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Med Bow Fire Dept. packs it up: Medicine Bow Fire Department loses county support, equipment


Doug Radunich

Carbon County Fire Warden John Rutherford loads equipment from the Medicine Bow Fire Department Saturday. The department lost four fire-response vehicles and other equipment owned by the Carbon County Fire Department, partly in response to the county’s 2013 budget cuts.

Carbon County Fire Department officials hauled equipment out of Medicine Bow Saturday in response to a tightening county budget.

“This is not very good,” said Jim Colman, Medicine Bow Fire Department treasurer who was present when officials were moving out equipment. “We’re adding 40 minutes to an hour in response time, and that’s not good.”

The officials wheeled out four fire-response vehicles, breathing apparatuses and other equipment owned by the Carbon County Fire Department. County officials also stripped Medicine Bow firefighters of their workers compensation and ability t...

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