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Leaders weigh benefits of fire-based ambulance service

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By Kate Darnell

Firefighters, as a general rule, respond to fires.

But the Cynthiana City Commission is considering the possibility of having the fire department respond to more than flames.

At last Thursday’s workshop meeting, Commissioner of Public Safety Amanda Moore presented the idea of a fire-based EMS service for Cynthiana and Harrison County.

Moore said a fire-based EMS service could account for a $1.4 million potential income, before expenses.

It’s the first idea, Moore said, about how to generate more money for the city without raising taxes or fees.

For more on this story, see this week's Cynthiana Democrat.