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Council OKs proposal to turn fire protection over to Effingham County Fire Rescue
Guyton City Council

GUYTON — During its Sept. 10 meeting, the Guyton City Council approved a 12-month fire protection agreement with Effingham County.

The Effingham County Board of Commissioners is set to vote on the measure during its Tuesday evening meeting.

The document would make Effingham County Fire Rescue the primary fire service provider in Guyton. A clause allowing Guyton to maintain its department as a secondary fire service provider was stricken from the proposal.

The Guyton Fire Department’s lone full-time employee will join Effingham Fire Rescue. Its volunteers will be required to apply for jobs and meet county standards.

All fire fees collected in Guyton will be directed to Effingham County if the proposal is approved.