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!
Received December 08, 2006 - Published December 09, 2006
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