We were volunteers with the Camas Fire Department and witnessed first-hand their systematic elimination of volunteers. That same effort to downgrade and alienate the volunteers of East County Fire and Rescue occurred when Camas personnel were hired to help staff ECFR stations. This staffing agreement was cancelled in 2010, before too many ECFR volunteers were lost.
Don’t let the candidates supported by the Camas Firefighters’ Association take over ECFR. Camas’ lack of support for volunteers and their desire to hire only full-time (read “expensive”) firefighters will cost more than tax revenues can support.
Re-elect ECFR commissioners John Clancy, Jack Hoober, and Gary Larson.
Rick and Paula Knapp