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Informational Meetings Scheduled for Single County Fire Protection Service District


For Immediate Release:

Smithfield, NC – In June of 2023, Johnston County staff members, with support from County Commissioners, meticulously researched and began to lay the groundwork for a single County fire protection service district slated for implementation in fiscal year 2024-2025.

Currently, each contracted area is funded through an individual service district which includes 26 total service districts. With the creation of a single County fire protection service district, there will only be one service district that covers the entire County outside of the incorporated areas with the exception of the Town of Wilson’s Mills. All funding for each contracted fire agency will then come from the single service district. 

In preparation of moving to a single County fire protection service district, the goal of the Commissioners, County staff, and the fire service committee is to provide as much information related to the process as possible. One method of sharing this information with our citizens and community business partners is to hold five public meetings throughout the County. Each meeting will be held at a different Johnston County high school. Please view the detailed schedule below and note all meetings will take place in the schools' cafeteria.

Date Time Location
01/17/24 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm West Johnston High School
01/24/24 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Corinth Holders High School
02/07/24 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm Princeton High School
02/17/24 10:00 am- 11:30 am Smithfield- Selma High School
02/21/24 6:00 pm- 7:30 pm South Johnston High School

These public information sessions are floating and we welcome you to stop by at your convenience. Direct mail notices will be provided to all impacted citizens and the Board of Commissioners will call for a public hearing at the completion of the public meetings.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact the Johnston County Fire Marshal’s Office at 919-989-5050.   

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