Fire department deserves more support

To the editor:

Recently the Fire Department held its 2nd Annual Field Days. From where I sat under the awning of my camper due to illness and my inability to participate in the activities I got to see just how little a great number of people in this town think of the efforts of the Fire Department and Emergency Squad of Westport. I realize that there were some other activities going on in town on Saturday, August 25, 2007, but would it have hurt to take a copule of minutes to come support a local, volunteer, civic organization? If this had been a Chamber of Commerce sponsored activity I feel the participation by the community would have been greater.

I would like to know what it would take to get more interest and involvement from the taxpayers and residents of Westport. The Fire Department and Emergency Squad are trying to put on activities to raise money for equipment without having to include it as budget item. Otherwise this would result in raising everyone's taxes.

I would like to commend and say THANK YOU to all those who worked so hard to make this event successful.

Judith M. Napper

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