Opinion

Letter: Be of service

Do you feel a need to serve your community in some way? Are you reasonably fit and like adrenalin rushes other than from extreme sports? Are you new to the region and would like to meet high energy men and women who love the challenge and/or want to serve in a meaningful way in their community? Check out the fire department. Here is an opportunity for you to perhaps live out your childhood dream, to drive a fire truck and run the siren, or rise to the challenge of a raging fire or to rescue some unfortunate in distress. This is not for the faint hearted. There is an unmanaged time schedule and it may fall into a birthday party, or anniversary or night out, so be prepared.

We appreciate the men and women who volunteer their time in the community, who are well trained to rise to the diverse needs in the community. There are likely more road incidents than fires and with proper education fires will hopefully be kept to a bare minimum, especially with the extremely dry conditions we are under. I would hope that there would be greater education re: alcohol and driving and texting and driving as well. Many accidents can be prevented. There are many reasons to commit your time for the fire department and if you have a more flexible schedule and/or are a contractor or are self-employed in the area, contact the fire department to see if you can be of service. You are appreciated, all of the fire department, for your efforts.

Ellen Lewers

Sooke

 

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