BEECH GROVE, Ind. - The City of Beech Grove was considering merging fire services with the Indianapolis Fire Department.
The possible consolidation was suggested as a way to cut future costs. If the merger is approved, Beech Grove will become the first of the smaller cities in Marion County to merge with IFD.
There was no formal proposal to do so just yet, officials said.
"As mayor, I can tell you that these services are funded by tax dollars and we need to be as good and sure as we can with the tax dollars. And I will sit down and listen to any proposal that will make it better for the tax payer. And to make the service better or maintain the service," Beech Grove Mayor Dennis Buckley said.
Only three Marion County townships retain their own fire services.
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