OC Outspends San Diego County for Firefighting
So, it's surprising what a study released this week shows about spending on fire services in each county.
You can read the full report, which tracks spending at 70 Southern California fire agencies, here.
The spending differences have resulted in lower staffing in San Diego County versus OC. There are 8.5 fire department employees for every 10,000 residents in San Diego County and 9.01 in Orange County, according to the study. The spending levels have remained steady the past five years.
Los Angeles County spends more than SD and OC, shelling out $271.71 per every resident and employing 11.03 fire employees per every 10,000 residents, the report finds.