Sno. Fire & Rescue Prop. 1: Renew levy for vital service

If you’ve ever had to make an emergency call for help, you’ll know the relief you experience when you hear the sirens coming. Any time of the day or night, we know that our Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue personnel are going to be there to respond to those critical moments of life, and now we need to help them.

Restoring the levy helps the fire district keep up with the cost of providing emergency services to our growing community. Cuts made to training, fire prevention, the Community Paramedic program,and equipment replacement totaled $1.5 million last year. A yes vote would cost the owner of a $500,000 home $9.58 per month more in their property taxes. Considering the importance of emergency services, this is a relatively small price to pay.

The district needs our support. We depend on our fire district to keep our community safe. Proposition 1 renews the levy and allows the district to bring back needed programs and maintain emergency services right here in our community. Please join me in voting yes for Snohomish Regional Fire and Rescue Proposition 1.

Heather Fulcher

Monroe

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