Oolitic Town Council approve fire contract for 2022

OOLITIC – During the Oolitic Town Council meeting the council approved the 2022 fire contract for the fire department.

Oolitic Fire Department at 5 Hoosier Ave

The contract will provide the volunteer fire department with a 20 percent increase in funding with a total of $43,000. 56 percent of the public safety funds the town receives from Lawrence County will be re-directed to the fire department to assist them in their needs.

Volunteer fire departments throughout Lawrence County have had an increase in calls during the COVID-19 pandemic which caused significant run volume and costs to each fire department.

This will allow funding to go to the department to help take pressure off of them for funding, as well as offering the opportunity to use the funds to better help the department overall.