This is Peter Davis, Chief of the Beach Patrol. I want to clarify how much I and my staff respect the Galveston Fire Department and all they do. We’ve worked together for years and many of my best guards now work as firefighters. They are an amazing organization and we deeply value our partnership.
I called Chief Olsen this morning because my comments have been misinterpreted to imply their incredible staff aren’t the trusted heroes they are. My job is to reduce risk and the proposal that we put forth to share a facility with our partners in the Fire Department and maintain a small sub station on Stewart Beach does that.