The Hillsboro Fire Protection District has reached a point where the full-time staffing levels are reaching dangerously low levels and the citizens and visitors of the Hillsboro Fire Protection District are not properly protected. The demands placed on the fire service are ever changing and growing, the Hillsboro Fire Protection District must change and grow as well. In 2006 Hillsboro Fire ran 577 calls and in 2019 they ran over 1000 call. This is almost a 100% increase in call volume. In 2018 there were 157 overlapping calls. This means that for 16% of the calls, the citizens in need were waiting extended periods of time for help to arrive. Hillsboro Fire also has the lowest tax rate of Jefferson and St. Louis Counties. With the .50 tax increase, they will be among the median tax rate for the two counties.
With the .50 tax increase, Hillsboro Fire plans to increase their staffing levels to provide quicker response times for their citizens and save money to replace their station 1 that was built in the 1970's, as it does not provide the space needed for present day needs.
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