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Cheney views regional agreements rather than annexation or regionalization as the answer to providing good emergency response


Last updated 10/3/2019 at 4:09pm

CHENEY – Now that Medical Lake’s fire service has been annexed into Spokane County Fire District 3, are there other fire agencies in the region considering the same scenario?

That was a question posed by the Medical Lake City Council at its Sept. 17 meeting to District 3 Deputy Chief Don Crawford. Crawford told the council the city of Cheney has been watching the district’s model for years, prompting Medical Lake City Administrator Doug Ross to ask if they might be the next “domino” to fall, with agencies on the West Plains collaborating in creating a regional fire authority (RFA)...

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