Letter: Firefighters trained for many responses

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I hope all voters will vote yes on the upcoming fire annexation.

Firefighting has gone far beyond “putting wet stuff on the red stuff.” Besides being highly trained to fight both structural and wildland fires, our local firefighters provide quality emergency medical care, patient extrication and care in multi-vehicle accidents, are trained in the handling of hazardous material spills, confined space rescue, rope rescue and many other types of potential emergency situations.

Our community is vulnerable to earthquakes, tsunamis and wildland fires, and our population is increasingly elderly. Keeping our firefighters trained and ready to respond is vital. This annexation will help our department with predictable funding to ensure our firefighters are ready and safe for the each and every call.

ME’L CHRISTENSEN

Port Townsend

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