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Trussville to provide mutual aid to St. Clair County

By Gary Lloyd

TRUSSVILLE — The Trussville City Council last week approved a countywide all hazard response assistance agreement with St. Clair County.

Alabama law allows governing bodies of any city or town to authorize or require its fire department to render aid in cases of fires and other emergencies beyond their corporate limits.

According to the resolution, it was determined that it is in the best interests of the city of Trussville and its residents to enter into the agreement to “secure to each the benefits of mutual aid in public safety and the protection of life and property from an emergency or disaster and to provide for communications procedures, training and other necessary functions to further the provision of said protection of life and property from an emergency or disaster.

A Trussville historical marker
file photo by Ron Burkett

Trussville City Councilman Brian Plant said it’s a “fairly standard” agreement, one Trussville has agreed to in the past.

In other news, the city council last week approved of purchasing four new zero-turn commercial mowers for Trussville Parks and Recreation from Servicestar Outdoor Solutions for $33,316. The mowers will be paid for with funds acquired from a contract the city has with Birmingham Coca-Cola.

Contact Gary Lloyd at news@trussvilletribune.com and follow him on Twitter @GaryALloyd.

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