Today Grants Pass Firefighters, Rogue River Fire, and other car seat technicians participated in a community car seat event. We completed 30 car seat installations and seat checks. Programs like this are a way for us to help prevent children being hurt in accidents.
On behalf of the Grants Pass Professional Firefighters' Association, I urge you to vote yes on ballot measure 17-93. Approval of this measure will enable the firefighters of Grants Pass to continue to provide the prompt and highly skilled attention you deserve in times of crisis.
Over the past several years, the inadequate level of funding allocated to the Grants Pass Fire-Rescue Bureau has left us unable to plan for growth, meet local and national standards for emergency response times, replace aging fire engines, or address fire station health/safety issues. Increased population, traffic, and housing density are also factors that add to our difficulty in delivering quality fire protection and emergency services. What's more, the budget shortfall confronting the City of Grants Pass means that things can only get worse for those who provide public safety.
Is creation of a Grants Pass Fire Rescue District the right thing? Grants Pass firefighters definitely believe so – 100% of them.
A fire district will provide citizens with the following:
Dedicated Stable Funding All revenue collected by Grants Pass Fire Rescue District will be spent directly on fire protection and emergency services instead of going into the city's general fund which is then split among many departments. A consistent tax base will ensure quality service for years to come.
Increased Citizen Control A board of directors currently governs and would continue to govern Grants Pass Fire Rescue District. These individuals are elected from the District's service area and have a single focus – to provide you the best service at a practical cost. Their only focus is your safety.
You deserve and should demand Fire and Emergency Medical response that is consistent with the standard nationwide. Less is unacceptable. Please vote YES on ballot measure 17-93.
Marty Adamo, President Grants Pass Professional Firefighters Local 3564 ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks to CrewSense, TargetSolutions, and Vector Solutions for your support! Oregon State Fire Fighters Council #iaff3564 #keepinggrantspasssafeOn Wednesdays, the CrewSense team wears pink! Grants Pass Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 3564, in partnership with the Asante Foundation, is swapping their blue and red uniform T-shirts for blue and pink ones during the month of October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We are supporting their fundraising efforts, which will help pay for mammograms for those who can't afford them. We wear pink for all the survivors, patients, and family members impacted by this disease, including those in the CrewSense & Vector Solutions family. #crewsense #wearpink ... See MoreSee Less