Elderly http://wkms.org en Hopkins County Firefighter Opt Out Exemption http://wkms.org/post/hopkins-county-firefighter-opt-out-exemption <p>Elderly and Disabled Hopkins County residents can now opt out of firefighter dues permanently instead of notifying the county each year.&nbsp; Officials say anyone who is 65 or older or who has a disability exemption may choose to opt out indefinitely. The ordinance allows anyone in the county to refuse to pay yearly dues to their volunteer firefighter departments. However, should a fire break out, the property or homeowner would be responsible for the entire cost of the firefighters response. Residents have until June 1st to opt out.</p> Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:32:50 +0000 Drew Adams 17758 at http://wkms.org Hopkins County Firefighter Opt Out Exemption