West Bradford supervisors have asked for an independent assessment of the township's volunteer fire department, following a blaze that destroyed the house of one township official.
On Tuesday, the board voted to withhold its quarterly payment of $6,625, pending the outcome of that evaluation.
Hired to conduct the probe is Robert H. Jones Associates of West Chester.
The firm will evaluate the township's fire protection services and review its municipal codes.
"We're investigating everything - all our strengths and weaknesses - when it comes to fire emergency services in the township," Chairman Ken Klunk said Wednesday. "Nobody's pointing the finger at anybody."