Laurelhurst Community Club
Serving 2800 Households in
Councilmember Jan Drago, Chair
Budget Committee and
Members of the
Re: Fire Department Cuts – Aid Car 17 and Engine 16
Chair Drago and Members of the
The Laurelhurst Community Club Board
of Trustees joins Children’s Hospital and
Aid Car 17 is the only aid car left
north of the cut. It responds with
engine companies and medic units to resuscitations where there is ongoing CPR
all over the north end of the city.
Decommissioning the unit would mean fewer resources available to provide
these much-needed critical services. It
would also mean greater response times.
Without Aid Car 17, residents would have to rely upon Aid Cars from
Capital Hill or downtown that would be confronted with traffic gridlock on
Decommissioning of Engine 16 would
have impacts throughout northeast
In order to allow the Fire Department to accomplish its mission of minimizing the loss of life and property resulting from fires and to respond to medical emergencies and other disasters, adequate resources must be provided. We have a commitment to fire fighters who routinely put their lives on the line and a duty to citizens to adequately protect lives and property. This commitment must be reflected in the budget.
We hope you will consider the views of the Laurelhurst Community Club and maintain funding for the Seattle Fire Department at current levels.
Jeannie Hale, President
3425 West Laurelhurst Drive NE
206-525-5135 / Fax: 206-525-9631