SYCAMORE TOWNSHIP, OH (FOX19)- Sycamore Township fire fighters are looking to its administration for an answer on saving more than a million dollars within the department.
Fire fighters held a public press conference Thursday morning asking the administration for a response to it's proposal submitted last month.
"On February 16 of 2012, the fire fighters presented a proposal that we believe would save the township $1.6 million," says fire fighter Kelby Thoreson.
The administration is currently accepting RFP's, Requests for Proposals, from independent Fire and EMS contractors. Township trustees say outsourcing the fire department will save money and prevent an increase in taxes.
"The trustees in Sycamore are 100 percent committed to maintaining a high level of EMS and fire protection for the residents of Sycamore Township," says trustee Tom Weidman.