Lee County commissioners continue merger talk - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Lee County commissioners continue merger talk

LEE CO., GA (WALB) -

Lee County Commissioners continue their discussion about possibly merging EMS and the fire department to save money and improve the county's fire protection rating.

Tuesday evening, commissioners heard from a consultant on the benefits of cross-training EMT's and firefighters.

Next, the commission will decide whether to hire that consultant to assess the fire department and further explore how merging the two departments could be beneficial.

Chairman Rick Muggridge believes a merger would be good for taxpayers.

"We want to take the forces and the assets that we have and we want to use them to their maximum potential to deliver the best fire protection and emergency medical service that we possibly can," said Muggridge.

The board will vote two weeks on whether to hire a consultant.

 

Copyright 2013 WALB.  All rights reserved.  

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Blakely gets prepped for Peanut Proud Festival

    Blakely gets prepped for Peanut Proud Festival

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:41:28 GMT
    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year. (Source: WALB)The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year. (Source: WALB)

    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year.

    More >>

    The city of Blakely is getting ready for their biggest event of the year.

    More >>
  • Birds-eye view of historic courthouse renovation

    Birds-eye view of historic courthouse renovation

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:40:59 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    Leesburg's historic courthouse renovation is 75% complete.

    More >>

    Leesburg's historic courthouse renovation is 75% complete.

    More >>
  • Early county celebrates farmers at banquet

    Early county celebrates farmers at banquet

    Thursday, March 23 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-03-23 21:35:21 GMT

    On Thursday night, hundreds of people in Early County will gather for the annual farmer appreciation banquet.  

    More >>

    On Thursday night, hundreds of people in Early County will gather for the annual farmer appreciation banquet.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly