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Spanish Fork expands from volunteer to full-time fire crew due to growth

Spanish Fork will be expanding its fire and emergency medical services department, moving from a volunteer fire crew to a full-time and part-time crew. Currently, the city employs one full-time and one part-time ambulance crew, with firefighters working on a volunteer basis with a paid stipend per call. Now, the part-time ambulance will transition to full-time and the city is hiring a new full-time fire crew. Current volunteer firefighters will become part-time employees with an hourly wage. Eddie Hales, Spanish Fork Fire & EMS chief, said that the growth in the city has ...


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(Merrill is on vacation – a road trip. We're running a past favorite (aren’t they all favorites?) column of his from the Summer of 2010) When I was a kid we often drove in the night when we were going to California. In the early days, we didn’t have air conditioning and it made the ride ...

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