Fire services to merge

Directors of the CSRD board gave three readings to the Area F North Shuswap Sub-Regional Fire Services Merger bylaw.

Directors of the Columbia Shuswap Regional District board gave three readings to the Area F North Shuswap Sub-Regional Fire Services Merger bylaw.

In a memo to the board, Darcy Mooney, deputy manager of Environment & Engineering Services, explained that merging the three fire services areas of Celista, Anglemont and Scotch Creek will provide advantages.

Some of the benefits include: accelerated capital reserves, greater co-operation among fire chiefs, standardization of equipment, bulk purchasing, as well as closer and more consistent training.

Scotch Creek residents will have only a ‘negligible’ increase while Celista and Anglemont area residents will enjoy a decrease in costs for fire service suppression.

 

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