Four Jefferson County fire districts have decided to merge in an effort to increase efficiency.
Details of the move were discussed by fire officials on Thursday. The plan involves departments in Harrod’s Creek, Worthington, Anchorage-Middletown and Eastwood Fire.
Fire officials in the areas planning the merge believe coming together as one unit will eliminate repetitive roles and services and also increase response times, which in turn, makes way for them to better serve the community. With the current set up, some small departments are spread thin.
“Response times will be reduced and we can serve [residents] quicker,” Chief Kevin Tyler with Harrods Creek Fire said.