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Emergency Services
By Jonathan Agnew


September 24, 2010
Friday AM

During my time in Ketchikan, I've had ample time to watch the machinery of this city in action, and I am excited for Ketchikan's future based on what I've seen.

I think that any debate regarding the exterior of a fire station is largely superfluous. Upholding the historic character of Ketchikan is important, but Ketchikan is a constantly evolving city, with a truly American character all its own.

I like the idea of a new fire station built to the specifications of the current emergency services providers. Our firefighters, paramedics, emergency medical technicians, and police officers consistently give 110% of their experience and energy in the line of duty, providing the backbone of safety that this city stands upon.

I feel that every chapter of history is written by those who are working to make it better than the past, and no one is as qualified to decide the specifics of their own workplace than the men and women who stand ready to restore order amid any conceivable chaos.

Let's get this new fire station built, and settle its place in our history.

Jonathan Agnew
Ketchikan, AK


Received September 23, 2010 - Published September 24, 2010



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