|Published:||Jan 17, 2013 12:08 AM EST|
|Updated:||Jan 17, 2013 12:08 AM EST|
LEE COUNTY, Fla.- Lee County fire officials started considering a plan that could bring in big savings for taxpayers.
Last year, three Collier county fire districts agreed to joint purchase items such as health insurance. Now, Lee County's fire chiefs say, they are seriously considering any plan that would cut costs and keep service levels the same.
President of the Lee County fire chief's, Larry Nisbet says, "Fire district budgets have been cut in some aspects, up to 40 or 50% and we're always looking at ways to save money, cut costs and keep personnel on trucks to keep fire apparatus running. Anyway we can save money and improve the efficiency of our operations, we're doing that."
If they like the idea, Lee County leaders could ultimately decide to joint purchase with Collier County or they could create their own agreement among its own fire districts.
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