Published: Oct 22, 2010 12:14 AM EDT
Updated: Oct 21, 2010 9:14 PM EDT

LEHIGH ACRES, Fla. - Firefighters with the Lehigh Acres Fire Department met to discuss the possibility of allowing off-duty fighters to mow foreclosed lawns in the community.

Leaders with the department are concerned though of a liability if any of the employees get hurt while cleaning the foreclosed or blighted yards.

The firefighters looking to participate in the program would be volunteers, working while they're not on the clock.

The proposed program would allow for the majority of the equipment to be donated, along with the workers - the only thing the fire department would have to foot the bill for would be fuel in the equipment.

But the concern of insurance liability may put a final decision on hold for a while - as leaders with the department nixed the idea during Thursday's meeting.