Durham looks to combine city, county fire departments

  • Source: WNCN-TV NBC 17
  • Published: 02/07/2018 02:57 PM

Durham City and County leaders are considering doing away with the county’s fire department and instead making one large city department. In Durham County, when there’s a fire or emergency the county’s fire department responds. However, county officials say they’re concerned just how long they’ll be able to answer those calls. “Our tax revenues to support what the fire department does, would get smaller, and smaller and smaller. And it will be much more difficult to provide the level of service that is needed at a rate that the tax payer is comfortable with,” said Jim Groves.


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