Lakeport Losing Firefighters Due to Budget

Lakeport will be losing some firefighters.The Lakeport Fire District Board of Directors adopted a budget for 2018-2019 that will require three full-time staff firefighter positions to be cut. Fire Chief Doug Hutchison says they’e cut everywhere else they can, and now must reduce labor costs. Residents who attended the board meeting expressed concern about the cuts in personnel, and wondered if they might have been able to help to prevent the cuts had they known about the financial situation earlier.