Posted: Feb 12, 2013 6:42 PM by Adam Bell
Some personnel changes may be coming for the Central Valley Fire Department
A possible restructuring of the employees is up for vote tonight by the board of trustees. Something chief Lindroth says will benefit the district.
"What I'm looking at doing is switching the current staffing we have slightly. What that is, is that we will be reducing one administrative chief position, to be able to hire two firefighters," says Lindroth.
By increasing the number of firefighters, the department believes that they can be more efficient at keeping the community safe, saying "We're going to have staffing available out of our main station 24 hours a day. That's going to be a big improvement. We're going to have a lot quicker response time."
Chief Lindroth analyzed the department's finances, looking for ways to be more efficient.
Board of Trustees member, Gil Moore, says "He was charged with that responsibility when he was hired, and he has come back with his recommendations to the board which we will be looking at tonight."
Our news team has calls into Brian Crandell, the person who could potentially let go if the vote does pass. The meeting is currently taking place and we hope to have the results of tonight's vote on our 10 pm newscast on KBZK.