The last time I checked the FD budget was not 3 million dollars, its public record. Most of the FD funding comes from fire fees. According to dispatch records, the FD runs about 1000 calls per year, among the highest in the county, particularly in the summer time. Also, I am told the FD has 5 minute response time to ALL emergencies, fire and medicals. So, do the math...call volume, plus needed equipment, plus personnel and captial expenses that a prior city council approved leads to a high budget. I feel sure that if you called 911 you would expect the best possible service.
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