I just received a 1-call (public announcement via telephone to subscribers) from the Mayor of The Borough of Newfield. He wanted to assure the residents that public safety was a priority. He also said that Newfield Fire Company No 1, which is the Newfield Volunteer Fire Company as far as I know, is the first responder followed by Malaga and Forest Grove volunteer fire companies.
Now my cautious optimism could be misplaced if Newfield Fire Company No 1 is another volunteer force that has been set up as a replacement, but I won't be cynical today. No, today I will hope that more than a century of tradition in a volunteer fire company has been honored and that someone has put the safety of the town ahead of other agendas.