FREDERICK COUNTY, Va. - The Frederick County Public Safety Committee met today to discuss the county's needs.
Stephens City Fire and Rescue has requested about $200,000 for a portion of what's going to be a new storage space to hold apparatuses and other equipment.
The Fire and Rescue department also requested $10,000 for a replacement pumper for training, so they don't have to use a first-line apparatus to practice with.
As a result of a busy society, volunteerism for the department has also been down.
"We need folks to be out on calls, so, in the new budget, we're going to have about 12 new people. In last year's budget, we were able to hire 10, and those folks were just put out in the field to provide services for the community," said Chief Dennis Linaburg, Frederick County Fire & Rescue.
Fire & Rescue started the hiring process this week and hope to have the group ready in July when new funding becomes available.