What people fail to recognize is the operating expenses of these stations will be lowered dramatically. The county already funds these stations, most of which operate at twice the budget of the average county station. The citizens will not see a change in protection other than the lower insurance ratings.
As for the volunteers, they have the opportunity to continue to volunteer with the county fire service. The only difference for volunteers is they will be required to report to the station instead of the scene of an incident. This has been in the works for years and has worked for the residents in Ogden very well.
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