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Spokane County Fire Levies On Their Way To Approval

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Spokane County Fire District 10
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Two Spokane County fire levies that were on Tuesday's primary election ballot are passing.

 

In Spokane County Fire District 10, a 10-year levy focused on medical services is passing handily, 66-to-32%.

 

It would fund medical supplies and a medical officer, two firefighters, and one chief officer, as well as dispatch services.

 

The levy renews an existing tax , and would continue to authorize a 50-cent charge per $1,000 value of a home. For a $150,000 house the rate would be $75 a year.

 

In Fire District 2, a similar 6-year levy to fund emergency medical services is also being approved, by a 56-to-41% margin.

 

That levy will pay for more training for personnel and will be used to maintain existing medical equipment.

 

That levy will also renew an existing tax, $1.50 per $1,000 of assessed home value. That would be $225 per year for a $150,000 home.