Letter: Public safety can be further enhanced
The Nobles County Mutual Aid Association is a group of officials from local fire departments, ambulance services and rescue squads. Members of this group have taken it upon themselves to point out a county-wide issue that they feel impacts everyone.
The Nobles County Mutual Aid Association is a group of officials from local fire departments, ambulance services and rescue squads. Members of this group have taken it upon themselves to point out a county-wide issue that they feel impacts everyone. The Nobles County Board of Commissioners has made some significant steps to improve public safety by naming our roadways, and putting up signs to identify them.
We believe that the next logical step is to put up signs that identify the rural residences and businesses. We feel that a uniform system of signage will help emergency responders to quickly identify the locations where their help is needed. Agencies like law enforcement, fire and medical services want to find locations by the most efficient means possible so they can start providing the services they specialize in. We may be responding to your home, or one of a relative or friend.
We want to encourage you to support this drive to improve public safety by contacting your local officials, and especially the county commissioners. Please let them know that you feel it is important that they take this next step to improve emergency response in our county. Surrounding counties presently have signs marking rural locations. Some counties raise funding for these signs, and the maintenance cost, through a yearly tax assessment. This may be a potentially small cost that could provide a significant impact to the safety of our residents.
Please help us to do a better job of helping you.
The letter was also signed by Nadine Froderman, Reading First Responders; Steve Joens, Wilmont Fire Department; James Weidert, Lismore Fire Department; Mike Schuller, Leota First Responders; Tony Parsley, Adrian Fire Department; Cynthia Wolf, Adrian Ambulance Service; Kim Chapa, Ellsworth Fire Department; David McNab, Worthington Ambulance; Larry Lupkes, Rushmore Fire Department; John Garmer, Brewster Fire Department; Rick Von Holdt, Worthington Fire Department; and Paul Hohensee, Bigelow Fire Department