Lee County moves forward with fire and EMS consolidation
The Lee County Board of Commissioners were given an update on which direction they need to head in next in order to consolidate their fire and EMS services during their meeting Tuesday night.
The county has already spent more than $60,000 dollars to bring their existing equipment up to standards for the change and says the outline they received also gives a better explanation of what's to come for those employees.
"It cleans and clarifies the fact that we will remain two separate divisions and if you're EMS, you're EMS, if you're fire, you're fire. So that hope is going to put a lot of employee's minds at rest," said Chair Rick Muggridge.
The consolidate positions will be on a strictly volunteer basis and officials say at the next meeting they'll vote on whether to create three sub-stations at $100,000 each to continue the process.