Park City Fire Department Supports North Summit Fire Operations for 60 Days
The North Summit Fire District Administrative Control Board voted Friday night to officially transfer operations from the North Summit Fire District to the Park City Fire District for the next 60 days. (North Summit Fire District)
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COALVILLE — The North Summit Fire District Administrative Control Board voted unanimously Friday night to officially transfer operations from the North Summit Fire District to the Park City Fire District for the next 60 days.
The move was prompted by an investigation into the North Summit Fire District due to reports of firefighters not responding to calls.
North Summit Fire District President Michelle Anderson led the meeting, while Deputy County Attorney General David Thomas addressed the public following a closed meeting. During the public portion of the meeting, Thomas updated attendees on the logistics of the agreement with the Park City Fire Department.
The terms stated were that Park City Fire would take over Stations 23, 21, and Henefer Station. It was noted that North Summit Fire would continue to pay for station utilities, but Park City Fire would maintain the stations. The agreement also defined insurance responsibilities for each station.
“In terms of insurance, North Summit Fire will still maintain normal fire, theft, damage and property insurance on the fire station,” Thomas said. “Whatever personal property Park City Fire brings, they will maintain insurance on it.”
Thomas said Park City Fire Chief Bob Zanetti and his crews do not plan to use the rented equipment.
“They plan to have full-time staff at the Coalville station,” Thomas said. “Part of the consideration is that they want to bring their own fire trucks and equipment to the fire station.”
Thomas said the Park City Fire Department is there to support northern areas of Summit County and does not intend to stay longer than 60 days.
“They are there to support you and have no interest in running the fire district for more than 60 days,” Thomas said. “They’re all for short-term help.”
Thomas said that in the agreement there is a provision that if both parties agree, they can go another 30 days, but that Park City Fire Department officials “really want this not to happen.” that is only 60 days”.
The board agreed to the terms of the agreement and the meeting was adjourned.
Correction: This story originally said council member Michael Novak addressed the public. Deputy County Attorney General David Thomas was one of those who spoke during the public portion of the meeting.