Springfield Township supervisors are seeking more details about the proposed Palisades Regional Fire and Rescue Service, due to commence in August.
“We need to have a good understanding where they want to go with this,” Supervisor Tony Matzura said at the township’s June 28 meeting, which was largely dedicated to its proposed fire and EMS tax.
Board members are trying to determine how much the merger will affect the township’s finances, and plan to question organization representatives at their August meeting. Directors are also concerned about how well the township will be covered.
At 31 square miles, Springfield dwarfs its neighboring townships, with many narrow, unpaved lanes, homes a considerable distance from roads, and a paucity of fire hydrants. “We want to know what equipment you have, when you are on call, the rough statistics,” remarked Supervisor Bill Ryker, who expressed concern about the organization’s adopting a top-down approach.