County joins Emergency Fire Suppression Account

Breaking with the precedent of past years, Sweetwater County will join the Wyoming Emergency Fire Suppression Account this year.

The Board of County Commissioners voted unanimously during Tuesday's meeting for the county to join the account, which is set up by the Wyoming State Forestry Division. County Fire Warden Jim Zimmerman and Deputy Fire Warden and Fire District No. 1 Fire Chief Scott Kitchner presented to the commissioners to explain the account and the reasons for joining it.

"Basically it's an insurance policy," Zimmerman said. "What it's there for is to mitigate the impact of a disa...


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