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Apology owed to NTVFD
By Liz Hook


December 09, 2006

After reading the article in the Daily News Friday morning concerning, North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department's request for the surplus pedestrian ramp, I feel compelled to respond to Mr. Freeman's comment that he doesn't owe the North Tongass Volunteer Fire Department anything. I agree with Mr. Freeman he does not owe the NTVFD department anything; however, I think he should not blatantly disregard the department, and in essence its members, that has rendered its services as a volunteer fire department to aide the City Fire Department in fighting seven fires, within the city limits since its conception.

I find it reprehensible that a city council member is of the belief that the fire departments on this island are only tied to the city or the borough not the community. I am however elated that the members of this department do not share Mr. Freeman's opinion and are willing to respond to any emergency anytime anywhere they are needed.

As a volunteer I am personally insulted and on second thought now recant my initial comment that Mr. Freeman doesn't owe the NTVFD anything - because Mr. Freeman does in fact owe NTVFD something; an apology!

Liz Hook
Ketchikan, AK

Received December 08, 2006 - Published December 09, 2006

About: Volunteer


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