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Union voices concerns over outsourcing dispatch


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Mar. 17, 2017, Vernon, B.C. - The idea of outsourcing fire dispatch services is drawing strong criticism from the Vernon Professional Firefighters Association. The City of Vernon announced  in a press release it is issuing a request for proposals for alternative dispatch services to “determine if an alternative delivery model could reduce costs and provide a more robust service.” The city points out that communities such as Cranbrook, Fort St. John, Penticton and Salmon Arm have all contracted out dispatch services.

But Brent Bond, the president of the Vernon Professional Firefighters Association, says not all of those communities are pleased with the change. reports. | READ MORE

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