Fire contingency fund proposed
By STEVEN T. DENNIS
Washington County Fire and Rescue Association officials proposed Tuesday that the County Commissioners set up a contingency fund to pay the cost of fighting major disasters or hazardous materials incidents.
Spokesman Robert Cumberland said that such a fund would prevent the problems that plagued the Maugansville Goodwill Volunteer Fire Co. after a large tire fire in April.
The Maugansville company incurred $47,000 in costs, including manpower, and $18,000 in special chemicals used to put out the fire.
The company was unable to collect money from the owner of the property. The commissioners have stepped in to help pay the fire company's costs and to try and collect the money.