Good day boys and girls,
I have a very personal question to ask of you.
My Village has put a referendum on our April 7th ballot to raise taxes in order to be able to pay our emergency services salarys. If this does not pass, we will lose 6-7 of our 15 full time firefighters. Bringing our daily manning down from 5 to 3 a shift, then 2 with kelly days, vaca, sick days... I am number six on that list with 10 years on the job here.
What I am looking for is if anyone has a manpower study showing the elongated time change for response, line placement, rescue, EMS response problems, all the pertenant info needed to show the huge problem with a change of this type. Any type of info would be perfect, video, PowerPoint, hard copy, graphs, anything that someone has done so we can show the public in our town hall meetings the importance of not losing our manpower.
I understand this is common sense information, for firefighters, but we/I have no time to devote to putting a study together. We are working very hard to get the word out to our residents and every little bit will help.
Anything you may have please send to my home email; firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you all and please stay safe.
Midlothian Fire Department