A Word From Councilman Tretheway

Today’s Fire in Natomas‏

From: Ray Tretheway
([email protected])
Sent: Wed 10/08/08 8:13 AM
To: Dear Neighbor

First of all, my thoughts and prayers are with the familya and our firefighters. Thankfully, the entire family is safe. Three of the firefighters have been released from the hospital, while one remains. We pray for a full recovery. My family has experienced the devastating tragedy of losing our house to a fire, and to this day we are forever grateful to the firefighting

The Red Cross was onsite to assist the North Natomas family and provide emergency shelter. I know that we will pull together as a community to
offer our assistance to them as well as to demonstrate our appreciation to all of our firefighters.

Under my leadership, and working with community volunteers and the firefighter’s union, we were successful in building Station 30 in North Natomas.

Today, I am again working with community volunteers, city staff and the development community to fund a new Natomas fire station west of I-5. As early as next month, the city council will vote on my proposal to fund and begin construction of the fire station.

Earlier this summer I met with some of our firefighters onsite at Station 30 to make sure that the new fire station will adequately address our community’s needs. I have also met with Congresswoman Matsui to ensure the upcoming federal building restrictions in Natomas will not impact the schedule for building our new firestation.

Let’s now keep our thoughts on what matters most–the family with their tragic loss; and the firefighters and their health.

Ray Tretheway
Councilmember, District On
City of Sacramento
(916) 808-7001

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