Proposal: Regional fire agency could save $800K |

Proposal: Regional fire agency could save $800K

RENO (AP) – A regional fire agency serving the city of Reno and Washoe County could free up fire companies and save the region much as $800,000, according to study recommendations from a California consulting group.

The study prepared for Washoe County by Folsom, Calif.-based Diamante Partners shows a regional system should free up two companies once existing fire districts are re-mapped. That would allow for a redistribution of services and filling in any coverage gaps.

The study recommends a joint fire authority board manage the regional fire agency. The board would be comprised of two Washoe county commissioners and two Reno council members and would supervise a combined force of Reno, Truckee Meadows and Sierra Fire protection districts.

Washoe County paid $81,400 for the draft master plan.