The Grant County Quorum Court has approved legislation setting up a “pay for call” policy for Grant County Rescue: Search and Rescue operations.

According to the Sheridan Headlight newspaper, the ordinance sets a standard $20 for each response to qualifying emergencies.

The newspaper said many first responders use their own vehicles to reach the scene of an emergency promptly.

Eligible rescue calls include a variety of calls including medical emergencies, moor vehicle accidents, requests for assistance from volunteer fire departments in the county, and support for various county departments like the sheriff’s office and the Office of Emergency Management.

The newspaper reported that the policy is expected to cost  $8,000 annually with money from the public safety fund being used to cover the expenses.