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A Willmar firefighter tends to a second-floor blaze in this undated file photo at a residence at 2303 Third Avenue Southeast in Willmar. The council is proposing implementing a fee for when city residents call the fire department. Tribune photo

Council member wants implementation of firefighting fee


WILLMAR -- People who call the fire department for service should pay for that service.

That's the rationale behind a suggestion by Willmar City Council member Rick Fagerlie for implementing an ordinance that would authorize the city to charge for emergency fire protection services. Revenue raised by the fee would be used to assist in paying the increasingly expensive cost of fire service equipment and vehicles.

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David Little
David Little covers the Willmar City Council, Willmar Municipal Utilities and other city news.
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