A Henderson organization is making it clear that they support volunteer firefighters.
Earlier Thursday, the Independent Insurance Agents of Henderson gathered at the public library to endorse a proposed addition fee supporting volunteer fire departments.
The “Volunteer Fire Department Fee” is attached to the county-wide property tax bill.
Henderson Fiscal Court hopes the $55 per year, flat fee, will raise somewhere close to half a million dollars for volunteer fire departments.
It’s a proposal some insurance agents say they’re proud to support.
James Roll of the Independent Insurance Agents of Henderson says if the proposal is approved, volunteer fire departments would not only be fully supported, but insurance rates would be much lower.