Board of Supervisors votes to dissolve Onley Volunteer Fire Dept.
ACCOMACK COUNTY, Va. (WAVY) — The Onley Volunteer Fire and Rescue Company is fighting to stick around after the county voted to dissolve the department.
The Board of Supervisors voted Wednesday night on the action after the Accomack County Fire and Rescue Commission voted to recommend to dissolve the company in June.
“We did not enjoy it last night. It was painful for us but we saw it. We saw the information, we saw the facts, and there was no other decision to be made,” said Robert Crockett, the chair of the board.
Crockett says the Fire and Rescue Commission presented them with data on the Onley Volunteer Fire Department, which lead to their unanimous decision.
“Since February, the Onley Fire Company has had no fire apparatus. Since March, they’ve responded to no EMS calls,” he said.