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Fire tax is the right thing

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Monday, April 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

This is in response to Mr. Kennedy's critical opinion on a fire tax for North Apollo (“North Apollo OKs fire protection fee,” April 2).

Without financial support, a fire department could be in dire jeopardy of dissolving and can suffer severe ramifications.

I have served in the fire service for more than 30 years. I was a former fire chief for Hyde Park Borough. I know what it's like to support a fire department.

The general public just doesn't understand or is just plain stupid and takes everything for granted. Public service does not operate on assumptions.

Years ago, a fire tax could have been implemented but it wasn't. Today, with low support from the public, you have no choice but to do so. Fire equipment and expenses have skyrocketed, along with mandatory changes in the fire suppression theater. That's a fact. Wake up.

Paying $80 a year is nothing — or do you want to pay for a paid fire department, which would cost more?

Smile, be thankful and support your local fire department. It's to your benefit. Your borough council made the best decision.

Kevin Huska

North Apollo

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