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Editor, The Spotlight:
I was at the meeting last night regarding the need for a new firehouse in the Selkirk Fire District. I support this building as I am the widow of a former fireman and National Guard Medic. My husband died from lung cancer as a result of hazardous materials he was exposed to at the site of the 9/11 terrorist attacks in NYC where he was for 6 weeks.
The Selkirk Fire Department is made up of community volunteers who are exposed to hazardous materials on any given call. This new building will allow proper decontamination after calls which will protect not only them but their families. It is also needed as sizes of trucks have grown and new regulations and required equipment can no longer fit in the current buildings. These older firehouses are outdated and need to be replaced.
These volunteers serve our community night and day no matter the weather and the safety and need for the required equipment should be a priority over any other objections.