Brandon Messick - Daily Press Jason Ciempa, Loco Hills Volunteer fire chief, discusses recently proposed policy revisions with other chiefs from throughout Eddy County Thursday in Carlsbad. “It’s not how high you are in the chain of command,” Ciempa said, “it’s the respect others have for you.”

Brandon Messick – Daily Press
Jason Ciempa, Loco Hills Volunteer fire chief, discusses recently proposed policy revisions with other chiefs from throughout Eddy County Thursday in Carlsbad. “It’s not how high you are in the chain of command,” Ciempa said, “it’s the respect others have for you.”

By BRANDON MESSICK
Daily Press Staff Writer
Volunteer fire chiefs from throughout Eddy County attended a supper in Carlsbad Thursday night, where they discussed new revisions to the administrative policies of Eddy County Fire and Emergency services as submitted by the county’s emergency manager, Joel Arnwine.
When the supper ended, the chiefs had reached a decision to walk out if the Eddy County Commission votes to approve the revisions.
“2,400 square miles of property are not going to be covered if we walk,” said Sun Valley volunteer chief Casey White. … For the rest of the story, subscribe in print and on the web.