Q Does a board of supervisors have the authority to appropriate funds, pursuant to Section 19-5-95, to volunteer fire departments for the purpose of acquiring accident and disability insurance for volunteer firefighters?

A A board of supervisors has authority to appropriate funds under Section 19-5-95 pursuant to a written contract with a volunteer fire department for fire protection services, which terms and conditions could address the provision of accident and disability insurance for volunteer firefighters. (Attorney Generalís Opinion to Mueller dated May 7, 2010)