which required 50% of the volunteers to show up for training in Jasper, only one showed up. 1 out of 10 is not 50%. It is more like one out of two. Steve Stith is a LIAR and the Council is complicit in his lying.
Karin’s Comment: Last Night Councilman Tom Moore was unhappy with the roster provided by Chief Stith, listing of ten firefighters. Supposedly three on the Roster are in Hamilton County and the rest are in Columbia County. How far away does it take for a crew of five people to respond to a fire? Are they five minutes away or how many minutes away? Are the ones in Columbia County living just over the bridge or how far away are they.
Vice Mayor Mckenzie said he understands that it may be that secrecy as to the Firefighters’ locations/residences are required but it would be nice to know how many minutes it takes to respond.
Remember when Kevin Pittman was the fire chief, the locations and who the firefighters were was not a secret. These firefighters attended meetings and you knew who they were because they were from White Springs and they actually served our community. What you have today councilors are liars, the Town Staff and Chief Stith who have no firefighters really who will respond but Manager Tebo has gone against the council from Day 1 to protect Stith and Greene for Bullard and Lofton. And who is going to respond like the Hamilton County EMS within minutes…not the fire fighters who do not exist. Vice Mayor Mckenzie stating there was a problem at the Folk Festival and a crew of five people were there in five minutes. Don’t expect our Fire Department to Respond even if it’s a fire. Thanks to Genoa Fire Department and our Police Department or no one would respond.