Cecil Solidarity has issued the following letter to the North East Fire Company:

Dear Board of Directors of the North East Fire Company Inc.,

We are writing to you today to recognize and commend you for taking swift action to address the vile and racist social media posts of one of your former volunteer firemen. Your quick response and ultimate dismissal of this individual sends a strong message to our community that racism and hate are not tolerated within your department.

When leaders and first responders in our community respond appropriately to instances of hate or harm it goes far in improving community relations and in making all citizens feel safe and supported. Your definitive and clear rebuke of that individual’s actions is a guiding example for our county.

Again, we appreciate and commend you for your actions. We look forward to continuing to support the North East Fire Department just as you have supported our community.

In Solidarity,

Cecil Solidarity, Inc