What does transitioning the Everett Fire Department mean? What is the mayor trying to do with the Fire Department? Why isn’t the Fire Chief resisting the change? Reduction in staffing instead of hiring as promised? Closing stations?
Not purchasing or upgrading equipment or stations? Slower response time? What effect if any would it have on mutual aid? Reduction or longer wait times for inspections? Putting lives at risk?
One slow year in fatal fires is great news but it should not automatically result in cutbacks or changes in operation.
If we turn our back on the fire department, there will be fatalities and injuries.
A city with a growing population and housing is not the time to take chances.
Too many Everett homes are built close together, easily allowing a fire to spread.
If we have firehouses responding to multiple injury or illness calls. what happens if a major fire were to then break out in the city? What if a second broke out at the same time? Ambulance calls can easily take up to twenty-thirty minutes while the patient is being assessed.