The recent election was special for Snohomish County Fire District 7 and the people we serve. We would like to say thank you.
First, voters restored funding for our Emergency Medical Service program. This lid lift is critical to funding the emergency service that our community uses most. On behalf of all of us at Fire District 7, thank you for partnering with us to save lives and property. We could not do this important work without you.
Second, voters in Monroe Fire District 3 approved merging with Fire District 7. Many fire districts are merging to share costs and improve efficiencies for taxpayers. We have partnered with Fire District 3 on several successful public safety projects already. Finalizing the merger will improve the emergency service capabilities or both communities.
This election also gave us a chance to connect with our community through multiple social media platforms like Nextdoor, Facebook and Twitter. These were valuable exchanges for us, and I want to make sure to thank local residents for their continued willingness to engage us on important issues.
Gary A. Meek
Snohomish County Fire District 7