I wanted to apologize if my letter last week was offensive to anyone and claim full responsibility for the opinions expressed within. I was not speaking on anyone’s behalf, just very, very concerned that we had lost approximately 50 per cent of our experience, basically overnight.
My intention was and still is to support our volunteer firefighters and hence the safety of all our families living in our beautiful, rural community.
If some of my facts are inaccurate, I encourage and welcome clarity on those matters. The last thing I intended was to create division.
My greatest hope is that all related parties can work together to create a healthy foundation of support for all our volunteers on both the Shirley Fire Commission and the fire department.
I am so deeply moved by the dedication of all SVFD volunteers, both past and present, and wish only for them to have the support they deserve.