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Plan for paid vol. fire chief shakes up dept.

The former fire chief of the dept. resigned upon learning of the controversial plan

By Lynsi Burton
Skagit Valley Herald

ALGER, Wash. — Volunteer-based Skagit County Fire District 14, which covers the Alger area, is seeking a fire chief as part of a move to make the top spot a paid position.

But the decision comes with some controversy, prompting former Chief Dan Costanti to resign over the direction of the department and firefighters and to claim the department is unnecessarily wasting money on the position.

Full story: Plan for paid vol. fire chief shakes up dept.

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