It has been disheartening to see the campaign urging Creston voters to say no to the proposed new fire hall. I think our firefighters have been doing an excellent job within the limitations of their current facilities.
However, we must remember these brave people are actually risking their lives to serve us. Do we not want them well trained, well equipped, and as safe themselves from the multiple physical and chemical hazards they confront as they do this heroic job? Keep in mind the folks who are doing the long-term planning for fire protection in this valley have researched what our needs are and will be, very thoroughly.
They are not just compiling a wish list for fancy, fun stuff. That our taxes go up is inevitable. Why not have something we can see and use and which serves our children and grandchildren. Think of the Rec Centre. There was a big opposition fighting that as well. But I believe it is now drawing young families to choose to settle in this valley. Let’s think in terms of Creston and District actually having a bright and vibrant future.
Sam Moore, Erickson