Okanagan Landing Volunteer Firefighters Association members, it’s time to face reality.
You live in Greater Vernon and pay taxes to the city.
Your elected officials have made a decision you do not like. Welcome to the real world.
You now are included in the Vernon Fire Department and as such are under their command and budget. You will be treated just like any other department in the city.
You are upset that your elected representatives did not confer with your association. Get over it.
Your association will continue if you want it to. You are gradually making enemies with the people you are supposed to be working for and with.
You will probably never be hired full-time because of this stubbornness and politicking.
You can, and probably will be replaced.
You are making a mountain out of a mole hill and gradually burning all your bridges.
You may have support of some Okanagan Landing residents but what do you think the rest of the Vernon residents, workers, staff, firefighters, think about your “nose out of joint” issue?