Dear Greensboro Resident,
Since 1884, when Steam Fire Engine Co. Number 1 was placed in service, Greensboro’s fire fighters have saved countless lives, protected millions of dollars in property, and provided the citizens of this great City with first class service. We have come a long way since those early days of horse-drawn fire pumps but our commitment to duty and our mission has never wavered. That mission is to protect life and property in the City of Greensboro.
During these tight budget times we want to take the opportunity to remind the residents of Greensboro of the key role that your fire fighters play in public safety. In addition to responding on all structure fires, your fire fighters also:
Provide hazardous material mitigation.
Provide emergency medical care at the EMT-B level.
Protect the tank farm with a specialized foam task force.
Provide public education programs for citizens of all ages.
Perform specialized patient extrication in serious motor vehicle accidents.
Provide a technical rescue team that specializes in all urban search as rescue disciplines.
Provide a specialized bike team that responds to emergencies on Greensboro’s trail system.
During these troubling economic times your fire department has tightened its belt and continued to provide the residents of Greensboro with the service they deserve. As we continue, as a city, to navigate very tough budget times it is our hope that engaged residents will continue to convey to elected officials that they:
1. Want, need and highly value the professional services of of the Greensboro Fire Department.
2. Are opposed to ANY reduction in fire department staffing as staffing cuts will jeopardize citizen and fire fighter safety.
3. Are opposed to the elimination of ANY fire companies throughout the city because this will also jeopardize citizen and fire fighter safety.
4. Are willing to pay their taxes to maintain the level of fire and rescue services that citizens currently enjoy.
In conclusion we want to thank you, the residents of Greensboro, for allowing us the privilege to serve you as your fire and rescue professionals. We hope when the time comes you will convey to your elected members of Council that you wish to maintain the high level of service that we provide to you on a daily basis.
The Professional Fire Fighters of Greensboro-Local 947
You can contact your member of Council here: