Youngstown Fire chief presents plan for charging when department responds to calls

  • Source: WYTV-TV 33 News
  • Published: 04/10/2019 07:45 PM

Youngstown City Council got more information Wednesday evening on the fire chief's plan to charge for responding to calls. Fire Chief Barry Finley was joined by a representative from Fire Recovery USA, which would collect the fees. The city would get 80% and Fire Recovery USA would get 20%. Finley estimated that nearly $215,000 a year could be collected -- most of it from house fires but also from vehicle fires and special rescues. It would be set up for city residents only, where only the amount insurance companies are willing to pay would be collected. For instance, if a Youngstown resident needs fire crews and insurance says it'll pay, the resident won't owe anything.


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