Union County volunteer fire chiefs discussed their options Wednesday about a proposed budget cut.
Monday, the Union County Budget and Finance Committee recommended cutting funding by $4,000. That's 20 percent of the fire department's budget.
If the move is finalized, the departments say they'll look at several options, including moving to a membership-based service, or shutting down locations altogether.
Luttrell Chief Joey McBee says with dwindling funds, there's not much that can be done.
"The only hope we had was the county coming forth with the money we requested. They didn't. They actually cut our budget, so right now it's in the county's hands. It's in the county commission, the mayor's hands. If he don't come through, then the citizens of Union County will suffer for it," said McBee.
The county commission will vote on the Budget and Finance Committee's suggestion on Monday.
After the vote, the volunteer fire chiefs will decide how to move forward.