Here’s some surprising news. Local legislation has been introduced to the North Carolina General Assembly, to remove the Fairview (Ten Ten) Fire District from the governance and jurisdiction of Wake County. It was introduced on November 28 by Representative Nelson Dollar.
Read the text of the House Bill (broken).
Recall that the department has been strongly critical of a recent county proposal, to close Fairview Station 2 at a future date, and deliver service to that district from a new Garner fire station.
This posting has also been posted on the Facebook side, with this discussion prompt: Readers, please unpack and react. Curious on thoughts on (a.) what will happen and (b.) what this bodes for the future of Wake County fire governance.
- Blog post(s) about the station closure proposal, and latest updates.
- Context on Local Law legislation
- By way of historical perspective, how are the county fire tax districts governed? See this document of Mike’s
- As well as this FAQ about how the Fire Commission works, from 2011.