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The city of Spearfish is preparing to create a fire department.
The city of Spearfish is preparing to create a fire department.
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December 9, 2015

Spearfish Looks At Fire Department As City Agency

The city of Spearfish is preparing to create its own fire department after the Spearfish Volunteer Fire Department voted to disband by the end of January 2016, reports the Black Hills Pioneer

The new department would have three full-time employees, a chief and two support staff, while volunteers would continue to make up the bulk of the city's firefighting force. A task force that developed the transition plan envisions that the paid employees would handle administrative duties, leaving the volunteers to fight fires and be free from the burdens of paperwork and other management tasks. 

The Spearfish City Council plans to pass an ordinance in January 2016, which will formalize the creation of the new city agency. City officials also plan to negotiate with Lawrence County regarding fire protection in some areas outside city limits.

Read more about Spearfish on the Black Hills Knowledge Network.


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