Excerpts from foxillinois.com:

Springfield Fire Department Chief Allen Reyne decided to revamp and upgrade their policies. It’s going to cost $30,079 out of their budget, which was approved by the council. Reyne said these revisions will help with risk reduction and liability.

They’re hiring a company that Reyne says has a good reputation of being meticulous and careful to improve policies and procedures.

The policies need to be consistent with state law. Other updates will include adding standards for social media and driving a fire truck. Right now, some of the policies date back to the 90’s.

“So if God forbid we get in a traffic accident,” Reyne said. “It just reduces that risk for the taxpayers in the end.”

About $17,000 of the $30,000 will go to training to all 215 firefighters.

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