Violations are violations and penalties are penalties, and we have nothing against it. If someone has violated a law, he or she must suffer the consequences el pronto as mandated by law. Such is the case of the firemen and women of Batangas City, they are neither exempt from the strong hand of the law. In fact, they already have their comeuppance as Bureau of Fire and Protection (BFP) chief Jose Embang Jr. already withdrew the new assignment supposedly given to Batangas City Fire Chief Insp. Elaine Evangelista as chief of the Biñan Fire Station in Laguna.