County Needs 14 New Fire Stations: Report

Tuesday, May 11, 2010  |  Updated 9:31 PM PDT
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The San Diego Fire Department is pushing for a new job classification that would be available to scores of firefighters and comes with a 5 percent pay raise.

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County Needs 14 New Fire Stations: Report

After the 2003 and 2007 wildfires, the county takes a look at coverage and response times.
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San Diego County needs 14 more fire stations to reduce response times and ensure adequate coverage, according to an assessment of fire services commissioned by the county Board of Supervisors.

The $300,000 "Regional Fire Services Deployment Study" was commissioned to look at the entire range of existing fire and emergency medical services in the wake of the 2003 and '07 wildfires that killed 27 people and destroyed more than 4,000 homes.

The study was delivered last week, and its host of recommendations will be presented to the supervisors May 19.

Read more in the full article in the North County Times.

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