Fire Service Facing Controversy in Tontitown

Posted: February 17, 2014 at 5 a.m.

STAFF PHOTO ANTHONY REYES Capt. Jo Kidd, left, and firefighter Derek Crutchfield, both with the Tontitown Area Fire Department, fight a grass fire Friday off Osage Creek Road in Tontitown.

Changes are coming for the Tontitown Area Fire Department, but disagreement on how those changes will be made have caused controversy.

At A Glance

Tontitown Fire Fees

One time initial membership: $100 for first year

Annual renewal for residences: $75

Annual renewal for businesses: $200

Service calls to non-member properties: $1,000 for the first hour of service and $400 for each hour thereafter

Source: Tontitown Area Fire Department

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