2014-09-11 / Front Page

Will county merge county fire with sheriff's office?

Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 - 8:30 a.m. - The board of supervisors on Tuesday moved to merge the county fire department with the county sheriff's office. Not all county firefighters are thrilled with the plan, however. 

"We need a fire chief and a deputy fire chief that know (firefighting)," volunteer firefighter Ron Setterberg said at Tuesday's meeting.

Also at the meeting, Sheriff Doug Binnewies moved to calm concerns about the plan.

"My interest... is not to empire-build or to scuttle the fire department," he told those present at the meeting.

Read more on the development in this Thursday's MARIPOSA GAZETTE.

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