KEENE’S FIRE DEPARTMENT and EMS services are in jeopardy and consequently so is public safety.

Since 1874, the City of Keene has operated its own fire department where firefighters have served the city and surrounding communities faithfully and dutifully without exception. Now, 46 firefighters, EMTs, and paramedics also operate four advanced life support ambulances. We respond to more than 5,500 service calls per year, arriving at 86% of scenes in fewer than 480 seconds. Not only do we meet the gold standard developed by the National Fire Protection Association, but more importantly, we’re able to keep our citizens and personnel safe.

Daniel Nowill is president of Professional Fire Fighters of Keene, Local 3265. He lives in the city.

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