City and County Fire Departments Look to Help Each Other

City Clerk Robbie Hume, City Fire Chief Bobby Hume, Mayor GoodlettCouncilman and committee chairman Ken Evans, councilman Thomas Vaughn, Police Chief Atkins

Spurred by recent tragic accidents and delays caused by trains blocking crossings, the Public Safety Committee of the City of Lawrenceburg took the first steps on Tuesday to discuss aid agreements between the county and city fire departments.

City Fire Chief Bobby Hume presented the committee with two aid agreements that both the city and county departments have been discussing.  The mutual aid agreement, according to Bobby, just solidifies the already in place verbal agreement between the two agencies, which allows the county or city fire departments to call on one another if deemed necessary.

This new agreement also allows more inter-operability.  “We need to have something more substantial,” Bobby said.  The committee approved it and will go before the full city council in their next meeting.

Bobby then presented for discussion an automatic aid addendum.  The addendum would allow dispatch to automatically call both county and city fire units during daytime hours when...

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