I am writing in response to the letter sent in by John Tarpey, Jr., regarding Commissioner Nocerino and the North Massapequa Fire Department. My residence has been in North Massapequa for over 20 years. Obviously, Mr. Tarpey is expressing an opinion that is of the personal nature or maybe he has some other ulterior motive. Commissioner Nocerino and the North Massapequa Fire Department have been an asset to our community. I have attended the fire prevention program they offer and have found that the volunteer firefighters were very receptive and informative to my questions and concerns. They have given me great comfort knowing that they have the most up-to-date equipment and procedures which will allow them to respond faster to an emergency if needed. I am sure the rest of the community will agree that you cannot put a price on saving a person's life.