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Imagine a community where emergency calls are delayed due to lack of resources, safety equipment is not updated and fire trucks break down en route to calls because there were not enough funds to maintain them.  

Engineer Jeff Scalf talks about maintenance issues at Sedona Fire District Station No.1 on Tuesday, March 19.Sedona Fire District Fire Chief Kris Kazian does not want that scenario for this area. He wants the community to be safe and for tourists to feel secure in the belief the Sedona area has an exceptional emergency response team to rescue them if they find themselves stranded on a hiking trail or in an accident.

Funding is critical to this endeavor, which is why SFD is doing all it can to work within a strained budget and figure out a plan that will prevent reducing valuable services, Kazian said.

For the full story, see the Friday, March 22, edition of the Sedona Red Rock News.