- Associated Press - Wednesday, February 12, 2014

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Des Moines airport board has hired a private company to provide fire protection.

The Des Moines Register says (https://dmreg.co/1aU1EM1 ) the board voted unanimously on Tuesday for a two-year contract with Pro-Tec Fire Services, of Green Bay, Wis., starting at $921,000 a year.

Pro-Tec will replace the Iowa Air National Guard’s fire department, which will disband later this year when the Air Guard stops flying jets from Des Moines.

Union members had asked airport officials to create an airport fire department and hire Air Guard firefighters. But airport officials decided to hire a contractor, saying they were not in the business of managing a fire department.


Information from: The Des Moines Register, https://www.desmoinesregister.com

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