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.
Watch RTV6 and refresh this page for updates.
RTV6 day at the Indianapolis Home Show
RTV6 anchors and reporters greeted thousands of fans Saturday at the 2015 Indianapolis Home Show.
Police search puts Butler-Tarkington on alert
Butler University students were briefly advised to shelter-in-place Saturday night as Indianapolis police searched for two suspects who fled…
Indy council considers digital billboards
Indianapolis City-County Councilors are considering a proposal to permit up to 75 digital billboards in the city limits.
IndyCAN demonstrates at justice complex site
A faith-based group gathered downtown today to call for more jobs, not more jail beds.
IFD, Pike Township fight north side fire
Twelve Indianapolis fire units and three Pike Township units were called to fight a house fire on the north side Saturday.
Second Helpings holds its own 'Souper Bowl'
While the NFL's big game in Arizona was still a week away, on Saturday, Indianapolis had a "Souper Bowl" of its own.