The following is a White Paper on Volunteer Fire Departments. While the staff report may not be useful to every city or county, the white paper pertains to something very unique.
This paper came about because some residents remember the days of a resident on-call fire department and wanted the City of La Habra Heights to go back in that direction. It had actually become a dividing issue in the past election.
What Carl Vos, the La Habra Heights Management Analyst, found is that state law and many other logistical issues, have come together to make resident on-call fire departments impractical in today’s environment. La Habra Heights does have a volunteer fire department, but those volunteers serve shifts the way that paid firefighters do.
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