By Jonathan Agnew
September 24, 2010
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
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
Let's get this new fire station built, and settle its place in
Received September 23, 2010
- Published September 24, 2010
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