Cosumnes Fire Chief Issues Statement in Aftermath of Sac Bee Story on Deficient Fire Inspections
April 17, 2017 | In the aftermath of a story published yesterday by the Sacrmento Bee criticizing several regional fire department...
April 17, 2017 |
Below is Hansen's statement.
Cosumnes Fire Department has been working for several months to bring its department into compliance with state-mandated fire inspections at schools and other locations in our service area. The effort to schedule and complete these inspections predates any local media coverage of this issue.
We deeply value the public’s trust and believe the current lack of compliance with state-mandated inspections is unacceptable. The Board of Directors, the General Manager and the men and women of the Cosumnes Fire Department are committed and focused on making it right by coming into compliance this year and ensuring that this does not happen again in the future.
What we want members of the community to know is that we have completed all of the initial inspections in the Galt Union High School District and will have finished the inspections at all of the Galt Union Elementary School District on Monday April 17th. We also have begun the task of scheduling and completing inspections at the other required inspection sites within our service area. Completing these inspections is one of our top priorities for this year. To ensure we never experience another lapse in our inspections, we have purchased new software that will allow us to better schedule and monitor these inspections and made new staff assignments.