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Letter: Re-elect Fire Commissioner Joel Bearman

In December 2001, while I was shopping at King Kullen in Levittown, there was a man in a firefighter uniform handing out cards for the election of fire commissioner. I asked this firefighter what this position was all about. He took the time to explain to me the duties of the fire commissioner and explained to me the reason he wanted to be a fire commissioner. He explained it was a nonpaying job, he didn’t get a company car to take home and he didn’t want the position for the prestige.

He also explained how the position was an elected position by the taxpayers and not the firefighters. He wanted the job because he wanted to make sure that our town had top notch training in firematics and medical emergencies, to have the best equipment to give the people of this town without over burdening them with big tax hikes.

This man is Joel Bearman. Joel has shown the passion and commitment that is needed in these times to assure Levittown is the leader when it comes to emergencies and neighbors have the confidence to call the fire department when it needs to without the worry that the crew that shows up will have all the needed equipment on board.

Please join with me on Tuesday, Dec. 13 and re-elect Joel Bearman, fire commissioner.

Theresa Posillico