The Boger City Volunteer Fire Department, which has been a volunteer-based fire department since 1958, will be consolidating with the Lincolnton Fire Department effective July 1. This is a very positive development and a win-win situation for all involved, according to both Boger City Chief Mitch Burgin and Lincolnton Chief Ryan Heavner. Citizens of the Boger City district will see an improvement in service and businesses should see a reduction in their insurance rates. The Boger City VFD is not annexing with the city and residents of the district will continue to pay their county taxes, they will not owe city taxes as well.
“I look at this as a new beginning and a way to take the Boger City Fire Department into the future,” Burgin said.