My husband is disabled and we have had to count on the Liberty Township Fire Department on several occasions.

To the Editor:

My husband is disabled and we have had to count on the Liberty Township Fire Department on several occasions.

The last time was when he came home from the hospital and was so glad to be home that he flipped his scooter getting on a ramp. He was lying in the hot sun in agony. We got a prompt response and those who came were, as usual, real professionals. I can't imagine how painful this would have been if he had to lie there an hour waiting for help.

We lost two grandchildren this past year. Both were situations when a few minutes of response time and professional assessment could have meant life instead of death. We wonder each day if our precious grandson would be with us if he had collapsed at our home instead of in an area that was "not overstaffed" and didn't have the professionals we have here to properly assess the situation.

I hope those who would save a few dollars a month never have to experience the heartache we experience every day. Our lives will never be the same.

We are retired and do not like taxes any better than anyone else does. When it comes to safety, how can anyone who can afford a home in this affluent community not afford a few dollars a month to save a life?

When someone's life depends upon prompt response and professional training, you cannot be "overstaffed" or overqualified.

Muerl and Sherman Liddell
Powell