Proposed shuffling of fire-rescue staff in Virginia concerns residents

  • Source: The Daily Progress
  • Published: 03/09/2020 12:00 AM

Some residents in northeast Albemarle County are concerned about a proposal to move daytime fire-rescue staff farther away from their area. As part of County Executive Jeff Richardson’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2021, Albemarle County Fire Rescue would reallocate weekday, daytime fire-rescue staff from Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company and East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company to the Crozet Volunteer Fire Department and Pantops Public Safety Station to meet system-wide response time standards and call volume. The reallocation was proposed in response to a request by the Crozet department to ACFR to provide supplemental weekday, daytime staffing. “We provided that as an option versus hiring the additional staff that’s needed to staff Crozet Fire Department, mainly because we haven’t really looked at that configuration since staff was put out there over 20 years ago,” ACFR Chief Dan Eggleston said in an interview Wednesday.



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