County fire dept. may get the axe

The Sweetwater County Fire Committee presented its findings on fire service to the Board of County Commissioners this week and recommended closing the Sweetwater County Fire Department and contracting with existing fire agencies to cover fire protection services currently performed by the county fire department.

During the meeting, County Fire Warden Mike Bournazian gave a presentation on the history of the Sweetwater County Fire Department and an overview of the work the department does. Commissioner Roy Lloyd presented on behalf of the fire committee, showing the committee’s findings and rec...


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