What will a fire property tax increase buy?

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What will a fire property tax increase buy?

Durango Fire Protection District service could suffer if mill levy fails
Brock Fortson, a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane, is required to check fluid levels and maintenance on aging vehicles. The engine was purchased in 1999, has 45,000 miles on it and has operated for 35,000 hours. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Brock Fortson, left, a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane; Greg Child, center, volunteer coordinator with DFPD; and Ed Rozycki, a volunteer, check a 1998 rescue vehicle.
Aging Durango Fire Protection District firefighting and rescue trucks are parked at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Brock Fortson a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane, is required to check fluid levels and maintenance on aging vehicles. This engine was purchased in 1999, has 45,000 miles on it and has operated for 35,000 hours. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Ed Rozycki, left, a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District, and Greg Child, volunteer coordinator with DFPD, demonstrate how ladders are lowered on a older engine at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Key dates and polling locations

Voters in Durango can expect to receive their ballots by Wednesday or Thursday. Bayfield residents can expect their ballots Friday or Saturday.
The last day to mail a ballot is Oct. 30.
Four 24-hour ballot drop-off locations will be open from Oct. 16 through Nov. 7:
La Plata County Clerk & Recorder’s Office, 98 Everett St., Suite C, Durango.Bayfield Town Hall, 1199 Bayfield Parkway, Bayfield.La Plata County Administration Building 1101 East Second Ave., Durango.Farmer’s Fresh Market 535 Goddard Ave., Ignacio.Three voter service and polling centers will be set up to help with voter registration, replacement ballots, ballot drop-off, in-person voting and voting machines for people with disabilities.
The La Plata County Clerk and Recorder’s Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.
The Clerk’s Office will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6.
On Election Day, Nov. 7, the Clerk’s Office will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Bayfield Town Hall will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Oct. 30 to Nov. 3.
Bayfield Town Hall will also be open from 8 a.m. to noon Nov. 4 and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 6.
On Election Day, Nov. 7, Bayfield Town Hall will be open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
The La Plata County Fairgrounds will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday and from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Election Day, Nov. 7.

What will a fire property tax increase buy?

Brock Fortson, a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane, is required to check fluid levels and maintenance on aging vehicles. The engine was purchased in 1999, has 45,000 miles on it and has operated for 35,000 hours. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Brock Fortson, left, a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane; Greg Child, center, volunteer coordinator with DFPD; and Ed Rozycki, a volunteer, check a 1998 rescue vehicle.
Aging Durango Fire Protection District firefighting and rescue trucks are parked at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Brock Fortson a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane, is required to check fluid levels and maintenance on aging vehicles. This engine was purchased in 1999, has 45,000 miles on it and has operated for 35,000 hours. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.
Ed Rozycki, left, a volunteer with Durango Fire Protection District, and Greg Child, volunteer coordinator with DFPD, demonstrate how ladders are lowered on a older engine at Station 6 on U.S. Highway 550 near Trimble Lane. Older equipment is moved to stations in the district that have fewer calls than others.

What will a fire property tax increase buy?

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