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Rescue squad closes at Tazewell County Fire Rescue


WVVA UPDATE:  The Tazewell County Fire and Rescue board met Wednesday night to discuss the financial situation with the Rescue Squad division.  At the conclusion of the meeting, WVVA was informed that the Rescue Squad operations will remain suspended.  We were also told that employees would receive paychecks tomorrow afternoon in addition to letters stating that they are temporarily laid off.  These letters allow employees to file for unemployment.  The board will meet again November 5th.

TAZEWELL COUNTY (WVVA) The rescue squad at Tazewell County Fire Rescue shuts down amid financial difficulties.

Tazewell County Southern District Supervisor Mike Hymes says two nearby ambulance services will take over calls and the closure should not have any impact on patient care.

The Tazewell County Fire Rescue Board is holding an emergency meeting Wednesday evening to discuss the issue. Hymes says the fire department will remain open. Right now, the shutdown is being called a temporary closure. Hymes did not immediately know how many rescue squad employees are affected.

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