It's in Gloucester's budget: $2,207,494 for volunteer fire and rescue

Gloucester County expects to spend $2,207,494 on its fire and rescue services in the coming year.

The county's fiscal year 2017 budget, which begins July 1, includes $1,090,694 for the Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad. That's 7 percent, or $75,169, more than FY16.

The budget also includes $962,995 for Abingdon Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, which is 5 percent or $44,106 more than the current year.

The county will also pay the Peninsulas Emergency Medical Services Council $3,805 in FY17. The council, according to its website, serves 16 cities and counties on the Peninsula, Middle Peninsula and Northern Neck. There are 45 EMS agencies in its service area.

The council assists in assessing, identifying, coordinating, planning and implementing a regional emergency medical services delivery system, according to Stephanie Tinsley, Gloucester's director of financial services.

—Frances Hubbard

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