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Financially Struggling Santa Barbara County Fire Department Looks At Future Needs

Posted on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 8:43am


A new study by a consultant shows that the already financially struggling Santa Barbara County Fire Department will need tens of million of dollars to build training facilities, and replace aging fire stations to maintain its level of service.

At the same time, the consultants have helped the department improve its emergency response times with existing staff, and equipment through the re-thinking of some proceedures.

KCLU’s Lance Orozco has the latest on the efforts to maintain, and improve the department in the face of the county’s tight overall budget.

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