As can be seen in this article, there has been a concerted effort behind the scenes to work out a resolution to the issue of code inspections and pre-incident planning for fires and other emergencies.
It's been clear to me the new city manager has gone the extra mile in this arena after an April 17 letter from then CM Corriveau ordering a halt to years of semi-annual fire courtesy inspections that conflicted with the role of code enforcement inspectors.
That doesn't mean there are not varying views on the future sizing and composition of the City's $9M Fire Department. There are, and as I said Monday, I hope the debate printed in the national publication, Firehouse, will prompt more discussion publicly among those advocating changes.
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