Representatives from the Belmont County Fire & Squad Officers Association explained to the Belmont Co. Commission why they need an increase in funding at the Commissioner’s meeting yesterday.

According to the association, they have received money for the EMS portion of the fire service from commissioners for several years but prices for equipment have increased since the initial agreement.

Commissioners told the association while funding isn’t available now, they will make time to meet with them while going over the county’s budget for 2021.