Public Hearing May 21: Corolla Fire Protection Service District

by Think Currituck, on 4/25/18 1:00 PM

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The best way to fight fire is with firefighters.

Since 1983, blazes that flare up in Corolla have been doused by brave volunteers. But Currituck's Outer Banks community has faced an uphill battle when it comes to staffing their fire houses with young recruits.

According to a report on the Creation of the Corolla Fire Protection Service District, "The volunteer department is comprised of 44 volunteer members, 36 of whom are over the age of 60 years of age, 16 of whom are 70 years of age or older and two of whom are 80 years of age or older."

Corolla needs more firefighters, and they need them soon. That's why they decided to try something different.

On Monday, May 21, 2018 at 6:00 p.m., the Currituck County Board of Commissioners will receive public comments on the proposed creation of the Corolla Fire Protection Service District.

The public hearing will take place during the Board of Commissioners meeting in the Commissioners’ Meeting Room of the Historic Currituck Courthouse (153 Courthouse Road).

The report was completed on April 23, 2018. It contains an explanation of the need for the service district; resident population and population density; appraisal value of property subject to taxation; plans for providing services; and a map outlining the proposed service district.

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