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(A) Definition. In this section, RESCUE SQUAD means a voluntary, nonprofit entity that provides pre-hospital emergency services and patient transport.
(1986 Code, § 89-1)
(B) Payments from county.
(1) The Board of County Commissioners of Garrett County shall appropriate for the benefit of rescue squads in the county a total amount per year of up to $0.008 per hundred dollars on the assessable real property in Garrett County other than operating real property of a public utility and up to $0.02 per hundred dollars on the assessable personal property and operating real property of a public utility.
(2) The value of the appropriation shall be paid to the rescue squads in the county by:
(a) Direct payment; or
(b) In-kind payment by the Board of County Commissioners through the assignment of personnel, equipment, or services to the rescue squad.
(3) The payments to each rescue squad shall be equivalent.
(1986 Code, § 89-2) (1986, Ch. 228; Am. by S.B. 423, passed 2-25-2003; Am. by H.B. 733, passed 3- 9-2010; Am. by S.B. 591, passed 5-25-2017)