Firefighters in Graham campaigning door to door to prevent layoffs and slower response times

  • Source: KCPQ-TV FOX 13
  • Published: 01/25/2018 05:28 PM

It’s not everyday firefighters show up at your front step when you don’t have an emergency. But on Thursday, Graham firefighters went door to door personally asking for help. “Without these folks there wouldn’t be us,” firefighter John Corak said. On February 13, voters will determine whether a $4 million levy will get renewed. The fire district says if Prop 1 in Graham does not get approved it could mean layoffs and a rotation of fire stations closing down daily operations. Firefighters say that means in emergencies people will have to wait up to 15 minutes longer on average for help. “A fire doubles in size in one minute so 15 minutes dramatically changes the impact,” VP of Pierce County Professional Firefighters Lukas Wahl said. “I see they need the money,” Graham resident Pamela Mielcarek-Kidder said.


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