Department to hire more firefighters 

The Sweetwater County Fire Department was given the go ahead to start adding staff to its department.

During the Sweetwater County Commissioners meeting Tuesday morning, the Commissioners voted unanimously to approve a request from Sweetwater County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian for an additional seven firefighting personal, which would cost about $239,000.

Bournazian requested one additional full-time firefighter/engine boss, two nine-month seasonal firefighters, three sixth-month seasonal firefighters and one three-month firefighter. These additions would allow the department to staff for s...


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