One of the frequent topics of conversation at Wake County Fire Commission meetings has been the need to recruit and retain volunteer firefighters. Spectrum Local News recently conducted interviews with people from Fairview Fire Department on how important volunteers are to us and what it is like to volunteer. Here is the link to the […]Read More Volunteers Still Needed!
Hi Wake County friends! Back in January I was appointed a citizen representative on the Wake County Fire Services Administrative Committee, which has been tasked with drafting a long-range plan. I’d like to give you all an update on what I’ve been doing since that time. But first, a disclaimer: This is not an official […]Read More Homework
Hi neighbors – I just got back from the January fire commission meeting that I posted about yesterday. There was quite an unexpected development at this meeting: I’ve been appointed to be a member of the Fire Commission Administrative Sub-Committee that will draft Wake County’s long-range fire services plans. The Administrative Committee is required to […]Read More Citizen Representative
Hi neighbors, there is a Wake County Fire Commission meeting tomorrow (Thursday, Jan. 17) at 7:00PM at the Emergency Medical Services Education Center, 221 South Rogers Lane, Raleigh. I plan to be there. Some of you requested that I let know when the next meeting is, so this your notification! This is different than the […]Read More January 2019 Fire Comission Meeting
Hi friends and neighbors – Thursday evening I attended a meeting to begin Wake County’s emergency services long-range planning process. It was scheduled to go from 5PM to 9PM, and yes they really did go for 4 hours, with only one short break. I took several pages of notes during the meeting. No action is […]Read More Impressions of First Planning Meeting
Hi friends and neighbors served by Fairview Fire Department – HB1110 is dead. It passed in the house but was shut down in the senate. Here is another article in the N&O about the bill and how much the county hated it. HB1110 was a long shot. I supported it because no one offered us […]Read More Planning Process Begins
I hope my neighbors are all staying warm and safe as we deal with snow, slush, and ice. I wanted to give you an update on HB1110 and the prospects for long-term protection of our Fairview fire stations. This article on WRAL.com tells the story of the up-and-down drama we went through last week. At […]Read More Update on HB1110