Starting tomorrow reduced staffing will go into effect at Higgins area Fire District Stations and one station will be closed entirely. Public Information Officer for the District Pete Marchinek says with reduced funding, there’s no way for the department to avoid it since the voters rejected a Tax Measure, Measure V.
Higgins Fire station 21 off Combie Rd. will remain staffed with two resources from Cal Fire, and Station 23 off McCourtney Road will be staffed with one engine and two firefighters. Station 22 off Morning Star lane in the Dog Bar Area will remain closed until further notice. For Six firefighters today is their last day of employment with Higgins Fire district.
Marchineck says Higgins Fire District residents could also see a plausible impact on the cost of homeowner’s insurance. Higgins Fire district provides fire protection and emergency service response to an estimated 12-thousand permanent residents in southern Nevada county, encompassing 90 square miles.