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One Chief for Three Local Fire Departments

Nevada County Consolidated   firefighters already cross staff with  Nevada City and Grass Valley Fire Departments ,  now  an agreement has been  reached   to hire one chief to oversee all three departments. Nevada County Consolidated Board Chairman Warren Knox says the goal  is  efficiency in fighting fires and saving money.
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The concensus following a Nevada County Consolidated Board meeting last evening was to look outside of the local departments for a new Fire Chief, hopefully to be on the job by next January.  Knox says the county also notified the fire district that  it looks like tax revenue for the next year will be down 2.8 percent from last yaer.  Knox says that means a loss of about $65 thousand dollars to nevada County Consolidated which equals one firefighter position.  He explains the current coverage in the county under present budgets.
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The next Nevada County Consolidated Board meeting is September 20th.

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