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By Lee Hughes
Staff Reporter 

A joining of fire forces

Fire agencies make formal merger pitch to Medical Lake council; annexation requires voter approval


Last updated 3/14/2019 at 9:29pm

The clock is ticking for the Medical Lake City Council to decide to ask voters to consider merging the city’s struggling all-volunteer fire department with Spokane County Fire District 3.

Speaking before the council and spectators that included board members from SCFD3, Medical Lake Fire Chief Jason Mayfield suggested there are three options for the council to consider.

One is do nothing — knowing that 911 calls will continue to be missed by the Medical Lake Fire Department.

The all-volunteer department was unable to respond to over one-quarter of the calls they received in 2018, acco...

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