HFD intends to start inspecting buildings again; pay increases likely for firefighters

The goal is to prevent another tragedy like that which occurred in Oakland, where 36 lives perished in a fire ■ Mary Ann Morris / Editor We have the potential to have an Oakland-type fire situation here in Hemet, said a somber Scott Brown, Hemet fire chief, during the Dec. 13 Hemet City Council meeting, at which he implored the Council for an advance on Measure U funding to implement strategies to prevent such a tragedy as that which occurred when Oakland city buildings were left uninspected. “We lost 36 lives in the Oakland fire incident and as the story unfolds there is a very clear trail of bureaucratic disconnect on

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