Ward 2 candidate issues statement on fire fighters issue

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Ward 2 candidate, David Poluck issued this statement to Saultonline.com as a result of the town hall meeting held by the local fire fighters union Sunday night

“It is discouraging when people don’t respond and they take the action anyway. To me it shows a real lack of understanding of what the fire service is and how important it is,”

I was in attendance at last nights town hall meeting to listen to the information and gain a better understanding of the current state of affairs with our fire services.

I am now left with more questions unanswered than answered.

Are cuts at the sake of public and firefighter safety?

Is it not responsible for council to complete a comprehensive risk assessment?

Don’t we owe it to ourselves to seek all available information and make an informed decision?

I like other ratepayers seek answers. I as a ratepayer expect all due diligence.

“For the want of a nail the shoe was lost,

For the want of a shoe the horse was lost,

For the want of a horse the rider was lost,

For the want of a rider the battle was lost,

For the want of a battle the kingdom was lost,

And all for the want of a horseshoe-nail.”-Benjamin Franklin

I am add my voice to the conversation and ask for councilors to take action and pause, in order to seek further information that can be gained from a comprehensive risk assessment.

6 COMMENTS

  1. I agree with you on all points, Sue.. The only thing I might add is that I found Mr Caruso a little bit biased in his reporting, but then again, maybe that’s just me.. Everyone is entitled to an opinion. Like they say, opinions are like buttholes, everyone has one…:).

  2. Did no one listen to what was said at the city council meeting?
    The plan is not cast in stone, it can and will be be altered if need be.
    This all boils down to having an axe to grind with the new fire chief.
    Mr. Poluck needs to keep his nose out of it.

    • Sorry Sue but I have no axe to grind. I would however appreciate answers and bankable answers to some pretty basic questions.
      I pay for fire services…as do you. My nose is in it…
      Either way a comprehensive risk assessment will give us all a clear and neutral answer. Nothing more…nothing less.

      • The “axe to grind” comment was referring to the firefighters.
        You should have more trust in the new fire chief and city hall, they will do what is necessary to keep everyone safe, even it if requires cutting less positions than originally planned for.

        • I hear two sides to the issue and if doing the risk assessment will give us all a clearer understanding and better clarification… let’s do it!
          If the arguments are sound they should be able to stand up to scrutinization.

          • I guess no one including yourself paid much attention to what was said at the city council meeting.
            Who is going to pick up the tab for the unnecessary risk assessment?

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