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Resource ID: #13021
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: New Times (Phoenix)
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New Times investigates the Rio fire in north Scottsdale, Arizona. The investigation reveals that Rural/Metro, the private corporation the provides fire protection for the city of Scottsdale, initially sent only one fire engine to put out the wildfire. The blaze quickly grew out of control. Nearly 500 firefighters from all over the Valley area fought to contain the blaze. When the fire was extinguished, there was another blaze that Rural/Metro had to contend with: the long time feud with the Valley's municipal firefighters. Many of the city's firefighters claimed that Rural/Metro should have sent more men and more machines to the initial emergency call. (Aug. 17 - 23, 1995)

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