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Letters to the Editor

The Scappoose Fire District Board of Directors urges a yes vote on Measure 5-285 for the support of the District’s emergency response capability to fires, medical emergencies and other emergency service needs.

The community’s demand for fire and EMS response is increasing. In 2020 SRFD responded to 1,916 calls, of which 767 were overlapping calls. This means staff were responding to multiple calls at once leaving no local ambulance staffing available. Should a trauma, cardiac arrest, or other critical call come in, you will have to wait for reliable paramedic response from another community.

This replacement levy retains all current emergency services staff and adds three additional 24-hour positions, allowing SRFD to staff two ambulances 24/day.

The Board of Directors would like to thank the voters of the District for their past support and ask for the approval of the replacement levy that will ensure effective emergency response for the protection of life and property.

Please vote yes on Ballot Measure 5-285.

Board President Dave Sorenson

Board Vice-President Mark Gift

Director Susan Reeves

Director David Graham

Director Andy Krieck

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