Lyndon Fire District residents gather, discuss ways to help save fire stations

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on June 14, 2013 at 12:31 AM

Updated Friday, Jun 14 at 12:41 AM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Trying to stem the financial losses, residents within the Lyndon Fire District met to discuss ways they might save their fire stations; they believe an ambulance service would help the district but so far that request has been denied.

For months the Lyndon Fire District has been battling rising financial costs and a stagnant tax base.

Lyndon has already tried stop-gap measures including: brown outs, reducing staff and closing stations for a period of time.

Now Lyndon officials and others are being urged to lobby for another source of revenue.

After July 1 Lyndon Fire officials say they will only respond to serious medical emergencies with EMT's onboard their fire trucks.

They estimate their runs will drop by 1,000 a year.

Meanwhile Metro EMS and Anchorage EMS respond to calls in the Lyndon area.
 

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