PENDER COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Pender County Commissioners approved a merger between several volunteer fire departments and Pender EMS. The new agency will be called Pender EMS and Fire Incorporated.
Currently, the Sloop Point Volunteer Fire Department, Long Creek Volunteer Fire Department and Hampstead Volunteer Fire Department are a part of the merger with Pender EMS. As of Thursday afternoon, the county manager said Surf City Volunteer Fire Department still had not signed a contract for the merger.
The county manager said, they are therefore moving forward with plans to cancel the department's contract in 180 days.
The county manager says they can still become a part of the merger, if they choose to.
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