Having full time firefighters on duty 24/7 is imperative to the safety of our community for the following reasons:
1. Full time staffing allows for quicker response times to all types of emergencies
2. You have 2-3 minutes to escape a house fire today, compared to 30 years ago when you had 15-17 minutes. A quicker response time may save you and your families life.
3. If you have a medical emergency, the quicker care can begin the better chance at survival you will have. 4. The Hillsboro Fire District has experienced an increase in call volume. Our staff cannot safely operate with only 2 people on duty 24/7.