The time is now! Ketchum’s fire station is beyond its useful life. Originally constructed as a car dealership, the city of Ketchum’s emergency services, fire and EMS are being housed in an outdated, crowded and unhealthy environment.

The existing station is not adequate for today’s needs for the storage of emergency vehicles or firefighting and EMS equipment. While our city has grown, the existing fire station has not kept up with the times. There are health hazards and building hazards that could impede the fine men and women firefighters and EMS responders from doing their jobs effectively. We have all watched over the past 19 years as the city struggles with giving those professional men and women the building that they need and deserve.

The city has had countless studies done by both professionals and community members as to the location and size of the station. The city has now identified a location and has already put together plans for a new station, which would give us a world-class emergency (fire and EMS) facility. We are a world-class city and we deserve a world-class emergency services facility.

Please join me in voting yes on the fire bond.

Ross Dinkelspiel, Ketchum

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