Volunteer Firefighters Needed For Leslie County

For the six fire departments in Leslie County, responding to fire and emergency calls is not always the easiest, especially since there is no regular staffing at any of them.”Yes the numbers have shrunk, they’ve gone down quite a few,” said John Newell, the fire captain at the Thousandsticks Volunteer Fire and Rescue.The Thousandsticks department sits along the Hal Rogers Parkway, not far from Leslie County’s downtown of Hyden. The department faces the same problems the other five are experiencing.”We have the equipment, nice equipment, but we need the hands to go with,” Newell added.All six departments in the county are volunteer-based. No firefighters in Leslie County get paid for their work.

Source: MG News

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