This community meeting is a continuation of the dialogue that the IAFF Local 29 initiated earlier this year by presenting at neighborhood council meetings across Spokane. (FYI, they spoke to the Emerson-Garfield Neighborhood Council back in April.) Their eye-opening presentation discussed the department’s current state of affairs, such as lack of funding and uncertainty about the services they should be providing. It also compared the emergency services model here in Spokane with others around the country.
At tonight’s meeting, Spokane Firefighters Union President Don Waller will provide a recap of the presentation and cover some new material to bring attendees up to speed and help them understand the problems and potential solutions. Your feedback will be important, because it will have a direct impact on the kind of emergency services you and your neighbors receive.
If you do plan on attending, please try to RSVP here on the Facebook event page so they can get a rough head count. There looks to be a lot of interest.