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Fire Service Agreement Will Not Be Altered for Station 13

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SALISBURY, Md.- Leaders in the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County said they oppose making any changes to the Fire Service Agreement to include Independent Company Number One now known as "Station 13."

The Fire Service Agreement was signed by both the City of Salisbury and Wicomico County.

This agreement outlines how both parties will provide and pay for fire and EMS service in the existing fire districts within the city and county.

Now, talk of adding a new fire district for "Station 13" has city and county leaders displeased after a formal fire service agreement was signed months ago.

But, Independent Company One believe this only involves the county leaders not the city. They said in a statement, "The response area that is at discussion right now involves a Wicomico County taxpayer district that is outside of the City of Salisbury corporate limits."

But, Mayor Jake Day said that per the Fire Service Agreement it involves both parties.

"Unfortunately it doesn't work that way. We have a contract that's signed.. and if anyone attempted to violate that agreement it would obviously go to court pretty quickly."

Salisbury City Council Vice President Muir Boda agreed and said, "It's unnecessary and I think it's futile in their efforts to continue playing politics with fire coverage and people's lives. That's the issue that I have an issue with. It's wasting everybody's time and we're just playing politics."

To alter the Fire Service Agreement means a unanimous agreement among five parties, which they currently do not have.

The five parties include, Mayor Jake Day, Salisbury City Council, Wicomico County Council, County Executive Bob Culver and the fire chiefs association.

County Council President John Cannon said, "I think it's somewhat surprising to just unilaterally change your mind when the contract exists with the City of Salisbury, agreed upon by everybody...All parties involved."

County Executive Bob Culver said he was not ready to speak on the issue until he spoke with the city council and the fire chiefs association.

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