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Staffing Concerns For Nev Co Consolidated Fire

Peak staffing is also going into effect for the Nevada County Consolidated Fire District, starting July first, or Thursday. But Chief Jim Turner told the Board of Supervisors recently that the current number of firefighters barely reaches the minimum number that’s required for an incident…

click to listen to Chief Turner

Turner says the minimum number of personnel required for response is 14 to 15. Meanwhile, he says the district has purchased a new rescue vehicle designed to enhance response to harder-to-access incidents. They’re smaller and carry less water, or 150 gallons. But he says they cost 60-percent less than the traditional, larger trucks…

click to listen to Chief Turner

But Turner says full-time staffing has meant more defensible space inspections and greater progress in meeting the proper distance around homes. Alta Sierra was singled out as a notable example. He also told the Board that, thanks to the increased utilization of drones, they can also improve defensible space around structures owned by people who don’t live in the area.

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