The Town of Livingston Board of Mayor and Aldermen met in their monthly meeting last Tuesday and hired two new firemen upon the recommendation of a fire consultant from the Municipal Technical Advisory Service (MTAS).
As previously reported in the Livingston Enterprise, the house fire that took place on Chestnut Street on July 3 prompted city officials to contact MTAS to look into the situation and make a recommendation to ensure such things don’t happen in the future. His recommendation involved hiring more personnel.
Prior to making his recommendation, Fire Chief Rocky Dial reported to the board the duties of the department, as requested by Alderman Kelly Coleman in last month’s meeting.
“A lot of these things we don’t do every day, but we were asked to make up a list of things we do outside of fighting fires,” Dial said. “We go up on the square in the summer when it’s dry and we water the grass. The reason we do this is because it saves the taxpayers from having to have someone from Parks and Rec to come down there and do it.”
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