Fire district may have to pay FEMA back $752,453

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | 9:56 a.m. CDT; updated 6:59 p.m. CDT, Wednesday, July 8, 2009

COLUMBIA — An audit by the Office of Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security has found that the Boone County Fire Protection District may have to pay $752,453 to FEMA, which funded the fire district's Task Force One operations and deployments from 2002-2007, according to a news release about the audit from the fire district. Both the Fire District and FEMA disagree with several of the audit's findings, according to the release.

The Missourian will have more on this story later today.


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Richard Hayden July 8, 2009 | 11:36 a.m.

I hope $752,453 is mostly a misunderstanding and not another blemish on a fine organization under the former Chief. Certain aspects of the Office of Inspector General's report clearly focuses on responsibilities of leadership seemingly absent.

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