|"SHEILIA BURRAGE HONORED BY DAVENPORT FIRE FIGHTERS"|
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|Written by Brian Kramer|
|Tuesday, 22 October 2013 15:30|
DAVENPORT ASSOCIATION OF PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS HONORS ALDERMAN SHEILIA BURRAGE FOR EFFORTS IN PUBLIC SAFETY
Monday night the Davenport Association of Professional Fire Fighters honored Alderman Sheilia Burrage (Davenport’s 5th Ward) for her efforts in promoting public safety in Davenport. In the last two years Alderman Burrage has promoted a policy of trying to keep the streets and neighborhoods safe in the 5th ward and making sure that first responders have what they need to protect the public.
“The 5th ward is where people live, it’s where they go to school, its where a lot of them go to church, it’s a place that we need to make safer for all residents of Davenport. My plan for the next two years is continue working with Davenport’s first responders to identify those areas in the fifth ward that need attention” said Alderman Burrage.
“Tonight we are showing our appreciation for Alderman Burrage’s continuing support for Davenport's public safety. Without her help and activism for making our neighborhoods safer, we believe Davenport would be a much different place” said Jason Roth, President of the Davenport Fire Fighters
In August, Alderman Burrage encouraged her colleagues to support an 11th hour application for a federal grant after hearing their counterparts in Des Moines unanimously passed a resolution directing their Fire Chief to do the same. If awarded, 3 fire fighters positions in the City of Davenport will be restored and funded by the federal government for 2 years. In early September, FEMA reviewed the grant applications, but due to the government shutdown the city of Davenport anxiously awaits the outcome of their decision. Along with working with the Davenport Fire Fighter’s, Sheilia has worked closely with neighborhood associations and watch programs to help make the 5th ward safer for the residents there.
Sheilia Burrage has served the citizens of Davenport’s 5th ward since January of 2012. Alderman Burrage sits on both the Public Safety and the Finance Committees.
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