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Presentation aims to increase communication between Danville Life Saving Crew, City Council

DLSC to give presentation to council members Tuesday night

DANVILLE, Va.UPDATE

Danville's next budget could include more money for the Danville Life Saving Crew.

Currently, the city gives the organization $80,000 a year.

A point of emphasis during Tuesday night's presentation was that the life saving crew wants the city to start paying more.

Council members agreed that the city should probably pay more, but how much more was not discussed. 

"We as a council and a community need to look at how we can better support the Danville Life Saving Crew," Danville Mayor Alonzo Jones said.

After the presentation, council members toured the life saving crew's facilities.

 

ORIGINAL STORY

A first-of-its-kind presentation will take place Tuesday night in Danville.

The Danville Life Saving Crew will be giving Danville City Council members an in-depth look at the organization.

This is the first time all City Council members have come together at once to learn about the organization.

The Life Saving Crew covers the city's EMS calls.

"We want to have better communication with the council members. Mayor (Alonzo) Jones is a good friend of the crew, a good friend of mine, and (City Council members) wanted to make sure they understood what the life saving crew brings to the city of Danville, basically 24 hours a day, seven days a week," DLSC Chief Robbie Woodall said.

"We've been doing it for 73 years, but over the course of the last year, it's just expanded so much."

The Life Saving Crew also provides updates to City Council throughout the year about how the organization is doing.


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