Reno and Truckee Meadows Fire settle mutual aid dispute

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Updated: 12/06/2013 7:56 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & MyNews4.com) - After a week of blaming  each other for a delayed response to a house fire in Hidden Valley, the city of Reno and Truckee Meadows Fire District say they have reached an agreement to improve mutual aid response to fire calls.
 
A joint statement was released Friday afternoon, December 5th,  by the city of Reno and Truckee Meadows Fire District.

The current language in the mutual aid agreement requires a command officer to be on scene when practical before calling for mutual aid.  

Now the agencies will simply call when help is needed to eliminate any unnecessary delays.

"Any misinterpretations or variations have been cleared up and we all have an understanding that we can call for aid from one another as soon as possible," said Reno Assistant City Manager Cadence Mateivich.

Both the city of Reno and Truckee Meadows Fire say they will meet again later this month to discuss whether any changes need to made to the language in the current mutual aid agreement.
 

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