LINGLE – In an effort to recruit more emergency medical technicians, Lingle Volunteer Fire Department Chief Kasey Bangerter and Mayor George Siglin suggested a plan to allow residents to join the department as EMTs only and still receive benefits, a departure from current policy stating LVFD members must also be firefighters to earn retirement as paid by the town.
“We could make exceptions if the town wanted to pay for people’s retirements and accept EMTs only,” Bangerter said at the council meeting Wednesday. “They wouldn’t have any voting privileges in the department, but we could give them an incentive like the retirement plan.”
Siglin, who was a longtime EMT with the department, agreed.
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