Thursday, October 26, 2006

Commissioners' Comment October #2

By Norman Bassett, Public Information Officer
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October #2 It has been one year since John Latimer, IV assumed the post of Director of the Washington County Division of Fire and Emergency Services. During that time a number of changes to the Division have occurred, along with changes in how Washington County government interacts with the Volunteer Fire and Emergency Service companies. A study of funding needs and methods is underway; will a fee for service structure for Fire and Emergency Services be necessary? Planning is a constant process, Latimer says, and explains the process for receiving federal and state assistance in time of disaster.