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Fanning firefighting capabilities

Cheney department's need of equipment and staffing have officials' attention in 2018


November 9, 2017

John McCallum

The resident firefighters' quarters at Cheney's fire station are shown above. City and fire department offiicials would like to spruce these accommodations up in order to attract college students interested in training to be a firefighter to the department's currently dormant program.

Cheney officials acknowledge there are large needs to be met when it comes to the city's fire department - and they hope to address those in the coming weeks and months.

Cheney resident Cliff Ferguson virtually accused Mayor Tom Trulove, City Council members and officials at the council's Oct. 10 meeting of ignoring department needs for equipment and personnel. In response, Trulove said the department will get a lot of its equipment needs met in the 2018 budget.

The council has approved a $750,00 – $800,000 purchase of a new attack engine, replacing the existing truck that has frequent me...

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