Saturday, April 10, 2021

McGrew and Losleben will keep fire service with city

| April 7, 2021 1:00 AM

Last year, the current Whitefish Fire Service Area board caused widespread stress and concern for those owning property in the Whitefish Fire Service Area when it discussed a proposal to replace the full time and professional firefighters at the Whitefish Fire Department (which currently provides fire and EMT services to the Whitefish Fire Service Area) with a volunteer fire department.

At its March 16 meeting, the board raised exploring this idea again as early as 2023. This is a public safety issue. For anyone with property in the WFSA who wants to continue receiving fire and EMT services from the professional career firefighters at the Whitefish Fire Department, I invite them to vote for Ed McGrew and George Losleben in the upcoming Whitefish Fire Service Board election.

McGrew is a Whitefish businessman who has lived in the Whitefish area nearly 20 years and George Losleden, born and raised in Montana, is a retired attorney. Both are committed to retaining the professional fire and EMT services of the Whitefish Fire Department for the WFSA, rather than shifting to a volunteer fire department.

Mike Frost, Whitefish