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Consolidated to Leave Nevada City Station 54

The Nevada County Consolidated Fire District will pull it’s firefighters out of Nevada City in six months. That’s the decision of the district’s Board of Directors, unless something develops between now and then. New Consolidated Chief Jim Turner says the district is down three staffers, so this move would eliminate any further cutbacks in personnel…

Listen to Jim Turner

Turner says the move would save about 240-thousand dollars a year, starting next fiscal year. When the item on the agenda was opened to public comment, one of the speakers was Nevada City City Manager Mark Prestwich…

Listen to Mark Prestwich 1

The possibility of the move came up a couple of months ago when the Grass Valley, Nevada City, and Consolidated seemed to be leaning toward sharing one chief. A week later, the Consolidated Board decided to go with Turner as their own chief. Consolidated Board member Tom Carrington…

Listen to Tom Carrington

The board voted 4-3 to send Nevada City a 180-day notice of the intention to remove their firefighters, but also indicated they would still be open to other ideas if they make financial sense for the district.

Also at the meeting last night, the board officially approved new contracts for Turner as Chief and Jerry Funk as Deputy Chief. They also approved the purchase of a new fire engine for Alta Sierra, which would arrive around the middle of next year.

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