The Higgins Fire Protection District in south Nevada County laid off four firefighters Thursday, June 19, and will begin rolling brownouts of fire stations. The actions follow Measure B, which would have boosted funding for the fire district, losing in June by about 150 votes.
Can the fire district turn to grant funds for financial help? Jerry Good is battalion chief for Higgins fire district.
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Higgins says the fire district plans to ask voters again early next year to approve an increase in funding.