Fire department changes approved | TahoeDailyTribune.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Fire department changes approved

The South Lake Tahoe Fire Department has made moves to be more easily accessible.

Tuesday night the City Council approved a recommendation from Brad Bennett, safety services director, to make a division chief into an administrative division chief.

This chief will work typical Monday through Friday office hours and give other agencies and the public one fireman of whom to ask questions.



Bennett said the move is temporary at this point and he wants to see how it works before implementing a more permanent strategy during the council’s budget hearings this summer.

Council member Bill Crawford said he’d like to see the fire department move directly into Bennett’s tentative proposal for department restructuring, as he said the need is there now.



Bennett is tentatively proposing a structure of three division chiefs and a battalion chief to take the place of three division chiefs and a management analyst.

Bennett said that while his final plan may look a lot like what Crawford wanted done Tuesday, he wants more time to evaluate the situation.

“I want a little more time to look at it,” Bennett said. “I’ve only been here two months.”

Back to Front Page


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around the Lake Tahoe Basin and beyond make the Tahoe Tribune's work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Your donation will help us continue to cover COVID-19 and our other vital local news.

For tax deductible donations, click here.

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User


News

Market Pulse: The Roaring 20s?

|

The market is off to a good start in 2021, even rising as the chaos at the Capitol unfolded. The rise is being called “The Everything Rally” because almost all sectors rose from their March…



See more