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SCOTIA: Village FD adds position

Benny also argues that the board needs to research other methods of staffing. He said that he feels the Scotia Fire Department requires a detailed analysis of the many factors that affect public safety, staff and volunteer safety.

"We can match these goals with cost-effective solutions, which will make the most efficient use of our paid staff, our volunteer force and provide for increased safety," said Benny.

Kastberg said he feels the board is ready to move forward on the issue of fire department staffing.

"Even in our village size, our firefighters are responding to close to 1,500 calls runs in a year. Using the three-person model gives us adequate coverage," said Kastberg.

At the work session, the board also reviewed the village policy on recognizing domestic partnerships. Kastberg said that the village will not be making any changes to the policy in regards to its coverage for domestic partners of employees.

"We elected to keep the policy as is," said Kastberg.""

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