Fire subdistricts merging in 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.