Everett Fire Chief Addresses Costs Of Thursday’s Technical Rescue Operation

July 16, 2021

Everett Fire

Today Everett Fire Chief Dave DeMarco issued the following post on the Everett Fire Department’s Facebook page. We’re passing it along here for those who don’t follow Everett Fire on social media.

Good morning,
In the background of the confined space rescue operation yesterday there have been many who question the obviously enormous investment in the effort to excavate the tunnel and ensure no lives were at risk. It presents an important opportunity to share the mission of the Everett Fire Department and the underlying purpose and values of the local, regional, national and international fire service.
At Everett Fire, our mission is: “We’re here for you.”
The promise we’ve made to our community, the promise of the entire fire service is that we will use the precious resources you entrust to us to deliver the expertise and equipment necessary to save a life. Our mission, and that promise, extends to all lives no matter where or how you live, no matter who you are or what you believe.
The massive effort yesterday was us fulfilling our mission. I wish to extend sincere thanks to all our regional partners who worked tirelessly for hours to ensure this incredibly dangerous and complex operation was resolved safely and with no injuries or loss of life.
Dave DeMarco
Fire Chief
Everett Fire Department

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