Here's your chance to comment on future of Edmonds fire service


City of Edmonds fire serviceThe Edmonds City Council will take public comment tonight on two options for fire service in the City of Edmonds:

1. Enter into a 20-year contract with Snohomish County Fire District 1 under which the city would sell the fire engines, aid cars and equipment to Fire District 1, but keep the fire stations, land and emergency medical service transport fees the city now collects. All city fire employees would become Fire District 1 employees and the city would pay the Fire District quarterly to cover the personnel costs.

2. Do nothing, continuing City of Edmonds fire operations as usual.

Details, including the city’s budget forecast under the Fire District 1 contract, can be found here. The meeting starts at 7 p.m. in Council Chambers, Public Safety Complex, 250 5th Ave. N.

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