Redding Firefighters Listen to Citizens at Carr Fire Community Meeting

Redding citizens gathered to talk to local firefighters about issues that concern them about fire danger and rebuilding in the aftermath of the Carr Fire.

Posted: Sep 23, 2018 8:46 AM
Updated: Sep 23, 2018 9:44 AM

REDDING, Calif. - Dozens of Shasta County residents shared their concerns Saturday at a Carr Fire community meeting run by Redding firefighters. 

Whenever a critical incident occurs, the firefighters hold briefings amongst themselves. After realizing the entire community went through this tragedy together, they wanted to give the public a chance to ask questions too.

Residents voiced their concerns about rebuilding. Another topic was the staffing of the Redding Fire Department.

"A lot of questions were asked about our staffing and how many people were on our engines. Something we feel we have to talk about in the future," said Redding firefighter Bret Morris.

The deadline to sign up for debris removal is next Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018.

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