The challenge is to meet the demand with limited people. As the town grows, this kind of thing will become more common. Pullman is not the little community it once was.- Pullman Fire Chief Pat Wilkins, "Pullman fire chief: Simultaneous emergencies take toll on department," Moscow-Pullman Daily News, March 11, 2008
Wilkins says the department needs up to nine more full-time firefighters to meet multiple demands like the November 15 arsons. But he won't get them this year. Wilkins was told by city leaders that "the local economy doesn't support that" at this time.
What will you give up to keep Wal-Mart out?