Firefighters, thankfully, put out fires without thought of making money

Posted 22 November 2013 at 12:00 am


People in our area tend to respond to need when they are aware of it. Many just do it without wringing their hands about how much they might be inconvenienced in the process.

On Monday, Nov. 11, the Medina Fire Department responded to a fire at 228 Park Ave. Forgive me if there were volunteer companies that responded as well. Had the MFD failed to respond, there is no telling how much of Medina might have burned to the ground.

Fortunately the Orleans County Legislature doesn’t decide whether or not fires should be fought. You see, you cannot make money fighting fires either.Is taking care of those who have taken care of us any less important than doing what needs to be done when it comes to fighting a fire?

That is crazy one might say.Obviously we have to fight fires.How much more obvious is the need to fight fires than the need to take care of our responsibilities where our elderly are concerned?

According to 2014 budget reporting, the cost of garbage disposal is rising to $190 next year.

Sincerely yours,

Gary Kent