Councillor calls for debate on emergency services call out charge

A Donegal County Council is calling for a debate on the local authority's policy of charging people for using the emergency services.

Councillor Thomas Pringle fears that people may try to tackle emergency's themselves rather than calling 999 and subsequently receiving a significant bill.

Councillor Pringle, who is against the charge, says that many people who call the likes of the fire service can incur hefty bills for doing so:

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