Our Firefighters are volunteers and we are elated they are back – No Ads needed because we know how they respond

Some of you obviously feel that a job should be advertised but with our Fire Department it is not a paid job and for most part they are all volunteers. It is difficult to get Certified Fire Fighters and I for one have been fighting this removal by Bullard and Tebo of our former firefighters at meetings, on the blog and with two pleas to Hamilton County’s Board of Commissioners.

Chief Kevin Pittman and his Crew of elite firefighters were the only group which worked in White Springs. After Two years of a roster of people who would not even consider coming to White Springs to fight a fire because they lived too far or they just put their names on the roster to appease Stith, we deserve a good Fire Department and are so very thankful that our Firefighters and Chief Pittman agreed to come back. Two years is a long time and we are grateful nothing more serious happened during that time and when something did, we had Jasper and Genoa to help us because we had no one to respond in White Springs.

Our Firefighters have a very dangerous job and I commend them for volunteering in spite of it. They are the real heroes of White Springs.

Karin for the blog

5 Replies to “Our Firefighters are volunteers and we are elated they are back – No Ads needed because we know how they respond

  1. The Chief is a part-time position. The Asst. Chiefs position has been eliminated for now. The volunteers are paid on a response basis not the $100 per day to hang out as the previous Chief had them doing. Since taking over on Saturday morning there have been 3 calls all of which were responded to. So to all of he naysayers who have started their bashing of Chief Pitman and his group I say it’s the best for White Springs and better things are to come.

  2. Many questions are left unanswered. Were the other volunteers given the option to stay on the department? Were they not told about what was going on?

    1. I don’t know what the problem is with the complaints. All the firefighters have to provide applications and other criteria including Medical information to Hamilton County and have previously to White Springs provided the necessary applications. This Town is better with Chief Pittman and the brotherhood. If you had attended a meeting you would have heard that Tom Brazil offered his help to David Preuter, but David Preuter did not see fit to contact Brazil and that to me shows Preuter had a problem with anyone who was not Stith or Greene. So whether Preuter will ever offer to assist is up to him. Chief Pittman was our Chief previously and many of us disliked Rhett Bullard and Stacy Tebo for doing what they did to him. As to the Greenes and Stith, after their poor performance, I hope they never come near our fire department or fire fighters. White Springs was lucky nothing serious happened. Chief Pittman is the best person for the job due to his passion, dedication to duty, experience, credentials, and reputation and will in time get the department back to where it was two years ago. For Heavens sake, he has only been back for two days. He has leadership qualities which everyone wishes to follow and we need a Leader. Karin

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