San Antonio will remain Hill Country Village’s firefighting and EMS service provider following action by city councils in both cities.

San Antonio City Council voted April 20 to renew an interlocal agreement to continue firefighting, paramedic, heavy rescue and hazardous material responses in Hill Country Village for another 10 years.

Hill Country Village’s council voted Jan. 19 to renew the agreement at a rate of $272,950 per year.

The new rate is an increase from $265,000 annually, but Hill Country Village officials said they get more value from San Antonio’s ability to include EMS services and to dispatch personnel from any three nearby San Antonio Fire Department stations.

San Antonio began providing firefighting and EMS services to Hill Country Village in summer 2011. The new contract includes annual rate increases not to exceed 3%.