St. Paul Fire Department looking to end aid agreement with surrounding suburbs

  • Source: KAAL-TV ABC 6 Austin
  • Published: 02/11/2020 10:41 PM

The St. Paul Fire Department wants to end an agreement with several suburbs that surround the city. Many are concerned over how ending that agreement would impact fire crews' response times in the event of an emergency. The agreement sends the nearest agency to an emergency, regardless of what city it's in. St. Paul Fire says sending crews into other cities leaves fewer firefighters in their own backyard. "A couple things happen when you respond outside your jurisdiction is that you leave a coverage gap within your jurisdiction," St. Paul Fire Deputy Chief Roy Mokosso said. "The Saint Paul Fire Department is committed to public safety and is responsible for the residents of Saint Paul."


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