August 15, 2013 | Vol. 117 -- No. 17

Sharing resources could help West Plains fire protection

Medical Lake, Airway Heights and Spokane County Fire District 10 have a plan to share resources in an effort to help each other operate more efficiently throughout the West Plains. The three fire departments are working together to produce a document that shows any duplications of service between them.

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Airway Heights Fire Department
Spokane County Fire District 10 has the most area to cover on the West Plains, with 90 square miles of terrain.

Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitch Metzger said the idea first gained some traction within the city when one of the two pumps failed, necessitating the purchase of a new one listed at $7,000. Those pumps are brought to the scene of car collisions and various other calls in their service area. F...

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