EVERETT FIREFIGHTERS NEED YOUR HELP!
On behalf of Everett Firefighters IAFF Local 46, we are
appalled that the City of Everett is willing to put the lives of residents at
risk by cutting our Fire Department. It’s hard to believe that of all possible
contingencies closing 2 fire stations (Station 4 & 5) would be considered
as an option. This course of action is clearly a reduction in the department‘s
service delivery while significantly impacting response times to medical
emergencies. Closing fire stations is an egregious and irresponsible policy
that puts the citizens of Everett at risk.
We know how it ends when elected officials close fire
stations and reduce staffing. It ends in tragedy! The ending is the same each
time. When you reduce staffing to save money it will always cost lives. No one
is safer when response times get longer.
WHAT CAN YOU DO TO HELP YOUR FIREFIGHTERS?
Contact your elected officials and tell them to keep Fire stations
OPEN and restore proper staffing levels. Calls or emails to the City of Everett
Council will be helpful. Keep your Fire Department running strong!
City Council Members