Fire subdistricts merging in West Baton Rouge

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Posted: Jun 30, 2013 10:51 AM by Associated Press

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Topics: Fire, subdistricts, merging, West Baton Rouge

BRUSLY, La. - Fire protection services in West Baton Rouge Parish will change drastically over the next year as the parish consolidates its six fire subdistricts into a single parishwide district.

The Advocate reports the consolidation is being spearheaded by Parish President Riley "Peewee" Berthelot.

Berthelot says he believes it is the only way to end a nearly 2-year impasse among officials over revising the distribution of about $2.5 million in annual revenue from the parish's fire protection sales tax.

The discussions involved parish officials and the mayors of Port Allen, Addis and Brusly.

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