Rural Districts in Danger of Losing Fire Departments
Monday, October 30, 2006
Today, most of those homes have been rebuilt. But the threat of future fires could be even greater, because Crest is in danger of losing its fire department. Like many small local communities, Crest relies for fire service on a small, independent fire district. Today, the East County Fire Protection District, which serves Crest and Neighboring Bostonia, is $800 thousand in debt.
During this hour we mark the third anniversary of the Cedar fire by talking about Crest, its effort to rebuild and maintain fire protection. And we’ll find out whether San Diego County could succeed in creating a county-wide fire department.
, resident of Crest and community activist.
- John Traylor , retired fire chief of Coronado and governmental consultant on fire protection to LAFCO, the Local Agency Commission.
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