|A letter to the entire Peotone community regarding the upcoming consolidation|
|By Member Jackie O'Hara|
|November 9, 2022|
Dear Peotone Resident:
On behalf of the Peotone Fire Protection District Board of Trustees, we are grateful that the community has chosen a path forward that will allow for a more effective way for us to serve you. A consolidation with the Manhattan Fire Protection District will deliver guaranteed staffing at the Peotone station and help us to be there when you need us most.
In the upcoming weeks and months, we will be implementing our transition plan. It is our understanding that the transition to a fully consolidated district could take up to 60-90 days. As the work to become a consolidated district begins, you have our commitment to keep you fully apprised of our progress. We’re confident in a seamless transition based on the very strong working relationship we have forged with our partners in Manhattan over the last two years.
We’d also like to thank all of our emergency responders for their ongoing commitment and dedication to our community as well. They are the ones, after all, who are doing such great work in Peotone by responding to your needs professionally, skillfully, and compassionately. And, we’re grateful for the leadership that the entire command staff has demonstrated throughout this process.
We would like to thank you, the residents of the Peotone Fire Protection District, for your support and your confidence. It is our privilege to be able to serve on your behalf and to do everything necessary to ensure the safety of you and your loved ones.