Failure would mean layoffs

Please join me in voting yes for the Monroe Fire levy coming up on the Aug. 7 ballot.

As a citizen of Monroe Fire District 3, I appreciate the highly trained individuals who are there for us in the case of an emergency. Fire District 3 handles all types of emergencies including fire, EMS, hazardous materials and technical rescue.

The failure to pass this levy would leave Monroe Fire Department in the unfortunate position of having no option but to lay off firefighters as all other cuts that could be made have already been done. Fewer firefighters would result in increased response times to emergency calls.

It is vitally important that we support our emergency services in order to maintain the high level of protection we have come to expect for our families’ safety and our homes.

On Aug. 7, please vote yes.

Greg Westerman

Monroe