09/14/10 107 W - + 7 - 6 New Hanover County Votes to Consolidate Fire Departments

Last week, commissioners in New Hanover County approved a plan to consolidate the volunteer Castle Hayne, Federal Point, Myrtle Grove, and Wrightsboro fire departments under county control.

They'll be merged with New Hanover County Fire Department, as this Star-News story reports, with paid firefighters plus volunteers at each station. The transition starts October 1. The plan had been hotly debated for months.

FireNews also found this WWAY story, which includes reader reactions. Here are some earlier blog posts on the subject, from June 29  and May 11. Also see this NHCFD web page, with documents for download about the consolidation plan.

One follow-up story on how the consolidation is going, from FireNews and about issues in Myrtle Grove: http://firenews.net/index.php/headlines/..
Legeros - 10/02/10 - 08:56

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