Emergency Services Overview Presented to Officials
Elected officials received an overview of county emergency services Thursday at a meeting hosted by the Moore County Board of Commissioners.
After a review of a 2004 study of fire, rescue and emergency medical services, they were introduced to plans under way to correct some of the shortcomings revealed in the original study.
Fire Chief Mike Cameron reported on a proposal to merge the Circle V/Vass Fire Department with the Cameron Fire Department and the Vass Rescue Squad, emergency units that share a history of mutual service. If approved by the commissioners, the new department will take effect July 1 under the name Cypress Pointe Fire and Rescue.
Randall Moore presented a proposal calling for broadband internet service through Broadlink, a program that would expand internet connections throughout the county.
Public Safety Director Bryan Phillips presented a whirlwind description of services administered from his office. It covered everything from fire district tax rates to the use of 911 funds.
Attending this meeting in addition to the county commissioners and elected officials from the municipalities were four members of the Board of Education, Sheriff Lane Carter, Clerk of Court Susan Hicks and state Rep. Jamie Boles.
More details will appear in the print version of The Pilot.
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