La Vista's volunteer firefighters answer last calls after decision to outsource work to Papillion
Assistant Chief Adam Vail, left, and Rescue Capt. Steve Leighton, who have a combined 14 years of service to the La Vista Volunteer Fire Department, face the end of an era of service after the city decided to outsource its fire protection to the paid Papillion Fire Department. Some of La Vista's 58 volunteers may get hired by the Papillion force.
Posted: Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am
Last year, La Vista volunteer firefighters celebrated their organization's 50th anniversary, a testament to men and women who wake up in the middle of the night to fight fires or ride ambulances for no compensation, save the heartfelt thanks of homeowners and the pride that results from serving a community.
Next spring, members of the La Vista Fire and Rescue Department will mark a different kind of milestone: the end of that volunteer tradition.
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Saturday, August 24, 2013 12:00 am.