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Firefighters should benefit from a new SMS service

Firefighters should benefit from a new SMS service

Posted at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 13, 2022

On Wednesday, the Lincoln County Board of Supervisors heard from Emergency Management Director Chris Reid about fire ratings in the county.

“I’ve had a lot of questions about fire rating districts and you might want to know more about reducing that rate,” he said. “We are actively working on it. I work with departments that are not graded.

Reid also said he was testing a new text messaging service to ensure that every firefighter who should receive an alert would receive it.

“We are not eliminating radios,” he added. “It’s within my budget to provide both the city and the county with this service, which works very well.”

The service, which costs $2,000 a year, provides maps and lists of fire responders, which would be useful for departments struggling with fewer volunteers than ever before.

In other cases

Board Chairman Doug Falvey asked for a motion to endorse Karen Sullivan for Mississippi Regional Housing Authority Board Representative No. 7, but the board had to file the motion after Wilson said he had someone’s name he wanted to consider.

The Board also approved the following motions:

• Many payslips

• The minutes of the board of directors of August 1

• Publication in the Daily Leader that the land lists are ready for public inspection

• Meal tally sheets for weeks 43 and 44

• Personal reports

• Acknowledged filing of Constable Kelly Porter’s Annual Financial Report

• Certification of Dustin Bairfield to put Janice Haley’s name on the ballot for the office of Election Commissioner

• Replacement of a culvert on Arthur Drive

• Set September 30 and October 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for county employees to receive requested vaccines