By STEVEN T. DENNIS
HALFWAY - The Washington County Fire and Rescue Association plans to make its pitch to the Washington County Commissioners July 29 for hundreds of thousands of dollars a year in funding for an incentive retirement plan for 25-year volunteers.
The association estimated that the Length of Service Awards Program would cost $375,000 in the first year.
County officials have estimated the program would cost $225,000 in the first year and rise by 5 percent a year after that, said Rick Hemphill, a member of the association's awards committee.
Association President Jay Grimes said the county has agreed to the rewards program in principle but hasn't agreed to fund it.