The committee that governs the Williamstown's fire district is aiming to give firefighters a 13 percent-raise.

The move is in hopes that the department might attract some more men and women to the call-volunteer service.

IBerkshires.com reports that the three-person Prudential Committee met Wednesday to begin building the budget request it plans to send to the district's voters on May 22nd.

Chairman John Notsley recommended that the district give firefighters a bump from $16.80 per hour to $19 per hour. The rest of the committee agreed. The firefighter pay rate was last changed in 2017.