MOUNT VERNON — By July 1, a decision is expected as to whether or not the city of Mount Vernon will have an agreement to take over fire and emergency medical service for College and/or Monroe townships.
Fire Chief Chris Menapace addressed Mount Vernon City Council on Tuesday night and said preliminary talks were “off the cuff” conversations with College Township Chief Bill Smith and Capt. Andrew Weber regarding what a joint effort might look like. From there, a committee was assembled to determine what direction the College and Monroe fire department would like to proceed.
“They formed a committee themselves, to basically self identify their capabilities as a fire and EMS organization. How are they providing the service to their constituents, are they effective, are they providing the level of service their citizens are used to that they want to give.”
Menapace said he met several months ago with volunteers, trustees and citizens of College and Monroe townships and provided a synopsis of how things might work if Mount Vernon assumed the fire and EMS duties for the area.
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