fire district

For area fire districts, funding outlook bleak

It all comes down to money, or a lack there of, for six area fire districts. Mounting operational cost and dwindling revenues are signaling dire times ahead. Talk with those at th ...

Call to readers: Spending

Should more dollars be spent on our smaller fire districts? Tell us why or why not. We need your help keeping this conversation going. We want to publish your letters, but they m ...

Fire stations battle budget woes

Editor’s note: Through interviews with Auburn-area fire officials, the Journal has assembled a broad swath of information to provide a snapshot of the resources and challenge ...

Newcastle firefighters return to station

NEWCASTLE – The Newcastle firefighters’ 19-month stay in a camper trailer ended on Friday. A temporary, $300 fix on the Newcastle Fire Protection District fire station ...

Reader Input: Time to unite into single fire district

Last year, around this time and after the elections, I wrote a letter to the editor. I suggested that a regional fire district was the best and most cost-efficient way to provide q ...

Public services do not fall from sky

I voted for Measure E, prepared to pay $40 a year for our continued safety. Amazingly, 60 percent of our district voted to keep the equivalent of a few visits to a coffee shop in t ...