By Matthew O. Stephens
Cheney Free Press 

Airway Heights Fire Department pondering facility options


Last updated 5/12/2022 at 9:08am

Matthew O. Stephens

Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitch Metzger

AIRWAY HEIGHTS – Facility options for city departments have been a topic of discussion for some time. With some of the details yet to be ironed out, issues with the fire department have become more pressing as call volume increases.

Airway Heights Fire Chief Mitch Metzger discussed the department's urgent needs and pointed out that it's run primarily by volunteers, which means the city doesn't have to pay for wages or benefits for 15 workers.

"The thing to remember is that volunteers primarily run our department, so we save the city over $3 million annually," Metzger said. "And we need mo...

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