At 40 feet high, the Hollister Fire Department's new training tower will offer extensive training capabilities. Photos by John Chadwell.

Police / Fire

Hollister Fire Department gets new training tower

Firefighters, law enforcement and emergency medical personnel will get hands-on experience without having to leave San Benito County.

File photo by Lisa Robinson-Ward.

Government / Politics

Hollister approves fire services for San Juan Bautista

SJB council still needs to OK contract.

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Government / Politics

Hollister City Council approves $1.6 million for four new fire engines

Engines to cover urban and rural fires will be financed over 10 years

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Government / Politics

Fire coverage a hot topic for local officials

Committee meeting offers update on fire protection capabilities for county and need to move toward establishing fire district

Fire Chief Del Campo asked city council to approve battalion chief title.

Fire department restructuring to enhance and clarify responsibilities

New job title offers more job responsibility and career enhancement opportunities

FEMA funds will help pay for new water tanker.

Government / Politics

City Council approves purchase of water tanker for fire department

Council accepts FEMA grant of $542,387 for water tanker to support fire fighting in county; City's share is $96,000

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Government / Politics

City hopes new water truck will aid conservation efforts

$190,000 vehicle will collect water that is now run down the drain during water system testing

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Government / Politics

COMMENTARY: Fire Department Funding Fiasco

Hollister will charge extra for each fire or accident response