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Mount Vernon, Knox County, Ohio

To the KP Editor:
Central Ohio Joint Fire District is asking for your May 2 special election support The fire district 5 year, 5.5 mil operating levy will expire at the end of 2017, a replacement 3 year, 5.5 mil levy is on the May 2 ballot for approval.

Central Ohio Joint Fire District (COJFD) includes Centerburg Village, Hilliar and Milford Townships and provides Fire and Emergency Medical Services as well as a number of saafety and prevention programs and is staffed 24/7 with a minimum of 3 highly qualified Fire and EMS personnel. Programs include fire inspections, CPR classes, injury prevention and first aid.

in 2016 COJFD responded to 95 fire calls, 82 EMS calls transporting 598 patients to 12 different hospitals, and completed a total of 264 fire safety inspections. COJFD was awarded a FEMA grant to replace firefighter breathing apparatus and an Ohio EMS grant to purchase training and medical equipment

Your "YES" vote on May 2 will allow COJFD to continue to provide high quality public safety services to our community.

Thank you,
COJFD Fire Board
Tom Stewart - Fire Board Chair, Centerburg Village Council
Don McCracken - Hilliar Township Trustee
Tim Eyster - Milford Township Trustee

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