September 29, 2010
Per 2009 “NLCFPD EMERGENCY REPORTING” the average response time exceeds fifteen (15) minutes. The national standard is six (6) minutes or less and here is why. Your brain dies in less than four (4) minutes….. Under direct flame impingement, your home begins structure failure in three (3) – five (5) minutes.
These two reasons alone are just cause to reduce response time. In addition, Federal regulations mandate four (4) properly qualified and trained firefighters on the scene of your fire before they can enter and engage in an effective interior attack of the fire. NLCFPD only has two full time, dedicated employees per day on your fire engine.
Without a “YES” vote on question 2, you accept the fact that NLCFPD will continue to have extended response times, increasing the chance of you or a loved one being brain dead by the time they arrive. You also accept the fact that a loved one’s home, a neighbor’s home, or your home will have substantial damage, including all your prized possessions and family heirlooms. You may even be reducing the chance of survivability.
NOW is the time, the citizens need your help. Please attend “KEEP FERNLEY SAFE” meeting on Saturday October 2, 2010. We will begin promptly at 1000 hours at Station 61. Special guest, NLCFPD Fire Chief Darryl Cleveland will be present.
NLCFPD Director Brian Bunn