy carry out.