June, for a couple of reasons, is an important month for us. For one, it’s National Safety Month; we are emphasizing crime prevention, road and pedestrian safety, bicycle safety, and most importantly, fire safety. The Genesee Fire and Safety Committee places a strong focus on our role as a Firewise Community, and we are in our 15th year as a member of the National Fire Protection Association. On the evening of June 5th, the GFSC is holding a panel discussion on a variety of topics; speakers from the Jefferson County Sheriff’s office and Genesee Fire Protection District will be there to present, and answer your questions. Certainly, fire safety does not begin and end with June; it is a year-round presence and we must treat it with respect, and exercise diligence as a community.