California Fire Volunteer
A firefighter sweeps away debris from a head-on car accident that took place near North Road and Cortland Road in Dryden on April 22. Dryden Volunteer firefighters and EMT workers will now benefit from a property tax exemption that was recently approved by the town board. P
Andrew Sullivan Mar 7, 2023
Volunteer firefighters and EMT workers will now benefit from a property tax exemption thanks to a resolution passed by the Dryden Town Board on Feb. 16.
The 10 percent exemption will only be granted to volunteer firefighters and EMT workers that are enrolled members who have been “certified by the authority having jurisdiction for the incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department, or voluntary ambulance service as an enrolled member of such incorporated volunteer fire company, fire department, or voluntary ambulance,” according to the resolution.
Any certified volunteer that has accumulated more than 20 years of service will be considered a “life member,” and so the tax exemption will continue throughout the entirety of their life so long as the property serves as their primary residence.