By BRENDAN KIRBY
WILLIAMSPORT - Washington County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Association leaders held a forum Wednesday to answer the most frequently asked questions, from why a fire tax is needed to what the training requirements are for volunteer firefighters and rescue workers.
The forum, which was taped, will air four times on a government-access cable channel, said association President Jay Grimes.
Grimes said the association is pushing for a fire tax because not enough people voluntarily give money to their local fire and rescue companies. He estimated 35 percent of Washington County homes contribute during fund drives.
"Yes, we need help. But we're not trying to run people out of the county with high taxes," he said. "If we had 100 percent (contribution), our job would be much easier."