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County Commission may approve contract to manage Bloomfield Fire Department

Hannah Grover
Farmington Daily Times
Engineer Ian Rutter examines equipment on a fire truck in March 2017 at the Bloomfield Fire Department.

AZTEC — The San Juan County Commission will consider approving an agreement with the City of Bloomfield to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services.

This discussion comes after the Bloomfield City Council voted 3-1 in favor of contracting with the San Juan County Fire Department.

The County Commission meets at 4 p.m. July 7. Instructions for participating in the meeting, including how to submit comments, are available at sjcounty.net/watch. Comments must be submitted by noon on the day of the meeting.

While the county will oversee the fire department, the vehicles that were purchased by the City of Bloomfield will retain the Bloomfield name and logo. The city’s fire department building will continue to house the fire department.

More:Bloomfield votes 3-1 to contract with San Juan County Fire Department

Contracting with San Juan County will save Bloomfield money.

The decision to contract with the county came after two years of discussion.

Other meetings:

The San Juan College Board of Trustees will discuss a wind turbine simulator when it meets at 6:30 p.m. July 7 via Zoom. The Zoom link can be found on the agenda posted on the college board website.

Hannah Grover covers government for The Daily Times. She can be reached at 505-564-4652 or via email at hgrover@daily-times.com.

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