Island Crossroads – Fire Department in Crisis?

June 6th, 2017 by Eric Pryne


Vashon Island Fire and Rescue leaders say they’ve got big problems — not enough staff, aging equipment, crumbling stations — and those shortcomings could affect you the next time you require the department’s services. One possible solution: A property-tax increase. Learn more about VIFR’s challenges on “Island Crossroads.”

Host: Eric Pryne. Guests: Chief Charles Krimmert, Fire Commissioner Brigitte Schran Brown, 50-year volunteer firefighter Mike Kirk, and citizen advisory committee member Melinda Powers.

Recorded: June 5, 2017.