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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.

 

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