Capital facilities plan: We are doing one to sort out how many new and remodeled fire stations we need for the next 20 years, and how will we pay for them.
Response times improvement: The response times are increasing due to more calls for service and more traffic, but we can see an improvement through the use of technology and effort.
Subsidization of the contract cities: The contract cities (Brier, Edmonds, Mountlake Terrace) pay less taxes than residents of South County Fire for the same service. That needs to end, and they need to pay the same as everyone else.
Strategic planning: We started a strategic planning process in April that will look at changes we need to make for the future.
Training academy: We host the training academy for new firefighter recruits in Snohomish County, and it has been a huge success. We need to continue it.
Paramedic school launch: We need to address our shortage of paramedics, we will be partnering with Central Washington University to launch a Snohomish County paramedic school. This is a great opportunity to create our own paramedics at a time when it is hard to find them.