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Fire Department plan may be too expensive for Kelowna

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The fire hall in downtown Kelowna. The Fire Department has requested a multi-million dollar plan to upgrade emergency services (PoYang_博仰/Flickr)
A 10-year strategic plan for the Kelowna Fire Department has a long, and expensive list of demands.

Fire Chief, Jeffery Carlisle has requested two new fire halls, relocating a third -- and 40 additional firefighters.

The cost could be huge: an estimated $10 million for the three fire halls, and $4 million a year for the additional staff.

The plan was supposed to debated this week at council -- but it wasn't even discussed. Council they tabled the plan and moved on to other business.

To explain why, Daybreak host Chris Walker reached Gerry Zimmerman, a Kelowna city councillor and the city's former fire chief.

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