Broward Sheriff Visits Ocala to Pitch Sheriff-Controlled Fire Department
LAMBERTI: A real straight shooter.
Broward Sheriff Al Lamberti was in Marion County earlier this week, singing the praises of his predecessor's decision to place countywide firefighting services under the auspices of the sheriff's office.
Monday's two-hour session was the first time the panel heard first-hand from the architects and practitioners of the model [Marion Sheriff Ed] Dean seeks to emulate."I'm not here to sell you anything," Lamberti told the committee and a roomful of about 50 senior county staffers, citizens and local officials. "We want to give you the benefit of our experience."
"As a result of this financial burden, we have no choice but to scale back services to the residents of Lauderdale Lakes. The ladder truck currently at Station 37 will be decommissioned (hopefully temporarily) in order to meet the lowered cost of providing fire service in the city."
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