Soo Fire Cuts- 25% Slash in Fire Protection Services
Citizens pay for protection of life and property through their tax dollars, and they assume that their elected and appointed officials will make informed decisions regarding that protection. Too often, however, that decision making process has been based solely on budgetary expedience. Irrespective of the resources provided, citizens continue to believe that firefighters are prepared to provide an aggressive interior assault on fires, successfully accomplishing victim rescue, fire control, and property conservation. They do not expect firefighters to take defensive actions- to simply surround a fire and “drown it”- because to do so would be to concede preventable loss of both life and property. Not to mention greatly reduce the multiple other types of calls firefighters respond to: CO, Auto-X, Haz Mat, Confined Space, Industrial Fire/Rescue, Prevention programs, Medical Assist…to mention a few.
By signing this petition, you oppose the cuts.