For over 55 years, Fairview Fire Department has been here for the citizens of Wake County NC, fighting fires, helping out in storms and natural disasters, and saving lives. Now it’s our turn to help them in their time of need.
How Can I Help?
UPDATE December 1, 2018
- Contact your NC State legislators soon, and show your support for HB1110, protecting our fire station
What is this all about?
We citizens of Wake County had a narrow escape in Summer of 2018 when county employees attempted to push through a plan to shut down our Fairview Fire Station #2 that provides us emergency service. It was only a major show of force, with hundreds of you citizens showing up at the August 16 Fire Commission meeting that turned the tide and caused them to table those plans and “study” it some more.
Now we have a chance to protect the future of our fire station, but we need to act quickly. There is a bill before the state legislature, HB1110, which would make Ten Ten Fire District, containing Fairview Fire Stations #1 and #2, independent from the county. It would allow us to raise and keep our own fire tax dollars, instead of sending them all to the county and then get only a portion back (they keep about $200,000 back from us.) It would allow us to determine our own destiny and remove us from the shadow of threat of county employees who want to shut down our fire station and decrease our fire service protection.
Please see this document for more info on HB1110 and contact the legislators listed in that document to support your local fire station! Legislators will be looking at this Monday, December 3, so time is of the essence.
Your neighbor, David
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