Robyn Singleton, Q.C.I'll let you know what happens.
County of Lethbridge No. 26
#100, 905 – 4 Ave. South
Lethbridge, Alberta T1J 4E4
Re: Invoice #20163
Dear Counsellor Singleton:
I recently received County of Lethbridge invoice number 20163 for $500 (copy enclosed) for dispatching the fire truck to Lethbridge Airport in connection with engine troubles that we were experiencing with our aircraft in July. Fortunately, we landed without incident and no services were required. The documentation attached to the invoice report shows that the truck was dispatched for a total of 11 minutes.
Pursuant to Section E of Schedule A of County of Lethbridge By-Law No. 1267 (which I note does not provide for charges for dispatching the fire truck in the event of an emergency at the airport), I am respectfully requesting that these charges be waived as they were incurred in respect of a matter that reasonably qualifies “as an emergency or of a humanitarian nature.” Your favorable consideration of this matter would be appreciated, and would provide a positive incentive to fellow aviators to err on the side of caution and request assistance in the event of possible emergency. Should a forced landing be necessary, having fire services standing by can only serve to prevent unnecessary, and potentially fatal, injury.
Thank you for your prompt attention to this matter.
The IFR Pilot
Monday, September 26, 2005
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