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Saving yourself: Fire 101

How does firefighting work in a rural county like Crook?

The County Commissioners are an elected board that determines budgets and makes decisions about issues that affect citizens in the county, as well as oversee several county departments. The board directly governs several operations such as Road and Bridge, fire districts and county maintenance for entities such as the fairgrounds, library, public health, and the courthouse.

Each department has a department head or manager that reports to the commissioners. As such, the infrastructure of rural counties such as Crook County does not include dedicated fire houses with professional firemen.