Fire service boundaries in the county have not been changed since 2008, according to Scott, who said his office started looking last year at redrawing the portion of the fire service map his office is still responsible for despite expanding cities and ESDs in recent years.
Because he does not have the authority to assign fire service areas within an emergency services district and the ESD elections last year made the playing field uncertain, they put it off, according to Scott.
Because some of the map was put together when Willow Park was still a volunteer department and paid staff tends to significantly impact response time, Scott said he believes there would be a difference in fire service area boundaries now.
But the uncertainty about what his office will still be responsible for after May continues to delay the remapping efforts.
“I’m going to kind of sit back and wait and see how these lines shake out,” Scott said, adding it would be a waste of time and effort to redraw boundaries now that could change in May.