Fire Chief Bob Martin Del Campo speaks to the Hollister City Council about staff requirement shortages. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Government / Politics

Hollister Fire Department reorganizes ranks to reduce overtime costs

Changes are intended to reduce overtime costs and still satisfy legal requirements.

The Hollister Fire Department needs 41 firefighters to cover both cities and the county, according to Fire Chief Bob Martin Del Campo. Photos by John Chadwell.

Government / Politics

SAFER grant won and likely lost within a week

Acceptance of $2.6 million grant could be hindered by upcoming expiration of shared fire services contract between Hollister, San Juan Bautista and San Benito County.

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Police / Fire

Hollister Air Attack Base ready to battle fires in 11 counties

CalFire base at Hollister Airport is manned and ready for the fire season

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