In a city the size of Sterling Heights, with the industrial facilities that drive our economy, a volunteer fire department doesn't make sense. That's why I am dismayed that several candidates running this year have previously advocated for an all volunteer fire department in Sterling Heights.
People move to Sterling Heights because of our strong public safety record. Anything that harms that, harms our property values as well. A professional, on-call fire department, ready to go at a moment's notice protects our residents as well as our property values.
I promise to advocate against privatization of our police and fire services. I believe our current professional fire department keeps our property values high and residents safe.