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Fire Companies Want New Property Tax

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WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) - New Castle County firefighters are calling for a new property tax to help pay for emergency medical services.

County Executive Tom Gordon says he'll fight it. State legislation would be needed to allow the county to create a special assessment to pay for emergency medical services.

Volunteer fire companies pay for medical services from other money they receive, but 21 companies want a new tax to avoid reaching into other revenue to cover the cost of medical services. Last year, volunteer fire departments in the county spent $5.2 million for medical expenses not covered by insurance reimbursements or other sources.

But Gordon says he doesn't think the proposal is a good idea and he'll work with fire companies to find other revenue sources.

 

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