May 25th, 2018

Fire should be a wake-up call to Medicine Hat

By Letter to the Editor on November 7, 2017.

I wonder why stories regarding the grass fire in the outskirts of Medicine Hat say the Redcliff Fire Department requested assistance from Medicine Hat Fire Department when as far as I can tell that fire was 100 per cent in the city of Medicine Hat.

I think this fire in the northern part of Medicine Hat ought to be a wake-up call to why the city needs fire service in the north end of the city.

Medicine Hat is expanding and it is growing at a rate where vital services are being neglected.

To move one fire station about two miles and another one less than half a mile is not going to be sufficient two cover the rate of residential and commercial development.

Fire stations No. 1 and 2 should have stayed where they were and new ones should have been built in the Southridge area and north or central Crescent Heights areas.

The residents of Redcliff ought not be put at risk because of the negligence of planing by Medicine Hat City Hall.

And something that was not mentioned in any article or news outlet is a “thank you” to Redcliff Fire Department.

Les Landry


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