Federal grants add firefighters in Oa...

Federal grants add firefighters in Oak Island, New Hanover

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Published: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 10:49 a.m. Last Modified: Tuesday, February 17, 2009 at 5:03 p.m. Thanks to a significant federal grant, Oak Island will find it easier to staff its new fire station on ...

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retired fireman

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#1 Mar 13, 2009
Why are the property owners of oakisland charged a fire fee on homes and vacant lots? The property taxes in Brunswick/Oakisland are higher than Charlotte/Mecklenburg. Fire apparatus in Charlotte are staffed at 4 firefighters per truck, perform EMS, swift water rescue, trench rescue, high angle rescue, USAR, hazmat and many other technical tasks. Charlotte had an incident response total well over 100,000 for the year for 39 stations. All this is funded through property taxes. Oakisland is double taxing residents and not providing the level of protection and professional services for the money.

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