LETTERS TO THE EDITOR | Fire chief pledges more communication
November 16, 2012 · Updated 3:40 PM
To the editor:
On behalf of South Whidbey Fire/EMS, thank you to our community for supporting the levy lid lift for our volunteer firefighters and emergency medical technicians. We worked hard to educate the community about the levy lid lift over the past year — but we also received an education along the way.
We learned that we need to communicate with you on a regular basis, not just when we have a special need like the ballot question. During this public education effort, we learned to work better as a team to respond to questions and deliver information (in addition to emergency services) to the people we serve. Finally, we learned about the deep-rooted caring and support the community has for this organization and the 75 men and women who volunteer to provide you with fire and emergency medical service.
Regardless of how you voted, we appreciate your involvement and participation because it comes from the heart. We will continue to report back on the progress we are making through regular communications with the public. Thank you again for your support.
H.L. “Rusty” Palmer,
South Whidbey Fire/EMS