Chief Concern: Shelley-Firth (ID) Volunteer Fire Department Wants Expansion

Shelley-Firth (ID) Volunteer Fire Department officials recently made their case to the Bingham County commissioners for expansion, reports postregister.com.

They noted that due to community growth the department is at a point where it needs a full-time chief on staff. One official said that salary plus benefits for the position would likely be between $100,000 and $120,000.

One potential solution, they said, was to—with some adjustments—field additional calls in neighboring Blackfoot. County officials wanted to explore the options regarding tax funds and petitioning for additional funds over the next few years to make expansion possible. They note possible expansion includes a new ambulance and truck.

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