Editorial: RF Fire Department enters critical period
This month sees the convergence of key issues affecting the local volunteer fire department and the communities it serves.
For the first time ever, there will be a paid, full-time fire chief. (See this week's Journal story about new chief Scott Nelson.) A similar process evolved for the volunteer-driven River Falls Ambulance when Jeff Rixmann was hired as the first full-time, paid director in February 2000.