The measure passed with 55-percent of the vote Tuesday.
The increase will give the fire district an extra $60,000 a year. The fire department hasn't seen a budget chance since 1994.
The money will be used to fire a full time firefighter and pay for upgrades to one of their trucks.
"We need to upgrade some equipment, we have a rescue unit that is overly used," said Gene Schoonover, the Vice President of the First District Board.
The fire district serves roughly 45-hundred people in Lathrop, Turney and a small portion of Caldwell County.
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