When I was younger, I thought the fire department’s job was merely to fight fires. As I have grown older, I now understand the vital role they play as first responders in our community. When we find ourselves amidst crisis, the fire department is called upon to bring calm to our storms.
These past few years have been difficult for us all with a struggling economy and falling home values. Not only have we been affected but our fire department has as well. South King Fire and Rescue has responsibly done the best with what we as taxpayers have given them. As I viewed www.yesfireandems.com, I was alarmed at how underfunded our fire department currently is and why it’s so critical now to support those who have been there for us.
By voting yes on excess levy Proposition 1, we have an opportunity as a community to do our part and make a significant difference in the services they can provide. Our community is better and safer because of the work these men and women do. I encourage a yes vote on April 17.