The Board will hear a request from the Fire Department to add 4.0 full-time equivalent fixed-term firefighter positions to support the department’s enhanced fuel reduction efforts. The department created its first 14-person wildland fire crew in 2004 and added a second in 2018. Each works to improve defensible space around homes and reduce fire hazards over a nine-month period each year that starts in June and ends in March. Recent agreements with other agencies have significantly expanded the area for such efforts, and the proposed additional personnel would enable the department to provide more consistent and experienced leadership to the existing crews. The addition would be consistent with recommendations in the the "Lessons Learned: 2017 North Bay Fire Siege" report.
The Board approved the personnel additions.
Need more info? See the staff report about the proposed addition of firefighter positions.
Contact: Jason Weber, Fire Chief
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