Money for the fire department

The Greeneville Board of Mayor and Aldermen met on Tuesday, and among the items on the table, was a request for additional staffing in the Greeneville Fire Department. It led to the board giving approval to a grant that would fund more fire department employees for a period of three years. It all came about after Greeneville Fire Chief Alan Shipley presented a report to the board, outlining the effectiveness of a medical response vehicle that was put into service last November. That report detailed the staffing levels needed for the fire department if it is to meet minimum fire protection standards and operate its equipment at maximum efficiency.