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Doors soon to be shutting on fire station’s Fairway site

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The only things in the Meade County Fire Protection District’s meeting room Dec. 15 were the items needed for essential operations.

Fire Board Chairman Martin Bosemer announced this would be the last meeting in the Fairway Drive location. Board members Dee Decker and Bruno Ilario were absent.

“We’ll be meeting in our new facility next month,” Bosemer said.

Fire Chief Larry Naser said training has been suspended in preparation of the move to the Armory Place facility. He said training will resume after the new year in a different format.

In individual consultations with firefighters, Naser said they expressed interest in more hands-on training. He said he will contact an area department about acquiring their burn trailer.

In response to discussions last month regarding EMS assists, Naser announced the department will continue to respond when dispatched, but they will attempt to limit the number of on-scene vehicles when possible.

Bosemer reiterated the committee might meet after the first of the year and devise a more formal solution. He added discussions on the matter had been held with Judge Executive Harry Craycroft and dispatch officials.

In other business, members:
• Learned a representative from Seagrave inspected the fuel fill on the department’s “quint” truck. The representative said the rust was minimal and shouldn’t cause an issue, as long as the department changes the fuel filters yearly, which already occurs. The firm has agreed to supply the necessary parts for the repair, but the labor must be provided by the department.

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