As the fire chief of the St. George Fire Protection District, and on behalf of our Board of Commissioners and all our employees, I wish to thank the voters of our district for approving the three tax renewals on the October 22 ballot.

Voters' expression of confidence in us to continue being good stewards of their tax dollars is a source of both pride and humility.

I am very proud of the men and women of the St. George Fire Department, who come to work every day wanting to serve the public.

We all also are humbled by the trust the public has shown in us to spend tax dollars wisely in these hard economic times.

Gerard C. Tarleton, fire chief

St. George Fire Protection District

Baton Rouge