Money for Naches Fire District comes from fire departments like Yakima and Selah
YAKIMA, Wash -- Yakima County Commissioners agree to help fund the Naches Fire Department respond to emergency calls at White Pass, but at the expense of other fire departments.
The money for the Naches Fire District will come from the EMS Fund. One percent will be set aside to help fire districts like Naches -- but that means the city fire department like Yakima and Selah will lose money.
YFD will see their share of EMS money decrease by $11,000 dollars -- every year. Yakima Fire Chief Charlie Hines isn't happy.
"It means I have to make cut to my budget," said Hines.
Both Hines, and Selah fire Chief Jerry Davis, say they are happy to help Naches, but not when it when it takes a cut out of their budgets.
Both think Yakima County should have looked for other options.