I urge a yes vote on the April 28 election of the bond for South King Fire & Rescue.
The district has earned the best rating in Washington for overall performance. Proposition 1 will maintain this rating, which keeps insurance rates low, for fast emergency medical and cardiac response and help keep South King County safe. It also includes funds for needed fire station upgrades, decontamination areas, earthquake safety improvements, up-to-date fire trucks and ambulances, and technology infrastructure upgrades.
South King firefighters respond to more than 17,000 emergency calls for firefighting, basic life support and cardiac arrests. Prop. 1 will upgrade firefighter safety equipment to meet current safety standards, including up-to-date equipment for dangerous firefighting and life-saving situations.
Everyone has to vote, because every vote counts. When you get the ballot, fill it out and send it right back. This bond measure requires a 60 percent supermajority to pass. The cost for the average homeowner of a $250,000 home would be about $78 per year, or $6.50 per month for these improvements.
Vote yes and support our community's safety.