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Springdale Fire Department Forms Five-Year Plan

Aims to Improve Pay, Technology

Posted: December 27, 2013 at 5 a.m.

Springdale probationary firefighter Osburn Lawson works the water cannon during a training exercise Thursday afternoon at J.B. Hunt Park in Springale. Springdale firefighters took advantage of the weather temperatures rising above freezing to allow some of their new firefighters to train on on different equipment on the fire engines.

A five-year plan for the Fire Department could change who's hired, what areas are covered, how employees are trained and the amount they are paid.

At A Glance

The Goals

The Goals for Springdale's Fire Department are:

• Pay and benefits to be commensurate with surrounding fire departments.

• Deliver the best possible emergency medical service to residents.

• Increase diversity within the department.

• Increase number of qualified candidates for employment.

• Have the department commensurate with surrounding communities and national standards with regard to adoption of new technology.

• Promote department services throughout the community.

• Have department staffing level comparable to state and national standards.

• Fully equip reserve fleet for response.

• Develop a training facility for the department.

• Host more certified classes to train personnel internally.

• Develop a program to educate community on services, prevention, and preparedness.

Source: City Of Springdale

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