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Budget meeting shows need for fire equipment

Saratoga Town Council hears of deficiencies, outdated fire fighting gear at budget meeting


A week after the Saratoga Forest Management fire forced the Town of Saratoga to reschedule their budget meeting, department heads and town council members sat down at 5:30 p.m. on April 23 to finally discuss the budget for fiscal year 2019-2020.

During the budget meeting, those in attendance were informed by town council member Jennie Lou Garland and members of the Saratoga Volunteer Fire Department (SVFD) that the department was lacking vital supplies and equipment.

“There is nothing in compliance over there as far as equipment,” said Garland. “For 32 sets of bunker (gear) it is $92...

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