11/21/09 363 W, 1 I - + 12 - 17 November 19 Fire Commission Meeting Highlights

The night was dark, the sky was blue; there were a bunch of chiefs, and a few others, too. These handouts were made available. This was the agenda.

Contract Revisions

The majority of the meeting involved a lengthy review, discussion, and approval of revisions to the Wake County Fire Protection Contract. Some of the revisions included

See the handouts for a complete list of revisions, as well as a presentation about the contract revision process.

Facilities Reports

The Facilities Committee reported that the Board of Commissioners awarded the construction contract for Garner Station 4 on October 19. The projected completion date is October 5, 2010. The station is expected to open in 2012. The committee also reported that dormitory renovations are progressing at Fairview Station 1, Fairview Station 2, Swift Creek, and Stony Hill. See the handouts for more information from the Facilities Committee.

Station Closures

The Fire Marshal presented an update on the station closure process. Their office is still waiting on the Raleigh Fire Department to return their proposal for providing suburban fire protection to the areas covered by the stations being evaluated for closure. That information is expected soon, and a special-called Fire Commission meeting is expected in December. At that special-called meeting both Falls and Bay Leaf fire departments are expected to make presentations to the Fire Commission. The Fire Marshal's office is also planning information workshops for citizens, perhaps in January. They're also planning to create an e-mail address and voicemail number, for citizens to provide feedback.

Reality Check

Attendees are encourage to correct the above information, which includes paraphrasing by Yours Truly.

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