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Pender County Proposes Enhanced Fire Protection Services in Penderlea and Shiloh-Columbia

PENDER COUNTY, N.C. — Pender County is committed to enhancing fire protection services in the Penderlea and Shiloh-Columbia areas as part of its ongoing efforts to ensure the safety and well-being of its residents. The proposed initiative aims to establish a county service district, effectively bolstering emergency response capabilities in these communities.

The proposal, put forth by the Pender County Fire Marshal’s Office, seeks to address key concerns and elevate fire protection services available to property owners in the designated areas. By creating a county service district encompassing Penderlea and Shiloh-Columbia, the initiative is anticipated to yield several significant benefits for residents and property owners alike.

Among the anticipated improvements highlighted by the Fire Marshal’s Office are:

  • Reduced Response Times: Prompt and efficient responses to fires and emergencies, ensuring timely assistance when needed most.
  • Enhanced Fire Suppression: Implementation of advanced strategies and resources to effectively combat fires, minimizing damage and safeguarding lives and property.
  • Heightened Safety Measures: Comprehensive measures aimed at enhancing overall safety, offering increased peace of mind to residents.
  • Lower Insurance Rates: Potential for reduced property insurance rates as a result of improved fire protection services.
  • No Tax Increase: Assurance that the proposed enhancements will not increase property owners’ taxes.

A map outlining the proposed county service district is available for review alongside the notice of a public hearing, allowing residents to familiarize themselves with the proposed changes and provide feedback. Additionally, a detailed report prepared by the Fire Marshal’s Office is accessible for review at the County Manager’s office.

“Strengthening fire protection services is crucial for the safety and well-being of our community. The proposed improvements aim to provide residents with quicker response times and more effective measures during emergencies, without additional financial burden.” –  Amy Burton, Pender County Fire Marshal.

Pender County remains steadfast in its commitment to fostering a safe and secure environment for its residents. The proposed improvements to fire protection services underscore the county’s dedication to proactive community safety measures.

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