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Calif. county wants to convert volunteer departments into firefighter reserve

The move is intended to standardize training and avoid confusion over who is in charge at accident scenes, among other goals


By Duane W. Gang
The Press Enterprise

RIVERSIDE, Calif. — Riverside County wants to absorb the county's network of volunteer fire departments and convert them to a reserve force similar to the Sheriff's Department reserve deputies.

The move, under discussion for four years, is intended to standardize training, avoid confusion over who is in charge at accident scenes, among other goals.

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