Northwest NEWS

September 17, 2001

Editorial

Our hearts go out to the families affected by these evil acts

An act of war has been perpetrated on the American way of life and has affected citizens throughout the United States.
   As we witness the devastation, our hearts go out to the families affected by these evil acts. We feel great empathy for the rescue workers who lost their lives in an attempt to save the lives of others.
   As part of the Puget Sound Urban Search and Rescue Team (USAR), Woodinville Fire has two firefighters on alert at McChord Field ready to be deployed to the East Coast to assist with rescue operations. One firefighter will function as a Rescue Team Leader and our other firefighter will function in Logistics. Both individuals have received extensive training in their area of expertise. In addition to these two, Woodinville Fire has two additional USAR members on standby.
   We realize there is an increased level of anxiety in the community and encourage each of you to look out for one another. Take some time to pull yourself away from the media and decompress through those activities you find enjoyable.
   If our customers have any concerns or questions, please call Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District at (425) 483-2131 or if you have an emergency, call 911.
   Please be safe and we will overcome.
   Chief Steve Smith
   Woodinville Fire & Life Safety District