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All the right moves

EDITORIAL

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District of late has taken positive steps to increase the fire safety in about two-thirds of the county.Still winding its way through to a final ratification is the proposed consolidation with the Snake River Fire Protection District. The two districts, as previously noted, cooperate closely as it is, but a consolidation permits the economies of scale of merged budgets and manpower. A merger also means manpower and equipment can be deployed more intelligently in the geographic region. The areas benefiting from the arrangement include the greater Silverthorne, Dillon, Dillon Valley, Frisco, Summit Cove and Keystone areas. Breckenridge and Copper would still run independent fire protection districts.Earlier this month, Lake Dillon decided to improve the fire safety in the Lower Blue Fire Protection District, based in Heeney, with the donation of a water truck.In a land household where wells are the main water supply, the water truck is an important piece of equipment. If an emergency arises, the water truck can be lent back to Lake Dillon for a mutual aid call at the northern end of Lake Dillon’s protection area.As 2004 closes out, Lake Dillon is making all the right moves.


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